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
SACRAMENTO – It's been said over and over – defense wins championships. No matter how good any defense is, though, you still have to put points on the board. The Sacred Heart Cathedral girls’ basketball team learned that lesson the hard way in the Division III state championship game Friday at Sleep Train Arena. Read More
SACRAMENTO – A whirlwind of swings and emotion sent the Division III boys' basketball state championship game to overtime, but it only delayed the heartbreak that is all too familiar to Sacred Heart Cathedral. Read More
Sacred Heart Cathedral boys’ basketball coach Darrell Barbour still hasn’t watched the film of the Division III state championship game from a year ago and he probably never will.
Sacred Heart’s 71-67 loss to Bishop Alemany still stings too much.
But now the Irish, with what many thought would be a diminished roster, will be back in Sacramento playing for another state title, this time against St. Augustine of San Diego on Friday at Sleep Train Arena. Read More
What started out as a close game quickly became a blowout as the top-seeded Sacred Heart Cathedral girls’ basketball team held Campolindo scoreless in the second quarter of a 59-40 victory for the Irish in the CIF NorCal regional semifinals Tuesday. Read More
Eleven San Francisco high schools are part of the Northern California bracket of the CIF State Basketball Championships, though none were selected to compete in the newly formed and controversial Open Division.
The CIF unveiled brackets on Sunday and the Sacred Heart Cathedral boys and girls were both handsomely rewarded. Read More
The St. Ignatius girls’ basketball team probably thought there wasn’t much more pressure than playing against its rival in a full-to-the-rafters college gymnasium.Then it ran into Sacred Heart Cathedral’s defensive scheme.With a sell-out crowd cheering it on, Sacred Heart Cathedral stifled St. Ignatius’ shooting and beat the Wildcats 46-41 Tuesday night in a West Catholic Athletic League matchup at a packed War Memorial Gym at USF. Read More
The St. Ignatius boys’ basketball team’s defensive strategy against rival Sacred Heart Cathedral in front of a capacity crowd at USF on Tuesday was simple.
Let the Irish shoot.
The Wildcats sagged off the Irish and let them take open looks on the perimeter, and the strategy worked, allowing St. Ignatius to take back the Bruce-Mahoney trophy with a 56-46 win. Read More
It may have been a relatively down year for city volleyball as a whole, but it wasn’t a down year for Sacred Heart Cathedral, and that is reflected in The San Francisco Examiner and SanFranPreps.com All-City girls’ volleyball team. Read More
Andy Chan first witnessed it 14 years ago, and has seen it hundreds of times since.
It’s the simple sight of his former student, Shannon Rowbury, jumping up and down two to three times before each and every race. But four years ago at the Beijing Olympics, the spectacle was different. Read More