Sportstars
Aiyanna Co, Heritage Golf | SportStar Of The Week 2/22-26
Heritage-Brentwood Girls Golf Senior Leader, Aiyanna Co, Opens Patriots’ Season With Medalist Honors To Help Fuel Back-To-Back Wins • Golfing in a competition with her Heritage teammates for the first time since November 2019, Aiyana Co earned medalist honors in a Bay Valley Athletic League-opening win over Pittsburg. The... Read more
Jaden Rashada | Young QB Ready To Shine After 5,800-Mile U-Turn
Top 2023 Quarterback Recruit, Jaden Rashada, Settles Down At Pittsburg After Briefly Chasing Fall Football Hopes In Florida • Jaden Rashada just wanted a chance at playing football in 2020.  It was that desire that led him to the house of his best friend, Rashid Williams, on an early-Summer... 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
Madi Mays Minutemen Softball SportStar of the Week
Madi Mays’ Minutemen career began as a freshman in 2017 when she helped Concord High School softball claim a North Coast Section Division II title. Mays went 3-for-4 with 4 RBI in the final against Granada. Fast forward to her last varsity game, Mays spun a no-hitter against Monte... Read more
Ben Dillard, Oak Ridge Swimmer – What Would’ve Been
SportStar Ben Dillard, a senior swimmer from Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills, is a champion. A record-setting champion in fact. Dillard’s the kind of guy who fills the grandstands. The sort of swimmer whom spectators and other swimmers alike find themselves rooting for in hopes of witnessing a new record.... Read more
YV Soccer- Alejandro Lopez Gets Star Treatment
Editors Select Ygnacio Valley-Concord Senior Alejandro Lopez SportStar Of The Week for his prowess on the soccer field Alejandro Lopez was a four-year varsity player and three-year captain for the Ygnacio Valley Warriors. He closed out his prep career by leading the team to the North Coast Section Division... Read more
Alexa Edwards, St. Francis-Sacramento | SportStar of the Week
St. Francis Volleyball’s Alexa Edwards Is Named SportStar Of The Week After Earning The Sac-Joaquin Section’s Top Student-Athlete Scholarships • Alexa Edwards is no stranger to SportStars adulation. The Magazine recently named her one of the Top 10 girls volleyball players of the decade. On Friday, April 17, St. Francis... Read more
Bryce Monroe Riordan Basketball SportStar of the Week
When SportStars Magazine launched a NorCal boys basketball Player of the Year fan vote on March 31, Bryce Monroe was not among the nine voting options. But after a relentless write-in campaign got him added, the Sam Houston State-bound guard landed more than 23,000 of the 73,000-plus total votes received over... Read more
Anthony Susac, Jesuit- SportStar of the Week
Anthony Susac-SportStar of the Week! In what might possibly have been the last big NorCal baseball matchup of the 2020 season, SportStars’ No. 2-ranked Jesuit hosted No. 1 De La Salle-Concord on March 12. Susac spun six sterling innings and struck out nine as the Marauders defeated the Spartans,... Read more
SportStar Ashley Hiraki Mitty Girls Basketball
Ashley Hiraki, Archbishop Mitty-San Jose — Basketball – Senior named SportStar of the Week Amidst the concern and confusion of the COVID-19 outbreak, stellar student-athletes continue find ways of standing out. And wowing us! At the time this piece was written, girls (and all) high school basketball has been... Read more
Salesian Basketball Sr. Jaden Lazo Scores SportStar of the Week
SportStar of the Week Jaden Lazo Salesian-Richmond – Basketball Senior Wing Thursday’s CIF Division 1 Norcal Regional quarterfinals pitted Salesian basketball against Grant-Sacramento. Jaden Lazo came out firing on all cylinders. The senior wing scored 16 of his game-high 24 points in the first quarter to help the Pride... Read more