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SJS Football Playoffs | Semifinals Preview (Div. I-IV)
Will A Top Seed Fall? Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs Capsules And Predictions Highlight The Season’s Best Matchups • PICTURED ABOVE: Jesuit-Carmichael All-Purpose Back, Kai Santos. (David Gershon photo) The Sac-Joaquin Section football playoffs continue this weekend by adding dynamic semifinal matchups in Divisions I-IV to an already thrilling postseason. If... Read more
NorCal Football Rankings | Top 20, WEEK 13
Top 5 Doesn’t Budge, But The Rest Of The NorCal Football Rankings Get A Shakeup As We Get To Section Semifinal Week • It’s both section semifinal week — and rematch week in the NorCal football rankings. Several key rematches dot the schedule this week, including two inside of... Read more
Slumber Party Over | Undefeated Antelope Is Turning Heads
Overlooked And Undervalued, Antelope Has A Chip On Its Shoulder And Is Hungry For More Than A League Title • Antelope High, the most slept-on football team in the Sac-Joaquin Section, can finally get some rest itself. After outscoring opponents 402-122 in a stunning blitz of games, undefeated Antelope... Read more
Center Feels The Squeeze | RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 6
Falling Roster Numbers Join The List Of Hurdles For Center Football In Antelope; PLUS An EBAL QB Spotlight & Our First Three Top 20 Teams • This is the sixth of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal Football Preview... Read more
All-NorCal Girls Basketball | Spring 2021
After A Unique 2021 Spring Season, We Scrap The First-Team, Second-Team Format And Just Name Our 15-Player All-NorCal Girls Basketball Team • TOP IMAGE: Silivia Fonongaloa, Salesian-Richmond (Berry Evans III photo) With the 2021 Spring providing such a unique season that differed from league to league and section to... Read more
Jzaniya Harriel | SportStars’ NorCal Girls Basketball Player Of The Year
A Dominant Scorer With Relentless Drive, Antelope’s Jzaniya Harriel Closed Her Career As Our First Non-Bay Area Player Of The Year • After a cover feature, multiple All-NorCal Team honors and a 2021 Preseason Player of the Year story, we’ve found we may be running out of ways to... Read more
Final NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings | Spring ’21
Pinewood Closes Out Perfect Season To Overtake No. 1 In Our Final NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings • Spring 2021 Final NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings. Previous rank in parenthesis. (TOP PHOTO: Pinewood Girls Basketball/Twitter) 1. (2) Pinewood-Los Altos Hills (17-0) Even though only one Northern California section had a postseason,... Read more
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
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
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
Favorite 2019 SportStars Cover | Vote For Your Regional Favorites
We’ve Chosen A Dozen Finalists And Now We Leave It To Our Fans To Vote For Their Favorite 2019 SportStars Covers From Each Region • As we enter the final week of 2019, we thought we’d have some fun with a contest to decide our best covers of the... Read more
Jzaniya Harriel: Sac Region’s Top Recruit Leads Feisty Antelope
FLASH OF THE TITANS: Do-Everything Recruit Jzaniya Harriel Leads An Antelope Team Full Of Guards Bent On Out-Running, Out-Shooting And Outlasting Anyone • Squeaking sneakers scramble to midcourt during Antelope’s girls basketball practice in early November, Jzaniya Harriel and her teammates then dart toward one of six baskets that... Read more