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Bryson’s First Pitch: Resorting To Imagination
Bryson’s First Pitch July 2020: The sports dimmer switch is dialed all the way up. Just when we thought we were out, it pulled us back in. As coronavirus cases rise throughout the state, and California Gov. Gavin Newsom scales back that sports “dimmer switch”, the July 20 target... Read more
Spirit Of Sport | A #NeverStop Message By Pat Cruickshank
North Coast Section Commissioner Pat Cruickshank Marvels At The Spirit Guiding Various Efforts To Honor The Student-Athletes Who Were Denied Their Seasons, Graduations • This is part of the SportStars #NeverStop Project The past few months have spun our world into a crazy and unprecedented time. Quarantine, sickness and... Read more
Shaped By Sports | Tom Costello’s #NeverStop Reflection
A Coaching Legend’s Brief Remark Helped Dublin High Basketball Coach Tom Costello Crystalize His Philosophy And Career Goals • This is part of the SportStars #NeverStop Project What is it about sports that shapes you?  There’s a hot, summer day in July 1998 that will forever be etched in... Read more
Hannah Malek, No. 20 | A #NeverStop Basketball Love Story
Nothing Was Going To Keep Hannah Malek Away From The Game Of Basketball — And The St. Francis-Sacramento Program Was Made Richer Because Of It • This is part of the SportStars #NeverStop Project If you’d told me I was going to be a varsity athlete when I was... Read more
From Callero To Zuardo | One Coach’s #NeverStop Thanks To His Mentors
Heritage High Baseball Coach Kevin Brannan Offers A #NeverStop Salute To Mike Callero And Lou Zuardo, The Coaches Who Shaped His Career • As several players have thanked their coaches as part of this project, sometimes coaches need to do the same. There are two people — Mike Callero... Read more
Triumph Through Tragedy | #NeverStop: Dino Kahaulelio On His Best Game
Dino Kahaulelio Faced Several Hardships In His Cardinal Newman Football Career — And They Lie At The Heart Of His #NeverStop Story On The Best Game He’s Played • My name’s Dino Kahaulelio and I graduated from Cardinal Newman High in Santa Rosa in 2019. This is a story... Read more
Richard Fernando: Salesian Team Manager To The NBA | A #NeverStop Journey
Richard Fernando Scored One Point In His Salesian High School Career, And Now Makes A Living In The NBA — Coach Bill Mellis Tells A #NeverStop Tale Of That One-Point Effort • Early on in my time as head coach at Salesian, I decided that we needed to have... Read more
Role With It | A #NeverStop Tale Of Pain, Perseverance & Payoff
Campolindo Junior Emmanuel Callas Adds To The #NeverStop Project By Sharing About 16 Months Of Basketball Ups And Downs — And Embracing One’s Role • My name is Emmanuel Callas. I play basketball for the Campolindo Cougars in Moraga. This is a story about disappointment, hard work, perseverance and... Read more
Unbelievable Effort: 2010 De La Salle Football | A #NeverStop Memory
De La Salle Football Coach Justin Alumbaugh Contributes To The SportStars #NeverStop Project With A Spartans Moment That Even Caught Him By Surprise • It is always difficult for me to describe moments where I’ve been truly surprised during my coaching career.  Teenagers are capable of some incredible things,... Read more
Thanks, Coach Walker | St. Pat’s Tameiya Sadler’s #NeverStop Letter
St. Patrick-St. Vincent All-NorCal Guard, Tameiya Sadler, Writes An Open Letter Of Thanks To Basketball Coach Nadine Walker For The #NeverStop Project • I’ve had a number of amazing coaches throughout my years of playing basketball, but there will never be one as special as Coach Walker.  Since I... Read more
Staying Mentally Tough During COVID-19
Focusing On What You Can Control Helps Manage Stress And Keep You Focused On Being Productive In The Face Of Uncertainty • Firstly, I hope you and your families are healthy and safe. As we navigate these unprecedented times, I want to check-in with you and make sure you’re... Read more
Ian Book Salutes Decade Of Gridiron Bonds For #NeverStop Project
Oak Ridge High Grad And Notre Dame Quarterback Ian Book Delivers A #NeverStop Tip Of The Helmet To Teammates Past And Present • I have had the opportunity and privilege to play with teammates at Notre Dame that have gone on to play in the National Football League and... Read more