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SF Preps Notebook: Lowell VB advances, WCAL XC teams make state

SF Preps Notebook: Lowell VB advances, WCAL XC teams make state

Cardinals continue rolling in volleyball playoffs, head to Northern California Division III final

SF Preps Notebook: Lowell VB advances, WCAL XC teams make state
St. Ignatius running back Joe Celentano powers through a tackle in the second quarter of the Wildcats’ Central Coast Section playoff game against Archbishop Mitty on Nov. 16, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Shannon and Celentano power SI to first playoff win since 2014

St. Ignatius breezes past Mitty in first-round playoff win thanks to running back duo

St. Ignatius running back Joe Celentano powers through a tackle in the second quarter of the Wildcats’ Central Coast Section playoff game against Archbishop Mitty on Nov. 16, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Lowell lineman Michael Stamatopoulos embraces injured Cardinals running back Brendan Nguy after beating Burton on Nov. 15, 2019 at Burton High School. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Lowell headed back to playoffs for first time since 2013

A tearful Lowell team celebrates return to postseason after years of futility and doubt

Lowell lineman Michael Stamatopoulos embraces injured Cardinals running back Brendan Nguy after beating Burton on Nov. 15, 2019 at Burton High School. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Balboa linebacker Emiliano Dimas (44) vaults into the air on the back of Ray Jones (10) after sacking Mission quarterback Jamareia Burroughs in the fourth quarter of a 14-7 win over the Bears on Nov. 15, 2019 at Balboa High School in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Balboa defense holds strong against Mission

Emiliano Dimas leads a strong defensive effort for Buccaneers as they secure second place in AAA

Balboa linebacker Emiliano Dimas (44) vaults into the air on the back of Ray Jones (10) after sacking Mission quarterback Jamareia Burroughs in the fourth quarter of a 14-7 win over the Bears on Nov. 15, 2019 at Balboa High School in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Riordan wing Je’Lani Clark (left) and point guard Bryce Monroe (right) celebrate their college signing on Nov. 13, 2019 at Archbishop Riordan High School. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Je’Lani Clark, Bryce Monroe find new homes

Riordan cousins Je’Lani Clark and Bryce Monroe found home together, now separate to play in college

Riordan wing Je’Lani Clark (left) and point guard Bryce Monroe (right) celebrate their college signing on Nov. 13, 2019 at Archbishop Riordan High School. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius junior Mario DeMera steps in against the Serra Padres on March 12, 2019, at Fairmont Field in Pacifica, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

St. Ignatius student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent

Prep stars including Rachel Harvey and Mario DeMera sign National Letters of Intent

St. Ignatius junior Mario DeMera steps in against the Serra Padres on March 12, 2019, at Fairmont Field in Pacifica, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Je’Lani Clark (left) and Bryce Monroe celebrate the signing of their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Clark and Monroe sign, football playoffs begin

Mission and Balboa battle for home field, Lowell and Burton look to end playoff dought

Je’Lani Clark (left) and Bryce Monroe celebrate the signing of their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Lowell quarterback Reese Miller throws a pass during a game against Mission on Oct. 4, 2019 at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. Miller threw for 287 yards and ran for another 120 on Nov. 8, 2019 against Galileo. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Lowell goes wild, SI clinches share of title

AAA football teams jockey for playoff position, girls’ volleyball action set for this weekend

Lowell quarterback Reese Miller throws a pass during a game against Mission on Oct. 4, 2019 at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. Miller threw for 287 yards and ran for another 120 on Nov. 8, 2019 against Galileo. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Je’Lani Clark goes up for a basket against Dublin in the NorCal Tip-Off Classic on Nov. 24, 2018, at Newark Memorial High School. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Riordan guard Je’Lani Clark commits to Nevada

Top local wing commits to Steve Alford and Nevada basketball

Je’Lani Clark goes up for a basket against Dublin in the NorCal Tip-Off Classic on Nov. 24, 2018, at Newark Memorial High School. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius Wildcats quarterback Teddye Buchanan (10) runs the ball against the Gonzaga Prep Bullpups in the first quarter at JB Murphy Field on September 14, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner.

