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7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 10: All Eyes On Folsom
As De La Salle At Folsom Week Arrives, The Show Breaks Down The Big Game And Other Topics With NorCal Media Stalwarts, Joe Davidson And Mark Tennis • This week features NorCal’s biggest intersectional matchup of the season when De La Salle-Concord pays a visit to Folsom High. The... Read more
Fairfax DNA
All The Pieces Are In Place For The Renown L.A. City Section Program To Win Its Third State Title — The Lions Just Need To Follow The Formula • Story by RONNIE FLORES | Photos by SAMUEL STRINGER Nearly a soul in the gym was rooting for his team,... Read more
Can’t Catch Kaz – Tulare’s Allen Sets State TD Record
NorCal Or Not, Tulare’s Kazmeir Allen Is New State TD Record Holder.  So who’s got the record for scoring touchdowns in one season in Northern California high school football? I was headed to Tulare on Friday, Nov. 16 to see Tulare High’s Kazmeir Allen break the state record of... Read more
Forfeit Philosophy: When Not Playing Is The Right Call
It usually doesn’t take long for forfeits to rear their ugly head each football season and we had two very different ones in Northern California to start 2017. One of them, in fact, could be called “a good one.” That forfeit was the one that Brookside Christian-Stockton offered up... Read more
A Handful Of Schools Capable Of History-Making Seasons
For a feature story in this issue of SportStars, the question was asked if this 2017 edition of the Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland football team might be the best in school history? The Dragons, after all, seem to be even more loaded than last year when they went 15-1 and won... Read more
The Glorious Gridiron
Alas, it’s here. Our labor of love, and admittedly my favorite issue to work on every year. This is the eighth edition of our Football Preview, and I feel like it gets better each time we do it. This year we added our newest wrinkle, adding a Southern California... Read more
2017 Football’s First Pick
It’s not until the hot days of August that Northern California football teams will start official practices, but for us at Cal-Hi Sports the kickoff of preseason for many years has been the annual Nike-sponsored camp for Northern California’s top college prospects that is now known as The Opening... Read more
De La Salle High School Baseball: League Of Their Own
Sorting Out NorCal Best Baseball League De La Salle high school baseball team charges the mound to celebrate its 2016 North Coast Section Div. I title. The East Bay Athletic League has won five of the seven Div. I title since 2010. The EBAL also claimed the 2016 Div... Read more
City of Stars
San Francisco’s First Public School State Basketball Champion Had Plenty Of Noteworthy Predecessors. Yes, it’s true that Mission High became the first public school from San Francisco to win a CIF state basketball title when the Bears turned back Villa Park 82-75 in overtime on March 24 in the... Read more
Streak Smarts
A 50-plus Game Win Streak Has Chino Hills Boys Hoops In Rare Territory    Win streak records are especially fun to keep track of because when challenging teams come along over the years — and there aren’t many — it’s natural to relive those moments and bring back those... Read more
Musings On The CIF State Bowls As Football’s Final Weekend Approaches
   If anyone out there remembers some of our ancient Cal-Hi Sports newsletters from the 1980s or 1990s, they’ll recall that founder and record book compiler Nelson Tennis (my uncle, who died in 2004) did a short series of comments he called “Random Remarks.”    With that in mind,... Read more
 Folsom Graduate Jake Browning Has A Chance To Join A Very Short List of NorCal Heisman Trophy Winners
   Folsom Graduate Jake Browning Has A Chance To Join A Very Short List of NorCal Heisman Trophy Winners    Northern California didn’t have much of a connection to the Heisman Trophy for the first 30 years in which college football‘s most prestigious award was handed out, but then... Read more