Entering his first year coaching the Jordan School boys’ basketball team, Robert Sotelo asked for one thing from his players: commitment.It’s hard to imagine a player with more of that value than senior guard Franeka Hall.Hall, a star on the girls’ basketball team last season who averaged nearly 25 points per game, is now playing for the boys’ team. Read More
Sometimes the biggest gains are made with the smallest steps, even if they start and stutter many times along the way.And that would be a good way to describe the re-emergence of the Mission High School girls’ basketball program in San Francisco, which in the space of two years has gone from nonexistence to respectability thanks to the work of one devoted man. Read More
Looking at the girls’ basketball teams in the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division this year, it would be an easy choice to say Terra Nova, San Mateo or Menlo-Atherton are the clubs to beat.
But no one in the PAL Bay is overlooking Mills High School, and with good reason.
The Vikings (2-1 PAL Bay, 11-5 overall) may be a slightly smaller team when stacked up against their league rivals, but they have been able to hold their own when push has come to shove. Read More
As a coach, Oscar Jimenez was methodical, exacting and detailed to a point — whether that was a spot on the court or a grade in a class.
So it was hardly surprising to those who knew him that when he scripted his final play this week, it went exactly as planned.
Monday, he married his longtime love, Patty Harmon.
And Tuesday, he died. Read More