BERKELEY — The late-inning magic that propelled Cal to the College World Series last year wasn’t needed Tuesday. Instead, the Bears jumped on a string of USF miscues to earn a 5-3 victory at Evans Diamond. Read More
Mission’s defense was far from dominant against Lowell in the Academic Athletic Association semifinals, but when the Bears needed it, they got the stops.
After Lowell scored on the first possession of the second half to cut the Mission lead to 28-24, the Cardinals recovered an onside kick and appeared to seize momentum, but the Mission defense held strong and didn’t allow a point for the rest of the game to lead the Bears to a 42-24 win on Thursday at Kezar Stadium. Read More
Program vendors should do a brisk business at Cal football games this fall because coach Jeff Tedford estimates that at least five freshmen will get significant playing time, and the number may go as high as 10. “Usually, it’s just two or three, or even just one,” Tedford said as summer practice wound down. Read More
In the 2010 season, Mission High School went through a process of development, from upstart to Cinderella to unlikely juggernaut.
But despite their success, an undefeated Academic Athletic Association season and a regular-season league title, the mention of one game is met by returning Mission players with clenched jaws and shaking heads. Read More
Mike Montgomery is the best Bay Area college basketball coach since Pete Newell, and he may be doing his best job ever with this year’s Cal Bears.Montgomery lost almost everybody from last year’s Pac-10 Conference champion team, and he suffered further hits when Max Zhang decided to stay in China and freshman guard Gary Franklin left in early January. Read More
The Mission Bears boys’ basketball team sent a friendly reminder to Academic Athletic Association opponents before the league playoffs Tuesday night at Washington High School: The championship goes through Mission High School.
The Bears spoiled Senior Night for Washington with a 77-66 win on the Eagles’ home floor.
In a game that determined Lang Division’s top seed, the Bears (21-9, 15-1) rode the hot hand of Gione Edwards. Read More
Rain, rain, go away, the bears and lions want to play!But in the meantime, the zoo has closed so they can go inside and stay dry. The zoo is normally open on weekdays until 4 p.m., but today, they closed the zoo at 1 p.m. because the storm system has been drenching the animals, according to a press release by zoo spokeswoman Gwendolyn Tornatore. Read More
It’s one of the most iconic photos in sports history: a bloodied, helmetless Y.A. Tittle kneeling dejectedly on the field at old Pitt Stadium after throwing an interception in a September, 1964 New York Giants loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tittle, who suffered a concussion and a cracked sternum on the play but didn’t miss a game in what would be his last season, was so moved by the picture he put it on the back cover of his 2009 autobiography. True grit. You don’t quit. Read More
Thursday’s Academic Athletic Association league opening football game between Mission High School and Lowell was the best matchup either team could have asked for.
Both teams failed to win any nonleague games, both teams were convincingly outscored in the process and both needed a win to reassure a direction for their respective seasons. Read More
St. Mary’s and Cal both traveled across the country hoping to shake the perception that the best in the West aren’t good enough to hang with the elite of college basketball. Read More