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Presumed Dead Too Soon? | Elk Grove Football Rushes Back To SJS Relevance
Seniors Zeke Burnett, Ethan Archuleta And Pita Folaumotui Vi Are On Mission To Prove Elk Grove’s Demise Was Falsely Advertised — They Might Be Right • TOP PHOTO: Zeke Burnett Crosses The Goal Line In Elk Grove’s Sept. 17 Win At Lincoln (Ike Dodson photo) A dive isn’t a... 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
SportStars NorCal Softball Rankings | TOP 20, May 27
Not Much Drama At The Top Spot Of The NorCal Softball Rankings, But Plenty Of Teams Trade Spots Below No. 1 St. Francis • NorCal Softball Rankings Previous rankings in parenthesis. All records are through Thursday, May 26. PICTURED ABOVE: Lauren Mirtoni of No. 16 Roseville. (David Gershon photo)... Read more
SportStars’ 2019-20 NorCal Team Of The Year VOTE
In A Final Tip Of The Cap To The 2019-20 Year In High School Sports, SportStars Seeks Reader Help In Choosing Its NorCal Team Of The Year • As we begin that looong wait for December — with masks on and fingers crossed —  our recent August issue sought... Read more
Boys Basketball Fan Vote | SportStars’ NorCal Player Of The Year
While We Prepare Our NorCal Postseason Honors Release, We’re Asking Readers To Take Part In Our Boys Basketball Fan Vote For The Region’s Top Player • SportStars will be releasing its NorCal Player of the Year and All-NorCal teams in our upcoming April 10 issue. While we’ll be producing... Read more
Viral Disruption: NorCal Teams Cope With State Basketball Cancellations
Twelve NorCal Teams See Title Dreams End After CIF Is Forced Into State Basketball Cancellations As The Coronavirus Outbreak Accelerated • And then there were no championships. On the morning of March 12, the sudden CIF State Basketball cancellations brought the stark reality of the Coronavirus pandemic to the... Read more
MARCUS BAGLEY, Sheldon Basketball Sr. Honored SportStar of the Week
Sheldon-Sacramento Basketball Senior Nets Another Star Sheldon basketball Sr. Marcus Bagley, SportStars Magazines’ reigning NorCal Boys Basketball Player of the Year, made his college choice official. The younger brother of the Sacramento Kings’ Marvin Bagley III, gave his oral commitment to Arizona State on July 29. He chose the... Read more
Marcus Bagley: ’18-’19 NorCal Boys Player Of The Year
Sheldon-Sacramento 6-foot-8 Wing Marcus Bagley Delivered On The Expectations That Accompanied His Out-Of-State Arrival • Marcus Bagley lived up to his preseason hype.  Coming into the 2018-19 boys basketball season, Bagley’s addition to an already strong Sheldon High team made it one of the most explosive and most dangerous teams... Read more
Sheldon Basketball: Out In The Open
Huskies Boys Vow To Regroup After Falling To Nationally-Ranked Sierra Canyon-Chatsworth In The CIF Open State Final For Second Straight Season • Despite a strong run to California’s pinnacle prep basketball game, Sheldon High’s momentum faded quickly against the NBA-offspring superteam from Sierra Canyon-Chatsworth. It became apparent by halftime... Read more
FINAL Boys Basketball Rankings
Campolindo Lays Claim To NorCal’s Only Boys State Title, But Sheldon Finishes As The Region’s No. 1 Team For Second Straight Year  • Final Boys Basketball Rankings All Records Are FINAL 1. (1)  —  Sheldon-Sacramento   24-11*    2. (2)  —  Modesto Christian  27-8 3. (3)  —  Salesian-Richmond  31-1 4. (4) —  De La... Read more
Sheldon Boys Basketball: Huskies Hunker Down
Using Depth, Experience To Overcome Key Injuries, Sheldon Won Its First Sac-Joaquin Section Title Since 2013 — Can Huskies Repeat As NorCal Champs? Sheldon has earned its standing as a Northern California boys’ basketball powerhouse — perhaps the best public school program in the region over the last 20... Read more
Marcus Bagley Ups The Ante For Sheldon Hoops
With The Addition Of Marcus Bagley And Others, The Sheldon Huskies Are Built For Another State Title Run Release the Hounds! This past June, Marcus Bagley had little idea where he would spend his final two years of high school. That decision depended on where his older brother would... Read more