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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
With plenty of returning talent, Menlo-Atherton sets its sights on a return to the state championships Read more
Rooted In Tradition
Football 2016: St. Francis Is Back Among WCAL’s Heavy Hitters — And It Plans On Staying There Read more
Battle Tested
  By DAVID KIEFER | Contributor There is a common dialogue between sisters Madeleine and Tori Dilfer that goes something like this: Maddie: “You need to focus!” Tori: “You need to chill out!” Yes, Maddie admits she could loosen up a little, but it’s also part of a personality... Read more