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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 Girls Basketball | 20 Players To Watch
This Spring Hoops Season Will Be Different For Many Reasons, But Not For A Lack Of NorCal Girls Basketball Talent • More Girls Basketball Preview ContentNorCal Spotlight: Jzaniya Harriel | Top Storylines + Preseason Rankings As games start to take place over the next couple weeks, here are 20... Read more
Jzaniya Harriel | Spring Hoops Preview Spotlight
Antelope Star Four-Year Guard Jzaniya Harriel Prepares For One Last Titans Run Before Joining The Reigning NCAA National Champions This Fall • More Girls Basketball Preview ContentTop Storylines + Preseason Rankings | MORE Players To Watch Sean Chambers knew Jzaniya Harriel was going to a good player when she... Read more
SportStars NorCal Softball Rankings |TOP 20, April 14
Five Unbeaten Teams Clog The Top Of Our First NorCal Softball Rankings — Which Of Them Will Blink First? • NorCal Softball Rankings All records are through Tuesday, April 13. PICTURED ABOVE: Tianna Bell of No. 3 Heritage-Brentwood. (Chace Bryson photo) 1. Rocklin   8-0 2. St. Francis-Mountain View ... Read more
SportStars’ NorCal Baseball Rankings | TOP 20, April 14
De La Salle Is Back Atop The NorCal Baseball Rankings, Trading Places With Valley Christian-San Jose For Second Straight Week • NorCal Baseball Rankings All records are through Tuesday, April 13. Previous rank is in parenthesis. PICTURED ABOVE: Blake Burke of No. 1 De La Salle-Concord. (Jean-Paul Toshiro photo)... 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
Oakmont Baseball | Meet The Upset Squad
Nearly Two Years Removed From A 30-Win Section Title Season, Oakmont Baseball Returned From The Pandemic Led By A Young Wave Of Talent Ready To Face Anyone • Kurt Marton saved his best fastball for last on March 30. The right-handed sophomore pitcher on the Oakmont High baseball team... Read more
Pahulu’s POV | Monterey Trail Football Powers Past Clayton
A Strong Power Running Game Delivers Nonconference Road Win For Monterey Trail Football • George Pahulu first approached SportStars about covering Tongan and Samoan athletes for the magazine back in 2017. He’s covered several games for us since then under the series name, “Pahulu’s Point Of View.” With football... Read more
SportStories, Episode 3 | Football Springs To Life
The Podcast Celebrates The Return To Football With A Tribute To Traditional Offseason Anticipation And Memorable NorCal Season Openers • If you’ve been someone paying attention to California high school sports — or lack thereof — over the last several months, then you know this week of March 8th... Read more
SportStars NorCal Football Rankings | Spring 2021 Preseason Top 20
Three Bay Area Teams Sit Atop Our First Set Of NorCal Football Rankings As We Prepare To Embark On A Fascinating Spring Football Experiment • What do we really know about the long-awaited and frantically assembled high school football season that’s about to commence across the state? Not nearly... Read more
Sac-Joaquin Section Football | Top Programs Navigate Spring Frenzy
Several Sac-Joaquin Section Stalwart Programs Find Themselves In Different Places As Schools Race To Play Abbreviated Seasons • There will be Sac-Joaquin Section football. The state’s relaxation of its youth sports guidelines on Feb. 19 opened the door for many Sac-Joaquin Section football programs to hold a spring season... Read more
Rally Time | Kennedy Crane, Sac-Joaquin Volleyball Stars Face Reality, Stay Hopeful
Rocklin’s Kennedy Crane And Seniors From Some Of The Sac-Joaquin Section’s Top Volleyball Programs Face Stark Reality, Tough Decisions As Time For Any Season Narrows • Updated Jan. 27 to reflect Sac-Joaquin Section’s updated calendar She was always the tall one. Entering her freshman year at Rocklin High School,... Read more