Jim Tracy lived to run. He loved the physical exertion, the opportunity for self-improvement and the ability to push the boundaries of what he thought was possible.
And he ran everywhere: through the Presidio, across the Golden Gate Bridge, down the Great Highway.
“I saw the whole city through running,” Tracy said. Read More
Even though the Washington baseball team got off to a slow start this season, it never doubted it could turn things around.
Now we know why. With a convincing 10-5 win over host Balboa in the San Francisco Section-Academic Athletic Association playoff semifinals on Thursday at Sundberg Field, the Eagles advanced to their 18th AAA championship game in the last 19 years, all under current coach Rob Fung. Washington (13-14) will play Lowell, which knocked off Marshall 14-4 in the other semifinal, for the title on Wednesday at AT&T Park. Read More
As far as mental hurdles go, University senior second baseman-pitcher Ben Shapiro had hit a wall.
For the first three years of his varsity career, the 5-foot-10, 165-pounder never hit over .300 in a season. That’s what makes the numbers he’s putting up this season all the more impressive. Shapiro leads the Red Devils (11-5, 7-1 Bay Counties League West) in several offensive categories, including batting average (.474), home runs (two), on-base percentage (.540) and slugging percentage (.868). Read More
After a standout junior season, Lowell senior pitcher-shortstop Elijah Saunders knew he could take his game to another level.
“I knew I could work a little harder,” he said. “All I thought about in the offseason was baseball. I wanted to be the best I could be, and hopefully my best was better than everyone else’s.” Read More
As Dan Fouts was introduced to a standing ovation, the Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback experienced a trip down memory lane. Read More
By most accounts, St. Ignatius has the best boys’ lacrosse program west of the Mississippi.
But are the Wildcats — ranked 11th in the country by Toplaxrecruits.com — among the top handful of teams in the nation? They’re about to find out soon — real soon. For the first time in its storied history, St. Ignatius (16-0) will travel to the hotbed of U.S. lacrosse to test itself against the premier competition in the country. Read More
For one of the few times all season, the Lowell High School baseball team didn’t outhit its opponent.
It didn’t matter. Aaron Leong and Jasper Scherer combined to shut out Balboa for the second consecutive day, and Andy Glickfeld drove in the only runs of the game in the Cardinals’ 2-0 win on Thursday at Sundberg Field. Read More
In the moments leading up to every race, St. Ignatius senior Ciaran Murphy is constantly fighting a battle — with himself.
“I get pretty nervous and put a lot of pressure on myself,” he said. “Often times I’ll psyche myself out of the race.” Read More
PACIFICA — With their playoff fate hanging in the balance, Carrie McKewan and the St. Ignatius softball team played perhaps their best game of the season.
McKewan had 11 strikeouts and allowed just two hits in going the distance for the 13th time this season, and the Wildcats earned a critical 7-0 win over rival Sacred Heart Cathedral on Tuesday at Fairmont Field.
St. Ignatius improved to 10-11 overall and 3-4 in the West Catholic Athletic League, coming one step closer to the .500 mark that is required for eligibility in the Central Coast Section playoffs. Read More
The Lincoln and Mission high school football teams faced off on Tuesday, almost five months after Turkey Day.It’s the same two schools that competed during the Thanksgiving tradition, but this game looks a lot different, and no, it’s not fútbol.
The football that is being played is the Academic Athletic Association’s inaugural season of girls’ flag football, the first varsity league of its type in California. Read More