Category Archives: SportStars Magazine
Preseason Redwood Empire FB Team
It has been no secret that Marin Catholic (Kentfield), Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa) and Rancho Cotate (Rohnert Park) have been the class of the Redwood Empire portion of the CIF North Coast Section for recent years. But even after a realignment that sees the NCS going to a seven division format plus an 8-man division,...
More State Boys Athletes of the Year
We have uncovered some of the most unique athletes we’ve ever selected in the more than 30 years of doing these honors, including a world-class track hurdler who is an elite point guard in basketball and the No. 2 ranked junior golfer in the nation who was a leading player on a basketball team that...
All-State Baseball: First Team
Great players abound historically from all corners of California, which makes the annual selections for the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Baseball Teams that much more difficult. This year’s 38th annual edition of this elite 30-player team happens to include one from the CIF Northern Section and one from the CIF Oakland Section. We also have the […]
More Softball Players of the Year
The choices for State Junior Player of the Year, Sophomore Player of the Year and Freshman Player of the Year were equally difficult as for Ms. Softball. There’s not a no brainer of the bunch. We did have one for medium schools, however, since one of our six Ms. Softball finalists was from that category. […]
State Coach of Year: Michael Peters
Becoming the first public school head coach to win three straight CIF state titles in the modern era also nets prestigious overall State Coach of the Year selection for Oakland McClymonds’ Michael Peters. The Warriors have been moved up in divisions for the past two state titles and for their streak to continue they’ll probably […]
NorCal/SoCal Players of the Week
For the first time we believe in the four years we’ve been doing NorCal/SoCal Players of the Week we have two of them who are brothers. This because it was possible this week for us to honor Caine Savage from Western of Anaheim for SoCal offense and his twin brother, Cassius, for SoCal special teams. […]
A Big Payoff At The Slot
Here’s an inside look how a player who was a running back with 1,500 yards last season during a combine on his own thought he’d start working out with the slot receivers. Giles Jackson from Freedom of Oakley went on to become one of the nation’s top college prospects at that position. Note: This story […]
Honor Bowl Hits Bay Area: A Primer
There will be five games on Friday and Saturday this weekend at St. Francis High in Mountain View that will represent the first weekend of this year’s two-weekend Honor Bowl. Next week, there will be three games at Cathedral Catholic in San Diego. So what’s the Honor Bowl all about? Since we went to many […]
NEW Softball State Top 20
With Thursday’s Los Alamitos at Norco game postponed by weather, the Griffins (who are still unbeaten) go back to the top spot in the state this week to replace previous No. 1 Cathedral Catholic. Norco moves up to No. 3 with Orange Lutheran (which has split with Norco) at No. 2. Newcomers this week are...
Valley Christian: Version 2.0
With A Dugout Full Of Returning Talent, Valley Christian of San Jose Prepares For A Year Of New Challenges As It Chases A CCS Open Division Repeat Story By JAMES G. KANE | Photos By SAMUEL STRINGER At 53, John Diatte is not nearly old enough to have come from the time of Satchel Paige. […]