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Pirates’ Gold | Pittsburg Treasures Its First NCS Title In 30 Years
Backup Quarterback Christian Aguilar Shines As Pittsburg Football Tops Clayton Valley In North Coast Section Div. I Final •  Victor Galli and the Pittsburg High football program didn’t need a North Coast Section title to validate two decades of success on School Street. But in the moments after a... Read more
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
Concord, Rancho Cotate And One 2010 Night At The Coliseum | An Oral History
Revered As One Of The Past Decade’s Best NCS Football Championships, We’ve Used Several Interviews To Recreate The 2010 Classic Between Concord And Rancho Cotate • Not all great championship games are equal.  Over the magazine’s first decade, SportStars has covered its share of championship games across many sports.... Read more
Rancho Cotate Football: Rasheed Rankin Powers Relentless Cougars
Fueled By Its Bruising Running Back, Rancho Cotate Football Claimed Its First NCS Title In 17 Years And Has Shot At A CIF 3-A State Bowl Appearance • Listed at 6-foot-1 and 225 pounds on the Rancho Cotate football roster, Rasheed Rankin has shoulders broad enough to support his... Read more
De La Salle Baseball: Four By Force
Dominant Division I Championship Victory Earns Spartans Fourth Straight North Coast Section Crown And State Team Of The Year Honors • Even for a program accustomed to stockpiling achievements, the De La Salle baseball team knows winning four straight North Coast Section championships doesn’t happen often. Or easily. When... Read more
Granada Crowned 2019 Mat Classic Wrestling Champions
Photo: 195 Championship Final – Xavier Williams (Livermore, NC) dec. Dylan Myers (Franklin, SJ), 5-4 The 18th Annual Mat Classic Wrestling Championships held at Granada High School in Livermore proved once again to be among the most competitive tournaments in the Bay Area. This year’s tournament featured several section and... Read more
Spartans Of Swat
Paced By A Record-Breaking Offense, De La Salle Baseball Thundered Its Way To A Third Consecutive NCS Division I Crown • When a baseball team outscores its four North Coast Section playoff opponents by a combined 42-3, something exceptional is happening. How special? This finish came from likely the... Read more
Blinded Pilots
With A Freshman Phenom Pitcher And A Stacked Lineup, St. Joseph Notre Dame Softball Locked In On Winning — Until They Found Out They Won It All • A consistent mark of good teams is the ability of every player to stay locked in the moment. One would be... Read more
ONE for the Road. Seniors Lead San Ramon Valley To First Lacrosse Section Title
In Their Final Game Together, Eight Exemplary Seniors Led San Ramon Valley To Its First Boys Lacrosse Section Title Since 2015 • In the end, for the San Ramon Valley High boys lacrosse team, it was all about “this one.” The “one” on May 17 was big: the North Coast... Read more