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NorCal Football Rankings | Top 20, WEEK 13
Top 5 Doesn’t Budge, But The Rest Of The NorCal Football Rankings Get A Shakeup As We Get To Section Semifinal Week • It’s both section semifinal week — and rematch week in the NorCal football rankings. Several key rematches dot the schedule this week, including two inside of... Read more
Way Of The Warriors | Valley Christian Baseball’s Path To Title No. 10
Through A Pandemic, Odd Schedules And Unknowns, Valley Christian Baseball Stuck To What It Does Best — Winning Games When They Matter Most • The symmetry seems so perfect — San Jose’s Valley Christian High winning its 10th Central Coast Section baseball championship, matching the number and the nickname... Read more
Final NorCal Baseball Rankings | 2021
WCAL Reigns Supreme As Valley Christian Plays Its Way To A CCS Title And Another No. 1 Finish In Our Final NorCal Baseball Rankings • Final NorCal Baseball Rankings For 2021. Previous rank in parenthesis. (TOP PHOTO: Valley Christian celebrates its CCS Open title on June 19; photo by... Read more
NorCal Early Football Predictions | Staff Stabs: Jim McCue
As We All Nervously Await December, SportStars Is Using Each Thursday Of October To Reveal The Early Football Predictions Of Different Staff Writers • We’ve officially entered our 2021 Season Preview mode. Because it’s not like anything else is happening. So it’s time for some early  football predictions. Before... Read more
Early NorCal Football Predictions | Staff Stabs: Steven Wilson
As We All Nervously Await December, SportStars Is Using Each Thursday Of October To Reveal The Early NorCal Football Predictions Of Different Staff Writers • We’ve officially entered our 2021 Season Preview mode. Because it’s not like anything else is happening. So it’s time for some early NorCal football... Read more
Early 2021 Football Predictions | Staff Stabs: Chace Bryson
As We All Nervously Await December, SportStars Is Using Each Thursday Of October To Reveal The Early 2021 Football Predictions Of Different Staff Writers • We’ve officially entered our NorCal football 2021 Season Preview mode. Because it’s not like anything else is happening. So it’s time for some early... Read more
2021 Early Football Predictions | Staff Stabs: Ike Dodson
With First Practices Two Months Away, And Little Better To Do, SportStars Writers Have Some Fun With Some 2021 Early Football Predictions • We’ve officially entered our NorCal football 2021 Season Preview mode. Because it’s not like anything else is happening. So it’s time for some early football predictions.... Read more
Into The Void | NorCal Football Coaches Cope, Hope And Wait
Football Coaches Across Northern California Adapt And Cling To Optimism As Their Annual Favorite Time Of Year Has Become A Torturous Waiting Game • Pinning their hopes on a winter start for a high school season postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic, NorCal football coaches are growing anxious. As the... Read more
Sacred Heart Cathedral: Irish Volleyball Not Waiting On Luck
Experienced Sacred Heart Cathedral Showcases Clout As West Catholic Athletic League Volleyball Schedule Gets Underway • The final point was almost anti-climatic, with Sarah Cheng spiking the ball to finish off a 25-27, 25-20, 25-19, 25-12 win for Sacred Heart Cathedral-San Francisco over visiting Valley Christian-San Jose on Sept.... Read more
Steven Zobac: NorCal Baseball Player Of The Year
Valley Christian Outfielder And Pitcher Starred At The Plate And On The Mound For Three-Time CCS Open Champions • With three Central Coast Section Open Division titles under his belt, Steven Zobac has plenty of material to choose from when he looks back on his favorite moments in a... Read more
SportStar Of The Week: Patrick Wicklander
Patrick Wicklander Strikes Out 18 In A No-Hit Shutout Of Riordan-S.F.; Lowers ERA Under 1.00 • PATRICK WICKLANDER | Valley Christian-San Jose – Baseball – Senior A University of Arkansas-signee and the cover athlete to SportStars’ NorCal Baseball/Softball Preview this past March, Wicklander is doing more than just delivering on... Read more
Valley Christian High School Baseball: Version 2.0
With A Dugout Full Of Returning Talent, Valley Christian-San Jose Prepares For A Year Of New Challenges As It Chases A CCS Open Division Repeat • At 53, John Diatte is not nearly old enough to have come from the time of Satchel Paige. Maybe because he’s been guiding... Read more