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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...

Carston Pearson embraces underdog mentality in road to Dublin stardom

Carston Pearson was not expected to be here. As Pearson’s baseball career unfolded in Dublin, the Gaels senior outfielder was not told he would be the best player. Instead, it was Mason Gomez, one of his fellow Dublin teammates who...

Brendan Comerford rises to the top as Foothill star, Division I commit

There Brendan Comerford was, constantly smiling, jumping on his teammates and jumping into whatever interview he could. Because Comerford, now entering his senior year as a shortstop/pitcher at Foothill, could never get enough of it. It was one of Foothill’s...

Notre Dame’s Malaina Alifano becomes guiding force for championship program

She knew this was the stage meant for her. As Notre Dame-Belmont senior softball star Malaina Alifano attended the College World Series in 2018, she wanted to be there one day, representing at the highest level of the sport. “Just seeing...

Alex Mello achieves special feats in Granada uniform

Alex Mello walked into the Granada softball season thinking it was a high school season, but not sure what to expect. The Matadors had all of the pieces to make some noise. Next thing the Granada rising senior pitcher knew,...

Greatness, D1 baseball on horizon for St. Francis pitcher Jack Surdey

An all-time great athlete is all the inspiration St. Francis senior pitcher Jack Surdey needs. There is so much about Michael Jordan that Surdey looks to: his unwavering work ethic, the ability to outwork everyone, the constant strive for greatness,...

Palo Alto infielder’s dreams unfold behind Stanford commitment

This was a moment Palo Alto junior infielder Charlie Bates could never forget. And simply a funny spot for when it happened. As Bates and his father were at baggage claim after flying back from a tournament in Florida, Bates got...