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
SAN JOSE — The Leland High School baseball team upset top-seeded Willow Glen in the quarterfinal round of the Central Coast Section Division II playoffs, but may have run into the division’s best team, despite seed, in the semifinals Thursday at Municipal Stadium. Read More
SANTA CLARA — The St. Ignatius baseball team played like a it had a 44-year-old gorilla on its back against Serra in the West Catholic Athletic League championship game on Thursday at Santa Clara University’s Stephen Schott Stadium.
The Wildcats, who have not won a WCAL tournament title since the league began play in 1968, committed eight errors in the game and allowed six unearned runs in a 7-2 loss. Read More
On a scorecard, Balboa High School senior Alex Arnold’s groundout to second base in the second inning of the San Francisco Section-Academic Athletic Association baseball semifinals looks routine, but it’s the kind of groundout that makes coaches gush.
It was also the difference in Balboa’s 1-0 upset win over Lowell on Thursday at Big Rec. Read More
Five San Francisco basketball teams saw their seasons end in the first round of the Northern California bracket of the California Interscholastic Federation state playoffs, but six squads remain in the second round on Saturday. Read More
The El Camino boys’ basketball team had never been to a Central Coast Section championship game. The Colts (25-4) had only won seven CCS playoff games in school history coming into the season, but with its second win over St. Ignatius this season, they find themselves in position to claim their first CCS title.
El Camino will meet Sacred Heart Cathedral (24-5), which is searching for its fourth straight CCS Division III championship, on Saturday at Santa Clara University. 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
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
While defending Academic Athletic Association baseball champion Washington High School has limped through its first four games, Lowell is looking like the prime candidate to supplant the Eagles.
The Cardinals followed a 13-0 win over International in their opener on Saturday with a 12-3 rout of Stuart Hall in the second round of the Dick Murray tournament on Monday at Silver Terrace Playground. Read More
The Washington High School baseball team may be the defending Academic Athletic Association champion with a key core of seniors returning, but its first two games of the season have shown it has plenty of room for improvement.
The Eagles were in contention for most of their nonleague game on the road against El Camino and held a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning, but gave up nine unanswered runs in two innings to lose 10-2. Read More