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Jess Oakland | 2022 NorCal Softball Player Of The Year
After Growing Up On The Campus And Fields Of Mountain View’s St. Francis High, Jess Oakland Leaves As Perhaps Its Most Decorated Softball Player • Jess Oakland certainly has left her imprint on St. Francis High School softball. Oakland seemingly has been around the school in Mountain View her... Read more
Blake Rogers | SportStars 2022 NorCal Baseball Pitcher Of The Year
Blake Rogers Used A Relentless Offseason To Become The Pitcher He Wanted To Be — The Ace For A WCAL And CCS Championship Team • Matt Maguire had no problem spotting the difference in Blake Rogers’ physical appearance when the pitcher arrived back on the Mountain View campus of... Read more
Grinders, Fighters & Thieves | De La Salle Baseball Does It Again
The 2022 De La Salle Baseball Team Continued The Program’s Championship Tradition — In A Style All Its Own • Every championship team develops its own identity. For some teams, that identity is more subtle and kept behind the scenes.  The De La Salle High baseball team was not... Read more
SportStars NorCal Baseball Rankings | May 31
Top 5 Gets Shuffled, But St. Francis-Mountain View Hangs On To The Top Spot In NorCal Baseball Rankings After Thrilling CCS Finals Win • NorCal Baseball Rankings All records are through Saturday, May 28. Previous rank is in parenthesis. PICTURED ABOVE: No. 1 St. Francis-Mountain View celebrates its CCS... Read more
NorCal Baseball 2022 | Players To Watch
We’ve Listed More Than 100 Names Of Guys We Expect To Be Impact Players Throughout The 2022 Season Of NorCal Baseball • PICTURED ABOVE: Valley Christian-San Jose pitcher, Jacob Hudson (Chace Bryson photo) As we prepared for our NorCal Baseball and Softball preview coverage to be included in our... 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
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