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
As far as mental hurdles go, University senior second baseman-pitcher Ben Shapiro had hit a wall. Read More
University High School junior midfielder Diego Lopes couldn’t get out of class in time for a 4 p.m. kickoff against Drew on Monday afternoon.
Normally a starter, Lopes arrived toward the end of warm-ups and began the game as a substitute.
From his sideline seat at the Crocker Amazon Soccer Fields, Lopes watched University hit the post twice and fire several more terrific close-range opportunities either wide or over goal through the first 25 minutes. Read More
One of the old sports sayings is never question the heart of a champion.
When it comes to the Bay Counties League, that champion is University.
With the Urban High School crowd revved up for its biggest boys’ basketball game since 2004, Chris Mah and University outlasted Urban 62-56 at Kezar Pavilion. Read More
University boys’ basketball coach Randal Bessolo has grown accustomed to the hot and cold his offense can go through.So, it was no wonder that the Red Devils didn’t panic during a dreadful cold streak during the middle quarters of their 64-58 win over Castlemont of Oakland in the Martin Luther King Jr. Classic at Laney College on Monday. Read More
Drew School’s girls’ basketball team accomplished a key part of its game plan Thursday night: The Dragons took University center Amelia King out of the game.
Drew attacked the paint, got the 6-foot-1 senior into foul trouble and limited her to a season-low seven points, but University sophomore guard Alana Zack more than picked up the slack. Read More
After a disappointing week that featured its first two Bay Counties League West losses, University High School’s boys’ soccer team proved again on Monday that it can compete with the North Coast Section’s best.
Capitalizing on their only scoring opportunity of the second half, University’s Jesse Beller scored in the 65th minute to give the Red Devils a 2-1 victory over Branson School in Ross in nonleague play at the College of Marin. Read More
Missing standout senior outside hitter Katherine Evers due to an illness, University High School needed an extra presence on the floor against visiting Lincoln on Tuesday, and it got it from junior outside hitter Sara Wojciechowski.Wojciechowski led the Red Devils with a match-high 16 kills and a team-high five aces in their 23-25, 25-19, 19-25, 25-18, 15-6 win over the defending Academic Athletic Association champions. Read More
St. Ignatius’ girls’ volleyball team got everything it could ask for in the first two games on the road against University High School, but showed just how good it can be in the third.
The Wildcats cruised through the third game and sealed a 33-31, 25-22, 25-19 win over the Red Devils on Thursday in a showcase of two of the best volleyball programs not only in San Francisco, but in Northern California. Read More
During the top of the first inning, it looked like Stuart Hall starter T.J. Najera was in for a long afternoon, giving up hits to three of the first four University batters.
However, after spotting the Red Devils three runs, Najera tightened things up to pitch six strong innings, and the Knights rallied back to defeat the Red Devils 5-3 in the Bay Counties League West semifinals on Thursday at Skyline College. Read More