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St. Francis tight end earns way to Division I football

Recent SMU commit Ned Righellis is a 6’5” tight end at St. Francis High School. He is also a right-handed pitcher on the baseball team. He recently finished his last football season, where the Lancers made it to the...

Everett quickly becomes sophomore superstar with San Rafael

There were many times San Rafael sophomore star Sophia Everett would run into the backyard and hit off her father. Those early moments helped shape Everett into wanting to play this sport. Her father was a pitcher in college, and...

Vacaville athlete flies way to military dreams

Vacaville senior athlete Brady Mott is driven towards the goals he’s had for a long time. Someday, Mott wants to be a pilot in the military, either the Air Force or Army. It’s something he grew up around, as his...

St. Ignatius senior garners once-in-a-lifetime Ivy League opportunity

Family. Academics. Sports. That’s the way St. Ignatius senior lineman Zach Quilici’s family raised him. Prioritize family, then the academics, then sports, then everything else. Work as hard as you can to be successful and pursue your dreams. Whether that was...

Lucchesi puts all into multi-sport acclaim at Maria Carrillo

Gio Lucchesi was that kid. In everything Lucchesi did, he was going 100%. He was too competitive and wanted to be the best. Even in P.E. “Kids were always like, ‘Oh, you're such a try hard,’” Lucchesi said with a laugh. The Maria...

Marco Jones transforms into elite San Ramon Valley athlete

There was a sense that Marco Jones was different. Growing up in the sports realm, some people told Jones had had the size, the talent, the potential to be something while he was in Dublin. Then, once he moved districts...

Keighran embodies hard work mantra in Boise State commitment

She really had no idea what to expect when September 1 rolled around. St. Francis junior pitcher Shannon Keighran’s coaches told her to expect texts and calls from college coaches, as that is the first day collegiate programs can officially...

Heritage star’s young football career blossoms into Division I offer

Baseball was always the sport for Heritage football senior athlete Jeremiah Ruffin, so the moment was unlike any other. After just two years of football, ahead of his third as a senior at Heritage, Ruffin received his first-ever collegiate offer...

Cal softball commit inspires, lands Ivy League commitment

California softball senior Alyssa Villarde just has it all figured out. For years, Villarde was playing multiple sports at the same time, on top of school. Softball and soccer. School. Homework. And still trying to be a kid. Villarde’s nonstop hard...

Division I baseball commit brings excitement to San Ramon Valley football

Right in the heart of the San Ramon Valley is the definition of a star multi-sport athlete, one doing wonders throughout his high school sports career. San Ramon Valley junior Luke Baker is a promising quarterback that’s got his teammates...


Top-ranked Acalanes girls basketball dazzles through 2-0 start

Acalanes’ 2021-22 season was one for the ages. Twenty-five victories. A Diablo Foothill Athletic League title. A North Coast Section Division 2 title.  Zero players graduated...

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