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SportStars NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings | Jan. 20
After A Big Shakeup To Open 2022, The NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings Settle A Bit With Few Upsets Over Last Two Weeks • NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings All records are through Monday, Jan. 19. Previous rank in parenthesis. Records obtained through MaxPreps.com PICTURED ABOVE: Madison Butcher of No. 13... Read more
SportStars’ 2021 All-NorCal Defense
The SportStars All-NorCal Team Is Selected As One 54-Man Roster — These Are The 27 Dudes Who Make Up Our All-NorCal Defense • WANT MORE ALL-NORCAL FOOTBALL COVERAGE?NorCal Player Of The Year: Tyler Tremain, QB, FolsomNorCal Defensive Player Of The Year: Zeke Berry, DB, De La Salle-ConcordNorCal Offensive Player... Read more
2021 NorCal Defensive Player Of The Year | Zeke Berry
Able To Play Any Of Five Positions, From Safety To Defensive End, De La Salle’s Zeke Berry Was 2021’s Ultimate Defensive Weapon — And More • WANT MORE ALL-NORCAL FOOTBALL COVERAGE?NorCal Player Of The Year: Tyler Tremain, QB, FolsomAll-NorCal Defensive TeamNorCal Offensive Player Of The Year: Coming 1/20All-NorCal Offensive... Read more
SportStars NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings | Jan. 19
Top Six Stay Firm After MLK Matchups, But Key League Showdowns Are Sure To Affect NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings • NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings All records are through Thursday, Jan. 18. Previous rank in parenthesis. Records obtained through MaxPreps.com PICTURED ABOVE: Junior wing Tyler Harris (5) of No. 11... Read more
2021 NorCal Football Player Of The Year | Tyler Tremain
The Superlative Impact Player, Folsom Senior Quarterback Tyler Tremain Brought Unmatched Value To The Gridiron This Fall • A charter bus technically provided transport for the 445-mile trek to Saddleback College, but Folsom’s journey to a CIF Division 1-AA State Bowl game was absolutely driven by the ambition of... Read more
For The Fallen | Love, Loss, Late Heroics & Vanden Football
Vanden Won Its First CIF State Bowl In Wildly Dramatic Fashion — And Closed Out An 18-Month Stretch Full Of Pain, Resiliency And Joy • PICTURED ABOVE: The helmet of slain Vanden High player Daniel Hughes is held above celebrating Vikings players along with the state championship trophy. (Chace Bryson... Read more
Dream Team | Vacaville Wrestling Has Record-Setting Potential
Vacaville Has Spent The First Month Of The Season Establishing Itself As NorCal’s Top Wrestling Team — And That Doesn’t Look Like Changing Anytime Soon  PICTURED ABOVE: Kainoa Medina, left, tangles with Oakdale’s Michael Torres in the 2020 SJS Masters 106-pound final. (Ike Dodson photos) The first time Kainoa... Read more
Hail Ceasar! | Top Ranked Oakdale Wrestler Aims For State Glory
Ceasar Garza Is Arguably NorCal’s Best Pound-For-Pound Wrestlers — And He’s Proved It During A Whirlwind Start To His Senior Campaign • To become the fourth CIF wrestling champion in Oakdale High history this season, Michigan State-bound Ceasar Garza has to be better than any other California wrestler at... Read more
Mustang Magic | San Marin Wins First CIF Football Title
Led By NorCal’s Leading Rusher And A Talented Core, San Marin Claimed Its First CIF State Bowl Title And Inspired A Novato Community Along The Way • One of one. That’s the mantra that the San Marin-Novato football team clung to throughout a season that will go down in... Read more
7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 21: State Champs & Holiday Hijinks
We Stuff Your Football Stocking With A CIF Bowls Review, A Chat With Sacred Heart Cathedral OC Mike Hill & Christmas Movie Mayhem PICTURED ABOVE: Players from Vanden-Fairfield celebrate their CIF 3-AA State Bowl Championship win over Aquinas-San Bernardino on Dec. 11, 2021. (Chace Bryson photo) NorCal football teams... Read more
FINAL NorCal Football Rankings | Expanded Top 35
For The First Time In Our 11 Year History, A New Team Closes The Season At No. 1 As We Expand Our Final NorCal Football Rankings To 35 • Typically we close out the season by making our Final NorCal Football Rankings 33 percent bigger and expanding it from... Read more
Mack Stacks Five | McClymonds Races To Fifth Straight CIF Bowl
Young Speed, Steady Experience Lead Warriors Past Campolindo And Into 3-A State Bowl Championship Game Moments after his team beat visiting Campolindo-Moraga 40-21 to secure a fifth-straight California Interscholastic Federation Northern California title, McClymonds-Oakland coach Michael Peters tried to put his team’s accomplishment into context. “It means a lot... Read more