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Preseason NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings | Spring 2021
Mitty And Pinewood As NorCal’s Top Two Teams May Be The Only Certainty We Can Offer For This Unpredictable Spring Season • More Girls Basketball Preview ContentNorCal Spotlight: Jzaniya Harriel | MORE Players To Watch Before diving into our first Presesaon NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings in what seems like... Read more
NorCal Girls Basketball | 20 Players To Watch
This Spring Hoops Season Will Be Different For Many Reasons, But Not For A Lack Of NorCal Girls Basketball Talent • More Girls Basketball Preview ContentNorCal Spotlight: Jzaniya Harriel | Top Storylines + Preseason Rankings As games start to take place over the next couple weeks, here are 20... Read more
SportStars NorCal Softball Rankings |TOP 20, April 14
Five Unbeaten Teams Clog The Top Of Our First NorCal Softball Rankings — Which Of Them Will Blink First? • NorCal Softball Rankings All records are through Tuesday, April 13. PICTURED ABOVE: Tianna Bell of No. 3 Heritage-Brentwood. (Chace Bryson photo) 1. Rocklin   8-0 2. St. Francis-Mountain View ... Read more
SportStars’ NorCal Baseball Rankings | TOP 20, April 14
De La Salle Is Back Atop The NorCal Baseball Rankings, Trading Places With Valley Christian-San Jose For Second Straight Week • NorCal Baseball Rankings All records are through Tuesday, April 13. Previous rank is in parenthesis. PICTURED ABOVE: Blake Burke of No. 1 De La Salle-Concord. (Jean-Paul Toshiro photo)... Read more
NorCal Top 20 Football Rankings | WEEK 6
Three Of Last Week’s NorCal Top 20 Football Matchups Live Up To Billing, But Majority Of Rankings Stay The Same • Testing delays and other issues denied last week’s two Sac-Joaquin Section showdowns that would’ve really helped solidify that region’s NorCal Top 20 Football Rankings pecking order. Instead, No.... Read more
SportStories, Ep. 5 | Haley Jones Is Everywhere
Now That She’s A National Champion And Most Outstanding Player Of The NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, The Podcast Sought Storytellers To Highlight The Rise Of Stanford’s Haley Jones • As the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship unfolded across two hours of Easter Sunday afternoon, one constant became clear: When the... Read more
Pahulu’s POV | Menlo-Atherton Football’s Sharp Spring Opener
George Pahulu Was Impressed With Menlo-Atherton Football In Its Season-Opening Win Over Half Moon Bay • George Pahulu first approached SportStars about covering Tongan and Samoan athletes for the magazine back in 2017. He’s covered several games for us since then under the series name, “Pahulu’s Point Of View.”... Read more
SportStars NorCal Football Rankings | Spring 2021 Preseason Top 20
Three Bay Area Teams Sit Atop Our First Set Of NorCal Football Rankings As We Prepare To Embark On A Fascinating Spring Football Experiment • What do we really know about the long-awaited and frantically assembled high school football season that’s about to commence across the state? Not nearly... Read more
SportStories, Episode 01 | The Passion Of Patrick Walsh
For The Debut Episode Of Our SportStories Podcast, We Solicited Stories About Serra-San Mateo Coach Patrick Walsh — A Leader In The Efforts To Restart High School Sports Patrick Walsh has led the Serra High football program in San Mateo since 2002. In 18 seasons he’s won 155 games,... Read more
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
Who’s Got Next? | Readers Get Final 2020 SportStars Cover Choice
Vote On The Final 2020 SportStars Cover — What Image Should Represent An Issue Containing Our Favorite Work From A Frustrating Year Paired With A Hopeful Look Forward? So yeah, NorCal high school athletic programs are unlikely to remember 2020 with much fondness. We get it. However, SportStars worked... Read more
Iris O’Connor | Sacred Heart Prep’s Triple Threat
Iris O’Connor’s Stellar Freshman Year At Sacred Heart Prep Included Three Varsity Sports — Now She Waits To See How Many She’ll Be Able To Play As A Sophomore • Iris O’Connor knows how to make a good impression.  Even when she’s not aware that she’s making one.  O’Connor,... Read more