When thinking about the best prep male athlete in San Francisco, names like University’s Noah Springwater, St. Ignatius’s Johnny Mrlik and Washington’s Jeremy Jetton pop up immediately. Read More
Call it the Triple Crown, call it the Trifecta, call it whatever you want — there wasn’t a need for a name, because it hadn’t been done before.
With a 4-1 win against Balboa High School in the Academic Athletic Association baseball championship, Washington High School became the first school in history to win a AAA championship in football, boys’ basketball and baseball in the same school year. Read More
On paper, this year’s Academic Athletic Association championship at AT&T Park between Washington and Balboa high schools looks like a monumental mismatch.
The Eagles are participating in their seventh consecutive AAA championship game and are looking to mimic the 2006 Washington squad, which went undefeated and won the championship. Read More
Balboa High School sent shock waves through the Academic Athletic Association baseball playoffs Thursday by blowing out favored Lowell High School 11-2 at Big Rec. After losing to Lowell three times over the course of the regular season, the Bucs charged out of the gate in their AAA semifinal matchup and never looked back. Read More
Balboa High School coach Rocio Ramirez won the Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach Award. Read More
Just looking at the benches, it is clear the Balboa High School and Urban School boys’ volleyball programs are at different stages of development.
The Buccaneers, just a year removed from their first Academic Athletic Association championship in 2009, had a packed bench of 10 players, while Urban, in just its third year of varsity competition, featured two. Read More
After trailing by 10 points heading into the final quarter, Washington High School narrowly escaped a potential upset, beating Balboa High School 51-50 in the Academic Athletic Association semifinals Tuesday at Kezar Pavilion.
The game was closer than Washington (25-8) was expecting, because, in the two regular-season meetings between the teams, Washington trounced Balboa 65-45 and 61-41. The Eagles also went through the AAA season undefeated. Read More
A natural gas leak in the Outer Mission district Monday morning prompted a shelter-in-place advisory at two nearby schools, police said.School officials at Balboa High School and James Denman Middle School kept students indoors after a construction company ruptured a 2-inch high-pressure transmission gas pipeline, according to officials with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and the fire department.The pipeline has since been capped, and no one was injured, authorities said. Read More
On Monday night at Crusader Forum, spectators in the bleachers were all talking about Wednesday’s big game against the University Red Devils.
Riordan High School coach Rich Buckner even had to stop himself from thinking too far ahead and focus more on struggling Balboa High School.
If the Crusaders did have their minds on University, it didn’t show as they jumped on Balboa from the opening tip and easily disposed of the visiting Buccaneers 78-44. Read More
The story of the Balboa High School boys’ basketball team’s still-young season has been poor shooting early in games and Thursday’s matchup against Piedmont was no exception.
The Buccaneers began the game 0-for-12 from the field, and Piedmont cruised to a 59-46 win in the first round of the Cardinal Classic at Lowell High School.
On the other side of the bracket, host Lowell pulled away late against it’s first-round opponent, San Mateo, in a 47-25 win. Read More