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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
Campolindo Football | Strength In Numbers
When Campolindo Lineman Elijah Klock’s Father Passed Away Five Days Before Facing Rival Acalanes, It Led The Cougars On A Week That Truly Underscored The Importance Of This Brief Football Season • Campolindo football coach Kevin Macy is no stranger to magical moments on the football field.  Through his... Read more
Campolindo Cross Country | Pace Of Patience
With Their Sport Potentially Serving As A Bellwether For A Return To Interscholastic Competition, Campolindo High’s Pair Of Defending State Championship Cross Country Teams Work To Remain Hopeful • As efforts unfold in uncertain times to salvage a semblance of a high school sports season, athletes from the Campolindo... Read more
Voice Activated | Student Athletes Set To Speak Up On Election Day
NorCal Student Athletes Have Spent Much Of A Tumultuous 2020 Stuck In Their Homes, Feeling Frustrated And Following The News Closer Than Ever Before — Now Some Get To Cast A Vote In A Critical Election • It was close to two years ago when Dorian Sanchez first registered... Read more
Into The Void | NorCal Football Coaches Cope, Hope And Wait
Football Coaches Across Northern California Adapt And Cling To Optimism As Their Annual Favorite Time Of Year Has Become A Torturous Waiting Game • Pinning their hopes on a winter start for a high school season postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic, NorCal football coaches are growing anxious. As the... Read more
Fall Sports’ Alternate Reality: An Imagined Sports Future
With Football Delayed Indefinitely And Other Sports Forced To Adapt To Virus Concerns, NorCal’s Fall Sports Season Was Like No Other   EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a purely fictionalized look into NorCal’s 2020 fall sports future in a state and region still heavily affected by COVID-19. We composed it without... Read more
Role With It | A #NeverStop Tale Of Pain, Perseverance & Payoff
Campolindo Junior Emmanuel Callas Adds To The #NeverStop Project By Sharing About 16 Months Of Basketball Ups And Downs — And Embracing One’s Role • My name is Emmanuel Callas. I play basketball for the Campolindo Cougars in Moraga. This is a story about disappointment, hard work, perseverance and... 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
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
Aidan Mahaney Campo Basketball SportStar of the Week
Aidan Mahaney, Campolindo Moraga Basketball, Sophomore named SportStar of the Week. One season after being named the Cal-Hi Sports Boys Basketball State Freshman of the Year, Aidan Mahaney picked up right where he left off. At the halfway mark of the regular season (through 13 games), Mahaney was averaging... Read more
Campolindo Volleyball: Bounce Back Brings State Run
After Being Swept In The Section Finals, The Cougars Found New Motivation And Became The First Campolindo Team To Reach A Division I State Volleyball Final • John Vuong knew the players on his Campolindo volleyball team were hurting.  As the team sat together in the aftermath of a... Read more
Campolindo Boys Basketball: Recipe For A Title
It All Came Together As The Campolindo Boys Basketball Program Won Its First State Title Last Season — Can A Talented Cougars Roster Find The Right Mix For A Repeat? After winning a state basketball championship, coaches and players are apt to reflect on all the hard work that... Read more