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2020 Taught Me… | Athletes & Coaches Reflect, Share Outlook For New Year
NorCal Athletes And Coaches Sound Off On What They Learned Over A Difficult Year, And Express Hope As We Start Anew • From the pandemic to social unrest, 2020 was a tidal wave that hit us all. Especially the world of high school athletics.  Now that the water may... Read more
Maddie Gamble Is ALL IN | Carondelet Ace Doubles Down On Golf
With A Renewed Passion For Her Sport, Carondelet’s Maddie Gamble Is Slaying Amateur Competitions And Hoping For A Chance To Lead The Cougars One Last Time • Carondelet High golfer Maddie Gamble understands she won’t get a ton of sympathy.  After all she’s been able to play and compete... Read more
California Coaches Join West Coast Colleagues In Restart Push
California Coaches Join West Coast Coaching Alliance In Hopes To Inform, Lobby Local & State Officials Regarding Sports Restart • We’ve reached the point where California coaches know they need more than trending hashtags to be heard.  There’s less than four weeks remaining before the CIF’s Dec. 7 start... Read more
Amid Covid Crisis Collin Morikawa Wins. Golf Thrives!
23 year old SoCal native, Collin Morikawa won his first major PGA tournament yesterday at San Francisco’s Harding Park. The Cal graduate shot a closing round 64 to secure the 102nd Wannamaker Trophy. For his efforts, Morikawa took home $1.98-million share of the $11-million dollar purse. Morikawa attended La... Read more
’19-’20 Bay Area 75 Rankings, Part 3 | Nos. 25-1
SportStars Magazine Counts Down The Bay Area’s Top 75 Athletes From 2019-20 In Its Eighth Annual Bay Area 75 Rankings • Welcome to our eighth annual Bay Area 75 rankings — SportStars’ countdown of the top 75 Bay Area athletes from the 2019-20 school year. Obviously, the 2019-20 season... Read more
’19-’20 Bay Area 75 Rankings, Part 1 | Nos. 75-51
SportStars Magazine Counts Down The Bay Area’s Top 75 Athletes From 2019-20 In Its Eighth Annual Bay Area 75 Rankings • Welcome to our eighth annual Bay Area 75 rankings — SportStars’ countdown of the top 75 Bay Area athletes from the 2019-20 school year. Obviously, the 2019-20 season... Read more
Clutch Par Bags Golf Championship for CSU Fullerton’s Sara Camarena
Mexico City native Sara Camarena made a splash in her Golden State debut. A clutch par at the 18th bagged the CSU Fullerton Jr. the win in the 54th California Women’s Amateur Golf Championship. Camarena (feature photo), a 20-year-old junior at Cal State University-Fullerton, made a clutch par on... Read more
Fall Sports’ Alternate Reality: An Imagined Sports Future
With Football Delayed Indefinitely And Other Sports Forced To Adapt To Virus Concerns, NorCal’s Fall Sports Season Was Like No Other   EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a purely fictionalized look into NorCal’s 2020 fall sports future in a state and region still heavily affected by COVID-19. We composed it without... Read more
#NeverStop Project | Calling On Sports Passion In A Time Without Sports
As COVID-19 Keeps Athletes & Coaches Stuck At Home, SportStars Is Asking Them To Share Their Passion For Sports Through Stories, Essays And More — A Call To #NeverStop • So here we are. Stuck at home. With no sports to play. No sports to watch. No definitive end to... Read more
SportStars Girls Golf BIG 10 | NorCal’s Best Golfers (’10-’19)
SportStars’ 10 Year Anniversary Project Continues With Its Girls Golf Big 10 — The Magazine’s Top 10 NorCal Girls Golfers Of The Past 10 Seasons (2010-2019) • The SportStars Girls Golf Big 10 is the second offering to a 10-months long anniversary project to celebrate what will be 10... Read more
Grads Focus on Technique, Mobility at “The Foundation”
Building On Movement Technique, Proper Mobility Are Focal Points Of College Park Football Grads Who Co-Own Concord’s The Foundation training facility Daniel Adler’s training facility is known as The Foundation: House of Movement for a good reason. His goal is to get young athletes to move the right way.... Read more
ELLIE BUSHNELL Granite Bay – Golf – Freshman
SportStar of the Week –Ellie Bushnell, Granite Bay Golf, Freshman It would be hard to have a better first season of high school golf than Ellie Bushnell. Her stellar season potentially reached an apex on Nov. 4 when she fired a 5-under par 67 to take the top medalist... Read more