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All-NorCal Girls Basketball | Spring 2021
After A Unique 2021 Spring Season, We Scrap The First-Team, Second-Team Format And Just Name Our 15-Player All-NorCal Girls Basketball Team • TOP IMAGE: Silivia Fonongaloa, Salesian-Richmond (Berry Evans III photo) With the 2021 Spring providing such a unique season that differed from league to league and section to... Read more
Final NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings | Spring ’21
Pinewood Closes Out Perfect Season To Overtake No. 1 In Our Final NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings • Spring 2021 Final NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings. Previous rank in parenthesis. (TOP PHOTO: Pinewood Girls Basketball/Twitter) 1. (2) Pinewood-Los Altos Hills (17-0) Even though only one Northern California section had a postseason,... Read more
Final NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings | Spring ’21
Campolindo, Archbishop Mitty Finish Abbreviated Season As Clear No. 1 And 2 In Our Final NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings • Spring 2021 Final NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings. Previous rank in parenthesis 1. (1) Campolindo-Moraga (15-0) The Cougars took over No. 1 in early April and never relinquished it. Of... Read more
Acalanes Girls Water Polo | 2019-20 NorCal Team Of The Year
Acalanes Girls Water Polo Players, Coaches Provide Oral History Insight Into Its Achievement Of A Second Straight Perfect Season • To fully appreciate the perfect 27-0 season that led to the Acalanes girls water polo team becoming our 2019-20 NorCal Team of the Year, one needs to go even... Read more
SportStars’ Overall Girls Athlete Big 10 | NorCal’s Best Female Athletes (’11-’20)
For The Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue, SportStars Continued Its Big 10 Series With The Overall Girls Big 10 —NorCal’s Best Female Athletes Of The Past Decade • The Overall Girls Athlete Big 10 is an installation of the SportStars Big 10 Project: A 10-months-long anniversary project celebrating the magazine’s... Read more
Ionescu Makes Most Of Time To Shine | SportStars Vault: April 2016
BRYSON: Sabrina Ionescu Closed Out Her Miramonte Career Like Other Former Bay Area Hoop Standouts — By Shining Brightest On The Biggest Stages • SportStars Vault: SportStars editor Chace Bryson wrote this column on Sabrina Ionescu for SportStars Magazine’s April 2016 issue. Four years later, it’s been dug out... Read more
Girls Basketball Fan Vote | SportStars’ NorCal Player Of The Year
While We Prepare Our NorCal Postseason Honors Release, We’re Asking Readers To Take Part In Our Girls Basketball Fan Vote For The Region’s Top Player • SportStars will be releasing its NorCal Player of the Year and All-NorCal teams in our upcoming April 10 issue. While we’ll be producing... Read more
Kelly Sopak | Clear Vision: Miramonte Hoops Coach Nears Milestone
As Miramonte Girls Basketball Coach Kelly Sopak Nears 400 Career Wins, He’s Taking A Calmer Approach • Kelly Sopak had a question: “What are those progressive lenses like?” Sopak, in his 11th year coaching at Orinda’s Miramonte High, turns 51 this month, and is considering his vision-improving options. Though... Read more
Sabrina Ionescu: Girl’s Got Next | SportStars Vault 2014
Miramonte’s Sabrina Ionescu Wore A Team USA Jersey Once Again This Summer, Adding To An Already Stacked Resume • This story was originally published in July 2014. Blinded by the light of professional sports – and of course, the money on the men’s side – it’s easy to overlook... Read more