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SJS Football Playoffs | Semifinals Preview (Div. I-IV)
Will A Top Seed Fall? Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs Capsules And Predictions Highlight The Season’s Best Matchups • PICTURED ABOVE: Jesuit-Carmichael All-Purpose Back, Kai Santos. (David Gershon photo) The Sac-Joaquin Section football playoffs continue this weekend by adding dynamic semifinal matchups in Divisions I-IV to an already thrilling postseason. If... Read more
Youth Served In Windsor Win | NorCal Football Sunday Wrap
Freshman Hayden Anderson Has Impact On Windsor Jaguars’ Big Road Win Over Benicia And 5-0 Start To Fall • Windsor receiver/defensive back Hayden Anderson admits he’s never blocked a punt before, so when he broke through the middle of the Benicia punt formation and smothered a prospective first quarter... Read more
Jesuit Braces For Bulldogs | RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 17
NorCal-ranked No. 13 Jesuit Has High Expectations For 2021 Season That Begins With A Juggernaut; PLUS NorCal’s Five Biggest Games This Week • This is the seventeenth of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal Football Preview coverage. After a... Read more
Sac-Joaquin Section Predictions | RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 13
SportStars Staff Members Get Their Limb-Climbing Shoes On For Some Sac-Joaquin Section Predictions; PLUS Our Player Spotlight Travels To James Logan-Union City • This is the thirteenth of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal Football Preview coverage. Kickoff arrives... Read more
Who’s Got Next? | Readers Get Final 2020 SportStars Cover Choice
Vote On The Final 2020 SportStars Cover — What Image Should Represent An Issue Containing Our Favorite Work From A Frustrating Year Paired With A Hopeful Look Forward? So yeah, NorCal high school athletic programs are unlikely to remember 2020 with much fondness. We get it. However, SportStars worked... Read more
SportStars NorCal Wrestling Team Rankings | Dec. 24
Gilroy Leads The Pack, But It’s Not A Runaway As Vacaville, Pitman, Del Oro And Oakdale All Trail By Narrow Margins • All season, SportStars will align the best wrestlers of each weight class, and the top teams in Northern California into lists of the 10 or 15 best.... Read more
Favorite 2019 SportStars Cover | Vote For Your Regional Favorites
We’ve Chosen A Dozen Finalists And Now We Leave It To Our Fans To Vote For Their Favorite 2019 SportStars Covers From Each Region • As we enter the final week of 2019, we thought we’d have some fun with a contest to decide our best covers of the... Read more
Lexi Webb: NorCal Softball Player Of The Year
Oakdale Slugger Proved Just As Dominant In The Circle On Her Way To Leading Mustangs To 29 Wins, Sac-Joaquin Section Title • If Oakdale’s Cal-Hi Sports State Championship softball team is the Avengers, then Lexi Webb is surely its Iron Ma’am. The Mustang’s home-run clubbing, strikeout pitching, Thanos-killing senior... Read more
Lexi Webb: Oakdale Softball’s Ultimate Weapon
Oakdale’s Lexi Webb Might Just Be One Of The Best High School Softball Hitters In The Country — And She Can Pitch, Too • Lexi Webb, the embodiment of power and potential on the diamond, blushes when the conversation turns to her.  These days, the Oakdale High senior has... Read more
No One Horse Town for Oakdale High School Wrestlers
Oakdale Wrestling Stands Toe-To-Toe With Its Football Program — And Will Again In 2017-18 • In a one-school town where football is king, wrestling must wait patiently for access to royalty. Oakdale’s Steve Strange, coach of the best wrestling team in the Sac-Joaquin Section, will miss a considerable chunk... Read more