Prep Sports

Abraham Lincoln High School football team gets hyped up before the CIF D6 State Championship Game against the Orange Glen Patriots of Escondido on December 15, 2018 at City College of San Francisco. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Lincoln High School earns chance for second consecutive state football championship

For the second straight year, the Lincoln Mustangs will play for a state football championship

Abraham Lincoln High School football team gets hyped up before the CIF D6 State Championship Game against the Orange Glen Patriots of Escondido on December 15, 2018 at City College of San Francisco. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Bears take on Berkeley during the 61st Crusader Classic on Wednesday night. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)

New leaders emerge as Mission basketball ekes out tourney opener

Reports of Mission’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.

The Bears take on Berkeley during the 61st Crusader Classic on Wednesday night. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Lincoln quarterback Luis Contreras warms up on the sideline at Kezar Stadium during the Mustangs’ scrimmage against Sacred Heart Cathedral on Aug. 23, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Lincoln High School heads to the playoffs

After advancing directly to the state championship last year, the Mustangs will have a regional playoff game this season

Lincoln quarterback Luis Contreras warms up on the sideline at Kezar Stadium during the Mustangs’ scrimmage against Sacred Heart Cathedral on Aug. 23, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
The most striking presence on the court, though, was that of Malcolm McCray-Hill, who threw down three dunks. (Courtesy photo)

St. Ignatius opens basketball season with comfortable win

The Wildcats will face two of Eastern Washington’s best teams this weekend

The most striking presence on the court, though, was that of Malcolm McCray-Hill, who threw down three dunks. (Courtesy photo)
St. Ignatius Wildcats quarterback Teddye Buchanan (10) runs the ball against the Gonzaga Prep Bullpups in the first quarter at JB Murphy Field on Sept. 14, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Teddye Buchanan named Player of the Year

St. Ignatius two-way star named league’s player of the year

St. Ignatius Wildcats quarterback Teddye Buchanan (10) runs the ball against the Gonzaga Prep Bullpups in the first quarter at JB Murphy Field on Sept. 14, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Lowell’s Zachary Parker runs the state cross country meet on Nov. 30 at Woodward Park in Fresno, Calif. (Courtesy / dyestae.com and Chuck Utash)

SF Preps: Lowell’s Zachary Parker medals in state XC meet

Both Lowell cross country teams make big splash at state meet in Fresno

Lowell’s Zachary Parker runs the state cross country meet on Nov. 30 at Woodward Park in Fresno, Calif. (Courtesy / dyestae.com and Chuck Utash)
Lincoln’s James Walsh (86) hoists the Academic Athletic Association football league championship trophy at Kezar Stadium after beating Balboa in the Turkey Day Game on Nov. 28, 2019. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Lincoln wins second straight AAA championship

Ahleir Barnett’s big play carries Lincoln to Turkey Day win over Balboa

Lincoln’s James Walsh (86) hoists the Academic Athletic Association football league championship trophy at Kezar Stadium after beating Balboa in the Turkey Day Game on Nov. 28, 2019. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stuart Hall gains experience on the job in season-opening victory

Stuart Hall gains experience on the job in season-opening victory

New-look Knights edge Aragon on road in season opener

Stuart Hall gains experience on the job in season-opening victory
Balboa hunting first AAA title since 1984

Balboa hunting first AAA title since 1984

After taking Lincoln to bring earlier this season, Buccaneers get another shot on Turkey Day

Balboa hunting first AAA title since 1984
Lincoln Mustangs lineman Leo Gallegos (75) blocks Mission’s Noah Lee (7) during a 16-0 win by the Mustangs at Lincoln on Oct. 19, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Lincoln Mustangs return to title game looking to prove themselves

After a perfect state title season in 2018, Lincoln returns to AAA title game, warts and all

Lincoln Mustangs lineman Leo Gallegos (75) blocks Mission’s Noah Lee (7) during a 16-0 win by the Mustangs at Lincoln on Oct. 19, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Eliana Brown (18) and the rest of the Lowell Cardinals girls’ volleyball team celebrate their Northern California championship win over Sacred Heart Prep on Nov. 19, 2019 in Atherton, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Lowell VB wins state, SI wins NorCal water polo crown

