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SportStars Vault: Lancers Baseball Living Large
  SportStars Vault (Issue 83, April 2014): John Gavin And The St. Francis Baseball Tradition Of Major League Talent •   EDITOR’S NOTE: We’re re-running this story from 2014 to celebrate former St. Francis-Mountain View star, John Gavin, signing his first professional baseball contract today (June 27, 2016) with... Read more
Nike’s Football Showcase. And so It Begins
Nike’s The Opening NorCal Regional Unofficially Kick Starts The 2017 Football Season • Story By MARK TENNIS, Special to SportStars For the second straight year, De Anza High-Richmond was the site of the annual Northern California stop of the Nike-sponsored national tour now known as The Opening Regionals. For... Read more
The Trials Of USA Tryouts
The Obstacles Are Plenty And The Odds Are Long — But It’s Still Just Basketball • Story By CLAY KALLAM COLORADO SPRINGS — It’s all pretty familiar. Navigating in and out of the airport, getting the rental car, driving to the hotel, finding the gym. Maybe you expected the United States... Read more
The Fight For Four
Mitty Softball Endured Some Bumps En Route To A Fourth Straight CCS Title • Story by DAMIN ESPER | Photos by VALERIE SHOAPS Julia Lucas met up with her friends for a postgame celebration behind the stands at PAL Stadium in San Jose. The Archbishop Mitty High School-San Jose... Read more
All-Norcal Boys Basketball ’16-’17
Woodcreek-Roseville’s Jordan Brown Was A Slam Dunk Choice As NorCal Player Of The Year • As the final quarter of California basketball for the 2016-17 season ticked away, and Bishop Montgomery-Torrance mustered just enough moxie to eventually hold off Woodcreek-Roseville 74-67 in the CIF Open Division state final, it... Read more
All-NorCal Girls Basketball ’16-’17
  Player Of The Year, Iimari Thomas of Sacred Heart Cathedral-S.F., Headlines Our Top 15 Players From 2016-17 • There’s a computer program buried deep in the bowels of the massive MaxPreps’ database of girls high school basketball teams, and it churns through the wins and losses — and... Read more
Hannah Jump
SportStar Of The Week | Pinewood-Los Altos Hills | Basketball | Senior • Jump played a key role in keeping the Panthers’ lengthy winning streak alive during a tough three-games-in-seven-days stretch that bridged January and February. Pinewood, which entered this week at No. X in SportStars NorCal Top 20, knocked... Read more
Jacqueline DiSanto
SportStar Of The Week | Menlo-Atherton | Volleyball | Senior • DiSanto helped put the Bears back in the CIF Division I State final by posting 15 kills, 14 digs, three aces and going 15 of 16 on serve receives in a 3-1 victory over Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills... Read more
Candice Denny
SportStar of the Week | Archbishop Mitty-San Jose | Volleyball | Senior • Denny had a game-high 17 kills with an astounding 60 percent success rate to help lead the Monarchs to a straight-sets win over Santa Margarita-Rancho Santa Margarita in the CIF Open Div. State Championship on Dec. 3.... Read more
Perfect Storm
Story by CLAY KALLAM | Photos by NORBERT von der GROEBEN You may have heard of Kerri Walsh — but not that many are aware that the Olympic volleyball star was a superb basketball player at San Jose’s Archbishop Mitty High back in the day. And she wasn’t alone... Read more
Culture Shock
A New Coach And Attitude Helped The St. Ignatius Wildcats Evolve Into Title Threats Read more
Leki Nunn
SportStar Of The Week | Serra-San Mateo | Football | Senior • The Padres QB accounted for six touchdowns and the game-winning 2-point throw in an overtime win over St. Francis-Mountain View. The dual-threat quarterback was at his best in leading host Serra to a thrilling 41-40 overtime upset of previously-unbeaten St.... Read more