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Are We There Yet? | High School Football In Search Of Normalcy
Fall High School Football Is Back, But “Normal” Is Defined Differently Campus To Campus. Coaches Weigh In On What Is Normal As The Lights Prepare To Come Back On • On a typically hot mid-August afternoon, everything felt normal at College Park High School. About an hour after the... Read more
New Year, New Opportunities in Sports Training
It’s finally here…2021! This will be a year of transitions and adjusting to our “new normal.” It is my hope that this year provides opportunity for all athletes to get back to what they love to do! New Year, New Opportunities in Sports Training. Lets do this! We made... Read more
Divine Interception | One Final 2010 Concord Football Anecdote
CHACE BRYSON: One Last Tale From Our 2010 NCS Football Oral History Interviews — How One Concord Coach Nearly Lost His House Days Before The Game • We’ve come to December of what can only be referred to as a challenging year in high school sports.  And we decided... Read more
Pahulu’s POV | Chandler, Hamilton FB Clash Had Bay Area Splash
Polynesian Student-Athlete Advocate, George Pahulu, Finds Plenty Of Bay Area Ties While At Arizona High School Football Showdown Between Chandler, Hamilton • George Pahulu first approached SportStars about covering Tongan and Samoan athletes for the magazine back in 2017. He’s covered several games for us since then under the... 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
Into The Void | NorCal Football Coaches Cope, Hope And Wait
Football Coaches Across Northern California Adapt And Cling To Optimism As Their Annual Favorite Time Of Year Has Become A Torturous Waiting Game • Pinning their hopes on a winter start for a high school season postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic, NorCal football coaches are growing anxious. As the... Read more
Prophet Brown | SportStars’ 2019-20 Sac-Joaquin Male Athlete of the Year
Monterey Trail Three-Sport Speed Demon, Prophet Brown, Spoke His 2019-20 Success Into Being • Last October, when things were normal and the high school football season was full swing, Monterey Trail’s Prophet Brown, like his name suggests, tweeted out his prediction for the coming months. “Turning this season up... Read more
Athlete Season Performance Evaluations
Mental training for elite athletes means you must do a post season performance evaluation. Post season evaluations are a necessity for peak performance. During a sports season and even now during this pandemic, there are inevitable ups and downs. Every player can think back to great moments on the... Read more
West Park: New Education | School To Debut Amid Strange Times
Roseville’s New West Park High Looks To Build Foundation, Literally And Figuratively, While Mitigating Unforeseen Challenges Caused By COVID-19 • Newly hired football coach Jason Tenner’s fingers were burning through his phone two weeks ago. He made a series of calls to his fellow West Park High School coaches... Read more
SportStars Final NorCal Football Rankings | 2019’s Top 30
FINAL RANKINGS: Bay Area Teams Take Top Four Spots In Our Expanded 2019 Final NorCal Football Rankings • Final NorCal Football Rankings — Like this page (above) and leave your name in comments (below) for a shot at winning a sweet SportStars T-shirt! 1. (1)  —  De La Salle-Concord   12-2 COMMENT:... Read more