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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
NorCal Top 20 Football Rankings | WEEK 6
Three Of Last Week’s NorCal Top 20 Football Matchups Live Up To Billing, But Majority Of Rankings Stay The Same • Testing delays and other issues denied last week’s two Sac-Joaquin Section showdowns that would’ve really helped solidify that region’s NorCal Top 20 Football Rankings pecking order. Instead, No.... Read more
Divine Interception | One Final 2010 Concord Football Anecdote
CHACE BRYSON: One Last Tale From Our 2010 NCS Football Oral History Interviews — How One Concord Coach Nearly Lost His House Days Before The Game • We’ve come to December of what can only be referred to as a challenging year in high school sports.  And we decided... 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
SportStars’ 2019-20 NorCal Team Of The Year VOTE
In A Final Tip Of The Cap To The 2019-20 Year In High School Sports, SportStars Seeks Reader Help In Choosing Its NorCal Team Of The Year • As we begin that looong wait for December — with masks on and fingers crossed —  our recent August issue sought... Read more
SportStars’ Overall Boys Athlete Big 10 | NorCal’s Best Male Athletes (’11-’20)
For The Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue, SportStars Continued Its Big 10 Series With The Overall Boys Big 10 —NorCal’s Best Male Athletes Of The Past Decade • The Overall Boys Athlete Big 10 is an installation of the SportStars Big 10 Project: A 10-months-long anniversary project celebrating the magazine’s... Read more
Boys 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 Boys 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
SportStars’ FINAL NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings
Denied A Shot At Both A Regional And State Title, Bishop O’Dowd Still Finishes No. 1 In Our Final NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings • 2019-20 Final NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings. Previous rank in parenthesis 1. (2)   ↑   Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland   23-7 The Dragons first time at No. 1 this... Read more
Viral Disruption: NorCal Teams Cope With State Basketball Cancellations
Twelve NorCal Teams See Title Dreams End After CIF Is Forced Into State Basketball Cancellations As The Coronavirus Outbreak Accelerated • And then there were no championships. On the morning of March 12, the sudden CIF State Basketball cancellations brought the stark reality of the Coronavirus pandemic to the... Read more
Bishop O’Dowd Volleyball: Dragons Look To Set NCS Ablaze
POWER TRIP: A Senior Core Stocked With Heavy Hitters Looks To Lead Bishop O’Dowd Volleyball Back To The State Finals • Aggression. Intimidation. These are not words usually associated with girls volleyball  —  after all, there’s a net separating the two teams, and contact is not only infrequent, it’s forbidden. But it’s... Read more
Bishop O’Dowd Girls Basketball: Dragon Territory
A Young, Talented Roster Has Bishop O’Dowd Girls Basketball Poised To Maintain Its Reign On The North Coast Section •  “Here be dragons.” The ancient mapmakers didn’t really know what was lurking outside the boundaries of the known world, but they figured it wasn’t going to be too pleasant... Read more
Talent-Packed Nor Cal Tip Off Classic Highlights Bishop O’Dowd, Fairfax
The eleventh annual Nor Cal Tip-Off Classic will be held Saturday November 25, 2017 at Newark Memorial High School in Newark, CA. The event is designed to promote and showcase Northern California basketball to college coaches, media. scouts and the public. There are seven games on the day beginning... Read more