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SportStars NorCal Volleyball Rankings | Top 20, Sept. 21
A Big Tournament Weekend Brought A Jumble To The NorCal Volleyball Rankings, But Not Among The Top 7 • NorCal Volleyball Rankings All records are through Tuesday, Sept. 20. Previous rank in parenthesis. Records obtained through MaxPreps.com PICTURED ABOVE: No. 18 Christian Brothers-Sacramento (Christian Brothers Athletics photo/Twitter) 1. (1)... 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
Final NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings | Spring ’21
Campolindo, Archbishop Mitty Finish Abbreviated Season As Clear No. 1 And 2 In Our Final NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings • Spring 2021 Final NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings. Previous rank in parenthesis 1. (1) Campolindo-Moraga (15-0) The Cougars took over No. 1 in early April and never relinquished it. Of... Read more
NorCal Early Football Predictions | Staff Stabs: Jim McCue
As We All Nervously Await December, SportStars Is Using Each Thursday Of October To Reveal The Early Football Predictions Of Different Staff Writers • We’ve officially entered our 2021 Season Preview mode. Because it’s not like anything else is happening. So it’s time for some early  football predictions. Before... Read more
Early 2021 Football Predictions | Staff Stabs: Chace Bryson
As We All Nervously Await December, SportStars Is Using Each Thursday Of October To Reveal The Early 2021 Football Predictions Of Different Staff Writers • We’ve officially entered our NorCal football 2021 Season Preview mode. Because it’s not like anything else is happening. So it’s time for some early... Read more
SportStars’ #CoverMadness Championship Winners
#CoverMadness Championship: A Fan-Powered Tournament To Select The Top Cover From SportStars Magazine’s First Decade Results In Co-Champions After More Than 185K Votes • SportStars will turn 10-years old on June 10, which has us feeling quite nostalgic. So for part of our celebration, our editor and production manager sifted... Read more
SportStars’ #CoverMadness Semifinals
#CoverMadness, SportStars’ Fan-Powered Tournament To Select The Top Cover From The Magazine’s First Decade Has Reached The Final Four — And Its Time To Vote • SportStars will turn 10-years old on June 10, which has us feeling quite nostalgic. So far part of our celebration, our editor and... Read more
Triumph Through Tragedy | #NeverStop: Dino Kahaulelio On His Best Game
Dino Kahaulelio Faced Several Hardships In His Cardinal Newman Football Career — And They Lie At The Heart Of His #NeverStop Story On The Best Game He’s Played • My name’s Dino Kahaulelio and I graduated from Cardinal Newman High in Santa Rosa in 2019. This is a story... Read more
Anya Choice | SportStars’ 2019-20 NorCal Girls Player Of The Year
Cardinal Newman’s Anya Choice Was A Near-Unstoppable Force For The North Coast Section Open Finalists • We had a hand in her face,” recalls Salesian-Richmond coach Steve Pezzola. “We had a hand above her face. Her release just got quicker and higher. “She became unstoppable.” “I was definitely in... 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
Jackson Pavitt | SportStars 2019 NorCal Offensive Player Of The Year
Accounting For 41 Touchdowns, Cardinal Newman’s Jackson Pavitt Was A Prolific Dual-Threat QB — And Just The Right Leader For 3-AA State Bowl Champions • A great quarterback once said, “You can’t have success if you don’t visualize it first.” That great quarterback is the SportStars NorCal Offensive Player of... 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