Barring a substantial upset, the consequences of the matchup between the Balboa and Galileo high school football teams is pretty simple — win and you’re in.
Washington can complicate the Academic Athletic Association playoff picture considerably with an upset of Mission, but both programs are viewing the game as a play-in game for the playoffs. Read More
Balboa High School junior Ben Olson isn’t in the conversation of most-accomplished Academic Athletic Association golfers yet, but he’s only a year away.
With an even-par 68 on Monday at Lincoln Park Golf Course, Olsen won the AAA individual tournament for the second consecutive season, opening the door for an opportunity to become the third golfer in AAA history to win three straight titles. 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
Balboa at Lowell, 3 p.m.
The two teams are in entirely different stages than last season, when Lowell was winless at this point and Balboa was in the thick of a playoff race.
This season, the Cardinals (3-2, 2-1) are tied for third place and the Bucs (1-5, 0-3) are struggling mightily and coming off a loss to Marshall.Galileo vs. Mission at Kezar Stadium, 3 p.m. Read More
Every day, 67-year-old Gabriel Lampert climbs the concrete stairs at 48th Avenue and Balboa Street to walk his dog in the Balboa Natural Area near Lands End.There is a problem, though: The steep portion at the bottom of those stairs is missing a handrail on the west side of the street. This creates a potential safety hazard for Lampert and the dozens of elderly residents living on 48th Avenue in the Richmond district who need to use the stairs to go about their daily lives. Read More
As Academic Athletic Association favorites Lowell and Washington roll through the early league schedule, another contender may be lurking just under the surface.That under-the-radar contender is Galileo Academy, which improved its league record to 4-1 with a 65-48 win over visiting Balboa on Thursday. Read More
There’s no better way to show the importance of voting in the democratic elections every two years, than by watching the participation of those who are not yet eligible to vote. Read More
Balboa at Galileo, 3 p.m.Both teams cruised against less-talented opponents in their AAA openers, but this could be the league’s most closely contested game. Both teams feature standout running backs in Galileo’s Quincy Nelson and Balboa’s Greg Warren. Both ran for 200 yards or more last week. Read More
Run early and run often is the mantra for the large majority of Academic Athletic Association football teams, but not for Balboa High School.
Unlike its AAA counterparts, the Bucs, who travel down the Peninsula to face Sequoia on Friday at 7 p.m., aren’t shy about putting the ball in the air, operating through coach Alvaro Carvajal’s spread offense. Read More