High school sports

St. Ignatius senior forward Maddie Ennis scored 14 points in an MLK Day win. Here, she pushes the ball up the court against Sacred Heart Cathedral on Jan. 8, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: St. Ignatius girls highlight MLK Tournaments

Four San Francisco teams participated in Terra Nova’s MLK girls basketball event,…

 

Zach Johnson, seen here in his sophomore season, is back for Lick-Wilmerding, which should be a force in 2018-19. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps roundup: Lick-Wilmerding continues streak

The Lick-Wilmerding Tigers became the first San Francisco basketball team to reach…

 

Chimae Ugbaja of Archbishop Riordan moves the ball up the court against University in the third quarter of a game on Dec. 15, 2018, at Archbishop Riordan High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Riordan overcomes early sluggishness behind 3-point shooting of Chimae Ugbaja

RIORDAN HIGH SCHOOL — Two days after a 32-point blowout of city…

 

University head coach Deejae Johnson coaches during a 2-1 loss to West Campus in the NorCal Division III final on March 10, 2018. (Courtesy / Noel Danseco)

SF Glens Soccer Spotlight: University taking on all comers

By Ryan Maquiñana Special to S.F. Examiner The San Francisco Glens Soccer…

University head coach Deejae Johnson coaches during a 2-1 loss to West Campus in the NorCal Division III final on March 10, 2018. (Courtesy / Noel Danseco)
Archbishop Riordan guard Je'Lani Clark calls for the ball on an in-bounds play on Nov. 28 against Sacred Heart Prep. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Riordan makes statement with 32-point win

ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN HS — What looked to be an enticing matchup between two…

Archbishop Riordan guard Je'Lani Clark calls for the ball on an in-bounds play on Nov. 28 against Sacred Heart Prep. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Wrenn Robinson (30) of St. Ignatius jogs up the court against University. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: St. Ignatius can’t quite put pieces together in overtime loss

HAYWARD — Wrenn Robinson scored 20 points behind hot outside shooting, while…

Wrenn Robinson (30) of St. Ignatius jogs up the court against University. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Ben Knight (15) and Ahjae Holdman (32) of Mission box out San Ramon Valley's Eric Ficken (24) and Nate Roberto (10) in a game on Nov. 28, 2018, at Archbishop Riordan High School. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Marin Catholic season ends, AAA basketball gets off to an exciting start

Marin Catholic’s football season ends: The magic ran out for the Marin…

Ben Knight (15) and Ahjae Holdman (32) of Mission box out San Ramon Valley's Eric Ficken (24) and Nate Roberto (10) in a game on Nov. 28, 2018, at Archbishop Riordan High School. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)
Sam Nangle (24) flashes open for a pass from Jackson Canady (22) against University in a game on Dec. 8, 2018 at St. Ignatius College Preparatory. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Sam Nangle, Wrenn Robinson lift St. Ignatius to first win of season

ST. IGNATIUS — Last season, a foot fracture — suffered in a…

Sam Nangle (24) flashes open for a pass from Jackson Canady (22) against University in a game on Dec. 8, 2018 at St. Ignatius College Preparatory. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Cade Rees scored 21 points for Serra against Colorado-Regis Jesuit on Nov. 6, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Serra wins opener in overtime despite blown call

CONCORD — Cade Rees’ long-awaited varsity debut for the Serra Padres basketball…

Cade Rees scored 21 points for Serra against Colorado-Regis Jesuit on Nov. 6, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)
Margi Beima coaches her Sacred Heart Cathedral girls volleyball team during a time out. (Courtesy / Sacred Heart Cathedral)

CalHi Sports recognizes SHC’s Margi Beima as state girls volleyball coach of the year, Fleming and Sera earn All-State honors

CalHiSports announced its first- and second-team All-State girls volleyball teams on Thursday,…

