With 47 seconds left in the game and his team hanging onto a 45-42 lead, the City College of San Francisco football team had a dilemma: Kick the field goal and give Mount San Antonio College the ball back with a chance to win the game, or go for the first down and ice the game?
Coach George Rush decided to go for it and the decision paid off as the Rams won the state junior college championship. 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
City College of San Francisco has been known for its high level football and basketball programs, but the depth of the sports program goes deeper than that.
This weekend, the men’s and women’s soccer teams take center stage at the California Community College Association Championships, which will be played at Consumes River College.
On the men’s side, they advanced to the Final Four with a 3-0 victory over Foothill College on Saturday. Read More
So many of Lowell High School’s wins in the past two seasons have been blowouts, but the Cardinals were pushed to the brink again in the Academic Athletic Association boys’ soccer championship game on Saturday.
Lowell rallied back from an early 1-0 deficit, then withstood a frenetic push from Lincoln in the final minutes in a 2-1 win at Boxer Stadium. Read More
Every team wants to have control over its own fate going into the last few games of the season, and that’s the position the Hillsdale girls’ volleyball team is in.
“Second to none is not an option,” Hillsdale coach Richard Villareal said. “If you have an opportunity to play for first, so be it.” Read More
The Aragon volleyball team has not won the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division in a long time, and one of the goals heading into this season was to change that fortune.
“That goal is still there and we’re hoping to make a run at it,” Aragon coach Netty Gennaro said.
Aragon (21-5, 5-2 PAL Bay entering play Thursday) is currently in third place and its only league loses are to second-place Carlmont and first-place Menlo-Atherton. Read More
For the Burlingame girls’ tennis team, high expectations are not unusual — they are ingrained in school culture.
“It permeates through the school,” Burlingame coach Bill Smith said. “If they’re at De La Salle [Concord], [the players] read the articles; they know [what the expectations are]. Continued excellence of a program brings that continued achievement.” Read More
Carlmont has reached the Central Coast Section Division I volleyball semifinals each of the past two years and has not been able to get over the hump.
First-year coach Chris Crader thinks this season’s team has the ability to get past the semifinals and reach the finals for the first time since 2005, when the school claimed a CCS Division I championship.
“I walked into a pretty talented group of girls,” Crader said. “We need to build on what we’ve done so far.” Read More