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SportStars NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings | Jan. 10
A COVID-Slowed First Week Of January Kept Things Mild In The NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings, Though The Top 5 Got Two New Teams • NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings All records are through Thursday, Jan. 8. Previous rank in parenthesis. Records obtained through MaxPreps.com PICTURED ABOVE: Senior Ameere Britton of... 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 (152-285) | 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: Members of the Granada-Livermore wrestling team from early December. (Granada High Wrestling photo/Facebook) Northern California wrestling families did a little more than wait for... Read more
COVER STORY: One Last Run | Senior Quartet Powers Emerging Elk Grove Basketball
Fueled By Four Seniors And Longtime Best Friends, Elk Grove Basketball Will Be Among Sac-Joaquin Section’s Best — And May Just Raise A Banner • From sleepovers to step-backs, crossovers to companions, no one has a deeper bond on and off the court than Elk Grove High’s four standout... Read more
SJS Football Playoffs | Semifinals Preview (Div. I-IV)
Will A Top Seed Fall? Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs Capsules And Predictions Highlight The Season’s Best Matchups • PICTURED ABOVE: Jesuit-Carmichael All-Purpose Back, Kai Santos. (David Gershon photo) The Sac-Joaquin Section football playoffs continue this weekend by adding dynamic semifinal matchups in Divisions I-IV to an already thrilling postseason. If... Read more
Frenzy In The Fog | Elk Grove Outlasts Vacaville In Playoff Classic
Elk Grove Rushes For More Than 500 Yards In A Wild Shootout Win That Sends Thundering Herd Into SJS Div. II Semifinals • PICTURED ABOVE: Elk Grove junior lineman Dallas Fineanganofo (59) celebrates with teammates. (Chace Bryson photos) Ethan Archuleta faked the hand off. He tucked the football tight... Read more
Youth Served In Windsor Win | NorCal Football Sunday Wrap
Freshman Hayden Anderson Has Impact On Windsor Jaguars’ Big Road Win Over Benicia And 5-0 Start To Fall • Windsor receiver/defensive back Hayden Anderson admits he’s never blocked a punt before, so when he broke through the middle of the Benicia punt formation and smothered a prospective first quarter... Read more
Presumed Dead Too Soon? | Elk Grove Football Rushes Back To SJS Relevance
Seniors Zeke Burnett, Ethan Archuleta And Pita Folaumotui Vi Are On Mission To Prove Elk Grove’s Demise Was Falsely Advertised — They Might Be Right • TOP PHOTO: Zeke Burnett Crosses The Goal Line In Elk Grove’s Sept. 17 Win At Lincoln (Ike Dodson photo) A dive isn’t a... Read more
Elk Grove Rushes To First Win | NorCal Football Sunday Wrap
Running Game, Pass Rush Lead Elk Grove Over Lincoln; McClymonds Passes First Big Test + VIDEO Of Heritage-Brentwood Win • PICTURED ABOVE: Elk Grove defensive end, Pita Folaumotui Vi (Ike Dodson photo) On paper, Friday’s matchup between 2-1 Lincoln High and winless Elk Grove was a toss-up. It didn’t... Read more
Sac-Joaquin Section Predictions | RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 13
SportStars Staff Members Get Their Limb-Climbing Shoes On For Some Sac-Joaquin Section Predictions; PLUS Our Player Spotlight Travels To James Logan-Union City • This is the thirteenth of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal Football Preview coverage. Kickoff arrives... Read more
All-NorCal Boys 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 Boys Basketball Team • TOP IMAGE: Sione Lose, Capital Christian-Sacramento (David Gershon photo) With the 2021 Spring providing such a unique season that differed from league to league and section to... Read more
Final NorCal Baseball Rankings | 2021
WCAL Reigns Supreme As Valley Christian Plays Its Way To A CCS Title And Another No. 1 Finish In Our Final NorCal Baseball Rankings • Final NorCal Baseball Rankings For 2021. Previous rank in parenthesis. (TOP PHOTO: Valley Christian celebrates its CCS Open title on June 19; photo by... Read more