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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
SportStars’ NorCal Baseball Rankings | TOP 20, April 14
De La Salle Is Back Atop The NorCal Baseball Rankings, Trading Places With Valley Christian-San Jose For Second Straight Week • NorCal Baseball Rankings All records are through Tuesday, April 13. Previous rank is in parenthesis. PICTURED ABOVE: Blake Burke of No. 1 De La Salle-Concord. (Jean-Paul Toshiro photo)... Read more
NorCal Top 20 Football Rankings | WEEK 6
Three Of Last Week’s NorCal Top 20 Football Matchups Live Up To Billing, But Majority Of Rankings Stay The Same • Testing delays and other issues denied last week’s two Sac-Joaquin Section showdowns that would’ve really helped solidify that region’s NorCal Top 20 Football Rankings pecking order. Instead, No.... Read more
Legendary Footprint | Tom Gonsalves Exits St. Mary’s Girls Hoops
After Making The Stockton School A Girls Basketball National Force, Coach Tom Gonsalves Has Stepped Down After Illustrious Two-Decade Run • Good coaches build a program. Only the elite raise a region. When Tom Gonsalves took over at St. Mary’s of Stockton in 2002, the Sac-Joaquin Section was far... Read more
Girls 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 Girls 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
Jadyn Marshall St. Mary’s Football – SportStar of the Week
Jadyn Marshall Saint Mary’s-Stockton – Football – Sophomore Earns SportStar of the Week Saint Mary’s-Stockton Jadyn Marshall made quite an impression in his first varsity start on Aug. 23. In a see-saw battle with visiting Pittsburg, the dynamic wide receiver caused havoc for the Pirates secondary. Marshall caught nine passes... Read more
Pittsburg Football: Jerry Johnson Leads Week Zero Pirate Raid
Delivering One Of Pittsburg Football’s Best Ever Quarterback Performances, Jerry Johnson Helped No. 6-Ranked Pirates Win Season-Opening Shootout • One week into the 2019 football campaign and the Pittsburg Football record book is already being re-written.  Making just his second start at quarterback for Pittsburg High, senior Jerry Johnson... Read more
Bombs A-May: Behind St. Mary’s Football’s Hail Mary Playoff Win
After Missing His 2017 Season With A Shoulder Injury, Quarterback Noah May Delivered An Epic Hail Mary Throw To Send St. Mary’s Football Into The Sac-Joaquin Semifinals • Call it luck, or call it skill. The truth is it’s a little of both for the quarterback of the St.... Read more
NorCal High School Baseball Preseason Top 20
Valley Christian-San Jose And Elk Grove Begin The Year As 1A and 1B With Plenty Of Talented Clubs In Hot Pursuit • 1. Valley Christian-San Jose (22-11-1 in 2017) The defending Central Coast Section Open Division champions were a relatively easy choice to open the year as NorCal’s No.... 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
Collision Course: 2 National Powers, 1 State Title
Archbishop Mitty And St. Mary’s-Stockton Are On An Inevitable Path • Story By CLAY KALLAM | Photos By BERRY EVANS III Since Valentine’s Day of 2006, Archbishop Mitty and St. Mary’s of Stockton have played six times – and though there’s plenty of respect, no candy grams have been... Read more