Lowell High School boys’ golf coach Juan Lopez has been stressing to his players all season long on the importance of mental toughness.
“I ask them what’s going to happen if the shots are not falling their way,” Lopez said. “Are they going to dwell on it or move on and be able to overcome it and come up with something good on their next shot?” Read More
The most dominant boys’ tennis program in the history of the San Francisco Section proved its mettle once again in Thursday’s Academic Athletic Association tournament championship match at Golden Gate Park.
Lowell High School delivered another impressive performance in a 5-2 win over Lincoln, and it wasn’t even that close. The Cardinals showed once again why it’s them and everyone else in the SFS-AAA, winning the championship for the 22nd time in the event’s 25 year existence. Read More
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 public-school gyms in San Francisco are more utilitarian than they are glamorous and that makes winning on the road that much tougher in the Academic Athletic Association.
The Lincoln boys’ basketball team became the second league opponent in just over a week to find out just how hard it is to win at Galileo on Thursday, dropping its first AAA game of the season, a 49-48 decision. Read More
Records this early in the Academic Athletic Association girls’ volleyball season can be misleading.
Even though Galileo Academy came into it’s match against defending AAA champion Balboa tied for first place with an undefeated league record, the Lions hadn’t faced a team with the size, power and experience of the Bucs, and that became very apparent quickly on Tuesday. Read More
There’s a line that some around The City say with a snicker about the Thurgood Marshall High School athletic programs.
There’s more untapped talent walking around the hallways at Marshall than on the field — at any school in San Francisco.
Whether that’s true is almost impossible to determine, but it speaks to the problem at the school in the southeast corner of The City, or at the very least the perceived problem. Read More
The Galileo football team had one of the youngest groups in the Academic Athletic Association in 2011 and, in several moments last season, that inexperience was glaringly evident.
With 20 players from last season’s 31-man varsity roster being underclassmen — including 12 sophomores — the Lions missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008, and in the roller-coaster year, the lows were stunningly low. Read More