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California Coaches Join West Coast Colleagues In Restart Push
California Coaches Join West Coast Coaching Alliance In Hopes To Inform, Lobby Local & State Officials Regarding Sports Restart • We’ve reached the point where California coaches know they need more than trending hashtags to be heard.  There’s less than four weeks remaining before the CIF’s Dec. 7 start... Read more
California’s Top Wrestler Rankings – September 2020
Feature image: 120 – RICHARD FIGUEROA (Selma, CS, 12) 3x California State Champion/#1 Nation California’s Top Wrestler Rankings by Open Mat are contributed by SportStars INSIDER, Al Fontes of The California Wrestler. Rankings by Weight Class 106 – Aden Valencia (Ann Sobrato, CC, 9) #4 106 – Isaiah Quintero... Read more
Bryson’s First Pitch: Resorting To Imagination
Bryson’s First Pitch July 2020: The sports dimmer switch is dialed all the way up. Just when we thought we were out, it pulled us back in. As coronavirus cases rise throughout the state, and California Gov. Gavin Newsom scales back that sports “dimmer switch”, the July 20 target... Read more
2020 AWN’s High School All-American Team
A bevy of seniors top 2020 AWN’s High School All-American Team. Gonzales, Figueroa, Vasquez, and Saldate earn First Team Honors. With more than 10,000 high schools across the country sponsoring wrestling programs for more than 250,000 athletes, it’s easy to see how picking the crème de la crème of... Read more
MLB Draft 2020: Seven NorCal Natives Selected, Two Stay In Bay
Detroit Tigers Take Former Casa Grande High Slugger Spencer Torkelson No. 1 Overall As Seven Former NorCal Standouts Are Chosen In Five-Round MLB Draft • The two-day 2020 MLB Draft started with a bang for local fans as Case Grande-Petaluma’s Spencer Torkelson was drafted first overall by the Detroit... Read more
#NeverStop Project | Calling On Sports Passion In A Time Without Sports
As COVID-19 Keeps Athletes & Coaches Stuck At Home, SportStars Is Asking Them To Share Their Passion For Sports Through Stories, Essays And More — A Call To #NeverStop • So here we are. Stuck at home. With no sports to play. No sports to watch. No definitive end to... Read more
SportStar Ashley Hiraki Mitty Girls Basketball
Ashley Hiraki, Archbishop Mitty-San Jose — Basketball – Senior named SportStar of the Week Amidst the concern and confusion of the COVID-19 outbreak, stellar student-athletes continue find ways of standing out. And wowing us! At the time this piece was written, girls (and all) high school basketball has been... Read more
SportStars NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings | Top 20, March 3
March 3: With Just Five Teams In CIF Open Field, The Div. I Bracket Is Full Of Showdowns Featuring Teams From NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings Records through 2/29; Previous rank in parenthesis 1. (1)  —  Archbishop Mitty-San Jose   24-3 2. (6)   ↑   St. Joseph... Read more
CIF Wrestling Preview: A Weight-By-Weight Boys & Girls Breakdown
SportStars’ Wrestling Guru, Ike Dodson, Runs Down Each Division Listing Favorites As Well As NorCal’s Top Contenders, Dark Horses • 2020 CIF Wrestling Preview The walls of Mechanics Banks (formerly Rabobank) Arena will soon be singing the sweet melody of state championship wrestling. Thursday’s pigtail rounds open 28 brackets... Read more
Clovis North Takes 2020 Mission San Jose Invitational
In a match for the ages, complete with wrestling tradition, the Clovis North Broncos Took the 2020 Mission San Jose Invitational to the house. TOP 10 TEAM SCORES 1 – Clovis North (CS): 243.0 2 – Clovis (CS): 204.0 3 – Buchanan (CS): 193.0 4 – Evergreen Valley (CC):... Read more
USTA Honor Juniors Honor Roll: July 2019
July is the month where the best in the U.S. battle on the Clay Courts all over Florida during the USTA Boys’ and Girls’ National Clay Court Championships. And it is no exception that Team NorCal is traveling across the country to compete for titles. So let’s dive right... Read more
SportStars 2019 Football Preview Cover Vote
SportStars Football Preview OFFICIAL Voting Welcome to the 2019 Cover Vote! Tell us who should grace our SportStars Football Preview covers next month. We’ll have our two covers, Bay Area and Sac-Joaquin. So tell us who you believe are the most deserving players for each region. GOT A WRITE-IN VOTE? EMAIL... Read more