Best Cali Native Athletes in the NFL
California isn’t short on pro sports teams worth rooting for. The state is home to five MLB franchises, four NBA teams, three NHL squads, and three more NFL teams. From San Francisco in the north to San Diego in the south, Californians have choices when it comes to pledging... 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
SportStar Alan Lloyd YV Football Comes Up Big
SportStars Names ‘Star of the Week’: Alan Lloyd, Ygnacio Valley-Concord Football Sr. This weeks’ SportStar Alan Lloyd shined in the defensive secondary while competing in the Jr. Prep Sports California Patriot Bowl senior All-Star game on Dec, 28 at Diablo Valley College. _______________________________ CONNECT WITH US: Follow SportStars on Twitter & Instagram | Like us on Facebook | Subscribe!... Read more
JP MURPHY San Ramon Valley Football, SportStar of the Week
San Ramon Valley JP Murphy  Honored as SportStar of the Week! It was the night after Halloween, but JP Murphy was still plenty scary in his relentless pursuit of the quarterback. Murphy terrorized Monte Vista’s Jack Stewardson by sacking him four times in a thrilling 17-16 double-overtime victory over... Read more
Spotlight on Folsom Football: 4 Alumni Players to Watch in 2019
Recent Folsom Football Alumni: 4 Players to Watch in 2019, Guest post The Folsom Bulldogs have a storied high school football program. Just 4 years ago, the school committed a record-breaking seven student-athletes to Division 1 football programs. One of the most notable, Jake Browning, the University of Washington star,... Read more
High School Athletes Video “Day In The Life” Voting Contest Presented by Fantag
SportStars has made a goal this school year to include more High School Athletes Video with its storytelling. Hopefully our more regular readers have noticed. As we begin to close out fall and transition to winter sports, we’re planning a pair of “Day In The Life” video feature projects... Read more
Golden State Gridiron: NEW “High School Football In California” Book
Writing Book On State’s Football History A Labor Of Love It wasn’t exactly a blank canvass, but writing the book “High School Football In California” was a task that quickly became pleasurable. Especially when talking to some of the subjects who were targeted to be centerpieces of most chapters.... Read more
Mack Keeps Truckin’: McClymonds Looks To Remain King Of Oakland Football
You lose 18 of 30 players to graduation or transfer and there’s reason for concern. But McClymonds- Oakland football coach Michael Peters just rolls with the punches. That’s how it works in West Oakland. The Warriors have suffered their unfair share of pain and tragedy, including the death last month... Read more
Football 2018: National Defense
Defense Wins Championships — And In The Bay Area Particularly This Season — It Will Be Leading To Major Scholarships As Well • It wasn’t very long ago that every football recruiting reporter in the country had to keep his or her eyes and ears focused on the Bay... Read more
JPS Battle Of The Unsung Heroes: SportStars High School Challenge
SportStars & Visit Concord partnered with Jr. Prep Sports Cali at the first of June for an all-football Ultimate Linemen’s Challenge. Teams from up and down the coast and from Hawaii competed against each other – and in our first SportStars High School Challenge!  Who won $500 for their football program? Check... Read more
Turlock High School Football: Gabriel Cordero’s Corps Strength
A Two-Way Turlock Football Star, Gabriel Cordero Chose Joining The Marines Over Pursuing To Play At The Next Level • Despite the braces he sheepishly revealed with wide grins, Turlock High School  football standout Gabriel Cordero was a man amongst boys during back-to-back all-star weekends this summer. The 18-year-old... Read more
Southern Storm: 45th Lions All-Star Football Classic Wrap
Dominant Defensive Effort, Impressive Chemistry Lead The South To Convincing Victory In 45th Lions All-Star Football Classic With time running out in the 45th Lions All-Star Football Classic, Patterson quarterback Gabe Sanchez showed he knew the importance of closure. Just in case any North players were clinging to impractical... Read more