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Are We There Yet? | High School Football In Search Of Normalcy
Fall High School Football Is Back, But “Normal” Is Defined Differently Campus To Campus. Coaches Weigh In On What Is Normal As The Lights Prepare To Come Back On • On a typically hot mid-August afternoon, everything felt normal at College Park High School. About an hour after the... Read more
Leave The Clipboard | New Football Coaches Adjust To Changed Landscape
For New Football Coaches, Old Methods Don’t Apply To Socially-Distanced Sidelines And Team Rooms • So you want to run your own high school football program? Try figuring out how to do it during a global pandemic. The learning curve associated with taking over a program is steep under... Read more
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
Amid Covid Crisis Collin Morikawa Wins. Golf Thrives!
23 year old SoCal native, Collin Morikawa won his first major PGA tournament yesterday at San Francisco’s Harding Park. The Cal graduate shot a closing round 64 to secure the 102nd Wannamaker Trophy. For his efforts, Morikawa took home $1.98-million share of the $11-million dollar purse. Morikawa attended La... 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
#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
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
USA Boxing’s 2019 Last Chance Qualifier
Gloves are On! USA Boxing’s 2019 Last Chance Qualifier Comes to Oxnard… National PAL Boxing Tournament Takes Place November 1-9, 2019 and offers last shot at Team USA 2020 Olympics. Spectators and elite boxers are invited to participate in this prestigious tournament. It’s one of the largest amateur boxing... Read more
James Medeiros is Taking the Los Angeles City Section A Level Up
The following is my latest article about James Medeiros, who attended American High School in Fremont. Now at Birmingham High, Coach Medeiros is taking the Los Angeles City section to another level. The road map to achieving goals in life is through hard work, sacrifice, and being fully dedicated... Read more
2019 High School Cycling State Championships
If the photos above don’t tell the story of this years High School Cycling State Championships Race race nothing will! State Championships is an extremely competitive event by nature and given the growth of the two leagues, each having it’s own unique categories and structures, it only gets tougher... Read more
State of Baseball Playoffs
CIF Could Be On the Cusp of State Championship Event For Baseball • The last official CIF state baseball championship was in 1922 in Los Angeles as Sacramento High blanked Franklin-Los Angeles 3-0. San Diego High won the year before over host Chico and also won titles in 1918... Read more