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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
Rishi Raghavan (42) and Cal Ladine (40) combined for 57 points in Lowell’s 74-53 win over Mission on Monday. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S. F. Examiner)

Prep roundup: Ladine scores 39, Riordan falls into tie for first

For one night, Lowell finally flipped the script, getting 39 points from Cal Ladine in a 74-53 win

Rishi Raghavan (42) and Cal Ladine (40) combined for 57 points in Lowell’s 74-53 win over Mission on Monday. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S. F. Examiner)
University is No. 1 again as the BCL West champions.

Prep roundup: University atop BCL West, SI loses in controversial finish

The University Red Devils continued their mastery of the Bay Counties League West Division on Tuesday night

University is No. 1 again as the BCL West champions.
Sacred Heart Cathedral Wildcats compete against St. Ignatius Wildcats in the Bruce-Mahoney basketball game at the Cow Palace on January 3 in Daly City. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Prep roundup: Riordan and SI pick up road wins

Leading by 10 with 2:29 left, Riordan (16-2, 7-1 WCAL) let the Padres claw back in with a pair of 3-pointers from Ryan Wilson,

Sacred Heart Cathedral Wildcats compete against St. Ignatius Wildcats in the Bruce-Mahoney basketball game at the Cow Palace on January 3 in Daly City. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
With Tuesday night’s 62-51 win at Mitty, the Crusaders defeated the Monarchs on the road for the first time since 2002. (Ethan Kassal/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Prep basketball: Riordan ends long-standing losing streak at Mitty

“One of the things we talked about that we wanted to do this year was knock off Mitty at Mitty,”

With Tuesday night’s 62-51 win at Mitty, the Crusaders defeated the Monarchs on the road for the first time since 2002. (Ethan Kassal/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Sacred Heart Cathedral Fightin’ Irish compete against St. Ignatius Wildcats in the Bruce-Mahoney basketball game at the Cow Palace on January 3.

Lick-Wilmerding and University first high school teams to play at Chase Center

Like the games at Oracle, admission is free.

Sacred Heart Cathedral Fightin’ Irish compete against St. Ignatius Wildcats in the Bruce-Mahoney basketball game at the Cow Palace on January 3.
Freshman point guard King-Jhsanni Wilhite scored a game-high 21 points for St. Ignatius on Tuesday night. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)

St. Ignatius squad shows encouraging signs despite recent losses

Back-to-back rivalry losses were certainly undesirable for any St. Ignatius basketball fan

Freshman point guard King-Jhsanni Wilhite scored a game-high 21 points for St. Ignatius on Tuesday night. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Antonio Abeyta (1), pictured here with Dimitri Koutsogeorgas (3) came through in the clutch for the Serra Padres Saturday night.(Kyle Dayanghirang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Riordan shocked at home by Serra in WCAL opener

The stage was set perfectly for the Riordan Crusaders to open 2020 with a bang

Antonio Abeyta (1), pictured here with Dimitri Koutsogeorgas (3) came through in the clutch for the Serra Padres Saturday night.(Kyle Dayanghirang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
USF’s old court has been dusted off for use at the Cow Palace for Friday’s Bruce-Mahoney Game. (Courtesy/St. Ignatius Athletics)

Bruce-Mahoney Game returning to Cow Palace

After taking refuge in the East Bay for a year, the biggest San Francisco high school sporting event of the year will be back in The City.

USF’s old court has been dusted off for use at the Cow Palace for Friday’s Bruce-Mahoney Game. (Courtesy/St. Ignatius Athletics)