Balboa High School junior Ben Olson isn’t in the conversation of most-accomplished Academic Athletic Association golfers yet, but he’s only a year away.
With an even-par 68 on Monday at Lincoln Park Golf Course, Olsen won the AAA individual tournament for the second consecutive season, opening the door for an opportunity to become the third golfer in AAA history to win three straight titles. Read More
Burlingame is no stranger to success.
That is especially true of its baseball team, which took the Central Coast Section Division II title a year ago.
The Panthers are back at it and, after winning the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division title this season, have the 11th seed and will take on Saratoga in the CCS Division II playoffs on Thursday.
“I don’t think [that] we should have a nerve factor,” Burlingame coach Shawn Scott said about his team’s experience. “They know what to expect, know it’s not going to be a blowout.” Read More
The 30th anniversary induction ceremonies of the San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame will include a strong representation from St. Ignatius.
Five of the 11 in the 2012 class were students at SI, although John Donohue’s induction is as a result of his success at Lowell High School, where he has served as baseball coach since 1983.
The remaining four SI inductees graduated one year apart from 1959 to 1962. Read More
Experience is invaluable as the Central Coast Section track and field trials approach, but that has not seemed to bother the Aragon boys’ and girls’ teams.
The Aragon boys won the Peninsula Athletic League Dual Meet and saw its girls’ team finish third, two spots behind perennial powerhouse Westmoor.
“The time is really not all that important; it’s just getting into the top three,” Aragon coach Bill Daskarolis said. “It’s all strategy and that’s what happens with the Central Coast Section, too. It’s exciting.” Read More
SANTA CLARA — The St. Ignatius baseball team played like a it had a 44-year-old gorilla on its back against Serra in the West Catholic Athletic League championship game on Thursday at Santa Clara University’s Stephen Schott Stadium.
The Wildcats, who have not won a WCAL tournament title since the league began play in 1968, committed eight errors in the game and allowed six unearned runs in a 7-2 loss.
The win gives Serra (18-12) its 16th WCAL title, the most of any school in the league. Read More
The Lowell High School girls’ soccer team has been put on probation for four years by the San Francisco Section.
The sanction was originally reported by the Twitter feed of The Lowell, the school’s newspaper, and has been confirmed by Lowell athletic director Rob Ray and S.F. Section commissioner Don Collins.
According to multiple sources involved, the disciplinary action stems from the moments after the Cardinals’ 8-0 win over Washington in the Academic Athletic Association championship game on Saturday at Boxer Stadium. Read More
A six-run second inning gave the Lowell High School softball team an early lead over rival Washington in the S.F. Section-Academic Athletic Association championship game on Tuesday in front of a standing-room-only crowd at San Francisco State University.
But when the Eagles got back in the game, Lowell junior first baseman Majenta Strongheart provided some much-needed breathing room that proved to be the difference in the Cardinals’ 8-7 win to clinch their second consecutive AAA title. Read More
As first reported last week by various media outlets, the California Interscholastic Federation’s Federated Council approved three proposals that will not only have a significant impact on high school sports in San Francisco, but in the entire state.
Here is a rundown of the three changes and how they affect San Francisco specifically.
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You likely won’t find Washington High School baseball coach Rob Fung in a more emotional state than where he was on Saturday, standing in the middle of the infield at AT&T Park.
Despite a largely anticlimactic finish to the Eagles’ 10-0 mercy-rule win over Balboa to clinch their second straight San Francisco Section-Academic Athletic Association championship, Fung stood on the infield grass watching his team run around the outfield with the championship trophy, silently taking it all in. Read More
Due to an oversight by the St. Ignatius athletic department, the school’s swim team was forced to forfeit two wins, two of its best swimmers were deemed ineligible for the rest of the season and were not allowed to compete in the West Catholic Athletic League trials and finals this past weekend.
One swimmer from the boys’ team and another from the girls’ team competed in the National Club Swimming Association Junior Nationals in Orlando, Fla. in late March, but that alone was not what caused the infraction. Read More