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SportStars’ 2021 All-NorCal Defense
The SportStars All-NorCal Team Is Selected As One 54-Man Roster — These Are The 27 Dudes Who Make Up Our All-NorCal Defense • WANT MORE ALL-NORCAL FOOTBALL COVERAGE?NorCal Player Of The Year: Tyler Tremain, QB, FolsomNorCal Defensive Player Of The Year: Zeke Berry, DB, De La Salle-ConcordNorCal Offensive Player... Read more
SportStars NorCal Girls Wrestler Rankings | Jan. 10
As California Leads The Way In The Rapid Growth Of Girls Wrestling, It Was Time To Debut Our First NorCal Girls Wrestling Rankings • PICTURED ABOVE: Katelyn Cardoza (150s) of Ripon High. (Ike Dodson photo) We’ve said it for years — girl’s wrestling is one of the fastest-growing sports... Read more
FINAL NorCal Football Rankings | Expanded Top 35
For The First Time In Our 11 Year History, A New Team Closes The Season At No. 1 As We Expand Our Final NorCal Football Rankings To 35 • Typically we close out the season by making our Final NorCal Football Rankings 33 percent bigger and expanding it from... Read more
Still Perfect | Rocklin Survives Greatest Challenge To Reach SJS Final
Unlikely Heroes Emerge As Rocklin Stays Unbeaten In A Wild, Come-From-Behind, Instant-Classic Semifinal Win Over St. Mary’s-Stockton • Friday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Div. I semifinals and Rocklin’s perfect football season hinged on the clutch performance of an acclaimed track-and-field sprinter. And not like you would think. MacGregor Teselle, who earned... Read more
7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 18: Section Championships & Cookie Capers
It’s All-The-Marbles Time And 7 Friday Night Features Multiple Guests As We Look Back At Crazy Semifinals And Preview Section Title Week • 7 Friday Night goes all out as it reviews an absolute wild weekend of semifinals while also previewing section championship weekend throughout Northern California.  Hosts Chace... Read more
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
7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 14: Thunder, Rain & Zombies
Rocklin High Wideout Nathan Kent Joins The Show To Chat Thunder Football, Plus Hosts Chace And Ben Tackle Extreme Weather Games & Embrace Halloween Week • This week, Chace and Ben welcome Rocklin High senior receiver Nathan Kent to the show. Kent talks to the guys about the Thunder... Read more
Rocklin Football | Beware Of Thunderstorms
A Lightning-Fast Aerial Attack And Hard-Nosed Defense Has Rocklin Football In Contention For Serious Sac-Joaquin Section Success • PICTURED ABOVE: Senior wide receiver Nathan Kent To win games in the Sac-Joaquin Section’s premier football conference, you will have to find creative ways to score. Five Sierra Foothill League teams average... 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
2021 Preseason NorCal Top 20 Football Rankings
To No One’s Shock, De La Salle-Concord Opens At No. 1 In SportStars’ Preseason NorCal Top 20 Rankings, But Folsom Is 1A • Every coach will tell you that rankings don’t matter in August, only in December. We can’t disagree, but it’s not stopping us from taking our usual... Read more
All-NorCal Football Offense | Spring 2021
No First Teams Or Second Teams — These Are Simply The 20 Offensive Players We Selected To Honor As All-NorCal Standouts This Spring • TOP IMAGE: Vista del Lago-Folsom running back, Ethan Menezes (David Gershon photo) Our All-NorCal Football Offense and Defense were chosen a little differently from years... Read more
Final NorCal Softball Rankings | 2021
St. Francis Left Zero Doubt Over Its Credentials To Be The Top Team In Our Final NorCal Softball Rankings Of 2021 • Final NorCal Softball Rankings For 2021. Previous rank in parenthesis. (TOP PHOTO: Tayler Biehl of No. 15 Vista del Lago-Folsom; James K. Leash photo) 1. (1) St.... Read more