Joining Santa Clara-bound Jordan Newell, another St. Ignatius softball player will be playing in college next season.
Helen Buse, who is hitting .360 from the left side of the plate this year for the Wildcats, has committed to play at Division III Smith College in Northhampton, Mass. Read More
After opening the game’s scoring with an RBI double from senior Marcus Blacksher, Marshall High School appeared to have the momentum to become the first B Division team to defeat an A Division foe in the Academic Athletic Association playoffs.
But it was a familiar hurdle that haunted the Phoenix after taking the lead, as Marshall committed five errors that resulted in eight unearned runs in a 9-2 loss to Lincoln High School on Tuesday at West Sunset Playground. Read More
The Lowell High School girls’ soccer team has steamrolled Academic Athletic Association competition this year, but may have waited for its final game on Thursday, against rival Washington, to record it’s signature win of the season.
The visiting Cardinals wrapped up an undefeated AAA season by dominating every aspect of the game against Washington en route to a 6-0 win. Read More
Every four years, the North Coast Section allows for league realignment, and two San Francisco high schools will be playing in different leagues in the 2012-13 school year.
Still playing under the overall umbrella of the Bay Area Conference, International High School and Drew School will take each other’s spots in their respective leagues. International will move from the Bay Counties League Central to the Bay Counties League West, while Drew will leave the BCL West to take International’s spot in the BCL Central. Read More
Riding high on a seven-game win streak, Lowell the High School baseball team ran into a hot-hitting South San Francisco High School team, and couldn’t hold down the Warriors’ bats in a 10-1 nonleague loss Saturday at Orange Park.
The Warriors (9-9) collected 10 hits against four Lowell pitchers, including a 2-for-3, five-RBI performance from junior designated hitter Gregorio Jimenez, to continue a streak of four games where they’ve scored 10 runs or more. Read More
Last season, Washington High School got into the Academic Athletic Association playoffs by the skin of its teeth, but after a dominating 7-0 win over defending champion Galileo on Thursday at Big Rec, the Eagles have established themselves as the team to beat in the AAA in 2011.
The Eagles (11-6-1, 8-0) have outscored AAA opponents 129-8 in league play, and got a standout performance from sophomore starting pitcher Chris Hau on Thursday.
Hau allowed just a single hit to Galileo’s Ishmael Muhammad in the third inning and struck out six to collect the complete-game win. Read More
St. Ignatius and Sacred Heart Cathedral were not only tied heading into the sixth inning, but faced a nearly identical situation in each half of the frame.
Tied at 2-2, both teams had bases-loaded jams chase their respective starting pitchers in the sixth. The Wildcats cashed in on the opportunity and the Irish did not, resulting in a 5-2 St. Ignatius win in West Catholic Athletic League play on Monday at Moscone Recreation Center.
In the top half of the inning, St. Read More
Brenden Glapion, Johnny Mrlik and Noah Springwater really have a lot in common.
All three are left-handed guards, stone-cold scorers, senior leaders and candidates for city Player of the Year.
While Glapion averaged 23 points per game to lead Washington to its first Academic Athletic Association title in 29 years, and Springwater wrapped up a four-year varsity career as University’s top scorer in school history en route to three consecutive Bay Counties League West titles, no player carried his team quite like Mrlik. Read More
Valley Christian of San Jose gave the St. Ignatius baseball team every opportunity to get back into the game Saturday, but the Wildcats could not capitalize on their few opportunities in a 5-2 loss in West Catholic Athletic League play at Fairmont Park.
The Warriors (7-3, 4-0) had nine hits and opened up a 4-0 lead with two runs in both the second and third innings, but stranded 13 baserunners in the game, leaving the door open for the Wildcats (5-6, 1-3). Read More
The tide was turning. You could feel it.
After trailing by as much as 20 points in the third quarter, the University boys’ basketball team ended the period on an 8-0 run and cut the St. Joseph Notre Dame of Alameda lead to 40-31.
But the Pilots responded with the form of a true champion, pulling away for a 61-43 win in the CIF Northern California Division V championship on Saturday at Folsom High School. St. Joseph will play for the state title Friday in Sacramento against SoCal champ St. Bernard of Playa del Rey. Read More
Just looking at the benches, it is clear the Balboa High School and Urban School boys’ volleyball programs are at different stages of development.
The Buccaneers, just a year removed from their first Academic Athletic Association championship in 2009, had a packed bench of 10 players, while Urban, in just its third year of varsity competition, featured two.
Still, the Blues didn’t go down without a fight, but the Bucs’ depth and experience proved too much to overcome in a 25-17, 25-15, 25-18 nonleague win Wednesday at Balboa High School. Read More
After dominating play for the first 78 minutes, all it took was one slip-up to make University’s 2-1 nonleague win over College Prep of Oakland at Crocker Amazon Soccer Fields a little too close for comfort.
The Red Devils (3-1-1) were up 2-0 and in total control when College Prep’s Nour Fawz scored on the Cougars’ only shot on target in the game in the 79th minute.
Prior to the College Prep (2-3-2) score, University dominated possession and nearly all goal-scoring opportunities, peppering College Prep goalkeeper Carolyn Dundes with 12 shots on goal. Read More
A 10-0 run in the fourth quarter nearly erased what was a 16-point deficit, but it wasn’t enough for the Sacred Heart Cathedral girls to overcome a poor shooting performance in a 63-57 loss to visiting Campolindo of Moraga in the second round of the CIF state basketball playoffs on Thursday.
The Irish (16-13) run cut the Campolindo lead to 58-55 with 2:22 remaining in the fourth, but the Cougars (25-6) responded with four straight points of their own to hold off the comeback bid. Read More
The second-inning hit from Stuart Hall junior outfielder Alex Asadorian looked normal enough, as the line drive past Sacred Heart Cathedral first baseman Patrick Murphy fell into right field.
But it would end up being the only hit for Stuart Hall, as Sacred Heart junior right-hander Chris Miguel locked down the Knights the rest of the way in a 5-0 Irish win in the Dick Murray Tournament championship game on Wednesday at Westborough Park. Read More
Lowell High School played even with defending state champion Oak Ridge of El Dorado Hills in every aspect of the game except one — putting the ball in the basket.
The Cardinals went through one of their worst shooting performances of the season, while Oak Ridge shot the lights out in a 56-31 win in the Northern California bracket of the CIF Division I girls’ basketball tournament on Tuesday at Kezar Pavilion. Read More