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SportStars NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings | Jan. 20
After A Big Shakeup To Open 2022, The NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings Settle A Bit With Few Upsets Over Last Two Weeks • NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings All records are through Monday, Jan. 19. Previous rank in parenthesis. Records obtained through MaxPreps.com PICTURED ABOVE: Madison Butcher of No. 13... Read more
SportStars NorCal Girls Wrestler Rankings | Jan. 10
As California Leads The Way In The Rapid Growth Of Girls Wrestling, It Was Time To Debut Our First NorCal Girls Wrestling Rankings • PICTURED ABOVE: Katelyn Cardoza (150s) of Ripon High. (Ike Dodson photo) We’ve said it for years — girl’s wrestling is one of the fastest-growing sports... Read more
SportStars NorCal Wrestler Rankings (106-145) | Jan. 5
There’s One New No. 1 And Twenty-Seven New Names In Our Second Installment Of The NorCal Wrestler Rankings For The 2021-22 Season • PICTURED ABOVE: The Franklin High-Stockton wrestling team, featuring Jackson Calvert (113s) and Ahmaad Lewis (132s). (Franklin High Wrestling photo) Northern California wrestling families did a little... Read more
Final NorCal Softball Rankings | 2021
St. Francis Left Zero Doubt Over Its Credentials To Be The Top Team In Our Final NorCal Softball Rankings Of 2021 • Final NorCal Softball Rankings For 2021. Previous rank in parenthesis. (TOP PHOTO: Tayler Biehl of No. 15 Vista del Lago-Folsom; James K. Leash photo) 1. (1) St.... 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
SportStars NorCal Softball Rankings | TOP 20, May 27
Not Much Drama At The Top Spot Of The NorCal Softball Rankings, But Plenty Of Teams Trade Spots Below No. 1 St. Francis • NorCal Softball Rankings Previous rankings in parenthesis. All records are through Thursday, May 26. PICTURED ABOVE: Lauren Mirtoni of No. 16 Roseville. (David Gershon photo)... Read more
SportStories, Episode 3 | Football Springs To Life
The Podcast Celebrates The Return To Football With A Tribute To Traditional Offseason Anticipation And Memorable NorCal Season Openers • If you’ve been someone paying attention to California high school sports — or lack thereof — over the last several months, then you know this week of March 8th... Read more
Sac-Joaquin Section Football | Top Programs Navigate Spring Frenzy
Several Sac-Joaquin Section Stalwart Programs Find Themselves In Different Places As Schools Race To Play Abbreviated Seasons • There will be Sac-Joaquin Section football. The state’s relaxation of its youth sports guidelines on Feb. 19 opened the door for many Sac-Joaquin Section football programs to hold a spring season... Read more
Damion Elliott | Del Oro Wrestler Has Singlet, Will Travel
Wrestling In 2020-21 May Just Be A Vision Quest As NorCal Wrestling Stars Like Del Oro’s Damion Elliott Flee State For Chances At Competition • Six months after he seized California Interscholastic Federation stardom by reaching the state finals as a sophomore, Del Oro-Loomis wrestler Damion Elliott found himself... Read more
Casey Taylor’s New Normal | Star Football Coach Starts Anew Again
After His Wildly Successful Football Coaching Career Took More Than One Unexpected Twist Last Spring, Casey Taylor Eagerly Waits To Begin Building Another Champion On A New Campus • Back in March, Casey Taylor was enjoying a change of scenery and entering a new phase of his life.  The longtime... Read more
Mark Soto: Honor Bowl Founder Writes Of Family, Service & Football
In His Book “Honor Coach,” Mark Soto Shares How Passion and Patriotism Helped Birth The National High School Football Showcase • Mark Soto has never been short on enthusiasm and passion for what he loves and believes in. And his first-ever foray into the world of book writing shows... 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