For the Mission High School softball team, Tuesday’s game against Lincoln in the quarterfinals of the San Francisco Section-Academic Athletic Association playoffs was its de facto championship.
The Bears certainly played like everything was on the line, rallying from five runs down on two occasions to score a wild 15-14 win at Lang Field. Mission (9-11) next faces Lowell in the semifinals on Thursday, while Balboa plays Washington in the other semifinal. Read More
For a league that has a history of frenetic play, this season’s Academic Athletic Association boys’ basketball championship may have even out-crazied that reputation. In three overtimes, Mission High School simply out-hustled Lincoln to claim a 78-71 win and its second straight AAA-San Francisco Section title. Read More
The Academic Athletic Association football championship ultimately came down to 3 yards on Thursday at Kezar Stadium and Lincoln didn’t have its best player on the field.
After scoring with 23 seconds remaining to cut Mission’s lead to 21-20, Lincoln head coach Phil Ferrigno elected to go for a two-point conversion and the win. Read More
While the Lincoln High School football team’s resounding 42-14 regular-season win over Mission makes the Mustangs considerable favorites in the Academic Athletic Association-San Francisco Section championship game on Thanksgiving Day, recent history is not on their side.
The past three regular-season AAA champions have all fallen short of winning Turkey Bowl titles, but Lincoln was the last team to do it, when it won its fourth straight championship in 2008. Read More
For a team that has relied heavily on big plays for most of the season, the Mission High School football team exhibited a noticeable patience to punch its ticket to the Academic Athletic Association-San Francisco Section championship game.
The Bears racked up 318 yards rushing from five different ball carriers and pieced together several sustained scoring drives in a 47-28 win over Galileo in the AAA semifinals on Thursday at Kezar Stadium. Read More
It’s not Turkey Day just yet, but it might as well be.
The two best teams in the Academic Athletic Association will be on the same field Saturday at School of the Arts, and the gap between the Lincoln and Mission high school football teams and the rest of the league is
significant. Read More
At the midpoint of the Academic Athletic Association season, it’s clear that the Turkey Day favorites reside at Lincoln and Mission high schools.
Both sit a 3-0 in league play and have all but clinched playoff spots already, but the final two postseason berths are very much up for grabs and there may not be a more important week for the contenders. Read More
The Bruce-Mahoney game between St. Ignatius and Sacred Heart Cathedral is the crown jewel of any football season, but this year’s edition features one of the greatest disparities in expectations for the two teams heading into the game.
All you have to do is look at their schedules to see the teams are going in different directions. Read More
So much for that Turkey Day hangover the Mission High School football team was supposed to have in 2012.
After an underwhelming nonleague slate the, the Bears reinforced their claim as defending Academic Athletic Association champions with a convincing 46-13 road win over Lowell in each team’s league opener.
Mission (2-2, 1-0) racked up 509 yards, scored two defensive touchdowns and got another standout performance from senior quarterback Antoine Porter. Read More
Many more black and Hispanic sophomores in San Francisco public schools passed the high school
exit exam in 2012 than in prior years, but those gains didn’t necessarily occur at the schools receiving extra resources to help minorities succeed. Read More