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Business As Usual | De La Salle Surges To 29th Straight Title
Luke Dermon, Charles Greer Star As De La Salle Overcomes Early Deficit To Oust Pittsburg In North Coast Section Open Division Final •  After 20-plus minutes of intense, focused pregame warm-ups, the De La Salle High football team jogged off the Owen Owens Field turf and gathered in an... Read more
7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 17: “Open” To Discussion
De La Salle Coach Justin Alumbaugh Joins The Show To Talk Spartans, Playoff Models, And Facing Longtime Foe Pittsburg In The NCS Open Final This Week • With long time foes De La Salle and Pittsburg meeting this week to decide the North Coast Section Open Division final, hosts... Read more
De La Salle Delivers  | NorCal Football Sunday Wrap
Two-Loss Spartans Team Silences Doubters With A Convincing Road Win Over NorCal’s No. 1-Ranked Folsom • TOP PHOTO: De La Salle running back Charles Greer. (Ike Dodson photo) Folsom High football coach Paul Doherty darted back and forth along the postgame handshake line between his Bulldogs and De La... Read more
No.1 De La Salle Readies For Rams | RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 19
With A Mix Of New Faces And Experienced Ones, De La Salle Football Preps For Challenging Opener; PLUS Staff NCS Season Predictions • This is the nineteenth of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal Football Preview coverage. “No! Everybody... Read more
Lu-Magia Hearns | SportStars’ NorCal Football Player Of The Year
A Unanimous Team Captain And A Playmaker In Every Phase Of The Game, De La Salle’s Hearns Was A Cut Above This Spring • Though De La Salle-Concord’s football season was less than half as lengthy as usual, Lu-Magia Hearns still pulled off an amazing share of highlight reel... Read more
10 Years Of SportStars’ Staff Memories & Favorites
For Its 10th Anniversary Issue, SportStars Staff Members And Longtime Contributors Share Their Memories And Favorites From The Magazine’s First Decade Of Publishing • On June 12, we released our 10th Anniversary issue. One of the cornerstones of the content were various staff accounts of their memories and favorites... Read more
Unbelievable Effort: 2010 De La Salle Football | A #NeverStop Memory
De La Salle Football Coach Justin Alumbaugh Contributes To The SportStars #NeverStop Project With A Spartans Moment That Even Caught Him By Surprise • It is always difficult for me to describe moments where I’ve been truly surprised during my coaching career.  Teenagers are capable of some incredible things,... Read more
De La Salle Baseball: Spartans Bring Crossover Appeal
Boosted By Its Vaunted Football Program, De La Salle Baseball Opened 2020 As The State’s No. 1 Team — And Chasing A Record Fifth Straight NCS Title • De La Salle will always be known as a football school.  For as many championship banners as the Concord school’s other... 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
Why We Play: High School Football Players, Coaches Sound Off
For Our 10th Annual High School Football Preview, SportStars Sought To Find Reasons Players And Coaches Still Embrace A Sport With Obvious Health Risks • Below is our “Why We Play” collection: A list of responses obtained through the course of our reporting for the main feature of our... Read more