Marshall High School baseball coach Gerald Rankin has said it for many years.
All he wants for his players is the respect of the rest of the Academic Athletic Association, but the Phoenix had to earn it.
With a 3-2 win over Galileo on Tuesday at Moscone Recreation Center, Marshall became the first team from the B Division to defeat an A Division squad since the AAA employed a tiered-division format in 2008. Read More
In a postseason where so many things have gone as planned for San Francisco high school basketball programs, two teams are crashing the party.
International High School’s girls’ team and Marshall High School’s boys’ team are both seeking their first section titles in school history. Read More
The stretch run of the Academic Athletic Association boys’ basketball season is no longer a two-horse race.
With the same five players on the floor for the vast majority of the game, visiting Marshall High School upset Mission 77-71 on Wednesday.
Combined with Lincoln’s win over Balboa on Wednesday, the loss knocks the Bears (17-9, 10-2) out of first place in the AAA’s Lang Division and puts Marshall (11-11, 9-3) a game behind Mission and two games behind the Mustangs. Read More
Marshall at McClymonds (Oakland), 7 p.m.
Marshall (1-2) is the only Academic Athletic Association team playing four nonleague games and will face another tough road test against the defending Oakland Athletic League champions this week. McClymonds (2-1) went undefeated last year, including a 54-14 win against Marshall. Read More
After opening the game’s scoring with an RBI double from senior Marcus Blacksher, Marshall High School appeared to have the momentum to become the first B Division team to defeat an A Division foe in the Academic Athletic Association playoffs.
But it was a familiar hurdle that haunted the Phoenix after taking the lead, as Marshall committed five errors that resulted in eight unearned runs in a 9-2 loss to Lincoln High School on Tuesday at West Sunset Playground. Read More
After blowing a 22-point second-quarter lead, visiting Washington High School escaped with a 77-70 Academic Athletic Association overtime road win over Marshall on Thursday.
The Eagles (11-7, 3-0) carried a 47-29 lead into the half and withstood a second-half rally by the Phoenix (7-9, 2-2) in front of a standing-room-only crowd.
Washington pulled off the win, but at the end of regulation the Phoenix looked to be keyed for the upset. Read More
Mission at Lowell, 3 p.m.The Cardinals (0-2) and Bears (0-3) both had forgettable non-league seasons, but both have new life with the beginning of Academic Athletic Association play and will look to secure playoff spots behind favorites Galileo and Washington.
Friday’s games Read More
Marshall at McClymonds, 7 p.m.Marshall’s early-season struggles figure to continue against the 3-0 Warriors, who beat perennial power Pittsburg already this season and routed McKinleyville 60-0 last week. Marshall lost its first two games to significantly weaker opponents by a combined 51 points. Read More
Redwood (Larkspur) at Lowell, 3:30 p.m.After a 69-13 dismantling at the hands of Paradise in their opener, the Cardinals will again be underdogs hosting a 1-1 Redwood team. Read More
There is no shortage of story lines in The City’s first week of football action, but the St. Ignatius-Marin Catholic game on Saturday at 1 p.m. stands out as the week’s premier matchup.
Visiting St. Ignatius will travel to Kentfield for a rematch of last season’s opener, when the Wildcats edged Marin Catholic 29-28. Read More