A remarkable year in San Francisco high school sports was marked by lengthy championship droughts coming to an end, epic runs through the playoffs and one historic football game at AT&T Park.
1.) Historic CCS football game Read More
A year after losing in the quarterfinals of the Central Coast Section Division II playoffs to St. Francis, defense has been the mantra for the El Camino High School boys’ basketball team, and it has already had some early returns.
“It’s a reality check. They feel it and now they want it,” El Camino coach Archie Junio said. “It’s going to help them in the long run.” Read More
The San Mateo girls’ soccer team has reached the Central Coast Section Division II playoffs each of the past two seasons and now is looking to do something never before done in school history.
It is the third time in school history San Mateo has reached consecutive CCS playoffs, but the team has never made three straight postseason appearances. Read More
With the Carlmont boys’ basketball team returning only three seniors and losing Peninsula Athletic League Ocean MVP James Testa to graduation, Carlmont is looking much more youthful heading into this season.
“This group of kids is very hard-working from a top down,” Carlmont coach Dave Low said. “It’s everybody that’s been most refreshing, rewarding.” Read More
The Burlingame High School boys’ basketball team lost all five starters to graduation, including Rodrigo Puliceno and Kyle Shaffer, from last year’s Central Coast Section runner-up team, but that does not mean it won’t continue to be in the title picture.
“We’re a very different team [than last year],” Burlingame coach Jeff Dowd said. “They understand we have high expectations around here. We have lots of potential.” Read More
The Central Coast Section Division III football championship game between St. Ignatius and Sacred Heart Cathedral essentially came down to a bounce.
With the game tied at 14-14 in the third quarter, a botched snap caromed off Sacred Heart quarterback Jack Harrington and hit the turf. Read More
A 56-yard touchdown run by junior Eric Redwood late in the fourth quarter broke a tie as Serra ended years of futility Saturday with a 42-21 victory over Menlo-Atherton to claim its first Central Coast Section Division I championship since 1990.
“Being the favorite, there’s a lot of pressure and I didn’t think we were playing our style of football,” Serra coach Pat Walsh said. “All I told those guys in the second half was ‘If we’re going to go out, we’re going to go out fast.’” Read More
As much as the rivalry, venue and circumstances of the Central Coast Section Division III football championship between Sacred Heart Cathedral and St. Ignatius on Saturday means to San Francisco, what may be most exciting is that both teams are playing their best football of the season. Read More
The Central Coast Section Division I football championship between Serra and Menlo-Atherton on Saturday means more than just a championship.
In the long and prestigious athletic history at Serra, the Padres are on the doorstep of clinching their first CCS title since 1990.
“The excitement of finishing the season with a win [is big],” Serra coach Pat Walsh said.
Second-seeded M-A (9-3) is searching for its third CCS title in the past 10 years and first since 2008. Read More
In the afterglow of St. Ignatius’ shocking win over Valley Christian in the Central Coast Section semifinals on Saturday, there was a collective feeling of confusion from many who follow high school sports in San Francisco.
An unprecedented matchup of venerable city rivals Sacred Heart Cathedral and St. Ignatius in the Division III CCS championship will be played in ... Pacifica? Read More