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NorCal Football Rankings | Top 20, WEEK 5
Our NorCal Football Rankings Saw Much Less Drama Than A Week Ago, But Three Teams Still Exit And Two Make Their Debuts • It would have been hard to top the sort of drama and upheaval experienced in last week’s NorCal Football Rankings. Each of the Top 7 teams... 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
Jackson Brown Takes The Stage | RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 11
Heavily Recruited San Ramon Valley Offensive Lineman Is Ready To Rock & Roll; PLUS Nos. 9-6 Of Our Preseason NorCal Top 20 Rankings • This is the eleventh of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal Football Preview coverage. For... Read more
All-NorCal Football Offense | Spring 2021
No First Teams Or Second Teams — These Are Simply The 20 Offensive Players We Selected To Honor As All-NorCal Standouts This Spring • TOP IMAGE: Vista del Lago-Folsom running back, Ethan Menezes (David Gershon photo) Our All-NorCal Football Offense and Defense were chosen a little differently from years... Read more
All-NorCal Football Defense | Spring 2021
No First Teams Or Second Teams — These Are Simply The 20 Defensive Players We Selected To Honor As All-NorCal Standouts This Spring • TOP IMAGE: De La Salle-Concord’s Zeke Berry (left) and St. Mary’s-Stockton’s Nick Murray. (Jean-Paul Toshiro photo) Our All-NorCal Football Offense and Defense were chosen a... Read more
Final NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings | Spring ’21
Pinewood Closes Out Perfect Season To Overtake No. 1 In Our Final NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings • Spring 2021 Final NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings. Previous rank in parenthesis. (TOP PHOTO: Pinewood Girls Basketball/Twitter) 1. (2) Pinewood-Los Altos Hills (17-0) Even though only one Northern California section had a postseason,... Read more
SportStars NorCal Baseball Rankings | TOP 20, May 27
Mitty Keeps Hold Of No. 1; NorCal Baseball Rankings Will Likely Swing With The Outcome Of Central Coast Section Playoffs • NorCal Baseball Rankings All records are through Thursday, May 26. Previous rank is in parenthesis. PICTURED ABOVE: Members of No. 18 Pittsburg. (Pittsburg High Baseball photo/Twitter) 1. (1) ... Read more
Don Lippi, Coach & Mentor | Mark DeLuca On His #NeverStop Inspiration
Valley Christian Basketball Coach Mark DeLuca Adds To Our #NeverStop Project With A Nod To His Own High School Hoops Coach — Bay Area Legend, Don Lippi As a kid growing up in Indiana, I was like every other Hoosier in the state. I loved basketball. Well — let... Read more
SportStars Final NorCal Football Rankings | 2019’s Top 30
FINAL RANKINGS: Bay Area Teams Take Top Four Spots In Our Expanded 2019 Final NorCal Football Rankings • Final NorCal Football Rankings — Like this page (above) and leave your name in comments (below) for a shot at winning a sweet SportStars T-shirt! 1. (1)  —  De La Salle-Concord   12-2 COMMENT:... 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