Every time Sacred Heart Cathedral senior track standout Edward Lampkin gets in the starting blocks, he follows a similar routine.
Lampkin taps his left foot three times, then his right, before saying a prayer revolving around his grandparents, Ellen Bolton and Robert Lampkin.
“I’m dedicating the season to them,” said Lampkin, whose grandparents died several weeks apart, all in the last two months. “They really meant a lot to me.” Read More
No. 12 seed Stanford defeated third-seeded Texas A&M to win the NCAA women’s tennis championship.
Stanford won the national title for the 17th time. Stanford (22-4) also earned its seventh title under coach Lele Forood. The Cardinal were the lowest-seeded team to reach the championship match since 2007.
Stanford’s Nicole Gibbs rallied for a 0-6, 6-2, 6-0 win over Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar to help the Cardinal gain momentum. Gibbs won NCAA singles and doubles titles last season. Kristie Ahn scored a 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 victory over Cristina Stancu to clinch the match. Read More
This just in: If you thought the Lowell High School softball team was good this season, just wait until next year.
After a 15-0, three-inning mercy-rule win over Oakland Tech on Tuesday at San Francisco State allowed the Cardinals to sweep the best-of-three Transbay Series, Lowell coach Sascha Ray was almost salivating at the thought of returning virtually her entire team for the 2014 season. Read More
The Stanford and Cal softball teams have both have their fair share of success on the national stage over the years. But this season, neither will be playing in a super regional.
Stanford fell 10-5 to Nebraska in the Lincoln Regional on Sunday, while Cal dropped a 3-1 game to host Michigan in the Ann Arbor Regional, ending both schools’ season.
Senior pitcher Teagan Gerhart threw her final game in a Stanford uniform, ending the year 21-13 overall.
STANFORD 7, CAL 3 Read More
The College of San Mateo softball team ended a historic 2013 season on a bitter note — it was pummeled by Riverside College 10-2 in a California Community College Athletic Association final-four elimination game on Saturday at Bakersfield College — but the loss did little to dampen what was otherwise one of the greatest seasons in Bulldogs history. Read More
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