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
The two-time defending Academic Athletic Association softball champions show no signs of letting up anytime soon.
That much was evident after Lowell’s 16-1, five-inning mercy-rule win over Lincoln on Thursday. The Cardinals (11-2, 9-0 AAA) outhit the Mustangs 20-4 in another dominating performance. Read More
Across all sports, postseason awards so often go to offensive stars.
Sportswriters, and even coaches, become enamored with the players that put points on the board, but can ignore the other half of the game. We won’t make that mistake.
That’s why Sacred Heart Cathedral senior Herman Pratt, the best defensive high school boys’ basketball player in San Francisco, is The San Francisco Examiner City Player of the Year. Read More
With standout junior guard Natalie Kelly, the International High School girls’ basketball team figured to be a Division V state championship contender.
But after the Jaguars lost Kelly for the season to a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her knee in mid-January, International still made it to the Division V Northern California semifinals because they had Shayna Mehta.
Mehta, a 5-foot-8 sophomore guard, averaged a city-best 23 points per game, 7.4 rebounds (second-best on the team) and four assists. Read More
It was only fitting the Balboa and Lowell high school baseball teams happened to be on the same flight to San Diego on Monday morning to play in the 63rd annual Mike Morrow tournament.
The two squads sit atop the A Division of the Academic Athletic Association standings — Balboa is 7-0 and Lowell 6-0 — at the midway point of the league season, and they’ll be seeing plenty of each other before season’s end, including a back-to-back set on April 17-18 that will go a long way in not only determining the regular-season champion but seeding position in the playoffs. Read More
The wait was more than worth it for Matt Krook and his St. Ignatius teammates. Read More