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SportStars NorCal Football Rankings | Spring 2021 Preseason Top 20
Three Bay Area Teams Sit Atop Our First Set Of NorCal Football Rankings As We Prepare To Embark On A Fascinating Spring Football Experiment • What do we really know about the long-awaited and frantically assembled high school football season that’s about to commence across the state? Not nearly... Read more
SportStories, Episode 01 | The Passion Of Patrick Walsh
For The Debut Episode Of Our SportStories Podcast, We Solicited Stories About Serra-San Mateo Coach Patrick Walsh — A Leader In The Efforts To Restart High School Sports Patrick Walsh has led the Serra High football program in San Mateo since 2002. In 18 seasons he’s won 155 games,... Read more
SV Scuffle High School Girls Wrestling Loaded with State Medalists
On January 23, 2021 at Bakersfield’s Elite Fitness Center, the high school girls wrestling brackets at the SV Scuffle Invitational were loaded with state medalists and qualifiers in action. Many including a state champion with something to prove Returning state qualifiers are identified in green below The 126 weight... 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
Campolindo Cross Country | Pace Of Patience
With Their Sport Potentially Serving As A Bellwether For A Return To Interscholastic Competition, Campolindo High’s Pair Of Defending State Championship Cross Country Teams Work To Remain Hopeful • As efforts unfold in uncertain times to salvage a semblance of a high school sports season, athletes from the Campolindo... 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
Lindsey Berg Benchmarks For Good Volleyball Setting Touch
The younger you start to refine your setting touch, the better chance you have of being really good at it when you get older. Reps, reps and more reps are the key. As you work on your touch, here are 4 benchmarks for good setting touch to gauge your... Read more
New Year, New Opportunities in Sports Training
It’s finally here…2021! This will be a year of transitions and adjusting to our “new normal.” It is my hope that this year provides opportunity for all athletes to get back to what they love to do! New Year, New Opportunities in Sports Training. Lets do this! We made... Read more
California Wrestlers Now on College Rosters
Mike Cho takes the reigns at The California Wrestler, and as a matter of course, his first post is data-packed! It features a list of previous California prep wrestling stars who find themselves now on college rosters. California Wrestlers Now on College Rosters For over two decades, The California... Read more
Divine Interception | One Final 2010 Concord Football Anecdote
CHACE BRYSON: One Last Tale From Our 2010 NCS Football Oral History Interviews — How One Concord Coach Nearly Lost His House Days Before The Game • We’ve come to December of what can only be referred to as a challenging year in high school sports.  And we decided... Read more
Damion Elliott | Del Oro Wrestler Has Singlet, Will Travel
Wrestling In 2020-21 May Just Be A Vision Quest As NorCal Wrestling Stars Like Del Oro’s Damion Elliott Flee State For Chances At Competition • Six months after he seized California Interscholastic Federation stardom by reaching the state finals as a sophomore, Del Oro-Loomis wrestler Damion Elliott found himself... Read more
Maddie Gamble Is ALL IN | Carondelet Ace Doubles Down On Golf
With A Renewed Passion For Her Sport, Carondelet’s Maddie Gamble Is Slaying Amateur Competitions And Hoping For A Chance To Lead The Cougars One Last Time • Carondelet High golfer Maddie Gamble understands she won’t get a ton of sympathy.  After all she’s been able to play and compete... Read more