Mission High School’s boys’ basketball team may look almost entirely different from last season’s Academic Athletic Association championship team, but the Bears are still right where they need to be — in first place. With a 62-47 win over visiting Lincoln, the Bears (17-9, 11-1) stay atop the AAA’s Lang Division, tied with Washington, with four games to play.
“It’s a good win, and we had to have it because it’s in our division,” Mission coach Arnold Zelaya said. “To be honest, though, I’m still not happy [with how we’re playing]. We’re still not where we need to be.” Read More
The Capuchino High School boys’ basketball program is in its second year in the Peninsula Athletic League’s Lake Division and it has no intention of returning for a third season next year.
The way the Mustangs are playing lately, they’ve all but punched their ticket up into the Ocean Division next season.
“Last year, we took a big step towards winning games,” Capuchino coach Doug Fountain said this week as he watched his team practice. Read More
In many ways, International High School’s season has been one to forget. But on Monday, the Jaguars and senior guard Brian Benavides had a night to remember, erasing a 10-point deficit in a 51-40 nonleague win over visiting Jordan.
Benavides led all scorers with 16 points, to go along with six assists and seven steals, and International (5-19) bounced back from a 17-7 first-quarter deficit, outscoring Jordan (5-20) in each of the final three quarters. Read More
Burlingame’s been tearing through the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division behind Rodrigo Pulicedo, who’s averaging a double-double per game.
Sacred Heart Cathedral needed its best game of the season to stand a chance against West Catholic Athletic League foe Archbishop Mitty. And for a moment, the Fightin’ Irish were in position to pull off an upset on Mitty, but fell short 4-1.
Junior Christina Briesach got the Fightin’ Irish on the board first in the 19th minute, connecting with a well-placed corner kick from senior Kiera O’Shea for a picture-perfect goal.
“Kiera sent a corner in, I just ran on the post and first-touched it into the upper-right corner,” Briesach said. “It felt really good.” Read More
Lick-Wilmerding High School knocked off first-place Marin Academy 40-36 in Bay Counties League West play Thursday.
After trailing 31-30 heading into the fourth quarter, Lick (12-11, 3-4) took the lead back in the fourth and blocked shots by juniors P.J. Stone and Isaiah Boone with less than a minute remaining helped keep the Tigers ahead for good. Read More
While The City lacks the punch of star power that flooded other cities across the country on National Signing Day, three football recruits from San Francisco still made commitments to play collegiately on Wednesday.
While not at the peak of football, two Sacred Heart Cathedral players and a single St. Ignatius player signed letters of intent to NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision schools (formerly Division I-AA). Read More
When Andy Hodzic was called upon to take over the Hillsdale High School boys’ soccer team four years ago, he found a talented but undisciplined team.
“Before I came here, every game there was at least one red card and players were fighting,” Hodzic recalled. “But once we got them settled down, they started playing better and winning games.”
The Knights went 1-9 in Peninsula Athletic League Ocean play last year as Hillsdale lost nearly two dozen players to eligibility issues forcing Hodzic to put a uniform on anyone willing to step out onto the pitch. Read More
When the Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division boys’ basketball schedule kicked off, there was only one thing known for certain.
It was going to be anybody’s title to win.
With Wednesday’s games marking the halfway point of the season, there was certainly no surprise as to who was sitting on top. But even Jefferson High School coach Nick Paras was surprised at the Indians’ record.
“We expected to be a tough team to play,” Paras said. “But we never expected to start 4-0 in this league.” Read More
In the first half of Lick-Wilmerding’s nonleague game against Bay School in the Bay Area Conference Challenge on Saturday at Head-Royce School, the Tigers were ice-cold, except for one player.
While the rest of the Tigers shot 1-for-14 from the floor in the half, senior guard Kishan Jay buoyed the offense with 12 of the team’s
14 points in the half, to keep Lick close enough to rally back from a 19-14 halftime deficit in a 47-41 win. Read More