Sportstars
Livermore High Wrestling New Book Available
The storied Livermore Cowboys wrestling tradition is also a family tradition, say brothers Al and Arron Fontes, owners of The California Wrestler blog. Al is a wrestling insider here at SportStars Magazine. He says, the following is a link to our new book (a yearbook actually chronicling 1963 to... Read more
Anson Aroz: The Constant | Meet Placer Baseball’s Problem Solver
Baseball Is A Game Of Equations For Relentlessly Driven Oregon-Bound Catcher Anson Aroz Of Placer-Auburn There’s baseball IQ and then there’s whatever-in-the-Isaac-Newton Anson Aroz is. The Oregon-committed, switch-hitting catcher from Placer High-Auburn seems to see the diamond in code — or at least in distances and times. “Say a... Read more
Fall Sports’ Alternate Reality: An Imagined Sports Future
With Football Delayed Indefinitely And Other Sports Forced To Adapt To Virus Concerns, NorCal’s Fall Sports Season Was Like No Other   EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a purely fictionalized look into NorCal’s 2020 fall sports future in a state and region still heavily affected by COVID-19. We composed it without... Read more
SportStars’ Softball Big 10 | NorCal’s Best Players (’11-’20)
For The Magazine’s 10th Anniversary, SportStars Continues Its Big 10 Series With Its Softball Big 10 —NorCal’s Best Players Of The Past Decade • The Softball Big 10 is an installation of the SportStars Big 10 Project: A 10-months-long series celebrating the magazine’s 10-year anniversary in June 2020. We’ll... Read more
SportStars’ Overall Boys Athlete Big 10 | NorCal’s Best Male Athletes (’11-’20)
For The Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue, SportStars Continued Its Big 10 Series With The Overall Boys Big 10 —NorCal’s Best Male Athletes Of The Past Decade • The Overall Boys Athlete Big 10 is an installation of the SportStars Big 10 Project: A 10-months-long anniversary project celebrating the magazine’s... Read more
SportStars’ Overall Girls Athlete Big 10 | NorCal’s Best Female Athletes (’11-’20)
For The Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue, SportStars Continued Its Big 10 Series With The Overall Girls Big 10 —NorCal’s Best Female Athletes Of The Past Decade • The Overall Girls Athlete Big 10 is an installation of the SportStars Big 10 Project: A 10-months-long anniversary project celebrating the magazine’s... Read more
2020 AWN’s High School All-American Team
A bevy of seniors top 2020 AWN’s High School All-American Team. Gonzales, Figueroa, Vasquez, and Saldate earn First Team Honors. With more than 10,000 high schools across the country sponsoring wrestling programs for more than 250,000 athletes, it’s easy to see how picking the crème de la crème of... Read more
10 Years Of SportStars’ Staff Memories & Favorites
For Its 10th Anniversary Issue, SportStars Staff Members And Longtime Contributors Share Their Memories And Favorites From The Magazine’s First Decade Of Publishing • On June 12, we released our 10th Anniversary issue. One of the cornerstones of the content were various staff accounts of their memories and favorites... Read more
MLB Draft 2020: Seven NorCal Natives Selected, Two Stay In Bay
Detroit Tigers Take Former Casa Grande High Slugger Spencer Torkelson No. 1 Overall As Seven Former NorCal Standouts Are Chosen In Five-Round MLB Draft • The two-day 2020 MLB Draft started with a bang for local fans as Case Grande-Petaluma’s Spencer Torkelson was drafted first overall by the Detroit... Read more
Nick Yorke, Boston Red Sox 1st Round Pick | SportStar Of The Week
NICK YORKE Archbishop Mitty-San Jose – Baseball – Senior Despite having his senior season all but wiped out because of the Coronavirus, something tells us that the recently-graduated Yorke is a lot less bummed after June 11. That’s when the Boston Red Sox made him their first-round selection (17th... Read more
Luca Urlando- McClatchy Swimming SportStar
Luca Urlando- Senior from McClatchy High School in Sacramento is named SportStar of the Week! Luca Urlando ranks as the No. 2 overall senior recruit in the nation by SwimSwam.com. Which means NorCal was robbed to see what he might have done in his final postseason with McClatchy. Instead... Read more
SportStars’ Boys Swimming Big 10 | NorCal’s Best Swimmers (’11-’20)
SportStars’ 10 Year Anniversary Project Continues With Its Boys Swimming Big 10 — The Magazine’s Top 10 NorCal Boys Swimmers Of The Past Decade • The Boys Swimming Big 10 is an installation of the SportStars Big 10 Project: A 10-months-long anniversary project to celebrate what will be 10... Read more