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  • US Open GSW set for a playoff push Golden St readies themselves for a run at three striaght NBA Championships Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • NBA Oakland crowns 2 state champions The Oakland High girls won their 1st state championships and Oakland Tech (girls) claimed thier 3rd at the 2019 CIF State Championships. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • The 2020 Tokyo Olympic's On to the next level With hard work Kristine Anigwe turned her self into the 9th pick of the 2019 WNBA Draft. She leaves Cal has the school's all time leader in points, rebounds and blocks. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • 2019 US Open Is Phil the Master at Pebble Beach The 2019 US Open is being played at his favorite course, Pebble Beach. He is fresh of winning the 2019 Pebble Beach Pro Am, the 5th at Pebble in his carrer. Photo by Jason Reed/1st String magazine
  • World Cup His hanbds are full Matias Almeda, The master of the quick turnaround, has found a job that will test his mettle as a coach. The San Jose Earthquakes. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine


Laguna Seca Raceway

Sonoma Raceway



Indy Cars

Motor Sports News


Time for some action on four wheels

The Bay Area will be ground zero for vintage racing the next month as Sonoma Raceway and WeatherTech Laguna Seca Raceway open up their track to some of the prettiest cars that ever graced the roadway.

April 12-14


St. Mary's takes control of their own destiny

Photo by Eric Taylor

Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine

Who knew that St. Mary's would sweep thru the WCC Tourney and soundly defeat the n #1 team in the nation, Gonzaga.

Tha Zags have been a thorn in the side of St. Mary's for a long time now.

The Gaels were also trying to erase the memory of the 94-46 thrashing the Zags handed St. Mary's the first time the two teams played this year.

St, Mary's was better the second time around at home in both teams regular season league finals losing 69-55.

In the WCC Final the Gaels turned a 27-24 halftime lead into a 60-47 win and the ticket to the Big Dance that comes with it. Head coach Randy Bennett coached one of the best games in his life against the Zags.

St. Mary's never let Gonzaga go on a run that every thought was coming in the WCC final. The Gaels lost to defending champs Villanova 61-57 in the first round. It was a tough out for as team that got better as the year went on.

High school sports impacted by the California wild fires

Photo by Eric Taylor

Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine

All across northern and southern California high school sports have been put on hold because of the devastating wildfires burning out of control in large parts of the state.

There are over 1,000 people missing and that number is sure to go up as the fires continue to burn.

The smoke from the "Camp Fire" in Butte county has descended over most of the San Francisco Bay Area causing very un healthy air.

It's so bad that most prep sporting events have been cancelled the past two weeks. Cross Country got it's section meets axed and runners moved onto state based on times they ran during the season.

Next weeks state meet in Fresno is a go at the moment. Hopefully the kids can run and it comes at a time when they can postpone it for a week if they have to.

The football state championships have been moved back. Schools are trying to move playoff games to areas the smoke has not caused havoc.



















2018 Masters

2018 Oakland Relays

2018 Masters

2018 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am

2018 Masters

The 2017 Pure Insurance Open at Pebble Beach

24hrs of Le Mans

IMSA returns to Laguna Seca

Indy 500

2017 GoPro Indy Car at Sonoma Raceway

Indy 500

2017 US round of the World Superbike Championship at Laguna Seca Raceway

Indy 500

2017 Ferrari Challenge at Laguna Seca raceway

High School basketball

The 2017 Kobalt 400

High School basketball

The 2017 Dublin Distance Festival


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