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NorCal Football Rankings | Top 20, WEEK 5
Our NorCal Football Rankings Saw Much Less Drama Than A Week Ago, But Three Teams Still Exit And Two Make Their Debuts • It would have been hard to top the sort of drama and upheaval experienced in last week’s NorCal Football Rankings. Each of the Top 7 teams... Read more
Salisbury, San Ramon Valley Shine | NorCal Football Sunday Wrap
San Ramon Valley Senior Tanner Salisbury Re-Introduces Himself To Wolves Fans With Flare During Season-Opening Victory • PICTURED ABOVE: San Ramon Valley running back Za’Darion Nardi After spending his junior season with national power Mater Dei-Santa Ana, Tanner Salisbury decided one particular adage fit what he was looking for... Read more
7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 4: Hazy Shade Of Football
Clayton Valley Coach Nick Tisa Visits To Discuss His Team’s Smoke-Related Saga Of Last Week; Plus San Ramon Valley Lineman Jackson Brown Jumps On Too • After the second week of regular season football in Northern California featured several game cancellations due to wildfire smoke, 7 Friday Night hosts... Read more
No.1 De La Salle Readies For Rams | RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 19
With A Mix Of New Faces And Experienced Ones, De La Salle Football Preps For Challenging Opener; PLUS Staff NCS Season Predictions • This is the nineteenth of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal Football Preview coverage. “No! Everybody... 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
Are We There Yet? | High School Football In Search Of Normalcy
Fall High School Football Is Back, But “Normal” Is Defined Differently Campus To Campus. Coaches Weigh In On What Is Normal As The Lights Prepare To Come Back On • On a typically hot mid-August afternoon, everything felt normal at College Park High School. About an hour after the... 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
Jackson Brown Takes The Stage | RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 11
Heavily Recruited San Ramon Valley Offensive Lineman Is Ready To Rock & Roll; PLUS Nos. 9-6 Of Our Preseason NorCal Top 20 Rankings • This is the eleventh of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal Football Preview coverage. For... Read more
San Ramon Valley: Return Of The Pack | RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 5
It’s No One-Man Wolfpack This Year For San Ramon Valley Football; PLUS Our Player Spotlight Shines On St. Mary’s-Stockton’s Jaydn Marshall • This is the fifth of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal Football Preview coverage. A third-year starter... 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
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 Baseball Rankings | 2021
WCAL Reigns Supreme As Valley Christian Plays Its Way To A CCS Title And Another No. 1 Finish In Our Final NorCal Baseball Rankings • Final NorCal Baseball Rankings For 2021. Previous rank in parenthesis. (TOP PHOTO: Valley Christian celebrates its CCS Open title on June 19; photo by... Read more