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Foothill Volleyball | COVER STORY: Footloose Falcons
High School Volleyball Isn’t Quite Back To Normal, But Standout Grayce Olson And Her Foothill High Teammates Are Enjoying The Challenge, Embracing The Moment • PICTURED ABOVE: Foothill senior captain, Grayce Olson Making the quick adjustment back to a fall season in one of the region’s most competitive leagues, the... Read more
7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 5: Holy Rollin’
Jesuit Coach Marlon Blanton Joins The Show For Holy Bowl Rivalry Week In Sacramento; Plus 9/11 Reflections And A Talk With The Newest NCS Record-Setter • The first big rivalry game of the season — the Holy Bowl between Jesuit-Carmichael and Christian Brothers-Sacramento — gets center stage in this... Read more
Are We There Yet? | High School Football In Search Of Normalcy
Fall High School Football Is Back, But “Normal” Is Defined Differently Campus To Campus. Coaches Weigh In On What Is Normal As The Lights Prepare To Come Back On • On a typically hot mid-August afternoon, everything felt normal at College Park High School. About an hour after the... Read more
7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 1: Just Like Riding A Bike
SportStars Debuts Its High School Football-Focused Podcast Hosted By Chace Bryson & Ben Enos, And Featuring Retired Coaching Legend Terry Eidson • SportStars entered the Podcast Era this past February when we launched SportStories. After a ton of of positive feedback, the magazine is excited to add another show... Read more
Folsom’s Newest Dynamic Duo | RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 4
Tyler Tremain And Rico Flores Jr. Continue Folsom Football’s Long Line Of Quarterback-Receiver Duos; PLUS A Trailer For SportStars’ New Football Podcast • This is the fourth of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal Football Preview coverage. Though Folsom... Read more
Bishop O’Dowd Believes | SportStars’ RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 1
Young Nucleus Of Talented Skill Players Has Bishop O’Dowd Thinking Big Things For 2021; PLUS: Liberty’s Nate Bell: The Dual Threat QB In The Shadows • This is the first of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal Football Preview... Read more
2021 Football Preview Cover Vote | Bay Area
What Bay Area Program Will Grace Our Annual Football Preview Cover For The First Time In 2021? We’re Letting Fans Decide • Fall football is back! Which means our NorCal Football Preview issue is too. To celebrate, we’re holding a NorCal Football Preview Cover Vote. Two, actually! One for... Read more
2021 Football Cover Vote | Sac-Joaquin
What Sac-Joaquin Section Program Will Be Featured On Our Annual Football Preview Cover For The First Time In 2021? We’re Letting Fans Decide • Fall football is back! Which means our NorCal Football Preview issue is too. To celebrate, we’re holding a NorCal Football Preview Cover Vote. Two, actually!... Read more
SportStories, Ep. 11 | Olympians Pt. 2: Goal Oriented
Jump Back A Decade With Us As We Highlight The Dominance And Rise Of U.S. Soccer’s Abby Dahlkemper And U.S. Water Polo’s Maggie Steffens • TOP PHOTO: Maggie Steffens Competes For Monte Vista-Danville In 2010. (Bob Larson photo) Abby Dahlkemper and Maggie Steffens both graduated high school in the... Read more
LIST: NorCal Olympians (Tokyo 2020/21)
Wondering How Many Current Olympians Graduated From NorCal High Schools? This Might Be The List You’re Looking For • TOP PHOTO: Drew Holland, Men’s Water Polo, Miramonte-Orinda ’14 With every Olympics it’s fun to root for Team USA. It’s even more fun when you know the specific athletes are... Read more
GOLD RUSH: NorCal Talent Helping USA Softball Chase Fleeting Olympic Glory
Five NorCal Products Make Up One-Third Of The USA Softball Women’s National Team, Which Faces A Now-Or-Never Shot At Redemption In Tokyo • TOP PHOTO: Pitcher/Infielder Ally Carda, Pleasant Grove-Elk Grove ’11 UPDATED: July 26, 2021, 1pm The USA Softball team’s quest to reclaim Olympic glory has more California... Read more
SportStories, Ep. 10 | Olympians Pt. 1: Diamond Desperados
Coaches From Foothill-Pleasanton And Merced High Tell Tales Of Valerie Arioto And Bubba Nickles — Part Of Five NorCal Natives Powering USA Softball’s Quest For Gold • TOP IMAGE: Valerie Arito (USA Softball photo) Of all the U.S. National Teams competing in the Tokyo Summer Olympics, perhaps none feel... Read more