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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
Bryson’s First Pitch: Resorting To Imagination
Bryson’s First Pitch July 2020: The sports dimmer switch is dialed all the way up. Just when we thought we were out, it pulled us back in. As coronavirus cases rise throughout the state, and California Gov. Gavin Newsom scales back that sports “dimmer switch”, the July 20 target... Read more
#NeverStop Project | Calling On Sports Passion In A Time Without Sports
As COVID-19 Keeps Athletes & Coaches Stuck At Home, SportStars Is Asking Them To Share Their Passion For Sports Through Stories, Essays And More — A Call To #NeverStop • So here we are. Stuck at home. With no sports to play. No sports to watch. No definitive end to... Read more
CIF Wrestling Preview: A Weight-By-Weight Boys & Girls Breakdown
SportStars’ Wrestling Guru, Ike Dodson, Runs Down Each Division Listing Favorites As Well As NorCal’s Top Contenders, Dark Horses • 2020 CIF Wrestling Preview The walls of Mechanics Banks (formerly Rabobank) Arena will soon be singing the sweet melody of state championship wrestling. Thursday’s pigtail rounds open 28 brackets... Read more
USA Boxing’s 2019 Last Chance Qualifier
Gloves are On! USA Boxing’s 2019 Last Chance Qualifier Comes to Oxnard… National PAL Boxing Tournament Takes Place November 1-9, 2019 and offers last shot at Team USA 2020 Olympics. Spectators and elite boxers are invited to participate in this prestigious tournament. It’s one of the largest amateur boxing... Read more
2019 High School Cycling State Championships
If the photos above don’t tell the story of this years High School Cycling State Championships Race race nothing will! State Championships is an extremely competitive event by nature and given the growth of the two leagues, each having it’s own unique categories and structures, it only gets tougher... Read more
State of Baseball Playoffs
CIF Could Be On the Cusp of State Championship Event For Baseball • The last official CIF state baseball championship was in 1922 in Los Angeles as Sacramento High blanked Franklin-Los Angeles 3-0. San Diego High won the year before over host Chico and also won titles in 1918... Read more
Girls Wrestling: 2019 CIF State Championship Preview
Ready for Rabobank: Girls Wrestling Joins The Big Show As CIF Welcomes The Field To Its Premier State Championship Venue Alongside The Boys • It will stretch the action to three days and eliminate the finals stage and spotlight, but the girls wrestling earned participation at the premier venue... Read more
CIF State Wrestling: NorCal’s Top Contenders
It’s Our Annual Weight-By-Weight Breakdown Preview Of The CIF State Wrestling Championships. Who Is NorCal’s Best Hope? Who Could Bracket-bust? • Seeds schmeeds. No matter where wrestlers landed in the 14 40-man brackets at the CIF State Wrestling Championships, they have the scrambler’s chance to victory. It’s what makes... Read more
First Pitch: CIF on High School Sports Officials
First Pitch: Black & White Issue On Jan. 11, the California Interscholastic Federation released an op-ed about high school sports officials. It was emailed to the various media outlets throughout the state which still cover high school sports. (It’s not as big a list as it used to be).... Read more
Update- So Cal Holiday Prep Classic Goes LIVE
In an email this morning, SportStars was updated with exciting news by Tournament Director, Frank Quinones that all games of the So Cal Holiday Prep Classic that are being played at Del Norte HS will be streamed live online. Streaming will be provided by partners at GameFilm. The live stream... Read more