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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
SportStars NorCal Football Rankings | Spring 2021 Preseason Top 20
Three Bay Area Teams Sit Atop Our First Set Of NorCal Football Rankings As We Prepare To Embark On A Fascinating Spring Football Experiment • What do we really know about the long-awaited and frantically assembled high school football season that’s about to commence across the state? Not nearly... 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
Cardinal Newman: Cardinals Football Collectively Says ‘No Flippin’ Way’
Two Years After The Tubbs Fire, And One Year After A Coin Flip Ended Its Season, Cardinal Newman Football Wasn’t Going To Waste Its Shot Jackson Pavitt stood near midfield teetering on the edge of being emotionally wrecked. The Cardinal Newman High quarterback had just delivered another one of... Read more