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SportStars NorCal Softball Rankings |TOP 20, April 14
Five Unbeaten Teams Clog The Top Of Our First NorCal Softball Rankings — Which Of Them Will Blink First? • NorCal Softball Rankings All records are through Tuesday, April 13. PICTURED ABOVE: Tianna Bell of No. 3 Heritage-Brentwood. (Chace Bryson photo) 1. Rocklin   8-0 2. St. Francis-Mountain View ... Read more
SportStars’ NorCal Baseball Rankings | TOP 20, April 14
De La Salle Is Back Atop The NorCal Baseball Rankings, Trading Places With Valley Christian-San Jose For Second Straight Week • NorCal Baseball Rankings All records are through Tuesday, April 13. Previous rank is in parenthesis. PICTURED ABOVE: Blake Burke of No. 1 De La Salle-Concord. (Jean-Paul Toshiro photo)... Read more
Elk Grove Baseball | EGHS Alums Lead Region’s Growing MLB Footprint
Dylan Carlson’s MLB Debut Continues A Wave Of Elk Grove Baseball And Sacramento Region Talent Reaching The Bigs • While regional diamonds sit eerily quiet, Elk Grove baseball is leading a region that’s making noise at the highest level. Area stars, and Elk Grove High alumni in particular, are... Read more
Prophet Brown | SportStars’ 2019-20 Sac-Joaquin Male Athlete of the Year
Monterey Trail Three-Sport Speed Demon, Prophet Brown, Spoke His 2019-20 Success Into Being • Last October, when things were normal and the high school football season was full swing, Monterey Trail’s Prophet Brown, like his name suggests, tweeted out his prediction for the coming months. “Turning this season up... Read more
SportStars’ Overall Boys Athlete Big 10 | NorCal’s Best Male Athletes (’11-’20)
For The Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue, SportStars Continued Its Big 10 Series With The Overall Boys Big 10 —NorCal’s Best Male Athletes Of The Past Decade • The Overall Boys Athlete Big 10 is an installation of the SportStars Big 10 Project: A 10-months-long anniversary project celebrating the magazine’s... Read more
Marcus Jones Jr. | 2019 SportStars NorCal Defensive Player Of The Year
Tenacious Middle Linebacker Logged 101 Solo Tackles In A Season That Saw Monterey Trail Defeat Folsom And Reach The Section Final • All that Marcus Jones, Jr. has ever wanted and needed is an opportunity. Give him that and he will take care of the rest.  Monterey Trail head... Read more
Laguna Creek Flash Flood | Youth Movement Skyrockets Girls Basketball Program
Lured By Academic Programs, A Dynamic Group Of Young Players Has Elk Grove’s Laguna Creek Rising At A Rapid Rate • There’s a lot of loose talk about student-athletes and the importance of academics.  But for most elite athletes, and most elite programs, sports come first, second and very... Read more
Peter Ming And Elk Grove Wrestling’s Swiss Dynasty
Stanford-Bound Wrestler Peter Ming Is The Latest In A Long Line Of A Swiss Family That’s Part Of The Bedrock To The Elk Grove High Program • Elk Grove senior Peter Ming has come a long way from sawdust. It’s the sacred floor of Swiss wrestling, a sport known... Read more
SportStars NorCal Wrestling Team Rankings | Dec. 24
Gilroy Leads The Pack, But It’s Not A Runaway As Vacaville, Pitman, Del Oro And Oakdale All Trail By Narrow Margins • All season, SportStars will align the best wrestlers of each weight class, and the top teams in Northern California into lists of the 10 or 15 best.... Read more
“We Move People”: Elk Grove Football Puts It All On The Line
Following The Lead Of Its Experienced And Relentless Linemen, Elk Grove Football Has A Chance At Its First CIF State Bowl Appearance • For the Elk Grove football linemen, some of the toughest assignments come before Friday. On the practice field, the trenches can be pretty tough among the... Read more
Elk Grove Football: Carter Harris Has Herd Thundering
The Triple Option-polished QB Leads Elk Grove Football With A Game Sense That Earns Him The Right To Improvise — And It’s Causing Opponents Fits • Even opposing coaches rave about Elk Grove football’s senior quarterback Carter Harris. “He’s phenomenal,” Jesuit-Carmichael coach Marlon Blanton stated. “That’s all that needs... Read more
SJS Boys Volleyball: Granite Bay, Elk Grove Lock Up Titles
SJS Boys Volleyball Power Granite Bay Hauled In Its Sixth Section Banner While Elk Grove Claimed Its First NorCal Title • In the 10 years that the Sac-Joaquin Section has held championships for boys volleyball, Granite Bay has stood atop the SJS boys volleyball world. The Grizzlies have won... Read more