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NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings | TOP 20, May 12
Top 3 Teams Hold Steady In Our NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings While Two Jump From Mid-Teens Into Top 10 • NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings All records are through Tuesday, May 11. Previous rank is in parenthesis. PICTURED ABOVE: Pinewood senior guard, Annika Decker. (Berry Evans III photo) 1. (1) ... Read more
NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings | TOP 20, May 11
Campolindo Justifies Its Rise To The Top Of The NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings As Modesto Christian, Capital Christian Creep Further Into The Top 5 • NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings All records are through Monday, May 10. Previous rank is in parenthesis. PICTURED ABOVE: Nigel Burris of No. 2 Archbishop... Read more
Preseason NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings | Spring 2021
Mitty And Pinewood As NorCal’s Top Two Teams May Be The Only Certainty We Can Offer For This Unpredictable Spring Season • More Girls Basketball Preview ContentNorCal Spotlight: Jzaniya Harriel | MORE Players To Watch Before diving into our first Presesaon NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings in what seems like... Read more
NorCal Top 20 Football Rankings | WEEK 6
Three Of Last Week’s NorCal Top 20 Football Matchups Live Up To Billing, But Majority Of Rankings Stay The Same • Testing delays and other issues denied last week’s two Sac-Joaquin Section showdowns that would’ve really helped solidify that region’s NorCal Top 20 Football Rankings pecking order. Instead, No.... Read more
OAL Football Preview | Four Oakland Schools Set For Spring Blitz
There Will Be A Silver Bowl On April 24, But The Journey Carries A Lot More Weight Than Any Destination For OAL Football Teams This Spring • TOP PHOTO: From left to right, Skyline’s Darius Fonteno, McClymonds’ DaVeonne Sanders and Castlemont’s Franklin Daniels. 504 days. That’s how long Castlemont... 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
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
Bryson: What If CIF Needs A Plan B For 2020-21?
SportStars Magazine Editor Chace Bryson Shares A Few Ideas For Some CIF Calendar Tweaks If Infection Numbers Don’t Look Much Better Come Halloween • This column first appeared in the August 2020 issue of SportStars Magazine. So it’s time to wait a little longer for fall sports, it seems. ... Read more
’19-’20 Bay Area 75 Rankings, Part 1 | Nos. 75-51
SportStars Magazine Counts Down The Bay Area’s Top 75 Athletes From 2019-20 In Its Eighth Annual Bay Area 75 Rankings • Welcome to our eighth annual Bay Area 75 rankings — SportStars’ countdown of the top 75 Bay Area athletes from the 2019-20 school year. Obviously, the 2019-20 season... Read more
Deep Punt | CIF Sports Sidelined Until Mid-December
In Light Of State’s Recent COVID Resurgence, CIF And Majority Of Its 10 Sections Shift To Two-Season Format Running From Mid-December To Late June • In the end, it’s a road map. A set goal. Really, that’s the best way to view Monday’s news that CIF sports will be... Read more