Its first two games couldn’t have been more different, but Sacred Heart Cathedral is on the path to clearing its first hurdle — sweeping its nonleague schedule.
Before the brutal West Catholic Athletic League season begins, a nonleague sweep is almost essential for entrance in the Central Coast Section playoffs.
But the final leg of that schedule, Jefferson High School, is no pushover. Read More
In their meeting last season, Sacred Heart Cathedral and Terra Nova put on an offensive display — you could even call it a shootout.
Sacred Heart racked up more than 500 total yards and Terra Nova quarterback Chris Forbes threw for nearly 400, but it was only a few late Tiger turnovers that put the Irish up for good.
Sacred Heart coach John Lee does not want to be in that situation again. Read More
Anyone who watched Lowell High School’s Chloe Roddy play in the Academic Athletic Association championship game saw just how much she can impact a softball game.
The senior had a pair of two-run home runs and five RBIs in an 11-1 rout over rival Washington to pick up the AAA title, but it was her body of work, encompassing the whole season, that earned her the honor of the San Francisco Examiner and SanFranPreps.com Player of the Year. Read More
In high school baseball, the most valuable players on any given team are those who are as effective on the mound as they are at the plate.
No other player exemplified that combination, at the highest level of play, like Sacred Heart Cathedral’s Chris Miguel. That’s why he’s the San Francisco Examiner and SanFranPreps.com Player of the Year. Read More
St. Ignatius and Sacred Heart Cathedral were not only tied heading into the sixth inning, but faced a nearly identical situation in each half of the frame.
Tied at 2-2, both teams had bases-loaded jams chase their respective starting pitchers in the sixth. The Wildcats cashed in on the opportunity and the Irish did not, resulting in a 5-2 St. Ignatius win in West Catholic Athletic League play on Monday at Moscone Recreation Center.
In the top half of the inning, St. Read More
There was no shortage of runs at Lang Field Thursday afternoon, as St. Ignatius and Sacred Heart Cathedral combined to cross the plate 21 times.
Unfortunately for the Irish, the Wildcats did most of the scoring, running away with a 15-6 victory.
What seemed to be a back-and-forth game in the sweltering heat fell apart for the Irish (3-7, 0-4) in the sixth inning. Read More
After rallying back from a 22-16 deficit in the second game to win 26-24, Sacred Heart Cathedral looked as if it would carry that momentum for an easy three-game win.
But Mission High School of San Jose pushed the Irish to the limit before Sacred Heart prevailed at home in five games 25-16, 26-24, 24-26, 19-25, 15-12 in nonleague action. Read More
Archbishop Riordan High School only got one hit against Sacred Heart Cathedral starting pitcher Chris Miguel, but that — along with a little bit of creativity — was all it needed in a 1-0 win over the visiting Irish on Tuesday.
After a walk opened the fourth inning, Riordan senior outfielder Greg Ivory lined a double into left-center field. With the go-ahead run at third, Miguel struck out the next batter, then intentionally walked Ismael Orozco to load the bases. Read More
A 10-0 run in the fourth quarter nearly erased what was a 16-point deficit, but it wasn’t enough for the Sacred Heart Cathedral girls to overcome a poor shooting performance in a 63-57 loss to visiting Campolindo of Moraga in the second round of the CIF state basketball playoffs on Thursday.
The Irish (16-13) run cut the Campolindo lead to 58-55 with 2:22 remaining in the fourth, but the Cougars (25-6) responded with four straight points of their own to hold off the comeback bid. Read More
The second-inning hit from Stuart Hall junior outfielder Alex Asadorian looked normal enough, as the line drive past Sacred Heart Cathedral first baseman Patrick Murphy fell into right field.
But it would end up being the only hit for Stuart Hall, as Sacred Heart junior right-hander Chris Miguel locked down the Knights the rest of the way in a 5-0 Irish win in the Dick Murray Tournament championship game on Wednesday at Westborough Park. Read More