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
After scoring six goals in West Catholic Athletic League play last season, good enough for second in the league, Celeste Boureille raised some eyebrows as a sophomore.
But the Sacred Heart Cathedral forward won’t be flying under anyone’s radar anymore, as she recently verbally committed to play collegiate soccer at Cal, amid a breakout junior season. Read More
For most high school water polo coaches, having one player recruited to play for a prestigious university out of a single graduating class is a memorable accomplishment. Having five out for an entire career is just as noteworthy.But five or more from a single graduating class is bordering on the edge of unbelievable. Yet, that is exactly what Menlo School boys’ coach Jack Bowen has done this year as five seniors from the team have officially committed to Division I programs in the fall. Read More
On a frigid Tuesday night, two of the top contenders in the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division girls’ soccer race squared off in a game that was dominated by defense.
With only a total of seven shots on goal between Woodside and Burlingame High School, it seemed a 0-0 draw would be the only fitting outcome, and that is exactly how it ended up.
With the first shot of the match coming 30 minutes in, it was apparent that both teams had figured out their defensive strategies early on. Read More
The Washington High School girls’ basketball team extended its winning streak to nine games, including a perfect 7-0 mark in Academic Athletic Association play, with a dominating 60-20 win against visiting Galileo on Monday.
After leading 24-12 at the half, the Eagles (14-8, 7-0) outscored the Lions (9-8, 4-2) 20-5 in the third quarter to put the game well out of reach. Read More
The climb to the top of the West Bay Athletic League’s Foothill Division in girls’ basketball is a long, arduous path for any of the league’s six teams. Having a 6-foot-3 center to dominate the paint is one way to make the trek a little bit easier.
Menlo School has that advantage in sophomore Drew Edelman — no relation to New England Patriots wide receiver and former Woodside High and College of San Mateo standout Julian Edelman — and the Knights are looking to capitalize on it every time they hit the court. Read More
As Academic Athletic Association favorites Lowell and Washington roll through the early league schedule, another contender may be lurking just under the surface.That under-the-radar contender is Galileo Academy, which improved its league record to 4-1 with a 65-48 win over visiting Balboa on Thursday. Read More
The first sign of just how much former Gateway High School star Dominique Hunter would mean to this season’s San Francisco State women’s basketball team came before the Gators tipped off in their first game.
The less-than-subtle hint came on the cover of the team’s media guide, where the smiling 6-foot-1 senior shared the spotlight alone with coach Joaquin Wallace in the forefront, while a series of three cascading photos of Hunter with a purple tint loomed in the background. Read More