Ethan Kassel

San Francisco Giants pitcher Anthony DeSclafani (26) starts against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 11, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Giants finish sweep of Rockies behind DeSclafani’s scoreless outing

Even with fans back at Oracle Park, San Francisco Giants pitchers have…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Anthony DeSclafani (26) starts against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 11, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto  (47) started on Opening Day against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 9, 2021. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Giants welcome fans back with strong performance by Cueto

By Ethan Kassel Special to S.F. Examiner ORACLE PARK — The first…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto  (47) started on Opening Day against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 9, 2021. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
St. Ignatius captains Pete Quill, Daniel Lombardi, Siaki Gallegos-Hunkin, Duke Reeder and Seta Netane pose with the Gil Haskell Trophy after a 42-0 victory over Riordan. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)

St. Ignatius retains Gil Haskell Trophy, shuts out Riordan for third straight year

Team prevails with 42-0 win in opening game of truncated spring season

St. Ignatius captains Pete Quill, Daniel Lombardi, Siaki Gallegos-Hunkin, Duke Reeder and Seta Netane pose with the Gil Haskell Trophy after a 42-0 victory over Riordan. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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SI alum Begovich gets his moment, but Stanford falls on Senior Day

MAPLES PAVILION — Generally speaking, Stanford’s home finale on Saturday afternoon, a…

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Stanford’s NCAA Tournament hopes in peril after close loss to Oregon

Ziaire Williams nearly had his moment on Thursday night. After giving his…

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Riordan Crusaders versus St. Ignatius Wildcats at JB Murphy Field on the St. Ignatius Prepatory High School Campus on September 14, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

State allows high school sports to resume, but fight is far from over

For the first time since mid-March 2020, there is hope for high…

Riordan Crusaders versus St. Ignatius Wildcats at JB Murphy Field on the St. Ignatius Prepatory High School Campus on September 14, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
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Bradley returns as Cal drops close one to USC

Berkeley — Matt Bradley’s return after an ankle injury that held him…

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Dons overcome slow start, flatten Santa Clara in second half

A slow start, an ankle injury to Khalil Shabazz and a 17-2…

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USF bounces back with strong second half to defeat Portland 88-64

Five days removed from allowing a season-high 85 points to Gonzaga, the…

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Coach Jensen with Senior Dylan Furtado during the 2016-17 season. (Michael Urakami/Courtesy Joseph Danahey)

SF State mourns loss of longtime wrestling coach

Lars Jensen was named conference Coach of the Year seven times, regional Coach of the year twice

Coach Jensen with Senior Dylan Furtado during the 2016-17 season. (Michael Urakami/Courtesy Joseph Danahey)
University of San Francisco head coach Todd Golden coaches his team on defense during a 2019 gameat War Memorial Gymnasium on the campus of the University of San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Stunner in Bubbleville: USF upsets fourth-ranked Virginia

Less than 48 hours removed from a loss to a feeble UMass…

University of San Francisco head coach Todd Golden coaches his team on defense during a 2019 gameat War Memorial Gymnasium on the campus of the University of San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
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Oakland A’s eye free agent and trade targets

With MLB free agency underway, the notoriously tight-fisted Oakland Athletics are clearly…

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San Francisco Giants first baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) slides into home for the run scored against the Oakland Athletics at Oracle Park on July 21, 2020 in San Francisco , California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants to host first leg of Bay Bridge Series

Among the changes made to the Major League Baseball schedule this year…

San Francisco Giants first baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) slides into home for the run scored against the Oakland Athletics at Oracle Park on July 21, 2020 in San Francisco , California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Lou Seal watches the game amidst empty seats as the San Francisco Giants play the first home exhibition game of the MLB 2020 season against the Oakland A’s at Oracle Park on Tuesday. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

In a year of ‘nos’ and ‘won’ts,’ what will 2020 look like for the Giants?

Ragtag lineup may surprise in strange, short MLB season

Lou Seal watches the game amidst empty seats as the San Francisco Giants play the first home exhibition game of the MLB 2020 season against the Oakland A’s at Oracle Park on Tuesday. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, #28, said he will sit out the short season this year to protect the health of his newborn twin daughters. (By Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock)

After adopting twin girls, Buster Posey elects not to play in 2020 MLB season

What was already going to be a strange season for San Francisco…

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, #28, said he will sit out the short season this year to protect the health of his newborn twin daughters. (By Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock)
St. Ignatius players and fans had all sorts of reasons to celebrate throughout what was a remarkable football season. (Paul Ghiglieri/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Looking back at a banner year for St. Ignatius football

With the sports world on hold, fans are trying to stay sane by reaching into the memory banks to relive great moments.

St. Ignatius players and fans had all sorts of reasons to celebrate throughout what was a remarkable football season. (Paul Ghiglieri/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Riordan guard Bryce Monroe, seen here during the second half of a 76-62 win over Vanden, had his quest for a state championship cut short after the school was forced to close its doors when a student tested positive for the coronavirus. (Jeff Fung/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Coronavirus fears bring heartbreaking season ends to at least three SF high school teams

Sudden cancellations curtail chances for championships

Riordan guard Bryce Monroe, seen here during the second half of a 76-62 win over Vanden, had his quest for a state championship cut short after the school was forced to close its doors when a student tested positive for the coronavirus. (Jeff Fung/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Prep roundup: SI boys hoops wins section title, receiver Danny Ryan chooses USC

Prep roundup: SI boys hoops wins section title, receiver Danny Ryan chooses USC

The St. Ignatius boys basketball team settled its season series with rival Sacred Heart Cathedral

Prep roundup: SI boys hoops wins section title, receiver Danny Ryan chooses USC
After 30 years of working with the school, including 27 as athletic director, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory’s Jo Ann Momono will be retiring at the end of the school year. (Mark Pardini/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Sacred Heart Cathedral’s athletic director retiring after three decades

Jo Ann Momono made history as the first female athletic director in the West Catholic Athletic League

After 30 years of working with the school, including 27 as athletic director, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory’s Jo Ann Momono will be retiring at the end of the school year. (Mark Pardini/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Luke Moore, who scored 10 points on Saturday in Stuart Hall’s BCL West Tournament Championship win, protects the ball from Urban’s Jaydon Aquino (22).                                Michael Hong/Special to S.F. Examiner

San Francisco Prep roundup: Stuart Hall wins BCL West Tournament

It wasn’t the way anyone drew it up, but the Stuart Hall…

Luke Moore, who scored 10 points on Saturday in Stuart Hall’s BCL West Tournament Championship win, protects the ball from Urban’s Jaydon Aquino (22).                                Michael Hong/Special to S.F. Examiner