high school basketball

Mission and Lowell play different styles, but they’re both hard to beat when they’re executing. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The top-10 boys basketball teams in San Francisco

The first-ever Prep Focus midseason Top-10 ranking of the best boys’ basketball…

Mission and Lowell play different styles, but they’re both hard to beat when they’re executing. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Miles Amos is playing a big-brother role for the young Stuart Hall boys basketball team. (Courtesy Lindsay MacGarva/Stuart Hall Athletics)

Stuart Hall does what ‘good programs’ do: Put it together after rough start

With just one returning starter, it was expected to be a difficult…

Miles Amos is playing a big-brother role for the young Stuart Hall boys basketball team. (Courtesy Lindsay MacGarva/Stuart Hall Athletics)
The scene after St. Ignatius won the Jungle Game on Friday. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)

St. Ignatius wins first Jungle Game since 2012

SAN MATEO – Less than 12 months removed from being swarmed by…

The scene after St. Ignatius won the Jungle Game on Friday. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Serra high school Parker McDonald hit a game-winning 3-pointer in last year's Jungle Game, and it's eaten at their rivals ever since. (Courtesy Diane Mazzoni/Serra Athletics)

St. Ignatius eager to avenge Jungle heartbreak from last year

Darrion Trammell, Matt Redmond and their teammates remember exactly how last year’s…

Serra high school Parker McDonald hit a game-winning 3-pointer in last year's Jungle Game, and it's eaten at their rivals ever since. (Courtesy Diane Mazzoni/Serra Athletics)
Darrion Trammell has excelled in a reserve role for the Saint Ignatius boys' basketball team this season. (Courtesy Paul Ghiglieri/SI Athletics)

Saint Ignatius, Sacred Heart Cathedral set for next installation in Bruce-Mahoney Series

For the first time since 2012, the Sacred Heart Cathedral Fightin’ Irish…

Darrion Trammell has excelled in a reserve role for the Saint Ignatius boys' basketball team this season. (Courtesy Paul Ghiglieri/SI Athletics)
Junior guard Walter Lum (5), seen here in 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Lick-Wilmerding hoops tops Jefferson in overtime thriller

DALY CITY — There was no S.F. Examiner Prep Focus curse on…

Junior guard Walter Lum (5), seen here in 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Teddy Snyder rises up for a layup on Thursday. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)

St. Ignatius hoops rides hot start past Mission

MCCULLOUGH GYM — A big first quarter provided the separation the St.…

Teddy Snyder rises up for a layup on Thursday. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Darrion Trammell returns for another season with St. Ignatius basketball, which hosts the Sand Dune Classic this week. (Courtesy Paul Ghiglieri/St. Ignatius Athletics)

Sand Dune Classic returns as marquee event for high school basketball in SF

The week between Christmas and New Year is a busy time for…

Darrion Trammell returns for another season with St. Ignatius basketball, which hosts the Sand Dune Classic this week. (Courtesy Paul Ghiglieri/St. Ignatius Athletics)
Galileo football winning the state title is a prime example of San Francisco public schools’ athletic ascendence in the last couple years. (Courtesy Robert Schnitzer/Galileo Athletics)

Galileo’s title caps off banner year for SF public schools

San Francisco is a city of champions. No, not the 49ers. Even…

Galileo football winning the state title is a prime example of San Francisco public schools’ athletic ascendence in the last couple years. (Courtesy Robert Schnitzer/Galileo Athletics)
Greg Hill, left, holds practice at Mission High School last season. Hill is out as head coach, replaced by Tobias Whitley. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A rundown of local high school football championships

AAA Championship: It’s not on Thanksgiving, but the AAA Championship has the…

Greg Hill, left, holds practice at Mission High School last season. Hill is out as head coach, replaced by Tobias Whitley. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mission forward U’jah Pratt (32) is the only starter to return from the Bears’ title-winning season last year. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Crusader Classic tips off new high-school basketball season

The Riordan Crusader Classic signifies the start of the high school basketball…

Mission forward U’jah Pratt (32) is the only starter to return from the Bears’ title-winning season last year. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Brandon Matsuno’s half-court heave at the buzzer that gave the Mill Vikings the win on Wednesday. (Twitter video screenshot)

Mills HS refuses to finish games boringly (VIDEO)

The Mills boys’ basketball team has developed a flair for the dramatic.…

Brandon Matsuno’s half-court heave at the buzzer that gave the Mill Vikings the win on Wednesday. (Twitter video screenshot)