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Sacred Heart Prep lacrosse star commits, among nation’s best

Grinding for everything has always been the way for Sacred Heart Prep lacrosse junior Blake Hetherington and all of his friends. When Hetherington was in third grade, he had to decide between baseball and lacrosse because both were in the...

Academic, athletic talents lead Bishop O’Dowd’s Benjamin Lee to incredible opportunities

Benjamin Lee was fixated around sports from a young age, always involved in something. Flag football. Basketball. Lacrosse. Soccer. Whatever he could get his hands on, he was going to do. And with a father who went to Stanford and a...
De LA Salle

De La Salle captures NCS glory

De La Salle was talking about it all week. Neither of the last two senior classes were able to compete in a North Coast Section playoff because of COVID-19. The 2020 class lost most of its season, as the pandemic...
Redwood's Jake Vasquez

Redwood’s Jake Vasquez dares to dream the impossible. He might just achieve it

Redwood sophomore Jake Vasquez dares to dream of the impossible. He understands how difficult it is to play one sport at the next level, let alone multiple. The time commitment is that of a full-time job and then some. Wake...
Scared Heart Prep Senior Max Sloat

Sacred Heart Prep lacrosse star forges incredible path to Duke

The first trip to Duke was the seller for Sacred Heart Prep senior Max Sloat. He grew up watching Duke basketball. His dog’s name was Duke. So, it was only fate that this all happened, right? As Sloat toured Duke’s campus...

Campolindo lacrosse avenges league foe, advances to NCS Final Four

As time expired in Orinda, all one could see on the field was an eruption of sticks and masks into the cold May air as the Campolindo sideline rushed onto the field, jumping and shouting in excitement. It was a...
Granite Bay

Granite Bay lacrosse scores ticket to NCS quarterfinals

Granite Bay’s regular season was flawless in so many ways, but that was only a precursor of what was to follow. The Granite Bay boys lacrosse team (16-2) entered the North Coast Section Division I playoffs as a No. 3...
Dennis Van Der Wal

Redwood’s time is here: Giants lacrosse hoists MCAL banner

Queen’s “We Are The Champions” blared through the speakers. Senior Dennis Van Der Wal ran with the banner to midfield, teammates chasing him. The girls lacrosse team, which won a championship hours before, running towards them and taking a...
Sacred Heart Prep

Gator Grit: Sacred Heart Prep lacrosse plays for each other, toughens out special win

Sacred Heart Prep lost some college commitments from last year’s senior class, which, on paper, creates difficulty. But the Gators are gritty, filled with a lot of talent yet again, youngsters stepping up to the challenge and then some, and...
Redwood Lacrosse Team

Redwood lacrosse extends streak in unstoppable run

The Redwood boys lacrosse team is on quite the roll and amidst an unstoppable stretch. Redwood entered with eight consecutive victories and a first place mark in the Marin County Athletic League with a 6-0 mark there, as it was...


Kelly Tumlin etches name in Cal record books

Basketball runs in the family. Both of California senior guard Kelly Tumlin’s brothers played basketball, and one of them still does at Chabot. They all...