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SportStories, Ep. 9 | Coaching Through The Chaos
Four Coaches Join Us To Share Their Experiences Of Coaching During The Pandemic — An Unprecedented 16-Week Sprint Filled With Unknowns, Unique Challenges And A Lot Of Joy • If you watch sports enough, you hear it all the time: The best coaches are the ones who can make... Read more
Pittsburg Baseball | Ready Crew
Willed By Its Senior Class, Pittsburg Baseball Completed Its Rebirth As The Pirates Rolled To Their First League Title In More Than Three Decades Pittsburg High senior Michael Weber saw the sharp ground ball come right off the bat. It looked the same as the countless number of grounders... Read more
Twin Engine | Colombini Sisters Power Campolindo Soccer
With Twin Sisters Mia and Ella Colombini Leading The Way, Campolindo Girls Soccer Sent Its Seniors Off In Style — With An Undefeated Spring And League Title • Opponents of the Campolindo High girls soccer team are perplexed when they see double. And it’s notjust because juniors Ella and... Read more
Raise The ‘Gate | Tegan Gaines Fuels Northgate Revival
Between A Knee Injury And The Pandemic, Tegan Gaines Went More Than 500 Days Between Basketball Games — Now She’s Making Up For Lost Time By Leading A Young And Hungry Northgate Team • Northgate High girls basketball coach Jim Croy got chills recalling the moment.  It was mid-April.... Read more
SportStories, Ep. 6 | Everybody Loves Najee
As Antioch High Grad Najee Harris Prepares To Become One Of The Top Running Backs Chosen In The 2021 NFL Draft, We Found Five Storytellers To Share Memories Of His Talent, Drive And Goofball Personality • Najee Harris, Alabama’s star running back for the past two years, will hear... Read more
Marsalis Roberson | Rhythm & Flow
Named After The Famed Jazz Trumpeter, Bishop O’Dowd’s Marsalis Roberson Features A Smooth All-Around Game And A Drive Fueled By The Memory Of His Father • UPDATED May 13, 2021 There’s a sense of renewal at Bishop O’Dowd High, and it’s not just about the return to live basketball... Read more
SportStories, Ep. 5 | Haley Jones Is Everywhere
Now That She’s A National Champion And Most Outstanding Player Of The NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, The Podcast Sought Storytellers To Highlight The Rise Of Stanford’s Haley Jones • As the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship unfolded across two hours of Easter Sunday afternoon, one constant became clear: When the... Read more
SportStories, Ep. 4 | Ripple Effect: Remembering Mark Halvorson
The Pod Welcomes Its First Olympian As Robby Smith Joined Multiple Wrestlers To Help Us Remember The Late Youth And De La Salle Coach, Mark Halvorson • As the wrestling program director at Concord’s Community Youth Center, Mark Halvorson opened the door of wrestling to countless youth from all... Read more
Jordan Woolery | From Legend To Leader At Clayton Valley
Tales Of Jordan Woolery’s Softball Mastery Were Widespread Before Her 2019 Arrival At Clayton Valley — As It Turned Out, They Were All True • Jordan Woolery has never waited long to make an impression. When she was in the sixth grade, word started filtering around Concord’s Clayton Valley... Read more
Rochelle Mosley | Heritage VB Junior Set For Success
Meet Heritage Volleyball Junior Setter Rochelle Mosley. She Rocks A 4.8 GPA And An Impressive Inner Strength Formed From Learning And Loss • For anyone concerned that young athletes might short-change their study time during this virtual school year, they should meet Rochelle Mosley. Mosley is a junior at... Read more
Concord, Rancho Cotate And One 2010 Night At The Coliseum | An Oral History
Revered As One Of The Past Decade’s Best NCS Football Championships, We’ve Used Several Interviews To Recreate The 2010 Classic Between Concord And Rancho Cotate • Not all great championship games are equal.  Over the magazine’s first decade, SportStars has covered its share of championship games across many sports.... Read more