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Preseason NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings | Spring 2021
Mitty And Pinewood As NorCal’s Top Two Teams May Be The Only Certainty We Can Offer For This Unpredictable Spring Season • More Girls Basketball Preview ContentNorCal Spotlight: Jzaniya Harriel | MORE Players To Watch Before diving into our first Presesaon NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings in what seems like... Read more
2020 Taught Me… | Athletes & Coaches Reflect, Share Outlook For New Year
NorCal Athletes And Coaches Sound Off On What They Learned Over A Difficult Year, And Express Hope As We Start Anew • From the pandemic to social unrest, 2020 was a tidal wave that hit us all. Especially the world of high school athletics.  Now that the water may... Read more
Into The Void | NorCal Football Coaches Cope, Hope And Wait
Football Coaches Across Northern California Adapt And Cling To Optimism As Their Annual Favorite Time Of Year Has Become A Torturous Waiting Game • Pinning their hopes on a winter start for a high school season postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic, NorCal football coaches are growing anxious. As the... Read more
Richard Fernando: Salesian Team Manager To The NBA | A #NeverStop Journey
Richard Fernando Scored One Point In His Salesian High School Career, And Now Makes A Living In The NBA — Coach Bill Mellis Tells A #NeverStop Tale Of That One-Point Effort • Early on in my time as head coach at Salesian, I decided that we needed to have... Read more
Salesian Basketball Sr. Jaden Lazo Scores SportStar of the Week
SportStar of the Week Jaden Lazo Salesian-Richmond – Basketball Senior Wing Thursday’s CIF Division 1 Norcal Regional quarterfinals pitted Salesian basketball against Grant-Sacramento. Jaden Lazo came out firing on all cylinders. The senior wing scored 16 of his game-high 24 points in the first quarter to help the Pride... Read more
MVP Alexsandra Alvarado Takes SportStar Honors
Alexsandra Alvarado, Salesian-Richmond, Basketball, Junior, SportStar of the Week Alexsandra Alvarado continues to show up big! She closed out 2019 by earning the MVP Award for the West Coast Jamboree Diamond Division.  this was in the Pride’s biggest games- when it really counts! Alvarado scored 22 points in a... Read more
Salesian Girls Basketball: Pride Powers Way To Diamond Delight
Richmond Power Showcases Its Talented, Balanced And Grit-Filled Roster En Route To Winning West Coast Jamboree’s Diamond Division • There was a moment during the Salesian girls basketball game with Miramonte-Orinda when the raucous crowd fell silent.  It came as guard Alexsandra Alvarado went down on the Las Lomas... Read more
Angel Jackson: Salesian’s Steady Force
Her 6-foot-4 Presence Is Half The Battle, But The Salesian Star Has Developed Into A True Girls Basketball Talent • Angel Jackson has always been the tall girl. So it wasn’t a problem for her to have her way with basketball opponents in the paint. At the same time,... Read more
Angel Jackson Salesian Basketball SportStar of the Week
Angel Jackson, Salesian Basketball’s 6-foot-5 inch USC-bound post is off to a great start. Jackson’s Pride team ranked among the top five teams in NorCal. Jackson is averaging 19.5 points and 11.5 rebounds through Salesian’s first four games. Her biggest scoring night came on Dec. 11 when she dropped... Read more
Pride On Pace
Salesian-Richmond Is A Team Built For The CIF Open Division — And Has The Look Of One That Could Win It • Story by MIKE WOOD | Photos by SAMUEL STRINGER In watching the Salesian High-Richmond boys basketball team, the magic is very evident right now. The Pride (17-1) is... Read more
Girls Preseason NorCal Top 20
2016-17 Final Records Included 1. ST. MARY’S-STOCKTON (21-9) The No. 2 team in MaxPreps’ national Xcellent 25 has one of the most talented starting lineups in the country. It starts with elite senior Aquira DeCosta (pictured above) — who has signed with perennial national power Baylor — and also... Read more