Junipero Serra High School

Senior Junipero Serra guard Parker McDonald dribbles the ball up the floor in a game at Archbishop Riordan on Feb. 12, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Serra overwhelms Rocklin to advance to NorCal championship; Mission and Lincoln eliminated

SAN MATEO — While the West Catholic Athletic League is a grind that…

 

Serra forward Cade Rees looks to pass against Riordan in a game at Archbishop Riordan on Feb. 12, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Serra felled by Menlo-Atherton in first round of CCS Open Division

SUNNYVALE — It’s rare for the Serra Padres to lose to a…

 

Je'Lani Clark (0) and Dominic Wilson (11) go up to block St. Ignatius guard Wrenn Robinson (30) in a game at Archbishop Riordan on Feb. 3, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

PrepFocus: WCAL race down to the wire for both titles and playoff seeding

Entering this season, the West Catholic Athletic League boys basketball race was…

Je'Lani Clark (0) and Dominic Wilson (11) go up to block St. Ignatius guard Wrenn Robinson (30) in a game at Archbishop Riordan on Feb. 3, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
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…

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)
Cade Rees scored 21 points for Serra against Colorado-Regis Jesuit on Nov. 6, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Serra fires on all cylinders in romp of St. Francis

SAN MATEO — If the Serra Padres were using Saturday’s game against…

Cade Rees scored 21 points for Serra against Colorado-Regis Jesuit on Nov. 6, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / 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 suffers first home loss of season, falls out of first place

SAN MATEO — The Serra Padres are notoriously tough to beat at…

Cade Rees scored 21 points for Serra against Colorado-Regis Jesuit on Nov. 6, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)
The St. Ignatius boys' basketball team and the Wildcats student section celebrate a win over rival Serra on Jan. 10, 2019. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)

St. Ignatius creates tie atop WCAL standings with convincing win over Serra

MCCULLOUGH GYM — Cade Rees scored 17 of his game-high 24 points…

The St. Ignatius boys' basketball team and the Wildcats student section celebrate a win over rival Serra on Jan. 10, 2019. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)
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…

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)
Max Fried takes the ball up court during a game on Dec. 15, 2018, at Archbishop Riordan. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: University tops Lincoln, Urban comes up just short

KENTFIELD — The Urban Blues had a chance to avenge a double-overtime…

Max Fried takes the ball up court during a game on Dec. 15, 2018, at Archbishop Riordan. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
University guard Charley Moore goes up for a dunk during the Red Devils' 72-54 loss to Heritage on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at the Marin Catholic tournament. (George Nguyen / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: BCL teams open Bambauer Classic with stiff tests

KENTFIELD — Both University and Urban were assigned tough draws in the…

University guard Charley Moore goes up for a dunk during the Red Devils' 72-54 loss to Heritage on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at the Marin Catholic tournament. (George Nguyen / Special to 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)
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)
Terence Loville (1) and Daylin McLemore (2) of San Mateo-Serra lament their CCS loss to St. Francis on Nov.23, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Serra’s run comes to an end against familiar foe

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Don’t be fooled by the 38-8 final score. Serra’s…

Terence Loville (1) and Daylin McLemore (2) of San Mateo-Serra lament their CCS loss to St. Francis on Nov.23, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / 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)
Mountain View-St. Francis celebrates on Saturday, Nov. 4, after a resounding victory over San Mateo-Serra. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Serra suffers historic loss as St. Francis wins WCAL title

SAN MATEO — The recent trend of down-to-the-wire games between the Serra…

Mountain View-St. Francis celebrates on Saturday, Nov. 4, after a resounding victory over San Mateo-Serra. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius quarterback Zach Taylor-Smith (14) scrambles against the Archbishop Riordan defense on Oct. 27, 2018, at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: St. Ignatius can advance with a win, Serra goes for WCAL title

SF Preps Game of the Week: St. Francis (8-1, 6-0 WCAL) @…

St. Ignatius quarterback Zach Taylor-Smith (14) scrambles against the Archbishop Riordan defense on Oct. 27, 2018, at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. (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)
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 Game of the Week: Serra explodes behind EJ Lahlouh in 42-0 thumping of Sacred Heart Cathedral

KEZAR STADIUM -- On the second play of the season against Southern…

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)