Lowell and St. Ignatius win first titles, AAA football championship game is set

Eliana Brown (18) and the rest of the Lowell Cardinals girls’ volleyball team celebrate their Northern California championship win over Sacred Heart Prep on Nov. 19, 2019 in Atherton, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Archbishop Riordan wrestler Michael Bigler (center front) and his teammates celebrate his signing with Northern State University. (Steven Rissotto / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Riordan wrestler Michael Bigler signs with Northern State

Decorated grappler will become 20th crusader to wrestle at college level

  • Nov 25, 2019
Archbishop Riordan wrestler Michael Bigler (center front) and his teammates celebrate his signing with Northern State University. (Steven Rissotto / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Barry hat trick leads St. Ignatius to NorCal water polo title

Barry hat trick leads St. Ignatius to NorCal water polo title

Back-and-forth championship game ends with three straight Wildcats goals

Barry hat trick leads St. Ignatius to NorCal water polo title
St. Ignatius two-way lineman Beau Garnder, bound for UCLA, stands on the sideline during a time out in the Wildcats’ playoff win over Archbishop Mitty on Nov. 16, 2019 at St. Ignatius. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Dream season ends for St. Ignatius football

Injuries and illness hobble Wildcats against No. 2-seeded Valley Christian

St. Ignatius two-way lineman Beau Garnder, bound for UCLA, stands on the sideline during a time out in the Wildcats’ playoff win over Archbishop Mitty on Nov. 16, 2019 at St. Ignatius. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Lowell’s Mariko Tanaka named AAA MVP

Lowell’s Mariko Tanaka named AAA MVP

Lowell earns five all-league nods while Academy’s Sarai Clayton-Ward earns D2 MVP

Lowell’s Mariko Tanaka named AAA MVP
St. Ignatius water polo earns first trip to NorCal championship

St. Ignatius water polo earns first trip to NorCal championship

Wildcats blast El Diamante 13-7 to earn a date with Northgate this Saturday

St. Ignatius water polo earns first trip to NorCal championship
Balboa’s Roman Banks gives himself a Gatorade bath after the Buccaneers beat Mission 25-24 in an Academic Athletic Association semifinal game at Balboa on Nov. 21, 2019. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Balboa earns trip to AAA title game

Bruised and battered, Balboa keeps dreams of first championship in 35 years alive

Balboa’s Roman Banks gives himself a Gatorade bath after the Buccaneers beat Mission 25-24 in an Academic Athletic Association semifinal game at Balboa on Nov. 21, 2019. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Lincoln running back Luis Contreras passes Eric Beverly for the third-most rushing yards in a single season in program history during a run in the second quarter of the Academic Athletic Association semifinal against Lowell on Nov. 21, 2019 at Lincoln High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Lincoln blasts Lowell en route to second straight title game

Mustangs RB Luis Contreras moves into third on the program’s all-time single-season rushing list

Lincoln running back Luis Contreras passes Eric Beverly for the third-most rushing yards in a single season in program history during a run in the second quarter of the Academic Athletic Association semifinal against Lowell on Nov. 21, 2019 at Lincoln High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
SF Preps: Welcome to semifinal week

SF Preps: Welcome to semifinal week

Lincoln and Lowell meet again, as Mission gets its second straight crack at Balboa

SF Preps: Welcome to semifinal week
Lowell middle blocker Mariko Tanaka (23) readies to leap up for a kill attempt as Alexandra Chiao (15) looks on during Lowell’s CIF Division III NorCal regional final against Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton, Calif. on Nov. 19, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Lowell volleyball wins first NorCal title

Mariko Tanaka racks up 17 kills in five-set upset against No. 1 Sacred Heart Prep

Lowell middle blocker Mariko Tanaka (23) readies to leap up for a kill attempt as Alexandra Chiao (15) looks on during Lowell’s CIF Division III NorCal regional final against Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton, Calif. on Nov. 19, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)