Academic Athletic Association

Serra athlete Malakai Rango looks on from the sidelines in the second half of the Padres' game against Sacred Heart Cathedral on Oct. 27, 2018, at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Roundup: Serra’s Malakai Rango headed to Idaho State

National Signing Day: One of the Bay Area’s most efficient kick returners…

 

Nigel Burris (35) of Stuart Hall splits two defenders, Oscar Cheng (35) and Elijah Flowers (0) of Sacred Heart Cathedral during the first period at the 12th Annual Nor Cal Tip-Off Classic on November 24, 2018 at Newark Memorial High School in Newark, California. (Chris Victorio - Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: High school basketball roundup sees Serra edge Riordan at home

Though the storied Bruce-Mahoney Game got the lion’s share of the attention…

 

St. Ignatius forward Neal Begovich gets back on defense during a game against University on Dec.8, 2018, at St. Ignatius High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

PrepFocus: San Francisco high school basketball scene better — and deeper — than ever

Following his team’s loss at Riordan last Thursday, Stuart Hall assistant varsity…

 

Jackie Luong (20) of Washington dribbles the ball against Galileo as Caelan Wallace (22) looks on, during a game on Dec. 17, 2018, at Galileo Academy. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: After Luong’s early barrage, Washington pulls away in fourth

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY — Jackie Luong started off red-hot…

Jackie Luong (20) of Washington dribbles the ball against Galileo as Caelan Wallace (22) looks on, during a game on Dec. 17, 2018, at Galileo Academy. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Senior linebacker Rocky Marania celebrates the Lincoln Mustangs' San Francisco Section title over Mission on Nov. 30, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Family comes first as Lincoln wins 11th San Francisco Section title

KEZAR STADIUM — Ten years ago, on Thanksgiving night, Rocky Marania stood…

Senior linebacker Rocky Marania celebrates the Lincoln Mustangs' San Francisco Section title over Mission on Nov. 30, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Lincoln running back Desean Crawford runs against Galileo in a 52-18 win on Oct. 20, 2018, at Lincoln High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Much-awaited AAA championship between Lincoln and Mission to answer some questions, present others

When Lincoln and Mission finally meet for the City title this weekend,…

Lincoln running back Desean Crawford runs against Galileo in a 52-18 win on Oct. 20, 2018, at Lincoln High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
McKinley Oliver (7) of Mission runs at Galileo on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Mission settles score with Galileo in Academic Athletic Association semifinal

GEORGE WHITE FIELD — After losing to the Galileo Lions in last…

McKinley Oliver (7) of Mission runs at Galileo on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Galileo quarterback Ronald Fox throws on the run against Mission in an Academic Athletic Association game against Mission on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Galileo battles air quality issues and postponements during playoff prep

By Jeff Weisinger Special to S.F. Examiner Players of the Galileo High…

Galileo quarterback Ronald Fox throws on the run against Mission in an Academic Athletic Association game against Mission on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Mission running backJelani Al-Malik (4) is tackled by Galileo defenders Reese Bickart (8) and Jimmie Edwards III (6) on Oct. 5, 2018, in an Academic Athletic Association league game at Galileo High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: San Francisco Section postpones semifinal football games to Saturday due to air quality

The San Francisco Section has officially postponed its two semifinal football games…

Mission running backJelani Al-Malik (4) is tackled by Galileo defenders Reese Bickart (8) and Jimmie Edwards III (6) on Oct. 5, 2018, in an Academic Athletic Association league game at Galileo High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
The Golden Gate Bridge as seen from The Presidio is mired in smog as smoke from the Camp Fire in Northern California drifts down into the Bay Area on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Central Coast Section football playoff games rescheduled for a third time due to fires, air quality

The Sacred Heart Cathedral football team's bus was just 20 minutes away…

The Golden Gate Bridge as seen from The Presidio is mired in smog as smoke from the Camp Fire in Northern California drifts down into the Bay Area on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Sacred Heart Cathedral running back Anthony Heard earned first-team All-City running back honors. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Academic Athletic Association football enters final week, as Central Coast Section starts playoffs

