Prep Sports

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)
Sacred Heart Cathedral libero Ashley Chan watches a volley during a set against Palo Alto on Sept. 28, 2019 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Sacred Heart Cathedral begins playoffs on Saturday

Fightin’ Irish enter Open Division bracket as No. 1 seed, St. Ignatius makes Division III draw

Sacred Heart Cathedral libero Ashley Chan watches a volley during a set against Palo Alto on Sept. 28, 2019 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius Wildcats receiver Davis DeSouza celebrates a touchdown against Riordan at JB Murphy Field on the St. Ignatius Prepatory High School Campus on Oct. 26, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Playoff pictures take shape in WCAL, AAA

Riordan opens up new home field and St. Ignatius jockeys for playoff position

St. Ignatius Wildcats receiver Davis DeSouza celebrates a touchdown against Riordan at JB Murphy Field on the St. Ignatius Prepatory High School Campus on Oct. 26, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Galileo’s Roberto Lee (right) lines up a tackle on Washington’s Steven McKee (left) during a 20-8 win for Galileo on Oct. 25, 2019 at Galileo Academy in North Beach. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Galileo scores first win

Galileo and Washington score for the first time since Week 1

Galileo’s Roberto Lee (right) lines up a tackle on Washington’s Steven McKee (left) during a 20-8 win for Galileo on Oct. 25, 2019 at Galileo Academy in North Beach. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
SF Preps: Lincoln rides Luis Contreras to shutout win

SF Preps: Lincoln rides Luis Contreras to shutout win

Luis Contreras runs for 245 yards and four touchdowns against Lowell

SF Preps: Lincoln rides Luis Contreras to shutout win
Mission receiver Julian Milton (21) takes a screen down inside the five-yard line against Galileo on Oct. 11, 2019 at Kezar Stadium (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Burton comes up short in upset bid against Mission

By Robert Juarez Special to S.F. Examiner KEZAR STADIUM — Coming off…

  • Oct 26, 2019
Mission receiver Julian Milton (21) takes a screen down inside the five-yard line against Galileo on Oct. 11, 2019 at Kezar Stadium (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
The Sacred Heart Cathedral girls’ volleyball team celebrates its second straight West Catholic Athletic League title at St. Ignatius’s McCullough Gymnasium in San Francisco on Oct. 24, 2019. (Courtesy / Sacred Heart Cathedral Athletics)

SF Preps: Sacred Heart Cathedral captures second straight title

Fightin’ Irish volleyball secures WCAL championship with sweep of rival St. Ignatius

The Sacred Heart Cathedral girls’ volleyball team celebrates its second straight West Catholic Athletic League title at St. Ignatius’s McCullough Gymnasium in San Francisco on Oct. 24, 2019. (Courtesy / Sacred Heart Cathedral Athletics)
Mission’s Matt Cohn (2) picks up a fumble during a game against Lincoln on Oct. 19, 2019 at Lincoln High School in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Will prep football streaks continue this weekend?

Washington or Galileo will get their first win, while Riordan and St. Ignatius clash

Mission’s Matt Cohn (2) picks up a fumble during a game against Lincoln on Oct. 19, 2019 at Lincoln High School in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
SF Preps: St. Ignatius powers to fifth win, Lincoln shuts out Mission

SF Preps: St. Ignatius powers to fifth win, Lincoln shuts out Mission

Shutouts are the flavor of the week for San Francisco prep football

SF Preps: St. Ignatius powers to fifth win, Lincoln shuts out Mission
Lincoln running back Ahleir Barnett (5) stiff-arms Mission’s Rasheed Loveless (10) en route to a third-quarter touchdown in a 16-0 win for the Mustangs at Lincoln High School in San Francisco on Oct. 19, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Lincoln stifles Mission in title game rematch

Mustangs hold Bears to under 100 yards of offense in physical grind

Lincoln running back Ahleir Barnett (5) stiff-arms Mission’s Rasheed Loveless (10) en route to a third-quarter touchdown in a 16-0 win for the Mustangs at Lincoln High School in San Francisco on Oct. 19, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
SF Glens Under-17 captain Diego Grande scored in all three USL Academy games. (Courtesy / Cameron Koubek)

SF Glens’ U17 team stuns pro prospects

SF Glens’ U17 team goes 3-0 in USL Academy run

  • Oct 20, 2019
SF Glens Under-17 captain Diego Grande scored in all three USL Academy games. (Courtesy / Cameron Koubek)
Bryce Monroe (1) of Archbishop Riordan drives against St. Francis’s Matt Larson on Jan. 2, 2019, in a game at Riordan in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Bryce Monroe commits to Sam Houston State

Archbishop Riordan point guard will play college basketball in Texas

Bryce Monroe (1) of Archbishop Riordan drives against St. Francis’s Matt Larson on Jan. 2, 2019, in a game at Riordan in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Mission quarterback Matt Cohn buckles up his helmet as he prepares to enter the game in the second quarter of the Bears’ 54-0 win over Galileo on Oct. 11, 2019 at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Mission-Lincoln title game rematch highlights weekend

Mission has been on a roll since the start of AAA play, and will battle reigning champion Lincoln

Mission quarterback Matt Cohn buckles up his helmet as he prepares to enter the game in the second quarter of the Bears’ 54-0 win over Galileo on Oct. 11, 2019 at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Sacred Heart Cathedral pitcher Owen Stevenson pitches in the eighth inning of a continued playoff game against Aragon at Half Moon Bay High School in Half Moon Bay, Calif. on May 17, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

College Roundup: USF snags commit from SHC’s Owen Stevenson

San Francisco Dons have busy week of commits, CCSF set for Friday Night Lights against Laney

Sacred Heart Cathedral pitcher Owen Stevenson pitches in the eighth inning of a continued playoff game against Aragon at Half Moon Bay High School in Half Moon Bay, Calif. on May 17, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / 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 Sept. 14, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

St. Ignatius QB Teddye Buchanan commits to UC Davis

Two-way Wildcats star will play college football for Aggies

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 quarterback Reese Miller throws a pass during the Cardinals’ game against Mission on Oct. 4, 2019 at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Roundup: Lowell makes history with win over Washington

Cardinals go over .500, St. Ignatius banishes losing streak and Mission keeps rolling

Lowell quarterback Reese Miller throws a pass during the Cardinals’ game against Mission on Oct. 4, 2019 at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Jenna Satovsky (left) and Elizabeth Holcombe run the girls’ varsity XL race at Asics Clovis Invitational on Oct. 12, 2019 at Woodward Park in Fresno, Calif. (Courtesy / Michelle Parker)

SF Preps: Lowell cross country trio make history in Fresno

Zackery Parker, Jenna Satovsky and Elizabeth Holcombe set school records at Asics Invitational

Jenna Satovsky (left) and Elizabeth Holcombe run the girls’ varsity XL race at Asics Clovis Invitational on Oct. 12, 2019 at Woodward Park in Fresno, Calif. (Courtesy / Michelle Parker)
St. Ignatius Wildcats running back Joseph Celentano Jr. (6) completes a catch and breaks tackles by Gonzaga Prep Bullpups score 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: Wildcats’ win snaps six-year streak against St. Francis

St. Ignatius offense shines as Jahsai Shannon returns in 35-26 win

St. Ignatius Wildcats running back Joseph Celentano Jr. (6) completes a catch and breaks tackles by Gonzaga Prep Bullpups score in the first quarter at JB Murphy Field on September 14, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)