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Anson Aroz: The Constant | Meet Placer Baseball’s Problem Solver
Baseball Is A Game Of Equations For Relentlessly Driven Oregon-Bound Catcher Anson Aroz Of Placer-Auburn There’s baseball IQ and then there’s whatever-in-the-Isaac-Newton Anson Aroz is. The Oregon-committed, switch-hitting catcher from Placer High-Auburn seems to see the diamond in code — or at least in distances and times. “Say a... 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
Nick Yorke, Boston Red Sox 1st Round Pick | SportStar Of The Week
NICK YORKE Archbishop Mitty-San Jose – Baseball – Senior Despite having his senior season all but wiped out because of the Coronavirus, something tells us that the recently-graduated Yorke is a lot less bummed after June 11. That’s when the Boston Red Sox made him their first-round selection (17th... Read more
From Callero To Zuardo | One Coach’s #NeverStop Thanks To His Mentors
Heritage High Baseball Coach Kevin Brannan Offers A #NeverStop Salute To Mike Callero And Lou Zuardo, The Coaches Who Shaped His Career • As several players have thanked their coaches as part of this project, sometimes coaches need to do the same. There are two people — Mike Callero... Read more
Anthony Susac, Jesuit- SportStar of the Week
Anthony Susac-SportStar of the Week! In what might possibly have been the last big NorCal baseball matchup of the 2020 season, SportStars’ No. 2-ranked Jesuit hosted No. 1 De La Salle-Concord on March 12. Susac spun six sterling innings and struck out nine as the Marauders defeated the Spartans,... Read more
Viral Disruption: NorCal Teams Cope With State Basketball Cancellations
Twelve NorCal Teams See Title Dreams End After CIF Is Forced Into State Basketball Cancellations As The Coronavirus Outbreak Accelerated • And then there were no championships. On the morning of March 12, the sudden CIF State Basketball cancellations brought the stark reality of the Coronavirus pandemic to the... Read more
Steven Zobac Valley Christian-San Jose – Baseball SportStar of the Week
Steven Zobac was officially named the SportStars NorCal Baseball Player of the Year on July 5th. It came just a few weeks after he was one of five finalists for Cal-Hi Sports’ Mr. Baseball State Player of the Year Award. The Cal-bound talent batted .465 with 40 hits, 28... Read more
CHRIS SANTIAGO DLS Baseball’s Sr Earns SportStar of the Week
CHRIS SANTIAGO, De La Salle-Concord – Baseball – Senior Takes Top Honor at SportStars Chris Santiago, Saint Mary’s College-bound infielder closed out a stellar Spartans career in style. In his final high school at bat, Santiago belted a two-run homer in the sixth inning of the Spartans’ 10-1 defeat of... Read more
State of Baseball Playoffs
CIF Could Be On the Cusp of State Championship Event For Baseball • The last official CIF state baseball championship was in 1922 in Los Angeles as Sacramento High blanked Franklin-Los Angeles 3-0. San Diego High won the year before over host Chico and also won titles in 1918... Read more
Nick Fusari, De La Salle, SportStar Of The Week
Senior Second Baseman Serves As Offensive Catalyst For Spartans Team Off To A 14-1 Start • In three games during the week of April 8-14, Nick Fusari paced the NorCal No. 1-ranked Spartans by going 5-for-10 at the plate with a double, triple, two walks and three runs scored.... Read more
Treven Crowley: Hilmar’s Double Impact Star
Born At Half The Size Of His Twin Brother, Hilmar Junior Treven Crowley Has Grown Up To Become A Star On Both Football And Baseball Field • As with any athlete, digging into statistics can reveal a lot of reasons why Hilmar High’s Treven Crowley is one of the... Read more
Cooper Hjerpe, Woodland Baseball SportStar of the Week
The Oregon State-bound lefty could do no wrong. Our 2018 FIRST TEAM ALL-NORCAL BASEBALL pick, Cooper Hjerpe, the Sr. Woodland High School Baseball player earns our SportStar of the Week title. During Woodland’s 14-0 win over Mira Loma on March 26, he went 3-for-4 at the plate with a... Read more