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Ashley Hiraki | Fan Choice NorCal Girls Hoops Player Of The Year
After Garnering More Than 10,000 Votes Over Nine Days, Archbishop Mitty Veteran Leader Ashley Hiraki Was The Fans’ Choice For NorCal Player Of The Year • On its way to compiling a 26-3 record and going wire-to-wire as Northern California’s No. 1 team, the Archbishop Mitty High girls basketball... Read more
SportStars’ All-NorCal Girls Basketball 2019-20
No State Champs Were Crowned In 2020, But Our All-NorCal Girls Basketball Teams Still Highlight Plenty Of Championship-Level Talent • Meet the SportStars’ All-NorCal Girls Basketball teams from the 2019-20 season. Only five players can play on the floor at a time. And we stick to that rule. So... Read more
SportStars’ All-NorCal Boys Basketball 2019-20
No State Champs Were Crowned In 2020, But Our All-NorCal Boys Basketball Teams Still Highlight Plenty Of Championship-Level Talent • Meet the SportStars’ All-NorCal Boys Basketball teams from the 2019-20 season. Only five players can play on the floor at a time. And we stick to that rule. So... Read more
Girls Basketball Fan Vote | SportStars’ NorCal Player Of The Year
While We Prepare Our NorCal Postseason Honors Release, We’re Asking Readers To Take Part In Our Girls Basketball Fan Vote For The Region’s Top Player • SportStars will be releasing its NorCal Player of the Year and All-NorCal teams in our upcoming April 10 issue. While we’ll be producing... Read more
All-NorCal Wrestling Honors | Ike’s Ironmen & Ironwomen 2020
Chase Saldate, Lilly Freitas and 22 NorCal teams represented in SportStars’ Third Annual All-NorCal Wrestling Honors • Though it again spanned three grueling days, the combined Boys-Girls CIF Wrestling Championships at Mechanics Bank (formerly Rabobank) Arena in Bakersfield was a resounding triumph for NorCal’s best wrestlers. And for the... Read more
Preseason All-NorCal Football 2019
SportStars’ 2019 Preseason All-NorCal Football Team Features 44 Players Representing Five Different NorCal Sections • Welcome to our Preseason All-NorCal Football Team, a staple of our annual Football Preview Issue. Selections are based on a variety of criteria, including 2018 performance, 2019 expectations, comments from coaches and recruiting buzz.... Read more
Nicole May: NorCal Softball Pitcher of the Year
Foothill Ace Delivered Flawless Junior Season To Help Lead Pleasanton Powerhouse To The North Coast Section’s Best All-Time Undefeated Record, Section Crown • There’s often no better compliment for an elite athlete than calling him or her a “big game performer.” When the stakes are highest, the best players... Read more
Kyle Harrison: NorCal Baseball Pitcher Of The Year
De La Salle Lefty Followed Up Stellar Sophomore Year With Even Better Junior Season; Saved His Best For Spartans’ Championship Run • As the De La Salle Spartans chased their third straight North Coast Section Division I championship in 2018, sophomore pitcher Kyle Harrison played a huge role. He... Read more
Lexi Webb: NorCal Softball Player Of The Year
Oakdale Slugger Proved Just As Dominant In The Circle On Her Way To Leading Mustangs To 29 Wins, Sac-Joaquin Section Title • If Oakdale’s Cal-Hi Sports State Championship softball team is the Avengers, then Lexi Webb is surely its Iron Ma’am. The Mustang’s home-run clubbing, strikeout pitching, Thanos-killing senior... Read more
Steven Zobac: NorCal Baseball Player Of The Year
Valley Christian Outfielder And Pitcher Starred At The Plate And On The Mound For Three-Time CCS Open Champions • With three Central Coast Section Open Division titles under his belt, Steven Zobac has plenty of material to choose from when he looks back on his favorite moments in a... Read more
2019 All-NorCal Girls Basketball
All-NorCal Girls Basketball 1st, 2nd And 3rd Teams: Our Selections Of The Top 15 Players From The 2018-19 Season • 2019 ALL-NORCAL GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAMS FIRST TEAM KLARA ASTROM | Wing | Pinewood-Los Altos Hills | 5-9 | Sr. Not only did Astrom score (16.0 ppg), rebound (6.9 rpg)... Read more
2019 All-NorCal Boys Basketball
All-NorCal Boys Basketball 1st, 2nd And 3rd Teams: Our Selections Of The Top 15 Players From The 2018-19 Season • 2019 ALL-NORCAL BOYS BASKETBALL TEAMS FIRST TEAM MARCUS BAGLEY | Forward | Sheldon-Sacramento | 6-8 | Jr. — PLAYER OF THE YEAR Bagley was every bit the game-changer he... Read more