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7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 8: Hollywood Memories & Gaucho Pride
Our Hosts Talk Most Surprising Teams, Elicit Hollywood Memories From Coach Eidson And Take 7 Friday Night On The Road To El Cerrito • As NorCal football begins to embark on Week 6, we’ve already reached the one-third marker of the season. 7 Friday Night hosts Chace Bryson and... Read more
NorCal Football Rankings | Top 20, WEEK 5
Our NorCal Football Rankings Saw Much Less Drama Than A Week Ago, But Three Teams Still Exit And Two Make Their Debuts • It would have been hard to top the sort of drama and upheaval experienced in last week’s NorCal Football Rankings. Each of the Top 7 teams... Read more
SportStars NorCal Volleyball Rankings | Top 20, Sept. 21
A Big Tournament Weekend Brought A Jumble To The NorCal Volleyball Rankings, But Not Among The Top 7 • NorCal Volleyball Rankings All records are through Tuesday, Sept. 20. Previous rank in parenthesis. Records obtained through MaxPreps.com PICTURED ABOVE: No. 18 Christian Brothers-Sacramento (Christian Brothers Athletics photo/Twitter) 1. (1)... Read more
Elk Grove Rushes To First Win | NorCal Football Sunday Wrap
Running Game, Pass Rush Lead Elk Grove Over Lincoln; McClymonds Passes First Big Test + VIDEO Of Heritage-Brentwood Win • PICTURED ABOVE: Elk Grove defensive end, Pita Folaumotui Vi (Ike Dodson photo) On paper, Friday’s matchup between 2-1 Lincoln High and winless Elk Grove was a toss-up. It didn’t... Read more
Foothill Volleyball | COVER STORY: Footloose Falcons
High School Volleyball Isn’t Quite Back To Normal, But Standout Grayce Olson And Her Foothill High Teammates Are Enjoying The Challenge, Embracing The Moment • PICTURED ABOVE: Foothill senior captain, Grayce Olson Making the quick adjustment back to a fall season in one of the region’s most competitive leagues, the... Read more
7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 7: You Say Calcagno, I Say Calcanyo
Two Undefeated And Distantly-Related Coaches Join The Show To Talk About Their Big Weeks — One Just A Little More Celebrated Than The Other • 7 Friday Night may have produced an emergency pod surrounding St. Francis-Mountain View’s NorCal streak-busting win over De La Salle-Concord, but there was still... Read more
7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 6: Requiem For A Streak (An Emergency Pod)
In The Wake Of St. Francis Football’s History Upset Of De La Salle, Our Trusty Hosts Felt Compelled To Gather For A Reactionary Conversation • When Mountain View’s St. Francis football team pulled off its seismic 31-28 victory over De La Salle-Concord on Friday night — becoming the first... Read more
Honor Bowl 2021 | Now More Than Ever, More Than A Game
Attack In Afghanistan, 9/11 Anniversary Add Impact To The Annual Honor Bowl Event That Uses Football To Gather And Celebrate Veterans • Perspective is a word often thrown around (like a football) to describe a way of viewing or regarding topics or viewpoints. From junior programs every Saturday to... Read more
7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 5: Holy Rollin’
Jesuit Coach Marlon Blanton Joins The Show For Holy Bowl Rivalry Week In Sacramento; Plus 9/11 Reflections And A Talk With The Newest NCS Record-Setter • The first big rivalry game of the season — the Holy Bowl between Jesuit-Carmichael and Christian Brothers-Sacramento — gets center stage in this... Read more
Salisbury, San Ramon Valley Shine | NorCal Football Sunday Wrap
San Ramon Valley Senior Tanner Salisbury Re-Introduces Himself To Wolves Fans With Flare During Season-Opening Victory • PICTURED ABOVE: San Ramon Valley running back Za’Darion Nardi After spending his junior season with national power Mater Dei-Santa Ana, Tanner Salisbury decided one particular adage fit what he was looking for... Read more
7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 4: Hazy Shade Of Football
Clayton Valley Coach Nick Tisa Visits To Discuss His Team’s Smoke-Related Saga Of Last Week; Plus San Ramon Valley Lineman Jackson Brown Jumps On Too • After the second week of regular season football in Northern California featured several game cancellations due to wildfire smoke, 7 Friday Night hosts... Read more
Emotional Rescue | Cal High Football Rallies Behind Trevor Rund
Four Days After His Dad Passed Away From Blood Clot Complications, Trevor Rund Scored Twice In A California-San Ramon Win — Helped By A Band Of Grizzlies • TOP PHOTO: Trevor Rund, right, stands with coach and family friend Danny Calcagno following Cal’s win over James Logan. (Ben Enos... Read more