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SportStars NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings | Jan. 19
Top Six Stay Firm After MLK Matchups, But Key League Showdowns Are Sure To Affect NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings • NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings All records are through Thursday, Jan. 18. Previous rank in parenthesis. Records obtained through MaxPreps.com PICTURED ABOVE: Junior wing Tyler Harris (5) of No. 11... Read more
FINAL NorCal Football Rankings | Expanded Top 35
For The First Time In Our 11 Year History, A New Team Closes The Season At No. 1 As We Expand Our Final NorCal Football Rankings To 35 • Typically we close out the season by making our Final NorCal Football Rankings 33 percent bigger and expanding it from... Read more
Mack Stacks Five | McClymonds Races To Fifth Straight CIF Bowl
Young Speed, Steady Experience Lead Warriors Past Campolindo And Into 3-A State Bowl Championship Game Moments after his team beat visiting Campolindo-Moraga 40-21 to secure a fifth-straight California Interscholastic Federation Northern California title, McClymonds-Oakland coach Michael Peters tried to put his team’s accomplishment into context. “It means a lot... Read more
Some Kind Of Roll | Campolindo Boys Basketball Clear Preseason No. 1
With Talent, Depth, Experience And No Losses In Nearly Two Years, Campolindo Boys Basketball Opens As NorCal’s Team To Beat • PICTURED ABOVE: Campolindo Senior Guard Shane O’Reilly. (Berry Evans III photos) When the Campolindo High boys basketball team opens its season against Dublin in the eighth and final... Read more
Resilience On The Hill | Campolindo Scraps Its Way Into Semis
Inexperience Led To A Shaky Start And Some Ups And Downs, But Campolindo Football Is Back In Familiar Territory — On The Doorstep Of An NCS Final • Dashiell Weaver half-jogged, half-walked towards the sideline, right arm hanging limp at his side. His grimace was easy to spot, and... Read more
Honor Bowl 2021 | Now More Than Ever, More Than A Game
Attack In Afghanistan, 9/11 Anniversary Add Impact To The Annual Honor Bowl Event That Uses Football To Gather And Celebrate Veterans • Perspective is a word often thrown around (like a football) to describe a way of viewing or regarding topics or viewpoints. From junior programs every Saturday to... Read more
No.1 De La Salle Readies For Rams | RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 19
With A Mix Of New Faces And Experienced Ones, De La Salle Football Preps For Challenging Opener; PLUS Staff NCS Season Predictions • This is the nineteenth of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal Football Preview coverage. “No! Everybody... Read more
Campolindo The Underdog? | RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 18
Despite Coming Off An Undefeated Spring, Campolindo Won’t Be DAL-Foothill Favorite This Fall — But Good Luck Writing Cougars Off; PLUS Link To New Podcast • This is the eighteenth of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal Football Preview... Read more
All-NorCal Football Offense | Spring 2021
No First Teams Or Second Teams — These Are Simply The 20 Offensive Players We Selected To Honor As All-NorCal Standouts This Spring • TOP IMAGE: Vista del Lago-Folsom running back, Ethan Menezes (David Gershon photo) Our All-NorCal Football Offense and Defense were chosen a little differently from years... Read more
All-NorCal Boys 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 Boys Basketball Team • TOP IMAGE: Sione Lose, Capital Christian-Sacramento (David Gershon photo) With the 2021 Spring providing such a unique season that differed from league to league and section to... Read more
Emmanuel Callas | SportStars’ NorCal Boys Basketball Player Of The Year
A Model Of Perseverance, Campolindo’s Emmanuel Callas Raised His Game To Help Lead The Cougars To An Undefeated Season And NorCal’s Top Ranking • Emmanuel Callas and his Campolindo-Moraga teammates approached this basketball season as if a championship were at stake. Though there were no playoffs in the abbreviated season,... Read more
SportStories, Ep. 9 | Coaching Through The Chaos
Four Coaches Join Us To Share Their Experiences Of Coaching During The Pandemic — An Unprecedented 16-Week Sprint Filled With Unknowns, Unique Challenges And A Lot Of Joy • If you watch sports enough, you hear it all the time: The best coaches are the ones who can make... Read more