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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
NorCal Top 20 Football Rankings | WEEK 6
Three Of Last Week’s NorCal Top 20 Football Matchups Live Up To Billing, But Majority Of Rankings Stay The Same • Testing delays and other issues denied last week’s two Sac-Joaquin Section showdowns that would’ve really helped solidify that region’s NorCal Top 20 Football Rankings pecking order. Instead, No.... Read more
SportStars NorCal Football Rankings | Spring 2021 Preseason Top 20
Three Bay Area Teams Sit Atop Our First Set Of NorCal Football Rankings As We Prepare To Embark On A Fascinating Spring Football Experiment • What do we really know about the long-awaited and frantically assembled high school football season that’s about to commence across the state? Not nearly... 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
NorCal Early Football Predictions | Staff Stabs: Jim McCue
As We All Nervously Await December, SportStars Is Using Each Thursday Of October To Reveal The Early Football Predictions Of Different Staff Writers • We’ve officially entered our 2021 Season Preview mode. Because it’s not like anything else is happening. So it’s time for some early  football predictions. Before... Read more
Early NorCal Football Predictions | Staff Stabs: Steven Wilson
As We All Nervously Await December, SportStars Is Using Each Thursday Of October To Reveal The Early NorCal Football Predictions Of Different Staff Writers • We’ve officially entered our 2021 Season Preview mode. Because it’s not like anything else is happening. So it’s time for some early NorCal football... Read more
Early 2021 Football Predictions | Staff Stabs: Chace Bryson
As We All Nervously Await December, SportStars Is Using Each Thursday Of October To Reveal The Early 2021 Football Predictions Of Different Staff Writers • We’ve officially entered our NorCal football 2021 Season Preview mode. Because it’s not like anything else is happening. So it’s time for some early... Read more
2021 Early Football Predictions | Staff Stabs: Ike Dodson
With First Practices Two Months Away, And Little Better To Do, SportStars Writers Have Some Fun With Some 2021 Early Football Predictions • We’ve officially entered our NorCal football 2021 Season Preview mode. Because it’s not like anything else is happening. So it’s time for some early football predictions.... 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
De La Salle And Folsom Football: After The Clash
On Sept. 13, De La Salle And Folsom Clashed For The Fourth Time As NorCal’s Top Two Teams — The Spartans Maintained Rule, But The Bulldogs Aren’t Fading Away • Northern California teams have been taking their shots for nearly 20 years. One by one, the next challenger takes... Read more
Folsom Football: New Dogs, Old Tricks
Paul Doherty Ushers In A New Era Folsom Football That Should Look A Lot Like The Bulldogs Of Recent Years — Perhaps An Even Faster Version • When longtime head coach Kris Richardson left the Folsom football program to join his former co-coach Troy Taylor at Sacramento State in... Read more
Kaiden Bennett: 2018 NorCal Offensive Player Of The Year
Folsom’s Offense Was A High-Octane, Well-Oiled Machine — And The Boise State-Bound Dual-Threat QB Was The Rocket Fuel Making It All Go • No player was more potent in 2018 than Folsom High’s Kaiden Bennett.  In his second year as the varsity starter, Bennett accounted for 75 touchdowns —... Read more