Margi Beima coaches her Sacred Heart Cathedral girls volleyball team during a time out. (Courtesy / Sacred Heart Cathedral)
Serra quarterback Luke Bottari stands on the sideline during the second half of the Padres' 42-0 win over Sacred Heart Cathedral on Oct. 26, 2018, at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Four San Francisco football players earn high honors as WCAL hands out awards

 A pair of San Francisco-area quarterbacks have been recognized by the…

Serra quarterback Luke Bottari stands on the sideline during the second half of the Padres' 42-0 win over Sacred Heart Cathedral on Oct. 26, 2018, at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
(L to R) CIF-SF Most Valuable Defender Francisco Dominguez, Leadership athletic director Antonio Medina and sophomore goalkeeper Mateo Peña-Sanchez hold up their hardware from the 2017 season. (Ryan Maquiñana / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Glens Soccer Spotlight: Giant-killer Leadership defends City title

By Ryan Maquiñana Special to S.F. Examiner The San Francisco Glens of…

(L to R) CIF-SF Most Valuable Defender Francisco Dominguez, Leadership athletic director Antonio Medina and sophomore goalkeeper Mateo Peña-Sanchez hold up their hardware from the 2017 season. (Ryan Maquiñana / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Galileo guard Ryan Huang scored 17 of his game-high 23 points in the first half in a game against Jefferson on Nov. 29, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: With star player sidelined, University wins tournament opener

DALY CITY — It looks like life without Max Fried isn’t as…

Galileo guard Ryan Huang scored 17 of his game-high 23 points in the first half in a game against Jefferson on Nov. 29, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / 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)

Archbishop Riordan in search of a new football coach after Jay’Sen Morris takes promotion

Archbishop Riordan High School is in need of a football coach, but…

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)
St. Ignatius head boys’ soccer coach Alan Downey, flanked by Kol Van Giesen (left), Sean Bitler (second from left) and P.J. Rich (right), instructs his players during one of their indoor practices. (Ryan Maquiñana / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Glens Soccer Spotlight: Can St. Ignatius repeat as NorCal champions?

By Ryan Maquiñana Special to S.F. Examiner The San Francisco Glens of…

St. Ignatius head boys’ soccer coach Alan Downey, flanked by Kol Van Giesen (left), Sean Bitler (second from left) and P.J. Rich (right), instructs his players during one of their indoor practices. (Ryan Maquiñana / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Je'Lani Clark goes up for a basket against Dublin in the NorCal Tip-Off Classic on Nov. 24, 2018, at Newark Memorial High School. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Archbishop Riordan drops frustrating game to Dublin in NorCal Tip-Off Classic

NEWARK — Slamming his hand on the scorers table, Archbishop Riordan head…

Je'Lani Clark goes up for a basket against Dublin in the NorCal Tip-Off Classic on Nov. 24, 2018, at Newark Memorial High School. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Miles Amos (5) of Stuart Hall  and Miles Bow (2) of Sacred Heart Cathedral, go after a loose ball during the second period of the game 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 Basketball: Sacred Heart Cathedral comes back to down Stuart Hall in NorCal Tip-Off Classic

NEWARK — After having their preseason derailed due to the poor air quality…

Miles Amos (5) of Stuart Hall  and Miles Bow (2) of Sacred Heart Cathedral, go after a loose ball during the second period of the game 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)
Lincoln running back Desean Crawford runs the ball against Balboa on Nov. 23, 2018. (Eric Sun / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Lincoln braves storm to defeat Balboa to advance to section championship

By Jeff Weisinger Special to S.F. Examiner Entering Friday’s semifinal matchup against…

Lincoln running back Desean Crawford runs the ball against Balboa on Nov. 23, 2018. (Eric Sun / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stuart Hall's Miles Amos goes up for a basket against Aragon’s Noah Salah on Nov. 21, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Stuart Hall opens season with win over Aragon

PACIFIC HEIGHTS — Faced with a solid challenge to open the 2018-19…

Stuart Hall's Miles Amos goes up for a basket against Aragon’s Noah Salah on Nov. 21, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / 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)