SF Preps Roundup: Playoff pairings announced, SHC VB wins CCS

St. Ignatius football will face Mitty, Sacred Heart Cathedral takes open division volleyball title

St. Ignatius Wildcats quarterback Teddye Buchanan (10) runs the ball against the Gonzaga Prep Bullpups in the first quarter at JB Murphy Field on September 14, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner.
SF Preps: International captures BCL Central, eyes NCS crown

SF Preps: International captures BCL Central, eyes NCS crown

After letdown in last year’s fall final, International boys romp to division crown, eyes NCS title

  • Nov 10, 2019
SF Preps: International captures BCL Central, eyes NCS crown
St. Ignatius students rush the field after the Wildcats’ upset win over Serra to claim a share of the West Catholic Athletic League title. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: St. Ignatius upsets Serra to claim share of title

St. Ignatius snaps 13-year losing streak to Serra to win WCAL championship

St. Ignatius students rush the field after the Wildcats’ upset win over Serra to claim a share of the West Catholic Athletic League title. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)
Archbishop Riordan running back Lavaka Kefu runs for a first down during the third quarter of the Crusaders’ 44-7 win over Sacred Heart Cathedral at Mayer Family Field in San Francisco on Nov. 9, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Riordan scores first win at Mayer Family Field

Archbishop Riordan reclaims Stanfel Cup with first WCAL win since 2017

Archbishop Riordan running back Lavaka Kefu runs for a first down during the third quarter of the Crusaders’ 44-7 win over Sacred Heart Cathedral at Mayer Family Field in San Francisco on Nov. 9, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Gabby Perich (left) and Tiffany Boudagian (second from left) pose with their West Catholic Athletic League championship medals next to the runners up from St. Francis. (Courtesy / WCAL)

SF Preps Roundup: St. Ignatius wins indy, doubles tennis titles

With fall sports championship season in full swing, St. Ignatius swept the…

Gabby Perich (left) and Tiffany Boudagian (second from left) pose with their West Catholic Athletic League championship medals next to the runners up from St. Francis. (Courtesy / WCAL)
St. Ignatius wide receiver Danny Ryan (80) catches a ball against Sacred Heart Cathedral cornerback Danilo Ruiz at Kezar Stadium on Sept. 27, 2019 in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: St. Ignatius bout with Serra has title implications

Riordan set for grand opening, Balboa faces Lincoln in battle of AAA unbeatens

St. Ignatius wide receiver Danny Ryan (80) catches a ball against Sacred Heart Cathedral cornerback Danilo Ruiz at Kezar Stadium on Sept. 27, 2019 in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Sacred Heart Cathedral junior Alden Standley delivers a serve on Sept. 12, 2019 in a game against Lowell at Lowell High School in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Sacred Heart Cathedral advances in five-set win

Fightin’ Irish down St. Francis to advance in Central Coast Section Open Division playoffs

Sacred Heart Cathedral junior Alden Standley delivers a serve on Sept. 12, 2019 in a game against Lowell at Lowell High School in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius Wildcats wide receiver Danny Ryan (80) breaks a tackle from Gonzaga Prep Bullpups cornerback Andrew Chan (30) to score the first touchdown score of the game in the first quarter at JB Murphy Field on September 14, 2019 in San Francisco, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: AAA teams clinch playoff spots, SI has shot at WCAL title

St. Ignatius WR Danny Ryan breaks league record as Wildcats are in position to clinch share of title

St. Ignatius Wildcats wide receiver Danny Ryan (80) breaks a tackle from Gonzaga Prep Bullpups cornerback Andrew Chan (30) to score the first touchdown score of the game in the first quarter at JB Murphy Field on September 14, 2019 in San Francisco, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Archbishop Riordan Georg Ladenburger catches a nine-yard pass in the fourth quarter and avoids a tackle in the Crusaders’ 24-7 loss to St. Francis at Mayer Family Field on the Riordan campus on Nov. 2, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Riordan can’t get win on soft open of new field

Crusaders take an early lead but fall in first game on Mayer Family Field

Archbishop Riordan Georg Ladenburger catches a nine-yard pass in the fourth quarter and avoids a tackle in the Crusaders’ 24-7 loss to St. Francis at Mayer Family Field on the Riordan campus on Nov. 2, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Sacred Heart Cathedral’s Amaya Keiper shares a laugh with middle blocker Sophie Seljeseth during a break in the action on Sept. 29, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Sacred Heart Cathedral, St. Ignatius volleyball advance

Both City girls WCAL volleyball teams come away with first-round wins in Section playoffs

Sacred Heart Cathedral’s Amaya Keiper shares a laugh with middle blocker Sophie Seljeseth during a break in the action on Sept. 29, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius quarterback Zach Taylor-Smith runs against the Riordan Crusaders JB Murphy Field on the St. Ignatius Prepatory High School Campus on Sept. 14, 2019 in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Zach Taylor-Smith stars as SI wins battle of backup QBs

Wildcats beat Mitty to stay alive in West Catholic Athletic League title race

St. Ignatius quarterback Zach Taylor-Smith runs against the Riordan Crusaders JB Murphy Field on the St. Ignatius Prepatory High School Campus on Sept. 14, 2019 in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)