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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…

 

The Lowell girls' soccer team celebrates a 2-1 win over Ripon in the NorCal Division IV final in 2018. (Amber Wilson / Courtesy)

SF Glens Soccer Spotlight: Changing of the guard at No. 1 Lowell

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

 

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…

 

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)
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)
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)
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)
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 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)
Sacred Heart Cathedral running back Anthony Heard earned first-team All-City running back honors. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football Roundup: Lincoln continues undefeated run, Galileo returns to form

Game of the Week: San Jose-Valley Christian 45, Sacred Heart Cathedral 7…

Sacred Heart Cathedral running back Anthony Heard earned first-team All-City running back honors. (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)
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 roundup: Galileo falls, Lowell opens with milestone

Game of the Week: Galileo 30, Rio Vista 54: In a rematch…

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)
Reese Bickart (right) of Galileo catches a two-point conversion against Hoopa Valley. Michael Duran (middle) had a 60-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage, and Bickart also had a TD reception from Ronald Fox. (Rob Schnitzer / Galileo High School)

SF Preps: Galileo faces Rio Vista in a rematch of last year’s Northern California 6-A Championship

Game of the Week: Rio Vista (3-1) @ Galileo (2-0), Saturday, 2…

Reese Bickart (right) of Galileo catches a two-point conversion against Hoopa Valley. Michael Duran (middle) had a 60-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage, and Bickart also had a TD reception from Ronald Fox. (Rob Schnitzer / Galileo High School)
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)
(Courtesy Eric Sun)

Three SF high school basketball teams will vie for a state title

The CIF State Basketball Championships may be held at the Golden 1…

(Courtesy Eric Sun)
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)
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)