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
Mission at Lowell, 3 p.m.The Cardinals (0-2) and Bears (0-3) both had forgettable non-league seasons, but both have new life with the beginning of Academic Athletic Association play and will look to secure playoff spots behind favorites Galileo and Washington.
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Menlo-Atherton at San Mateo, 3 p.m.The Bears are off to an 0-3 start and have scored just 23 points all season. A road test against the Bearcats (2-1), who are coming off a 50-29 loss to a quality Terra Nova team, could be a tough task. Read More
Generally, a sunny day with clear skies is a sports fan’s dream come true.
For the Urban School and Lick-Wilmerding High School boys’ soccer teams, the heat was more of an obstacle than a gift.
Yet, between both sides battling the uncharacteristic heat and running go-for-broke offensive schemes, only one team survived, with Lick-Wilmerding pulling out a 3-2 league victory.
The dogfight began not long after the opening touches, and within the first 15 minutes it became apparent that both teams were perfectly matched. Read More
The three Catholic school football teams in The City had varying results in nonleague play, but those records may hold little water approaching next week with the beginning of West Catholic Athletic League play.
The WCAL is generally acknowledged as one of the best high school leagues in the state in football, and San Francisco members St. Ignatius, Sacred Heart Cathedral and Archbishop Riordan figure to face uphill battles against a stable of Peninsula and South Bay powers. Read More
Led by senior captains Leo Harrington and Carlos Valadez, the Lowell High School boys’ soccer team cruised to a 4-0 win over visiting Balboa on Thursday to remain undefeated in Academic Athletic Association play.
Valadez and Harrington each had a goal and an assist for the Cardinals (6-0, 6-0), who dominated time of possession throughout.
“I was impressed with our performance,” said Lowell coach Marcos Estebez. “Leo, Carlos and Penn [Scoble] really provided us with a lot of support today.” Read More