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Amador Valley Boys Volleyball | Dons Ready For A Last Stand
Nine Months After COVID-19’s Arrival Abruptly Ended Its Start To A Dominant NCS Title Defense, The Amador Valley Boys Volleyball Team Hopes To Make Up For Lost Time — And Titles • Updated Dec. 2 to reflect CIF restart update After tremendous flashes of exceptional success, the Amador Valley... Read more
Charles McAdoo, #MyBestTeammate | A #NeverStop Tribute
De La Salle Multi-Sport Standout Vince Bianchina Continues Our #NeverStop Project With An Ode To Teammate And Friend, Charles McAdoo • Throughout my four years at De La Salle, I have built many relationships with coaches, teammates and friends that will last forever. There have been plenty of ups... Read more
De La Salle Baseball: Spartans Bring Crossover Appeal
Boosted By Its Vaunted Football Program, De La Salle Baseball Opened 2020 As The State’s No. 1 Team — And Chasing A Record Fifth Straight NCS Title • De La Salle will always be known as a football school.  For as many championship banners as the Concord school’s other... Read more
Maddy Goldberg: Foothill Soccer GK Is Keeping It 100
Pleasanton’s Maddy Goldberg Is Taking Charge — And One Of NorCal’s Best Goalkeepers Has Foothill Off To A Strong Start • Don’t expect Maddy Goldberg to quietly, unassumingly hang out around the goal box. The always-vocal Foothill High junior is constantly in motion, whether the action is headed her... Read more
Foothill Volleyball: A Mix Of Grit & Grayce
Falcon Girls Hang Tough In A Loaded EBAL Behind Strong Leadership And Sophomore Phenom Grayce Olson — Who Wasn’t Even Expected To Play In 2019 • There’s much to the Foothill volleyball team. Great passing, serving, defense and the ability to stay calm under pressure. And there is 6-foot-4... Read more
Nate Rutchena: Monte Vista’s Mustang Of Many Talents
A Multi-Sport Standout And Starter On Both Sides Of The Football, Rutchena Leads A Senior Core That Has Monte Vista Among NorCal’s Top 10 Teams • With the first game of his senior season hanging in the balance, Monte Vista football star Nate Rutchena went to a familiar move.... Read more
San Ramon Valley Girls Lacrosse On The Hunt
With A Talented And Extremely Tight-Knit Roster Bent On Redemption, The Wolves Have Established Themselves As The North Coast Section’s Team To Beat • As the sun set on the first seasonably warm April evening in Danville, the San Ramon Valley girls lacrosse team took the field to host... Read more
Cal High Volleyball: Championship CALibrated
A Young Cal High Volleyball Team Arrived Earlier Than Expected When It Won 30 Games In 2017 — And Now The Title Window Is Wide Open For The Talented Roster • With an impressive cast of impact players back from a section semi-finalist team, California High-San Ramon girls volleyball... Read more
Dublin’s 29 Wins Give Gael Force Rise
Dublin’s 29 Wins And East Bay Athletic League Title Last Season Were Far From Outliers• Story by MIKE WOOD | Photos by DENNIS LEE The rise of Dublin High School’s boys basketball program can be viewed in distinct measurables.   And though the climb has been steady over the... Read more
SRV Are Spectators No More
After A Year Of Waiting, Daniel Medley Is Healthy And San Ramon Valley Is A Team That’s Realized Its Full Potential • Story by MIKE WOOD | Photos by SAMUEL STRINGER San Ramon Valley High running back Daniel Medley was poised for another big game, but in the second... Read more
NorCal Preseason #20: Foothill-Pleasanton
We begin our 2017 Football coverage by revealing teams #20-11 in our NorCal Preseason Top 20 in a daily countdown to Aug. 24 when #10-1 are revealed in our 2017 Football Preview Special. First up: Foothill-Pleasanton.   NO. 20 FOOTHILL-PLEASANTON   2016 REVIEW: 6-5 and unranked in our final rankings ... Read more