It would be hard to imagine a more foreboding start to the Bay Counties League West season for the Convent of the Sacred Heart High School girls’ volleyball team Tuesday.The Cubs fell behind 16-0 on the road against Lick-Wilmerding in the first game and trailed in every game, but came back to win the match 19-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-16.Convent didn’t win the first game, but didn’t succumb, and captured the momentum back from the Tigers. The Cubs rallied back from a 20-3 deficit in the first game and ended the opening frame on a 16-5 run. Read More
San Francisco International High School was only two loud thuds away from seriously threatening Lowell’s monstrous Academic Athletic Association boys’ soccer win streak on Thursday.
The sounds came from two long-distance SFI shots that struck the Lowell goal frame, and the Cardinals capitalized on late opportunities to seal a 3-0 win over the Huskies for their 40th straight AAA victory. Read More
Leading up to the most anticipated nonleague football matchup of the season, the attitudes on the respective high school campuses could not be farther apart.
At Riordan High School, where the Crusaders will host defending Academic Athletic Association champion Mission on Saturday, optimism is in high quantity.
Riordan is 2-0 and with a win over the Bears, would complete its first unbeaten nonleague season since 2003 and would equal the Crusaders’ win total of the past three seasons combined. Read More
What was so impressive about the Sacred Heart Cathedral girls’ volleyball team’s nonleague match on the road against University wasn’t that the Irish won, it was how they won. Read More
The Sacred Heart Cathedral football team’s matchup against Campolindo this week will likely be its toughest test of the nonleague season, but will also present a clash of kindred spirits.
A year ago, Campolindo was in the same spot the Irish are in now, early in the 2012 season.
Picked to finish last in the Diablo Foothill Athletic League, the Cougars went 14-0 and beat Marin Catholic in the North Coast Section Division III championship game, before falling to Washington Union of Fresno in the D-III state championship game. Read More
Momentum can work in mysterious ways, but for the Mission and University boys’ soccer teams, the harsh swings of their nonleague matchup Tuesday at Kezar Stadium still resulted in a scoreless tie.
In a match that had the intensity of a playoff game, the Red Devils (2-1-1) had the latest surge, amping up offensive pressure in the final 20 minutes.
As he did the entire night, though, Mission senior goalkeeper Marcos Lopez stopped the Red Devils cold.Lopez had three saves in the final 20 minutes and six overall, including a stop on a penalty kick in the 22nd minute. Read More
As a man of countless mantras, it’s no surprise Sacred Heart Cathedral football coach John Lee has another one ready for the 2012 season, but it’s far from a trite sports cliche.
The quote, which he has borrowed from Vince Lombardi, speaks directly to how the Irish are positioned heading into the 2012 season, as the school in The City that lost the most talent from 2011.
“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have,” Lee said, repeating Lombardi’s words. “These are the cards we’ve been dealt. We can’t hand them back. I’m not going to let it faze me.” Read More
Building a football program from scratch is not an easy task.
But Stuart Hall has found early success, and after two seasons, the Knights have their legs under them and now have something tangible to shoot for — a league championship.
“Because it was my first year last year and it was only the second year of the program, guys feel like they still have something to prove to themselves and others,” Stuart Hall coach Richard Robinson said. Read More
If momentum can be carried through the nearly nine-month-long football offseason, it would be hard to find a team that has more of it than St. Ignatius.
The Wildcats capped a whirlwind Central Coast Section playoff run with a win over eternal rival Sacred Heart Cathedral in the Division III championship game in front of an estimated 12,000 fans at AT&T Park. Read More
Only two players from Lincoln High School’s 2010 football team will be on this year’s squad, but that season still bothers coach Phil Ferrigno.
The Mustangs’ 0-11 record in 2010 is one of the lowest points in the program’s history and it provided a wake-up call to the most decorated Academic Athletic Association football program of the 2000s.
A 4-7 record in 2011 and a first-round playoff exit doesn’t exactly have Lincoln supporters jumping for joy, but the Mustangs have officially picked themselves up from the pavement. Read More