Mission High School

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,…

 

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…

 

St. Ignatius guard Wrenn Robinson dribbles the ball up the court against University in a game at St. Ignatius on Dec. 8, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Rough day for City teams at prep basketball tournaments

ST. IGNATIUS — Friday’s 55-51 loss to the Loyola Cubs hurt the…

 

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)
St. Ignatius forward Neal Begovich gets back on defense during a game against University on Dec.8, 2018, at St. Ignatius High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

PrepFocus: San Francisco high school basketball scene better — and deeper — than ever

Following his team’s loss at Riordan last Thursday, Stuart Hall assistant varsity…

St. Ignatius forward Neal Begovich gets back on defense during a game against University on Dec.8, 2018, at St. Ignatius High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Mission junior guard Jaraughn Torno takes a 3-point shot against Vanden on Dec. 20, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Despite loss, Mission growing up

EL CERRITO — Even with Thursday’s 85-81 loss to Vanden in the…

Mission junior guard Jaraughn Torno takes a 3-point shot against Vanden on Dec. 20, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / Special to 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)
Senior linebacker Rocky Marania celebrates the Lincoln Mustangs' San Francisco Section title over Mission on Nov. 30, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Family comes first as Lincoln wins 11th San Francisco Section title

KEZAR STADIUM — Ten years ago, on Thanksgiving night, Rocky Marania stood…

Senior linebacker Rocky Marania celebrates the Lincoln Mustangs' San Francisco Section title over Mission on Nov. 30, 2018. (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 Basketball: Mission gets first experience in defeat

ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN HS — Young high school basketball teams with minimal experience…

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)
Lincoln running back Desean Crawford runs against Galileo in a 52-18 win on Oct. 20, 2018, at Lincoln High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Much-awaited AAA championship between Lincoln and Mission to answer some questions, present others

When Lincoln and Mission finally meet for the City title this weekend,…

Lincoln running back Desean Crawford runs against Galileo in a 52-18 win on Oct. 20, 2018, at Lincoln High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
McKinley Oliver (7) of Mission runs at Galileo on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Mission settles score with Galileo in Academic Athletic Association semifinal

GEORGE WHITE FIELD — After losing to the Galileo Lions in last…

McKinley Oliver (7) of Mission runs at Galileo on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Mission running backJelani Al-Malik (4) is tackled by Galileo defenders Reese Bickart (8) and Jimmie Edwards III (6) on Oct. 5, 2018, in an Academic Athletic Association league game at Galileo High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Weekend Preview: Academic Athletic Association semifinals kick off busy football weekend

With cancelations, postponements and finally, some semblance of a schedule, Bay Area…

Mission running backJelani Al-Malik (4) is tackled by Galileo defenders Reese Bickart (8) and Jimmie Edwards III (6) on Oct. 5, 2018, in an Academic Athletic Association league game at Galileo High School. (Ryan Gorcey / 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)

SF Preps: High school football postponed due to poor air quality in San Francisco

Updated at 2:30 to include latest postponement. According to a call received…

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)
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)
Mission quarterback McKinley Oliver (7) hands the ball off to running back Jelani Al-Malik on Oct. 26, 2018 against Balboa at Kezar Stadium. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Big first half carries Mission past Balboa

KEZAR STADIUM — Coming off back-to-back losses, Mission didn’t waste any time…

Mission quarterback McKinley Oliver (7) hands the ball off to running back Jelani Al-Malik on Oct. 26, 2018 against Balboa at Kezar Stadium. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)
McKinley Oliver (7) of Mission runs at Galileo on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football Preview: Playoffs coming into focus in this week’s prep football matchups

Balboa (5-1, 2-0 AAA) vs. Mission (3-4, 1-2 AAA), Friday, 2 p.m.…

McKinley Oliver (7) of Mission runs at Galileo on Oct. 5, 2018. (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)
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)