Even after a dismal offensive first half against visiting De La Salle High School, the Lincoln boys’ basketball team had a glimmer of hope when it hit two consecutive baskets early in the third quarter to cut the Spartans’ lead to 28-15.
That hope was squashed quickly and soundly by the defending North Coast Section Division I champions, who went on a 10-0 run and never looked back in a 56-26 win over the Mustangs on Tuesday. Read More
For Bay School girls’ basketball coach Larry Minnich, Thursday afternoon presented a reunion of sorts.Minnich and the Breakers took on Convent — a team he led to a Division V state championship in 2003 — in the first round of the Urban Shootout at Kezar Pavilion.
Now a player from that team, Jennifer Hum-Traverso, is coaching Convent and the first-year coach made the reunion an unpleasant one for Minnich with a 66-43 victory over the Breakers. Read More
The St. Ignatius football team’s trip into the uncharted waters of the Division I Northern California championship game, by design, presents an unfamiliar opponent.
There isn’t a whole lot linking St. Ignatius and its opponent Granite Bay, the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I champion, so it’s been difficult for the Wildcats to gauge what exactly to expect.
Odds are, the Wildcats won’t find out until they hit the field on Friday night at Sacramento State University. Read More
Westmoor boys’ basketball coach Herb Yaptinchay doesn’t know the last time the Rams defeated a West Catholic Athletic League opponent — because it may have never happened before.
If it has, it hasn’t happened in a very long time.
That all changed Tuesday night at St. Ignatius when the Rams, only five years removed from a 1-20 season, orchestrated the first huge upset of the season with a 75-74 overtime win over the Wildcats.
The last time the two teams met, in 2009, St. Ignatius won 61-20. Read More
There were several extended discussions in the meeting Sunday of the 10 CIF section commissioners to decide the regional football championship matchups, but one didn’t even get a vote.
Due to the committee’s selection of De La Salle and Folsom for the Northern California Open Division championship, Granite Bay and St. Ignatius were the only eligible teams to fill the two slots for the Division I game. Read More
The St. Ignatius football team’s matchup against Bellarmine in the Central Coast Section Open Division championship on Friday night may not be the biggest game in the school’s long football history, but it’s awfully close.
It would be hard to argue anything can top last season’s win over eternal rival Sacred Heart Cathedral in front of 12,000 fans at AT&T Park in the Division III championship, but that was the end of the season for the Wildcats.Much more is on the line Friday night. Read More
The Academic Athletic Association football championship ultimately came down to 3 yards on Thursday at Kezar Stadium and Lincoln didn’t have its best player on the field.
After scoring with 23 seconds remaining to cut Mission’s lead to 21-20, Lincoln head coach Phil Ferrigno elected to go for a two-point conversion and the win.
With standout senior running back Demetrius Williams on the sideline – gassed from a 29-carry, 147 yard rushing performace – the Mustangs handed the ball to tailback Tyree Marzetta. Read More
The St. Ignatius football team probably deserves a home game for its Central Coast Section Open Division semifinal matchup against Mitty on Saturday, but the Wildcats are more than comfortable on the road.
The sixth-seeded Wildcats will make the hour drive from the Sunset to take on Mitty in its own back yard at Independence High School in San Jose on Saturday night.
All other CCS divisions give the better seed a home game in the semifinals, but due to the attendance draw of the Open, its semifinals are both being played at the “neutral” site of Independence. Read More
While the Lincoln High School football team’s resounding 42-14 regular-season win over Mission makes the Mustangs considerable favorites in the Academic Athletic Association-San Francisco Section championship game on Thanksgiving Day, recent history is not on their side.
The past three regular-season AAA champions have all fallen short of winning Turkey Bowl titles, but Lincoln was the last team to do it, when it won its fourth straight championship in 2008. Read More
For a team that has relied heavily on big plays for most of the season, the Mission High School football team exhibited a noticeable patience to punch its ticket to the Academic Athletic Association-San Francisco Section championship game.
The Bears racked up 318 yards rushing from five different ball carriers and pieced together several sustained scoring drives in a 47-28 win over Galileo in the AAA semifinals on Thursday at Kezar Stadium. Read More