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OVERDUE | Foothill Volleyball Wins First NCS Title Since ’10
With Come From Behind Win Over Marin Catholic, Foothill Volleyball Improved To 36-1 And Snapped Four Game Skid In NCS Finals Appearances PICTURED ABOVE: Nisa Kincaid (left) and Katie Salonga (5) join teammates in celebrating a Foothill point late in the NCS championship match. (Chace Bryson photos) Katie Salonga... Read more
SportStars NorCal Baseball Rankings | April 11
Boras Classic, Other Easter Week Tournaments Shake Up NorCal Baseball Rankings And Put New Teams At Nos. 1 Through 5 • NorCal Baseball Rankings All records are through Monday, April 10 (via MaxPreps). Previous rank is in parenthesis. PICTURED ABOVE: Wade Mountz Of No. 3 Bellarmine-San Jose. (David Gershon... Read more
SportStars NorCal Softball Rankings | March 16
It’s Been A Wet March So Far, But That Didn’t Keep The NorCal Softball Rankings From Seeing Quite A Bit Of Change • NorCal Softball Rankings All records are through Monday, March 15 (via MaxPreps). Previous rank is in parenthesis. PICTURED ABOVE: Emma French of No. 6 Benicia. (Chace... Read more
SportStars’ Preseason NorCal Baseball Rankings
Defending NorCal Div. I Champion De La Salle Begins 2023 Atop Our Preseason NorCal Baseball Rankings — With The WCAL In Hot Pursuit • PICTURED ABOVE: Senior Cal Randall Of No. 1 De La Salle. (Ike Dodson photos) As things transition from scrimmage to nonleague games during the last... Read more
SportStars NorCal Volleyball Rankings | Top 20, Sept. 28
Only Three Teams Hold The Same Spot They Did In Last Week’s NorCal Volleyball Rankings; Top 5 Sees Slight Shuffle And New Team • NorCal Volleyball Rankings All records are through Tuesday, Sept. 27. Previous ranking in parenthesis. PICTURED ABOVE: No. 3 Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton. (SHP Athletics photo/Twitter) 1.... Read more
SportStars’ Bay Area 75 Athlete Rankings 2022 | Nos. 50-26
Our 10th Annual Bay Area 75 Athlete Rankings Honoring The Top High School Athletes From The ’21-’22 School Year Continues With Nos. 50-26 • PICTURED ABOVE: No. 49 Makayla Winchell of Granada-Livermore (Chace Bryson photo) Welcome to our tenth annual Bay Area 75 rankings — SportStars’ countdown of the... Read more
SportStars 2022 All-NorCal Baseball Team
This 32-Player All-NorCal Baseball Team Features National Leaders In Both Home Runs And Pitching Wins From This Season • PICTURED ABOVE: From left to right, Palo Alto’s Henry Bolte, McClatchy-Sacramento’s Malcolm Moore and Woodcreek-Roseville’s Braeden Sloan. (Palo Alto Baseball/Twitter; USA Baseball; David Gershon photos) Baseball was all the way... Read more
Foothill Rises Above EBAL Valley | NorCal Football Sunday Wrap
Strong Senior Core And Mix Of Younger Talent Helps Foothill Clinch Share Of East Bay Valley Division Crown • TOP PHOTO: Foothill Gathers For A Team Photo To Celebrate Clinching At Least A Share Of The EBAL-Valley Division Title. (Ben Enos photo) As the Foothill-Pleasanton football team celebrated a... Read more
SportStars’ Softball Big 10 | NorCal’s Best Players (’11-’20)
For The Magazine’s 10th Anniversary, SportStars Continues Its Big 10 Series With Its Softball Big 10 —NorCal’s Best Players Of The Past Decade • The Softball Big 10 is an installation of the SportStars Big 10 Project: A 10-months-long series celebrating the magazine’s 10-year anniversary in June 2020. We’ll... 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
Nicole May: NorCal Softball Pitcher of the Year
Foothill Ace Delivered Flawless Junior Season To Help Lead Pleasanton Powerhouse To The North Coast Section’s Best All-Time Undefeated Record, Section Crown • There’s often no better compliment for an elite athlete than calling him or her a “big game performer.” When the stakes are highest, the best players... Read more