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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
7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 15: “We Do It For Weeks Like This”
Serra High Coach Patrick Walsh Joins The Show As He Preps His Team To Play In The Biggest Game Of A Huge Week Of NorCal Action • Christmas comes early to San Mateo this week as Serra High hosts St. Francis-Mountain View in a massive game that will determine... Read more
7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 6: Requiem For A Streak (An Emergency Pod)
In The Wake Of St. Francis Football’s History Upset Of De La Salle, Our Trusty Hosts Felt Compelled To Gather For A Reactionary Conversation • When Mountain View’s St. Francis football team pulled off its seismic 31-28 victory over De La Salle-Concord on Friday night — becoming the first... 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
SportStories, Ep. 5 | Haley Jones Is Everywhere
Now That She’s A National Champion And Most Outstanding Player Of The NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, The Podcast Sought Storytellers To Highlight The Rise Of Stanford’s Haley Jones • As the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship unfolded across two hours of Easter Sunday afternoon, one constant became clear: When the... Read more
Serra High School Football- Never Better
The Word ‘Never’ Was Used A Lot Among The Serra Football Team In 2017 — A Team Never Short On Resilience Or Talent • Patrick Walsh called his 2017 Serra High football team the Team of Never. Partially because the many things the Padres of San Mateo accomplished this... 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
Nationally-ranked St. Ignatius boys lacrosse is helping legitimize West Coast high school lacrosse At some point, it’s conceivable that a team from the West Coast can become the best in the nation in boys lacrosse. We know this because St. Ignatius College Prep has provided a blueprint for that... Read more