Mission High School

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)
Galileo junior running back Yarvell Smith runs for a 58-yard touchdown in the second quarter of the Lions' 42-36 win over Mission on Oct. 5, 2018 at Galileo Academy. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Game of the Week: Galileo edges Mission thanks to late TD and fumble recovery from Michael Duran

GALILEO HIGH SCHOOL -- Wide receiver and defensive back Michael Duran has…

Galileo junior running back Yarvell Smith runs for a 58-yard touchdown in the second quarter of the Lions' 42-36 win over Mission on Oct. 5, 2018 at Galileo Academy. (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)
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)
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)
San Mateo-Serra quarterback Luke Bottari (10) leads his teammates Owen Tapang (51), AJ Gonzalez (12) and David Coker (21) onto the field in the second half of the season opener against Gardena-Serra. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Prep Focus: Third week of high school football headlined by big games

Game of the Week: San Mateo-Serra (1-1) @ Pittsburg (1-2), Friday, 7…

San Mateo-Serra quarterback Luke Bottari (10) leads his teammates Owen Tapang (51), AJ Gonzalez (12) and David Coker (21) onto the field in the second half of the season opener against Gardena-Serra. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Serra and St. Ignatius (seen last season) will both be back in action this week. (Courtesy: Paul Ghiglieri)

PrepFocus: San Francisco high school football preview for Labor Day weekend

Game of the Week: Oakland Tech (1-1) @ Mission (0-1), Friday, 7:30…

Serra and St. Ignatius (seen last season) will both be back in action this week. (Courtesy: Paul Ghiglieri)
Greg Hill, left, holds practice at Mission High School last season. Hill is out as head coach, replaced by Tobias Whitley. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Preps: Mission football to forfeit opener

Tobias Whitley’s debut as Mission head football coach will have to wait…

Greg Hill, left, holds practice at Mission High School last season. Hill is out as head coach, replaced by Tobias Whitley. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Greg Hill, left, holds practice at Mission High School last season. Hill is out as head coach, replaced by Tobias Whitley. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Prep Focus: Mission football set to go under new head coach Tobias Whitley

If the Mission Bears are going to continue their presence at the…

Greg Hill, left, holds practice at Mission High School last season. Hill is out as head coach, replaced by Tobias Whitley. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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)
The Mission High School Bears face the Lowell Cardinals in the 2018 AAA baseball championship on May 7, 2018 at AT&T Park. (Ethan Kassel)

Lowell wins sixth straight city high school baseball title

AT&T PARK — It was a storybook ending for Alex Bradshaw, Owen…

The Mission High School Bears face the Lowell Cardinals in the 2018 AAA baseball championship on May 7, 2018 at AT&T Park. (Ethan Kassel)
The Mission High Bears are one of the fastest-rising baseball programs in the entire Bay Area. (Courtesy Dan Pino)

Mission High School baseball advances to first title game since 1990, will face Lowell

GOLDEN GATE PARK — There would be little drama in Mission’s pursuit…

The Mission High Bears are one of the fastest-rising baseball programs in the entire Bay Area. (Courtesy Dan Pino)
The Mission High Bears are one of the fastest-rising baseball programs in the entire Bay Area. (Courtesy Dan Pino)

City baseball set for best postseason in years

One of the most prominent storylines in San Francisco sports over the…

The Mission High Bears are one of the fastest-rising baseball programs in the entire Bay Area. (Courtesy Dan Pino)
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)