The Central Coast Section and North Coast Section playoffs will see their…

Sacred Heart Cathedral running back Anthony Heard earned first-team All-City running back honors. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius linebacker Christoper Carlton (15) tackles Archbishop Riordan running back Jalen Camp (17) in the second quarter of a 35-0 WIldcats win on Oct. 27, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football Roundup: Lincoln pounds Burton, St. Ignatius shuts out Riordan

St. Ignatius 35 vs. Riordan 0: The Wildcats re-captured the Gil Haskel…

St. Ignatius linebacker Christoper Carlton (15) tackles Archbishop Riordan running back Jalen Camp (17) in the second quarter of a 35-0 WIldcats win on Oct. 27, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Mission quarterback McKinley Oliver (7) hands the ball off to running back Jelani Al-Malik on Oct. 26, 2018 against Balboa at Kezar Stadium. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Big first half carries Mission past Balboa

KEZAR STADIUM — Coming off back-to-back losses, Mission didn’t waste any time…

Mission quarterback McKinley Oliver (7) hands the ball off to running back Jelani Al-Malik on Oct. 26, 2018 against Balboa at Kezar Stadium. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)
McKinley Oliver (7) of Mission runs at Galileo on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football Preview: Playoffs coming into focus in this week’s prep football matchups

Balboa (5-1, 2-0 AAA) vs. Mission (3-4, 1-2 AAA), Friday, 2 p.m.…

McKinley Oliver (7) of Mission runs at Galileo on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Galileo wide receiver Reese Bickart stands on the sideline before the second half of a game on Sept. 15, 2018, in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Galileo-Lincoln clash headlines this week’s prep matchups

Multiple rivalries and a battle for Academic Athletic Association supremacy between Galileo…

Galileo wide receiver Reese Bickart stands on the sideline before the second half of a game on Sept. 15, 2018, in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Serra linebacker E.J. Lahlouh (6) sacks Archbishop Riordan quarterbackAdham Abdelghani on Oct. 6, 2018, at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Serra and Valley Christian headline another big weekend

This week’s high school football schedule includes games that won’t just determine…

Serra linebacker E.J. Lahlouh (6) sacks Archbishop Riordan quarterbackAdham Abdelghani on Oct. 6, 2018, at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Galileo junior running back Yarvell Smith runs for a 58-yard touchdown in the second quarter of the Lions' 42-36 win over Mission on Oct. 5, 2018 at Galileo Academy. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Game of the Week: Galileo edges Mission thanks to late TD and fumble recovery from Michael Duran

GALILEO HIGH SCHOOL -- Wide receiver and defensive back Michael Duran has…

Galileo junior running back Yarvell Smith runs for a 58-yard touchdown in the second quarter of the Lions' 42-36 win over Mission on Oct. 5, 2018 at Galileo Academy. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Jack Castiglione and the St. Ignatius Wildcats look to change the course of their season on Friday night in the Bruce-Mahoney Game.

Bruce-Mahoney and Mission-Galileo to headline huge weekend of high school football

Bruce-Mahoney Game: Sacred Heart Cathedral (2-3, 0-2 WCAL) vs. St. Ignatius (0-5,…

Jack Castiglione and the St. Ignatius Wildcats look to change the course of their season on Friday night in the Bruce-Mahoney Game.
Galileo running back Yarvell Smith stiff-arms a would-be Mission tackler during AAA title game in 2017. (Robert Schnitzer / Courtesy)

Galileo pounds Burton Pumas in league opener

BURTON HIGH SCHOOL — The Academic Athletic Association boasts its strongest crop of…

Galileo running back Yarvell Smith stiff-arms a would-be Mission tackler during AAA title game in 2017. (Robert Schnitzer / Courtesy)
Galileo running back Yarvell Smith sits injured on the sidelines during the Lions' loss to Rio Vista on Sept. 15, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: League showdowns all around a busy weekend of prep football

Galileo (3-1) @ Burton (4-0), Saturday, 2 p.m. The resurgent Pumas made…

Galileo running back Yarvell Smith sits injured on the sidelines during the Lions' loss to Rio Vista on Sept. 15, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)