Last year, the Burlingame High School girls’ volleyball team won the Bay Division of the Peninsula Athletic League and advanced into the second round of the Central Coast Section playoffs before falling to Valley Christian.
This year, the Panthers want to get deeper into the postseason, but first they will have to defend their league title. Burlingame, which boasts a 17-3 overall record and 6-0 mark in league play, appears to be well on its way to doing that and the scary fact is this year’s Panthers team may be even better than last year. Read More
Up 2-1 in games with a 24-23 lead, Washington senior outside hitter Jessica Nicerio launched herself toward the ball and delivered the kill.
Not a player or fan from either side doubted the result, as Nicerio hit a perfectly placed shot to win the game and defeat Academic Athletic Association rival Lowell.
“[Nicerio] is probably the best power hitter in the league,” said Washington coach Jennifer Gee. “To be honest, whenever the ball was set for her, I knew we’d win the point.” Read More
After a heart-wrenching loss on the road against Archbishop Mitty in its West Catholic Athletic League opener last week, a single question stands out for Sacred Heart Cathedral — Will the Irish be able to bounce back?
Trailing 26-7 to Mitty in the second quarter, the Irish (3-1, 0-1) battled back and cut the lead to 33-32 on a last-second drive in the fourth quarter, but fullback Harry Libarle’s inside run came up just short on the following two-point conversion and the Irish left with a loss. Read More
Balboa at Galileo, 3 p.m.Both teams cruised against less-talented opponents in their AAA openers, but this could be the league’s most closely contested game. Both teams feature standout running backs in Galileo’s Quincy Nelson and Balboa’s Greg Warren. Both ran for 200 yards or more last week. Read More
Burlingame at Sacred Heart Prep, 3 p.m.
The Gators have been impressive in nonleague play, compiling a 4-0 mark. But SHP will be tested against a solid Burlingame team fresh off a 42-12 win over Woodside.
Skyline at Carlmont, 3 p.m.
The Scots are coming off an impressive win over Aragon and look to continue their success at home in a nonleague title.
Hillsdale at El Camino, 3 p.m. Read More
Now the season really begins.
When the Aragon High School football team travels to Pacifica to take on Terra Nova High School on Friday night, the previous four weeks will no longer count.
The two teams, each at 2-2 after nonleague action, kick off Bay Division action in the Peninsula Athletic League with the same goal in mind: Sitting on top of the division standings when league play concludes on Nov. 5. Read More
St. Ignatius girls’ volleyball team went an impressive 12-2 in its nonleague schedule, but got its first dose of West Catholic Athletic League competition in a 25-16, 25-13, 23-25, 25-21 loss to visiting Presentation of San Jose on Tuesday.
“I think all of the WCAL coaches feel it’s hard to get competitive preseason games in, because our league is so tough,” said second-year St. Ignatius coach Lisa Becerra. “It’s hard to prepare, especially playing a team as competitive as Presentation, but we know that’s what we have to face.” Read More
An act of vandalism at Golden Gate Park Golf Course last weekend has forced the CIF-San Francisco Section to scramble to move girls’ golf matches and may force the organization to make considerable changes to its schedule.
Holes six, seven and eight of the Par 3, nine-hole course were rendered unplayable after a car or truck drove through the course Friday, seriously damaging greens and fairways, according to spokesman Elton Pon of the Recreation and Park Department. Read More
St. Ignatius couldn’t overcome early offensive struggles in a 35-10 loss to visiting Bellarmine of San Jose in both teams’ West Catholic Athletic League opener on Saturday.
The Wildcats (1-2-1, 0-1) managed only 41 yards of total offense in the first half and trailed 21-3 at the break, but Bellarmine (4-0, 1-0) held off a third-quarter surge and pulled away late with 342 total rushing yards in its ball-control, clock-eating option offense. Read More
Thursday’s Academic Athletic Association league opening football game between Mission High School and Lowell was the best matchup either team could have asked for.
Both teams failed to win any nonleague games, both teams were convincingly outscored in the process and both needed a win to reassure a direction for their respective seasons.
Now, following a 24-0 victory over Lowell (0-3, 0-1), Mission (1-3, 1-0) has announced itself as a sturdy football team with intimidating size. Read More