SportStars NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings | March 1
Oak Ridge Is The Biggest Mover As Section Playoffs End, Plus Two New Teams Enter The NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings Prior To Regionals • NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings All records are through Monday, Feb. 26. Previous rank in parenthesis. Records obtained through PICTURED ABOVE: Ella Ray of No.... Read more
Best Way Possible | Carondelet Basketball Fully Begins Exciting New Era
With Two Stars And A Coach From Last Summer’s 17U National Champion Leading The Way, Carondelet Is Ready To Fully Jump Into Its New Look • PICTURED ABOVE: Carondelet Senior Guard Tandem, Talana Lepolo, left, and Nya Epps. Settings are in place for basketball success at Carondelet High in... Read more
All-NorCal Girls 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 Girls Basketball Team • TOP IMAGE: Silivia Fonongaloa, Salesian-Richmond (Berry Evans III photo) With the 2021 Spring providing such a unique season that differed from league to league and section to... Read more
Final NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings | Spring ’21
Pinewood Closes Out Perfect Season To Overtake No. 1 In Our Final NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings • Spring 2021 Final NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings. Previous rank in parenthesis. (TOP PHOTO: Pinewood Girls Basketball/Twitter) 1. (2) Pinewood-Los Altos Hills (17-0) Even though only one Northern California section had a postseason,... Read more
Maddie Gamble Is ALL IN | Carondelet Ace Doubles Down On Golf
With A Renewed Passion For Her Sport, Carondelet’s Maddie Gamble Is Slaying Amateur Competitions And Hoping For A Chance To Lead The Cougars One Last Time • Carondelet High golfer Maddie Gamble understands she won’t get a ton of sympathy.  After all she’s been able to play and compete... Read more
SportStars’ Overall Girls Athlete Big 10 | NorCal’s Best Female Athletes (’11-’20)
For The Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue, SportStars Continued Its Big 10 Series With The Overall Girls Big 10 —NorCal’s Best Female Athletes Of The Past Decade • The Overall Girls Athlete Big 10 is an installation of the SportStars Big 10 Project: A 10-months-long anniversary project celebrating the magazine’s... Read more
SportStar of the Week: Ali Bamberger Carondelet Basketball
Ali Bamberger — Carondelet-Concord Varsity Basketball Standout You’ve seen the name before gracing these hallowed SportStars of the Week pages. Ali Bamberger, the Carondelet Basketball Cougars 6-foot-3 post player, posted a dominant double-double of 28 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks to lead her team to a fourth-straight North... Read more
Emotional Father-Daughter Dance: Bamberger Family
Concord’s Bamberger Family Shares A Special Winter Through The Seasons Of Carondelet And Clayton Valley Basketball • Father-Daughter Dance: Eric Bamberger and his daughter Ali have a rule when it comes to breaking down her basketball games. “If I was able to see the game, I get five minutes... Read more
SportStar of the Week: Ali Bamberger
Carondelet-Concord – Basketball – Junior Ali Bamberger Ali Bamberger, the 6-foot-3 post scored 21 points and added 10 rebounds to help lift Carondelet to a 67-56 win over host Miramonte-Orinda during the Elite Is Earned New Year’s Showcase on Jan. 6. The win was the third straight for the... Read more
Girls Preseason NorCal Top 20
2016-17 Final Records Included 1. ST. MARY’S-STOCKTON (21-9) The No. 2 team in MaxPreps’ national Xcellent 25 has one of the most talented starting lineups in the country. It starts with elite senior Aquira DeCosta (pictured above) — who has signed with perennial national power Baylor — and also... Read more
Hooping It Up in Concord
As the weather turns cold and wet, the City of Concord is more than happy to invite you into its several warm and cozy gymnasiums to play some hoops — or maybe just watch some while drinking a hot cocoa. December will mark the start of three busy months... Read more