• The New Standard

    Thrilling state champion win made McClatchy the most accomplished girls team in school & district history

  • Crowning Moment

    Best friends, Ivan Rabb & Paris Austin close their Bishop O'Dowd careers in dramatic fashion

  • Bring it on!

    New wave of Elk Grove baseball talent takes on all comers, preps for another SJS title chase

  • Power Pack

    Unshakable belief between coach, players and community led San Ramon Valley to its first state title


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    Jam-Packed coverage of Sierra Smith's emotional reward and other highlights from the West Coast Jamboree, plus an MLK classic glance.

    Rugby Norcal Hosts NCIT and High School Playoffs April 18-19. Action Rumbles to Cherry Island Soccer Complex, (Read More) SportStars is the official voice of Rugby NorCal. Coverage as Hard-Hitting as the Game Itself! INSIDERS: Mark Carney & Alex Goff.

    Pair of local swim clubs grab Gold at US National Synchronized Swimming Championships

    The most prestigious synchronized swimming competition in the nation took place April 1-4 in Moraga, CA. Over 350 athletes from all over the US, Canada and Puerto Rico traveled in for the week long competition. The USA Synchro event was co-hosted by The Walnut Creek Aquanuts, and the Santa Clara Aquamaids and "Gold" was in the program. Read more

    Bishop O'Dowd's Ivan Rabb joins short list of elite high school athletes in a team sport who have closed their career with a shining moment. 

    CFA SUMMER 2015 FLAG FOOTBALL FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AGES 4 – 14 is ready to rumble. Three venues make it easy, Oakley, Concord/Walnut Creek and San Ramon. Summer fun awaits! See more here.

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    NCGA Opportunities: 

    1) College scholarship application deadline is April 6th. We encourage all of our college bound seniors to apply

    2) Summer nternship opportunities also. Interested 14-18 year old members should apply as soon as possible

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    Columns

    TRAINING TIME: Speed Requires Recovery

    written by admin 04.02.15

    There’s a fine line between condition training and speed training. TRAINING TIME : Tim Rudd for IYCA    If athletes are going to increase

    POWERED BY TRUCKS: Pay Attention to Pain

    written by admin 04.02.15

       Pushing through discomfort isn’t always a sign of strength; it’s often an avenue to injury  POWERED BY TRUCKS: Anthony Trucks

    INJURY AVOIDANCE: Smart Swimmin'

    written by admin 04.02.15

    Don't let “Swimmer’s Shoulder” drag you under this season INJURY AVOIDANCE : Hunter Greene, M.D. 

    GET MENTAL: Finding the “Magic”

    written by admin 04.02.15

    How do you find, and maintain, that perfect competitive balance where everything just feels easy? GET MENTAL : Erika Carlson

    FIRST PITCH: OVERwhelmingly Conflicted

    written by admin 04.02.15

       Regular readers of this column probably know our stance on the way the California Interscholastic Federation employs its Open Division wi

    BEHIND THE CLIPBOARD: Open For Debate

    written by admin 04.02.15

       It’s just not fair. I go to Miramonte, and our girls won the NCS title and beat Bishop O’Dowd. But because O’Dowd lost, they got to

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