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Senior Moment | Experience Drives 9-1 Start For St. Ignatius
A Roster Loaded With Unselfish Seniors Has St. Ignatius Boys Basketball NorCal-Ranked And Ready For WCAL Play • PICTURED ABOVE: St. Ignatius senior Sean Quanico high-fives Zachary Ferdon during the announcement of starting lineups on Dec. 29. (Chace Bryson photo) It’s hard to beat experience. And these days, it’s awfully... Read more
Lost & Found … In Las Vegas | St. Ignatius VB Ready For Regionals
St. Ignatius Volleyball Will Be A Serious Contender In The State Tournament — And It May Owe That To A Friday Night Team Meeting In Las Vegas • For the St. Ignatius High girls volleyball team, the season’s lowest point began on a Friday on its home campus in San... Read more
Nick Yorke, Boston Red Sox 1st Round Pick | SportStar Of The Week
NICK YORKE Archbishop Mitty-San Jose – Baseball – Senior Despite having his senior season all but wiped out because of the Coronavirus, something tells us that the recently-graduated Yorke is a lot less bummed after June 11. That’s when the Boston Red Sox made him their first-round selection (17th... Read more
Mitty Boys Basketball: Eyes On All The Prizes
With Experience And A Veteran Swagger, The Mitty Boys Basketball Team Has Opened The 2019-20 Season With Big Goals In Mind — And The Talent To Achieve Them • Early indications show the Archbishop Mitty boys basketball team is built to thrive amid those tense late-game moments. The Monarchs’... 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
Boras Baseball Classic: Mitty Mastery
Monarchs Earned Trip To Boras Baseball Classic Championship After Outlasting WCAL Rival Bellarmine In The NorCal Title Game • Pity the poor Archbishop Mitty-San Jose baseball players. They didn’t get a one-week spring break that was showing on their schedule since the beginning of the 2019 season. Instead, the... 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
A Mighty Win
The Resilience Of The St. Francis Football Team Was On Full Display In Its First CIF State Bowl Victory • Story by MIKE WOOD | Photos by JAMES K. LEASH With furious winds pounding Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium throughout the CIF Division 2-A state championship game, completing passes was... Read more
Six Shooters
Archbishop Mitty-San Jose Takes Aim At An Unprecedented Sixth Straight State Crown • Story By JAMES G. KANE | Photos By DOUG STRINGER It doesn’t take long. Only a few moments into the conversation, and Archbishop Mitty-San Jose coach Bret Almazan-Cezar recognizes what’s ahead. The name of another legendary... Read more