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Lincoln quarterback Jovon Baker runs in the third quarter against Mission on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football Roundup: St. Ignatius winless no more and Lincoln wins duel with Mission

Game of the Week: St. Ignatius 38, Mitty 24: After losing six…

Lincoln quarterback Jovon Baker runs in the third quarter against Mission on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Sacred Heart Cathedral girls volleyball will have a bye to open next week’s WCAL Tournament. They will likely also be a top seed in the CCS Open Division. (Courtesy: SHC Athletics)

Sacred Heart Cathedral and Lincoln lead a strong City girls volleyball contingent

It’s rare to see teams across San Francisco’s three major leagues —…

Sacred Heart Cathedral girls volleyball will have a bye to open next week’s WCAL Tournament. They will likely also be a top seed in the CCS Open Division. (Courtesy: SHC Athletics)
Lincoln quarterback Jovon Baker (4) stiff-arms Mission's McKinley Oliver (7) on a run during the third quarter of the Mustangs' 29-15 win on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Desean Crawford interception seals win for Lincoln over Mission

KEZAR STADIUM -- At the start of this month, Lincoln running back…

Lincoln quarterback Jovon Baker (4) stiff-arms Mission's McKinley Oliver (7) on a run during the third quarter of the Mustangs' 29-15 win on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (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 quarterback Ronald Fox (3) hands the ball off to Michael Duran (4) in the fourth quarter of a game against Mission on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps football roundup: Galileo and Sacred Heart Cathedral take home dramatic wins

SF Preps Game of the Week: Galileo 42, Mission 36: In a…

Galileo quarterback Ronald Fox (3) hands the ball off to Michael Duran (4) in the fourth quarter of a game against Mission on Oct. 5, 2018. (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.
Sacred Heart Cathedral running back Anthony Heard (24) is tackled by Kyane Schmidt (54) in a game on Sept. 21, 2018 at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Game of the Week: Sacred Heart Cathedral stumbles in WCAL opener

KEZAR STADIUM -- A week after 52-point win over Homestead a week…

Sacred Heart Cathedral running back Anthony Heard (24) is tackled by Kyane Schmidt (54) in a game on Sept. 21, 2018 at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Mateo-Serra quarterback Luke Bottari attempts a pass during the third quarter of a game at Pittsburg on Sept. 7, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Prep Football Preview: Lincoln travels to El Camino, Sacred Heart Cathedral tangles with Valley Christian

Lincoln (3-0) @ El Camino (1-2), Friday, 7:30 p.m. Already boasting solid…

San Mateo-Serra quarterback Luke Bottari attempts a pass during the third quarter of a game at Pittsburg on Sept. 7, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Napa High Grizzlies Quarterback, Gunner Schoeps (16) takes the sack sandwich from Archbishop Riordan Crusaders Zachary Charlton (9) and  middle-linebacker, Michael Estrada (52) on September 8, 2018. (Courtesy / Don Lex)

SF Preps football roundup: Galileo wins big again, Riordan wins shootout and Serra falls to talented Pittsburg

Game of the Week: San Mateo-Serra 35 @ Pittsburg 45: Padres quarterback Luke…

Napa High Grizzlies Quarterback, Gunner Schoeps (16) takes the sack sandwich from Archbishop Riordan Crusaders Zachary Charlton (9) and  middle-linebacker, Michael Estrada (52) on September 8, 2018. (Courtesy / Don Lex)
Galileo’s state football title is just one sign of the rise of competition all around the Academic Athletic Association. (Photo: Robert Schnitzer, special to the S.F. Examiner)

Prep Focus: AAA sees more parity, harder battles for teams at the top

Beginning with Mission’s boys basketball Division III title last winter, the last…

Galileo’s state football title is just one sign of the rise of competition all around the Academic Athletic Association. (Photo: Robert Schnitzer, special to the S.F. Examiner)
Miles Amos scored 21 points in Stuart Hall’s loss to View Park of Los Angeles in the CIF Division IV Championship Game on Friday (Courtesy Jemima Scott/Convent & Stuart Hall)

Bright future ahead for SF high school hoops

With the CIF State Championships wrapping up over the past weekend, the…

Miles Amos scored 21 points in Stuart Hall’s loss to View Park of Los Angeles in the CIF Division IV Championship Game on Friday (Courtesy Jemima Scott/Convent & Stuart Hall)
St. Ignatius head coach Rob Marcaletti hopes to be yelling commands from the sideline throughout a long state tournament run. (Courtesy Paul Ghiglieri/SI Athletics)

New high-school state basketball tournament format is filled with surprises

The brackets for the 2018 CIF Basketball Tournament were released on Sunday.…

St. Ignatius head coach Rob Marcaletti hopes to be yelling commands from the sideline throughout a long state tournament run. (Courtesy Paul Ghiglieri/SI Athletics)
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)
From left, Jessi Etges, Gabriela Hernandez, Sarah Blumenfield and Makayla Scott celebrate during Lincoln’s win over Sonora last week. (Courtesy Eric Sun/Lincoln Athletics)

Lincoln volleyball makes history as first SF public school to reach state title game

Just as Mission’s boys basketball did eight months ago, Lincoln’s girls volleyball…

From left, Jessi Etges, Gabriela Hernandez, Sarah Blumenfield and Makayla Scott celebrate during Lincoln’s win over Sonora last week. (Courtesy Eric Sun/Lincoln Athletics)
Delaney Peranich (9) and Lizzie Fleming (15) are a couple of the standouts on the impressive St. Ignatius volleyball team. (Courtesy Paul Totah/SI Athletics)

SF again loaded with talented prep volleyball players

As highly regarded as the Bay Area can be — when it…

Delaney Peranich (9) and Lizzie Fleming (15) are a couple of the standouts on the impressive St. Ignatius volleyball team. (Courtesy Paul Totah/SI Athletics)