During the West Catholic Athletic League season, the St. Ignatius baseball team failed to come through in so many key hitting situations that its confidence plummeted almost to the point of no return.
On Thursday, the No. 14-seed Wildcats showed they still had plenty of moxie in them in an impressive 11-3 win over No. 3 Saratoga (22-9) in the opening round of the Central Coast Section Division II playoffs. St. Ignatius (16-12) plays No. 11 Soledad (24-4) in a quarterfinal on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Washington Park in Santa Clara. Read More
It was Lowell High School in a runaway — again.
After dominating the Academic Athletic Association season, the Cardinals entered the San Francisco Section playoffs as the prohibitive favorite to win a third consecutive championship. On Tuesday, Lowell did just that, rolling to an 11-1, mercy-rule victory over Washington in five innings at San Francisco State University. Lowell plays Oakland Tech in the best-of-three Transbay Series starting on Friday. Read More
Lowell High School boys’ golf coach Juan Lopez has been stressing to his players all season long on the importance of mental toughness.
“I ask them what’s going to happen if the shots are not falling their way,” Lopez said. “Are they going to dwell on it or move on and be able to overcome it and come up with something good on their next shot?” Read More
Once or twice a week, senior center fielder Jordan Paroubeck of Serra High in San Mateo receives a request from Major League Baseball scouts to put on a batting practice session for them. Read More
The most dominant boys’ tennis program in the history of the San Francisco Section proved its mettle once again in Thursday’s Academic Athletic Association tournament championship match at Golden Gate Park.
Lowell High School delivered another impressive performance in a 5-2 win over Lincoln, and it wasn’t even that close. The Cardinals showed once again why it’s them and everyone else in the SFS-AAA, winning the championship for the 22nd time in the event’s 25 year existence. Read More
There are moments that live forever. Read More
For the Mission High School softball team, Tuesday’s game against Lincoln in the quarterfinals of the San Francisco Section-Academic Athletic Association playoffs was its de facto championship.
The Bears certainly played like everything was on the line, rallying from five runs down on two occasions to score a wild 15-14 win at Lang Field. Mission (9-11) next faces Lowell in the semifinals on Thursday, while Balboa plays Washington in the other semifinal. Read More
It didn’t take long for John Lee to land back on his feet.
Lee, who was fired from Sacred Heart Cathedral — his alma mater — on Jan. 10, was announced as Riordan’s new football coach on Monday.
“Christmas did come early,” Lee said in a phone conversation with The Examiner on Monday. “After I was let go, I thought I’d take a year or two off, and see what happens. And then this opportunity arose, and it’s like, ‘Wow.’” Read More
Jim Tracy lived to run. He loved the physical exertion, the opportunity for self-improvement and the ability to push the boundaries of what he thought was possible.
And he ran everywhere: through the Presidio, across the Golden Gate Bridge, down the Great Highway.
“I saw the whole city through running,” Tracy said. Read More
Even though the Washington baseball team got off to a slow start this season, it never doubted it could turn things around.
Now we know why. With a convincing 10-5 win over host Balboa in the San Francisco Section-Academic Athletic Association playoff semifinals on Thursday at Sundberg Field, the Eagles advanced to their 18th AAA championship game in the last 19 years, all under current coach Rob Fung. Washington (13-14) will play Lowell, which knocked off Marshall 14-4 in the other semifinal, for the title on Wednesday at AT&T Park. Read More