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Voice Activated | Student Athletes Set To Speak Up On Election Day
NorCal Student Athletes Have Spent Much Of A Tumultuous 2020 Stuck In Their Homes, Feeling Frustrated And Following The News Closer Than Ever Before — Now Some Get To Cast A Vote In A Critical Election • It was close to two years ago when Dorian Sanchez first registered... Read more
NorCal Early Football Predictions | Staff Stabs: Jim McCue
As We All Nervously Await December, SportStars Is Using Each Thursday Of October To Reveal The Early Football Predictions Of Different Staff Writers • We’ve officially entered our 2021 Season Preview mode. Because it’s not like anything else is happening. So it’s time for some early  football predictions. Before... Read more
Early NorCal Football Predictions | Staff Stabs: Steven Wilson
As We All Nervously Await December, SportStars Is Using Each Thursday Of October To Reveal The Early NorCal Football Predictions Of Different Staff Writers • We’ve officially entered our 2021 Season Preview mode. Because it’s not like anything else is happening. So it’s time for some early NorCal football... Read more
Early 2021 Football Predictions | Staff Stabs: Chace Bryson
As We All Nervously Await December, SportStars Is Using Each Thursday Of October To Reveal The Early 2021 Football Predictions Of Different Staff Writers • We’ve officially entered our NorCal football 2021 Season Preview mode. Because it’s not like anything else is happening. So it’s time for some early... Read more
2021 Early Football Predictions | Staff Stabs: Ike Dodson
With First Practices Two Months Away, And Little Better To Do, SportStars Writers Have Some Fun With Some 2021 Early Football Predictions • We’ve officially entered our NorCal football 2021 Season Preview mode. Because it’s not like anything else is happening. So it’s time for some early football predictions.... Read more
Jaden Rashada | Young QB Ready To Shine After 5,800-Mile U-Turn
Top 2023 Quarterback Recruit, Jaden Rashada, Settles Down At Pittsburg After Briefly Chasing Fall Football Hopes In Florida • Jaden Rashada just wanted a chance at playing football in 2020.  It was that desire that led him to the house of his best friend, Rashid Williams, on an early-Summer... Read more
Into The Void | NorCal Football Coaches Cope, Hope And Wait
Football Coaches Across Northern California Adapt And Cling To Optimism As Their Annual Favorite Time Of Year Has Become A Torturous Waiting Game • Pinning their hopes on a winter start for a high school season postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic, NorCal football coaches are growing anxious. As the... Read more
Chris Toler: Heat Check | Hoops Coach, Fire Captain’s Long Summer
Perspective Has A Way Of Changing With The Season For St. Mary’s-Berkeley Girls Basketball Coach Chris Toler, A Contra Costa County Fire Captain • Sometimes basketball takes a back seat — and now is one of those times for Chris Toler. The disappointment for Toler and his St. Mary’s... 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
Mt. Diablo High | Origin Stories To Red Devils’ Sports Facilities
Series By The Clayton Pioneer Digs Into The Names Behind School Sports Facilities, Starting With Mt. Diablo High, Concord’s Original • Mt. Diablo High School opened in 1901 and its rich athletic history includes championship teams and outstanding athletes like Dan Colchico, who played for the San Francisco 49ers... Read more
USTA NorCal’s Cici Bellis is Back on the Court
2020 has been a fresh start for Northern California native CiCi Bellis. After a long recovery from multiple surgeries that kept her from tennis for more than a year, CiCi Bellis is back on the court and feeling good! And, she wasted no time getting back into the swing... Read more
USTA Q&A: Mackie McDonald Headed to 2020 Western/Southern Open
USTA NorCal recently sat down with Piedmont’s Mackie McDonald before he headed to New York for the 2020 Western & Southern Open (Cincinnati Open) and the US Open to discuss how he is preparing his game in these crazy times and what he is looking forward to most for... Read more