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SportStars NorCal Volleyball Rankings | Top 20, Nov. 15
NorCal Championship Matches This Tuesday Feature Five Teams From The NorCal Volleyball Rankings, Including No. 1 vs. No. 2 • NorCal Volleyball Rankings All records are through Saturday, Nov. 13. Previous rank in parenthesis. Records obtained through MaxPreps.com PICTURED ABOVE: No. 1 Archbishop Mitty-San Jose Huddles At The Stockton... 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
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
Rally Time | Kennedy Crane, Sac-Joaquin Volleyball Stars Face Reality, Stay Hopeful
Rocklin’s Kennedy Crane And Seniors From Some Of The Sac-Joaquin Section’s Top Volleyball Programs Face Stark Reality, Tough Decisions As Time For Any Season Narrows • Updated Jan. 27 to reflect Sac-Joaquin Section’s updated calendar She was always the tall one. Entering her freshman year at Rocklin High School,... Read more
Hannah Malek, No. 20 | A #NeverStop Basketball Love Story
Nothing Was Going To Keep Hannah Malek Away From The Game Of Basketball — And The St. Francis-Sacramento Program Was Made Richer Because Of It • This is part of the SportStars #NeverStop Project If you’d told me I was going to be a varsity athlete when I was... Read more
Alexa Edwards, St. Francis-Sacramento | SportStar of the Week
St. Francis Volleyball’s Alexa Edwards Is Named SportStar Of The Week After Earning The Sac-Joaquin Section’s Top Student-Athlete Scholarships • Alexa Edwards is no stranger to SportStars adulation. The Magazine recently named her one of the Top 10 girls volleyball players of the decade. On Friday, April 17, St. Francis... Read more
St. Francis Soccer Wins Section D2 Title
St. Francis Soccer Wins Section D2 Title over Ponderosa (Feb. 17, 2020) Junior Jackie Stanco scored the game-winning goal in the final minutes of the second half to give St. Francis soccer a 3-2 win over Ponderosa in the Sac-Joaquin Section D-2 title game at Whitney High School. “What... Read more
SportStar Jackie Stanco St. Francis-Sac. Soccer
Arizona-committed forward Jackie Stanco, earned six points across two wins during the final week of the regular season. Stanco first notched two goals and an assist in a 4-1 win over SJS rival Davis on Feb. 7. She added another assist in the team’s regular season final, a 3-0... Read more
St. Francis Soccer Pinnacle of Success
Soccer Program Named Winner of the Inaugural Team Pinnacle Award by United Soccer Coaches The St. Francis soccer program was named one of 36 high school schools (26 girl’s programs) in the nation to receive the inaugural Team Pinnacle Award by the United Soccer Coaches. The Troubadours were the... Read more
St. Francis XC Wins Fourth Straight Section Title
Cross Country Wins Fourth Straight Section Title to Qualify for State Championships The St. Francis cross country team won its fourth consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section Division II title and qualified for the CIF State Cross Country Championships on Nov. 30. “The team feels awesome,” said senior Isabella Fauria. “We can’t... Read more
Golden Goal Scores St. Francis Soccer CIF NorCal Title
Junior Lindsey Piatanesi scored a golden goal in overtime to lead No. 4 St. Francis to the 2019 CIF State Northern California Division II Regional title. The Saturday afternoon match was a 1-0 win over No. 3 Mountain View. Giving St. Francis Soccer the CIF State Northern California DII Regional Title.... Read more