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SportStars NorCal Wrestler Rankings (106-145) | Jan. 23
Plenty Of Movement Happens Throughout The Third Installment Of Our NorCal Wrestler Rankings As Postseason Competition Arrives • PICTURED ABOVE: Vacaville senior Erik Almarinez (No. 1 @ 138s). (Ike Dodson photo) And just like that, we are on the cusp of the CIF postseason. Which means our NorCal Wrestler... Read more
Dream Team | Vacaville Wrestling Has Record-Setting Potential
Vacaville Has Spent The First Month Of The Season Establishing Itself As NorCal’s Top Wrestling Team — And That Doesn’t Look Like Changing Anytime Soon  PICTURED ABOVE: Kainoa Medina, left, tangles with Oakdale’s Michael Torres in the 2020 SJS Masters 106-pound final. (Ike Dodson photos) The first time Kainoa... Read more
FINAL NorCal Football Rankings | Expanded Top 35
For The First Time In Our 11 Year History, A New Team Closes The Season At No. 1 As We Expand Our Final NorCal Football Rankings To 35 • Typically we close out the season by making our Final NorCal Football Rankings 33 percent bigger and expanding it from... Read more
Frenzy In The Fog | Elk Grove Outlasts Vacaville In Playoff Classic
Elk Grove Rushes For More Than 500 Yards In A Wild Shootout Win That Sends Thundering Herd Into SJS Div. II Semifinals • PICTURED ABOVE: Elk Grove junior lineman Dallas Fineanganofo (59) celebrates with teammates. (Chace Bryson photos) Ethan Archuleta faked the hand off. He tucked the football tight... 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
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
Center Feels The Squeeze | RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 6
Falling Roster Numbers Join The List Of Hurdles For Center Football In Antelope; PLUS An EBAL QB Spotlight & Our First Three Top 20 Teams • This is the sixth of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal Football Preview... Read more
2021 Football Cover Vote | Sac-Joaquin
What Sac-Joaquin Section Program Will Be Featured On Our Annual Football Preview Cover For The First Time In 2021? We’re Letting Fans Decide • Fall football is back! Which means our NorCal Football Preview issue is too. To celebrate, we’re holding a NorCal Football Preview Cover Vote. Two, actually!... Read more
Reclaiming The Mat | Vacaville Wrestling Plans Summer Salvation
A Trip To Fargo Will Save A Lost Wrestling Season For Ethan Birch And The Sac-Joaquin Section Powerhouse Vacaville Bulldogs • Vacaville wrestling standout Ethan Birch smiles too much. He jokes, laughs and grins like the world was created just to give him a never-ending line of high-fives. The... Read more
SportStars NorCal Wrestling Team Rankings | Dec. 24
Gilroy Leads The Pack, But It’s Not A Runaway As Vacaville, Pitman, Del Oro And Oakdale All Trail By Narrow Margins • All season, SportStars will align the best wrestlers of each weight class, and the top teams in Northern California into lists of the 10 or 15 best.... Read more
Vacaville Baseball: Simply Spectacular SJS Repeat
Third Generation Vacaville High Athlete Devereaux Harrison Sends 31-Win Baseball Team To The Sac-Joaquin Championship “Bulldog”-Pile • One does not simply win a section baseball pennant without a massive infield dogpile. Something Vacaville baseball star Devereaux Harrison knows all too well. The obligatory title celebration of Sac-Joaquin Section baseball... Read more
Vacaville Wrestling: Sound PINvestment
The Vacaville Wrestling Program Is A Mom-And-Pop Company Worth Buying Into • Vacaville wrestling coaches Clint Birch and Armando Orozco have a business that is ready for the Shark Tank. Birch and Orozco — emboldened by administrators, parents, alumni and rabid fans — manage the most profitable high school... Read more