The most prevalent critique of St. Ignatius standout junior forward Stephen Domingo is that he plays on the wing too much and doesn’t use his 6-foot-7 frame enough inside.
That player didn’t show up on Tuesday night at Archbishop Riordan High School.
Domingo scored all six of his field goals in the paint and unveiled a post game that amounted to a game-high 18 points and 11 rebounds in the Wildcats’ 40-27 win over Riordan in the West Catholic Athletic League opener for both teams. Read More
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
Convent of the Sacred Heart High School’s girls’ basketball team hasn’t exactly showed the ability to score in bunches in its first six games, but the Cubs’ offense found a rhythm on Thursday.
Convent shot just over 54 percent from the floor and had three players score in double figures in a 72-57 win over Berean Christian of Walnut Creek to tip off the Urban Shootout tournament at Kezar Pavilion.
The Cubs (3-4) melded the sharp outside shooting of sophomore guard Jaime Hum-Nishikado and the inside game of freshman forward Erin Hanley, and led after every quarter. Read More
It’s almost hard to put into words just how important Valentino Miles was to the Sacred Heart Cathedral football team this season.
The best way to gauge Miles’ impact, however, was when he was not on the field. In the moments where Miles was not in the game, the Irish struggled mightily, but when he was in, the standout senior running back was electric. Read More
With several players returning from football and a few key early injuries, the St. Ignatius boys’ basketball team hasn’t even installed a zone offense.
So when Sacred Heart Prep opened in a 2-3 zone, the Wildcats were at a loss.
But after only leading 21-20 at the half, St. Ignatius found success in its transition game to secure a 58-50 nonleague win in its home opener on Tuesday. Read More
While Urban School’s boys basketball team ran hot and cold at various times during its matchup against Lowell on Monday, the Cardinals were a model of consistency, and that steadiness paid off.
The Cardinals didn’t score more than 18 points in a quarter, but 11 Lowell players scored and the team shot a season-high 53 percent from the floor in a 59-48 nonleague win over the Blues on Monday at Kezar Pavilion. Read More
It almost doesn’t matter how well Lowell High School’s boys’ basketball team shoots in any given game.
Lowell’s defense is so stout this season, if the shots don’t fall, the Cardinals can still win comfortably, and they proved that in a 52-41 win over Bay in the first round of the Cardinal Classic on Thursday at Lowell. Read More
Sacred Heart Cathedral may have had the best girls’ volleyball season in The City this year, but no player quite meant as much to her team as St. Ignatius outside hitter Claire Healy.
The senior, headed to Division I Bucknell University next season, was not only the Wildcats’ best hitter, but was also their most consistent defensive player.
She also carried St. Ignatius with standout performances throughout the Central Coast Section Division III tournament and was the lone Wildcat in the elite company of the All-West Catholic Athletic League first team. Read More
At first glance, the Balboa High School boys’ basketball team appears to be entirely composed of guards.
The Bucs don’t have a starter above 6 feet, but it was the undersized, yet athletic Balboa forwards that came up with the big plays in a 55-53 nonleague win over visiting San Rafael on Tuesday.
Balboa forwards John Bender and Lamar Anderson, both standing at 5-foot-11, each scored in double digits and held 6-foot-6 San Rafael senior center Nick Sterling to just three points in the second half. Read More
Down 52-49 with 3 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, all the pieces were in place for Lincoln High School to tie visiting Rodriguez of Fairfield.
Lincoln senior guard Ares Brown had an open look on the wing, appeared to be wide open and took a shot in perfect rhythm, but the ball never got to the rim.
Seemingly out of nowhere, Rodriguez junior forward Garry Wilson lept at Brown and blocked the potential tying shot to secure the three-point nonleague Rodriguez win on Monday at Lincoln High School. 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.
St. Ignatius senior linebacker Danny O’Malley scooped up the ball and ran 50 yards for the decisive score with 4:18 remaining in the Wildcats’ 21-14 win on Saturday night in front of 12,000 raucous fans at AT&T Park.
It is the second CCS title in St. Ignatius’ history. Read More
As bad as Lowell High School’s boys’ basketball team shot the ball in the first three quarters on Thursday, the Cardinals hit the key shots down the stretch to hold off defending Academic Athletic Association champion Washington 32-29 in the Blue and Gold Tournament semifinals at Jefferson High School.
Lowell will take on another AAA rival in the championship game tonight, as Galileo took down host Jefferson 53-22 in the other semifinal matchup. 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.
The two schools have gone on extended road trips in the first two rounds of the playoffs and have come away with an opportunity to play in the first high school football game in AT&T Park’s history. Read More
At the start of every game of Sacred Heart Cathedral’s Northern California Division III girls’ volleyball title matchup against visiting Albany, the Irish looked every bit like a champion.
Unfortunately for the Irish, they just couldn’t hold on.
Sacred Heart held early, sizable leads in every game, but could not close out Albany in a heartbreaking 27-25, 25-19, 17-25, 23-25, 15-11 loss on Tuesday night.
“You gotta tip your hat to Albany,” Sacred Heart coach Margi Beima said. “You can look at it like we gave up those leads, but they really clawed their way back.” Read More
High school football in San Francisco is not over.After originally slating the Central Coast Section Division III championship game between Sacred Heart Cathedral and St. Ignatius to Terra Nova High School in Pacifica, CCS officials and the athletic departments of both schools upped the ante.With Kezar Stadium unavailable, the game will now be played at AT&T Park on Saturday at 7 p.m., where the field is currently still set up for football after Cal played it’s entire 2011 home schedule at the Giants’ home field. Read More