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NorCal Preseason #12: San Ramon Valley
We begin our 2017 Football coverage by revealing teams #20-11 in our NorCal Preseason Top 20 in a daily countdown to Aug. 24 when #10-1 are revealed in our 2017 Football Preview Special. If you need to catchup, here are links to previous entries: | No. 20 Foothill (Aug.... Read more
NorCal Preseason Rankings #14: Clayton Valley Concord Football
We begin our 2017 Football coverage by revealing teams #20-11 in our NorCal Preseason Top 20 in a daily countdown to Aug. 24 when #10-1 are revealed in our 2017 Football Preview Special. Today we delve into #14 ranked, Clayton Valley Concord Football. If you need to catchup, here are... Read more
NorCal Preseason #16: Marin Catholic-Kentfield
We begin our 2017 Football coverage by revealing teams #20-11 in our NorCal Preseason Top 20 in a daily countdown to Aug. 24 when #10-1 are revealed in our 2017 Football Preview Special. If you need to catchup, here are links to previous entries: | No. 20 Foothill (Aug.... Read more
NorCal Preseason #17: Campolindo-Moraga
We begin our 2017 Football coverage by revealing teams #20-11 in our NorCal Preseason Top 20 in a daily countdown to Aug. 24 when #10-1 are revealed in our 2017 Football Preview Special. If you need to catchup, here are links to previous entries: | No. 20 Foothill (Aug.... Read more
NorCal Preseason #20: Foothill-Pleasanton
We begin our 2017 Football coverage by revealing teams #20-11 in our NorCal Preseason Top 20 in a daily countdown to Aug. 24 when #10-1 are revealed in our 2017 Football Preview Special. First up: Foothill-Pleasanton.   NO. 20 FOOTHILL-PLEASANTON   2016 REVIEW: 6-5 and unranked in our final rankings ... Read more
Ultimate 15
There were a lot of very good players from the Class of 2018 all the way down to some 2022 players at the inaugural 89-team EOT/End of the Trail Bay Area Ultimate Challenge from July 23-25 at the Ultimate Fieldhouse in Walnut Creek. However, the only players to make... Read more
Punching Prodigy
Story by JAMES G. KANE | Photos by DENNIS LEE Angel Cordon Jr. was barely knee high the first time he received one of life’s difficult lessons — namely, that the journey will punch you in the mouth occasionally. “But,” he says now with the perspective of a 17-year-old... Read more
Some Kind Of Fish Tale
The Story Of The Deer Valley Fishing Team’s First Season Is A Hard One To Believe • Story By CHACE BRYSON | Photos Courtesy Of BOB SCUDERO There was a time last spring when the casts from the poles of the fledgling Deer Valley High Fishing Team were directed... Read more
Lasting Impact: Remembering George Austin
For More Than 30 Years, George Austin Was A Pillar To All Things El Cerrito High • Story By PHIL JENSEN | Photo By DENNIS LEE George Austin touched lives. The sentence is simplistic, but the meaning certainly is not. Austin touched generations of lives at El Cerrito High... Read more
July Cover Story: The Ty That Drives
In Less Than 10 Years, Danville’s Ty Akabane Went From Plastic Snoopy Clubs To Cracking The Field Of The U.S. Women’s Open • Story by MIKE WOOD | Photos by SAMUEL STRINGER Ty Akabane had to wait. That happens a lot in the sport of golf. What happened next,... Read more
Nike’s Football Showcase. And so It Begins
Nike’s The Opening NorCal Regional Unofficially Kick Starts The 2017 Football Season • Story By MARK TENNIS, Special to SportStars For the second straight year, De Anza High-Richmond was the site of the annual Northern California stop of the Nike-sponsored national tour now known as The Opening Regionals. For... Read more
The Trials Of USA Tryouts
The Obstacles Are Plenty And The Odds Are Long — But It’s Still Just Basketball • Story By CLAY KALLAM COLORADO SPRINGS — It’s all pretty familiar. Navigating in and out of the airport, getting the rental car, driving to the hotel, finding the gym. Maybe you expected the United States... Read more