As the rain poured down, the fans grew louder. As every strike was thrown, the noise intensified. And as the last out was recorded, the crowd of more than 42,000 went into pandemonium.
“It’s crazy,” San Francisco resident Juan Roman said. “It’s the best feeling in the world right now. We’re going all the way.”
After the Giants defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series on Monday night, fans swarmed the Willie Mays statue in front of AT&T Park and danced and cheered in the rain — even as it began to pour harder.
The City College of San Francisco football team had one goal last season and that was to reclaim the California Community College Athletic Association state championship.
Not only did the Rams accomplish that goal, they did it against the team that had defeated them in the 2010 title game, Mount San Antonio College.
Now with a record sixth state title in the bag, CCSF coach George Rush will be looking to add to the increasing pile of trophies. Read More
The College of San Mateo hit the stretch run of its football season last year in an incredibly strong position.There were three games to go and the Bulldogs were only one game behind City College of San Francisco for first place in the NorCal Conference.
But then a heartbreaking 17-14 loss to CCSF was the first of back-to-back losses, which dropped the Bulldogs into third place and effectively took them out of the championship picture. Read More
Building a football program from scratch is not an easy task.
But Stuart Hall has found early success, and after two seasons, the Knights have their legs under them and now have something tangible to shoot for — a league championship.
“Because it was my first year last year and it was only the second year of the program, guys feel like they still have something to prove to themselves and others,” Stuart Hall coach Richard Robinson said. Read More
A number of issues plagued the Balboa football team last season.
Injuries, eligibility issues and cohesiveness all played a part.
All of them reared their ugly heads in the team’s Sept. 10 nonleague game against Oakland Tech, when the Buccaneers lost a lead in the final minute to fall 26-21. Read More
The Earthquakes knew they had their work cut out for them going into Tuesday’s U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal match against the Seattle Sounders at Kezar Stadium.San Jose had not reached the semifinal round since 2004, entering the match 1-6 all time in the quarterfinal round.Unfortunately for the Earthquakes, that trend continued as they fell behind in the first half after a goal in the 18th minute and were unable to mount a comeback, dropping the match to the Sounders 1-0. Read More
After trailing late in the inaugural SanFranPreps.com City All-Star Game, Team City scored 14 runs in the final three innings, including a seven-run sixth, to beat Team SF 15-3 at USF’s Benedetti Diamond on Sunday.
“It’s definitely fun to watch,” Team City and Burton coach Mike Abbott said. “These kids are all really talented. I was really, really impressed.”
A single and two walks loaded the bases in the fifth inning with no outs for Team City, which trailed Team SF 3-1. Read More
Ten performers from San Mateo County will be making the trip to Clovis for the 94th annual California Interscholastic Federation State Track and Field Championships, set to begin Friday.
Serra, the only county school to send more than one participant, will have double the opportunity to do damage at state with both of its participants competing in the boys’ shot put.
Jonathan Beering and Luke Longinotti have been nothing if not consistent. They finished second and third in both the West Catholic Athletic League and Central Coast Section championships, respectively. Read More
Familiar territory. That’s where the Carlmont High School softball team finds itself.
It was only a year ago that the Scots had their season ended in the Central Coast Section Division I semifinals by San Benito.
They are back in the semifinals, but this time taking on Salinas today with the possibility of setting up a rematch with San Benito, which is playing in the other semifinal against Leland. Read More
The Washington High School baseball team found itself in the same position this time last year.
It had won the opener of the Transbay Series against Oakland Tech and went into the second game with a chance to claim its first Transbay title since 2006.
The Eagles failed to get the job done a year ago, but did not let the opportunity slip away again. Read More
Burlingame is no stranger to success.
That is especially true of its baseball team, which took the Central Coast Section Division II title a year ago.
The Panthers are back at it and, after winning the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division title this season, have the 11th seed and will take on Saratoga in the CCS Division II playoffs on Thursday.
“I don’t think [that] we should have a nerve factor,” Burlingame coach Shawn Scott said about his team’s experience. “They know what to expect, know it’s not going to be a blowout.” Read More
With only two races to go in the World Series run of the America’s Cup, the Oracle Racing Spithill team is sitting atop the standings after a strong finish in Naples, Italy a couple of weeks ago, but is still looking to improve.
“We learned a lot in Naples. Our team did relatively well,” Oracle tactician John Kostecki said. “We’re really working on getting both teams on the leaderboard in Venice.”
The Spithill team finished in second place during the Naples race, moving them to the top of the standings, but it took some time to get that top spot. Read More
Experience is invaluable as the Central Coast Section track and field trials approach, but that has not seemed to bother the Aragon boys’ and girls’ teams.
The Aragon boys won the Peninsula Athletic League Dual Meet and saw its girls’ team finish third, two spots behind perennial powerhouse Westmoor.
“The time is really not all that important; it’s just getting into the top three,” Aragon coach Bill Daskarolis said. “It’s all strategy and that’s what happens with the Central Coast Section, too. It’s exciting.” Read More
After grinding out a series win in the regional playoffs, the College of San Mateo baseball team is now only three wins away from claiming its second super-regional title in the past three years.
“I was most impressed with the club after the debacle Sunday morning, the team was able to get back and get hungry for that second game,” CSM coach Doug Williams said about his team’s 14-3 Game 2 loss to Cabrillo. “When you lose the second game of a three-game series, it’s easy to lose that momentum. Our guys really worked to get that momentum back and that feeling into that last game.” Read More
Six former Dons will be following in the footsteps of all-time greats such as Bill Russell and Bill Cartwright as the University of San Francisco inducts its 2012 Hall of Fame class Saturday.
Few brought the combination of personal and team success that Rene Demirdjian displayed in the last 15 years on the Hilltop.
Demirdjian played women’s basketball for the Dons from 1992 to 1997 and in 1996 was a key figure in the team’s NCAA Tournament win over No. 13 Duke to advance to the Sweet 16. Read More