After a standout junior season, Lowell senior pitcher-shortstop Elijah Saunders knew he could take his game to another level.
“I knew I could work a little harder,” he said. “All I thought about in the offseason was baseball. I wanted to be the best I could be, and hopefully my best was better than everyone else’s.” Read More
It was only fitting the Balboa and Lowell high school baseball teams happened to be on the same flight to San Diego on Monday morning to play in the 63rd annual Mike Morrow tournament. Read More
Sacred Heart Cathedral boys’ basketball coach Darrell Barbour still hasn’t watched the film of the Division III state championship game from a year ago and he probably never will.
Sacred Heart’s 71-67 loss to Bishop Alemany still stings too much.
But now the Irish, with what many thought would be a diminished roster, will be back in Sacramento playing for another state title, this time against St. Augustine of San Diego on Friday at Sleep Train Arena. Read More
There’s only one school in the state that has both its boys’ and girls’ basketball teams in state championships this weekend and it sits on Cathedral Hill in San Francisco.Sacred Heart Cathedral will send both teams to the Division III state championships Friday afternoon at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento after winning NorCal championships on Saturday at American Canyon High School.The results for both teams were identical, but their experience were vastly different. Read More
The St. Ignatius girls’ basketball team probably thought there wasn’t much more pressure than playing against its rival in a full-to-the-rafters college gymnasium.Then it ran into Sacred Heart Cathedral’s defensive scheme.With a sell-out crowd cheering it on, Sacred Heart Cathedral stifled St. Ignatius’ shooting and beat the Wildcats 46-41 Tuesday night in a West Catholic Athletic League matchup at a packed War Memorial Gym at USF. Read More
The St. Ignatius football team’s matchup against Bellarmine in the Central Coast Section Open Division championship on Friday night may not be the biggest game in the school’s long football history, but it’s awfully close. Read More
The Bruce-Mahoney game between St. Ignatius and Sacred Heart Cathedral is the crown jewel of any football season, but this year’s edition features one of the greatest disparities in expectations for the two teams heading into the game.
All you have to do is look at their schedules to see the teams are going in different directions. Read More
So much for that Turkey Day hangover the Mission High School football team was supposed to have in 2012.
After an underwhelming nonleague slate the, the Bears reinforced their claim as defending Academic Athletic Association champions with a convincing 46-13 road win over Lowell in each team’s league opener.
Mission (2-2, 1-0) racked up 509 yards, scored two defensive touchdowns and got another standout performance from senior quarterback Antoine Porter. Read More
It’s hard to say just how good Zach Masoli could have been on the Riordan High School football team last season.As a sophomore, most of his athletic ability on the field was shown scrambling, but not by choice.He was running for his life.The Crusaders had the worst offensive line in the West Catholic Athletic League last season and the opponents exposed that weakness, putting Masoli under constant pressure. 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