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
Weirdly, this year’s Oscar nominees involve snubs in nearly every category, and films, mostly of a certain type, driven by successful marketing campaigns.
Why can’t the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences admit that blockbusters such as “Skyfall,” “The Dark Knight Rises” and “The Avengers,” and comedies including “Bernie” and “Moonrise Kingdom,” were among 2012’s best of the year rather than so-called important dramas? Read More
With the film industry award season under way — the 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced Jan. 10, and the ceremony is Feb. 24 — comes The S.F. Examiner’s annual, unscientific compilation of critics’ top picks for 2012. Read More
If Justin Timberlake really wants to make his new wife, Jessica Biel, happy, he’ll deliver Anne Hathaway’s head on a plate this Christmas.
According to the New York Daily News, Biel is “fuming” over the fact that she has lost two plum roles to the Oscar-buzzy brunette: Catwoman in “The Dark Knight Rises” and Fantine in “Les Miserables.”
Could it be that Biel is more Lifetime movie than Cannes Film Festival? Read More
Down seven points with 5:13 left in the game, it seemed Thurgood Marshall was exhausted and out of gas.
But the Phoenix (16-12) went on a 14-0 run over the next four minutes, and hung on for a 52-47 victory over Lincoln High School to advance to the Academic Athletic Association championship.
Senior center Mark Alexander was the catalyst once again for Marshall, leading the Phoenix with 16 points, 22 rebounds and seven blocks. Read More
Despite trailing the entire game against Lincoln High School, Lowell was lingering late in the fourth quarter and only trailed by eight points with 2 minutes remaining.That’s when Lincoln junior guard Mitchell Lee single-handedly shut the door on the Cardinals. Read More
Despite underwhelming nonleague records, Mission High School and Lincoln High School are still the favorites to advance to the Academic Athletic Association boys’ basketball championship game, and we’ll get a possible preview of the title game Friday.
The Bears, who fell to Washington in last season’s championship game, went 7-7 in nonleague play, but have only beat two teams with winning records in Los Gatos (7-5) and Menlo (6-3). Read More
On the strength of two second-half turnovers by Lincoln High School, Washington High overcame a three-point halftime deficit to advance to its second consecutive Turkey Bowl with a hard-earned 21-10 victory on Thursday.
“I tell the guys all the time that nothing is going to be easy, and I told them at halftime we didn’t really need to fix anything other than to just play harder,” Washington coach Karl Finley said. Read More
So many of Lowell High School’s wins in the past two seasons have been blowouts, but the Cardinals were pushed to the brink again in the Academic Athletic Association boys’ soccer championship game on Saturday.
Lowell rallied back from an early 1-0 deficit, then withstood a frenetic push from Lincoln in the final minutes in a 2-1 win at Boxer Stadium. Read More