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SJS Football Playoffs | Semifinals Preview (Div. I-IV)
Will A Top Seed Fall? Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs Capsules And Predictions Highlight The Season’s Best Matchups • PICTURED ABOVE: Jesuit-Carmichael All-Purpose Back, Kai Santos. (David Gershon photo) The Sac-Joaquin Section football playoffs continue this weekend by adding dynamic semifinal matchups in Divisions I-IV to an already thrilling postseason. If... Read more
Elimination Sensation | Placer Football Shines Under Must-Win Pressure
After An 0-5 Start Left Placer One Loss From Playoff Disqualification, The Hillmen Have Stormed Their Way To SJS Quarterfinals • PICTURED ABOVE: Placer Running Back LaVelle Davis (Ike Dodson photo) The 56 teams still laundering funky game jerseys for use in one of seven Sac-Joaquin Section football brackets... Read more
Vista del Lago Chases Lost Time | RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 3
New Coach, Revamped Roster Wants To Keep Vista del Lago Football On The Rise; PLUS Los Gatos’ Jake Ripp: Great Name, Better Linebacker • This is the third of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal Football Preview coverage. Like... 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
Final NorCal Softball Rankings | 2021
St. Francis Left Zero Doubt Over Its Credentials To Be The Top Team In Our Final NorCal Softball Rankings Of 2021 • Final NorCal Softball Rankings For 2021. Previous rank in parenthesis. (TOP PHOTO: Tayler Biehl of No. 15 Vista del Lago-Folsom; James K. Leash photo) 1. (1) St.... Read more
SportStars NorCal Softball Rankings | TOP 20, May 27
Not Much Drama At The Top Spot Of The NorCal Softball Rankings, But Plenty Of Teams Trade Spots Below No. 1 St. Francis • NorCal Softball Rankings Previous rankings in parenthesis. All records are through Thursday, May 26. PICTURED ABOVE: Lauren Mirtoni of No. 16 Roseville. (David Gershon photo)... Read more
Who’s Got Next? | Readers Get Final 2020 SportStars Cover Choice
Vote On The Final 2020 SportStars Cover — What Image Should Represent An Issue Containing Our Favorite Work From A Frustrating Year Paired With A Hopeful Look Forward? So yeah, NorCal high school athletic programs are unlikely to remember 2020 with much fondness. We get it. However, SportStars worked... Read more
Vista del Lago Softball | Viva Vista! Eagles Ready For Takeoff
A Deep, Young Roster Led By Sophomore Tayler Biehl Has Vista Del Lago Softball Thinking Big Things For 2020 And Beyond • They say that youth is wasted on the young. The Vista del Lago softball team hopes to prove that adage false in 2020. To do that, the... Read more
Vista del Lago Football: Operating In The Shadows
It’s Not The Headline-Grabbing Program From Folsom, But Vista Del Lago Football Is Thriving With A Backup Quarterback As League Showdown Looms • When 2018 NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes went down with a dislocated kneecap on Oct. 17, the sporting world took notice. But few fans heard about Vista... Read more
Vista del Lago Volleyball: Eagles Seniors’ Time To Shine
With Five Seniors Leading The Way, Vista del Lago Enters The Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs Hoping To Party Like Its 2012 • Timing is essential to success in volleyball. Jump too soon, set too late, or miss a hit or dig attempt by a split-second, and the point is lost.... Read more