Mission High School

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)
Teddy Snyder rises up for a layup on Thursday. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)

St. Ignatius hoops rides hot start past Mission

MCCULLOUGH GYM — A big first quarter provided the separation the St.…

Teddy Snyder rises up for a layup on Thursday. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Darrion Trammell returns for another season with St. Ignatius basketball, which hosts the Sand Dune Classic this week. (Courtesy Paul Ghiglieri/St. Ignatius Athletics)

Sand Dune Classic returns as marquee event for high school basketball in SF

The week between Christmas and New Year is a busy time for…

Darrion Trammell returns for another season with St. Ignatius basketball, which hosts the Sand Dune Classic this week. (Courtesy Paul Ghiglieri/St. Ignatius Athletics)
Galileo football winning the state title is a prime example of San Francisco public schools’ athletic ascendence in the last couple years. (Courtesy Robert Schnitzer/Galileo Athletics)

Galileo’s title caps off banner year for SF public schools

San Francisco is a city of champions. No, not the 49ers. Even…

Galileo football winning the state title is a prime example of San Francisco public schools’ athletic ascendence in the last couple years. (Courtesy Robert Schnitzer/Galileo Athletics)
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)

A rundown of local high school football championships

AAA Championship: It’s not on Thanksgiving, but the AAA Championship has 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)
Mission forward U’jah Pratt (32) is the only starter to return from the Bears’ title-winning season last year. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Crusader Classic tips off new high-school basketball season

The Riordan Crusader Classic signifies the start of the high school basketball…

Mission forward U’jah Pratt (32) is the only starter to return from the Bears’ title-winning season last year. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The St. Ignatius football team won two of its final three games after losing to Riordan in overtime. (Courtesy Paul Ghilglieri/Saint Ignatius Athletics)

New wave of contenders dominate Peninsula fall prep sports

High school football and volleyball playoffs are under way, and there’s no…

The St. Ignatius football team won two of its final three games after losing to Riordan in overtime. (Courtesy Paul Ghilglieri/Saint Ignatius Athletics)
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)

Mission football regroups after difficult start to season

In the wild, hikers and campers are warned not to wake a…

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)
Mission High School won the state title in Sacramento on Friday. (Dennis Lee/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mission becomes first SF public school to claim state title for boys’ basketball

SACRAMENTO — All year, the Mission Bears have described their play as…

Mission High School won the state title in Sacramento on Friday. (Dennis Lee/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mission head coach Arnold Zelaya's team advanced to the NorCal Finals. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Niamey Harris dominates on both ends, leads Mission past SI

After three tight quarters, Niamey Harris took over on Tuesday night to…

Mission head coach Arnold Zelaya's team advanced to the NorCal Finals. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Saint Ignatius and Mission High School playing tonight represents the first time the top public and private schools in SF played in over two decades. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner; Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF primed for biggest night of high school basketball in decades

It’s rare in San Francisco to have a clash between the top…

Saint Ignatius and Mission High School playing tonight represents the first time the top public and private schools in SF played in over two decades. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner; Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Mission Bears will play SI on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF high school boys’ basketball teams advance to create marquee matchup on Tuesday

City basketball fans will be in for a treat Tuesday night. Not…

The Mission Bears will play SI on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mission finishes perfect season in league play, looks ahead to playoffs

Tuesday night’s game at Mission was more of a coronation than a…

Amaan Shaikh, of Lowell, shoots a free throw against Mission on Tuesday. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mission speeds by Lowell in drive to 3rd-straight title

Lowell head coach Robert Ray said before the game that his team’s…

Amaan Shaikh, of Lowell, shoots a free throw against Mission on Tuesday. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Niamey Harris has been responsible for almost 3,000 yards of total offense and 36 touchdowns for Mission High School this year. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Versatility vaults Mission QB to next level

Harris leads Bears to brink of City title while playing out of…

Niamey Harris has been responsible for almost 3,000 yards of total offense and 36 touchdowns for Mission High School this year. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education is expected to vote next week on a resolution that would ensure students have access to labeled, single-stall restrooms for all genders. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Gender neutral restrooms more accessible under school board proposal

On the first day of her sophomore year, Rexy Amaral walked into…

The San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education is expected to vote next week on a resolution that would ensure students have access to labeled, single-stall restrooms for all genders. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Public listening session with DOJ to be held tonight

The federal body reviewing the San Francisco Police Department will hold its…

Mission High School student Ed Almengor plays the guitar in the school cafeteria Thursday, December 10, 2015. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Mission High student with autism embraces rock star status on campus

In the midst of the typical lunchtime chaos in the Mission High…

Mission High School student Ed Almengor plays the guitar in the school cafeteria Thursday, December 10, 2015. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Carranza: Trip to tech firm inspires students

This year, I’ve had the opportunity to meet hundreds of students, many…

AP FILE PHOTOSalesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff

Carranza: Trip to tech firm inspires students

This year, I’ve had the opportunity to meet hundreds of students, many…

AP FILE PHOTOSalesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff