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Mission running back Noah Lee takes a handoff during the second quarter of a 42-0 win over Lowell on Oct. 4, 2019 at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Roundup: Close losses for City WCAL teams

Mission football gets rolling, but Riordan, SI and SHC can’t get over the hump

Mission running back Noah Lee takes a handoff during the second quarter of a 42-0 win over Lowell on Oct. 4, 2019 at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
SF Glens’ Pearce makes UCLA soccer debut

SF Glens’ Pearce makes UCLA soccer debut

Dabora notches assist in Penn State win

  • Oct 6, 2019
SF Glens’ Pearce makes UCLA soccer debut
St. Ignatius Wildcats wide receiver Daniel 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. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: St. Ignatius scares league favorite Valley Christian

Wildcats nearly upend one of the top teams in Northern California

St. Ignatius Wildcats wide receiver Daniel 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. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
The Archbishop Riordan football team kneels as teammate Aden Jackson is attended to on the field following a collision. Jackson was taken away in a paramedic truck as the Crusaders lost, 24-21. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Riordan loses after Aden Jackson leaves on stretcher

Scary injury marks close loss as Crusaders can’t hold halftime lead over Archbishop Mitty

The Archbishop Riordan football team kneels as teammate Aden Jackson is attended to on the field following a collision. Jackson was taken away in a paramedic truck as the Crusaders lost, 24-21. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mission wide receiver Julian Neal scoops up a fumble by teammate Noah Lee for a 13-yard touchdown in the second quarter of the Bears’ 42-0 win over Lowell at Kezar Stadium on Oct. 4, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Mission opens AAA play with rout of Lowell

Bears fire on all cylinders as Burroughs gets protection and weapons back

Mission wide receiver Julian Neal scoops up a fumble by teammate Noah Lee for a 13-yard touchdown in the second quarter of the Bears’ 42-0 win over Lowell at Kezar Stadium on Oct. 4, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius quarterback Zach Taylor-Smith (5) breaks a tackle from Sacred Heart Cathedral linebacker Benjamin Cervantez (6) at Kezar Stadium on September 27, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: City WCAL teams take field as underdogs

Academic Athletic Association play gets under way with Lowell taking on Mission

St. Ignatius quarterback Zach Taylor-Smith (5) breaks a tackle from Sacred Heart Cathedral linebacker Benjamin Cervantez (6) at Kezar Stadium on September 27, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius tight end Marcelo Villavicencio escapes two Sacred Heart Cathedral defenders in a game at Kezar Stadium on Sept. 27, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Roundup: SI wins Bruce-Mahoney, Beima wins 500th

Wildcats break Irish streak on the football field, while SHC volleyball faces SI on Wednesday

St. Ignatius tight end Marcelo Villavicencio escapes two Sacred Heart Cathedral defenders in a game at Kezar Stadium on Sept. 27, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
SF Preps: Sacred Heart Cathedral’s Margi Beima wins 500th match

SF Preps: Sacred Heart Cathedral’s Margi Beima wins 500th match

Fightin’ Irish go 3-0 at Serve It Up and longtime head coach reaches historic milestone

SF Preps: Sacred Heart Cathedral’s Margi Beima wins 500th match
St. Ignatius running back Joe Celentano signals to his sideline during the 2019 Bruce-Mahoney Game against Sacred Heart Cathedral at Kezar Stadium on Sept. 27, 2019 in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: St. Ignatius wins Bruce-Mahoney for first time since 2016

St. Ignatius rides Joe Celentano to win over Sacred Heart Cathedral

St. Ignatius running back Joe Celentano signals to his sideline during the 2019 Bruce-Mahoney Game against Sacred Heart Cathedral at Kezar Stadium on Sept. 27, 2019 in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
The news on the scoreboard put a damper on the picturesque view from Washington’s field during Friday’s loss to California School for the Deaf. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Washington finds positives in 55-0 loss

Eagles fall to California School for the Deaf, but flashed at times on an otherwise gloomy evening

The news on the scoreboard put a damper on the picturesque view from Washington’s field during Friday’s loss to California School for the Deaf. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Archbishop Riordan fullback Kemoeatu Kefu runs the ball in the first quarter against Serra in a game at Jefferson High School in Daly City, Calif. on Sept. 27, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Riordan overwhelmed against Serra, but shows progress

Crusaders run game shut down, but defense shows spark against juggernaut Padres

Archbishop Riordan fullback Kemoeatu Kefu runs the ball in the first quarter against Serra in a game at Jefferson High School in Daly City, Calif. on Sept. 27, 2019. (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)

Danny Ryan, Bruce Uperesa could play big roles in Bruce-Mahoney

SF Preps Preview: St. Ignatius and Sacred Heart Cathedral meet in Bruce-Mahoney Game

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)
Lincoln tackle Leo Gallegos (74) stymies Piedmont defensive end and UCLA commit Patrick Selna in a game at Lincoln High School in San Franciso on Sept. 21, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Lowell grinds to win, Lincoln drops first game in a year

A tie, a brawl and stout defense mark the weekend for the AAA as the WCAL rests up

Lincoln tackle Leo Gallegos (74) stymies Piedmont defensive end and UCLA commit Patrick Selna in a game at Lincoln High School in San Franciso on Sept. 21, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Lincoln quarterback Luis Contreras is hit by Piedmont safety Joe Hempek in the third quarter of a game at Lincoln High School in San Francisco on Sept. 21, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Lincoln’s mistakes cost them in 17-14 loss

Turnovers and ill-timed penalties lead to Mustangs’ first loss in more than a year

Lincoln quarterback Luis Contreras is hit by Piedmont safety Joe Hempek in the third quarter of a game at Lincoln High School in San Francisco on Sept. 21, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Mission quarterback Jamareia Burroughs looks on as his defense takes the field against Oakland High School in a game at Jackie Jensen Field in Oakland on Sept. 20, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Mission-Oakland tilt marred by brawl

Melee with 15.1 seconds left forces Mission and Oakland to end in a tie

Mission quarterback Jamareia Burroughs looks on as his defense takes the field against Oakland High School in a game at Jackie Jensen Field in Oakland on Sept. 20, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Lincoln High School quarterback Luis Contreras walks the sideline during the Mustangs’ scrimmage against Sacred Heart Cathedral at Kezar Stadium on Aug. 23, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Lincoln faces Piedmont, Mission visits Oakland

Lowell has a shot at a second win, while Burton will face a test in St. Vincent de Paul

Lincoln High School quarterback Luis Contreras walks the sideline during the Mustangs’ scrimmage against Sacred Heart Cathedral at Kezar Stadium on Aug. 23, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius Wildcats quarterback Teddye Buchanan (10) runs for a quarter keeper through the middle 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: SI wins, Lowell improves in Week 3

Teddye Buchanan leads an all-around win over Gonzaga Prep, while Lowell plays to a tie with Harker

St. Ignatius Wildcats quarterback Teddye Buchanan (10) runs for a quarter keeper through the middle 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 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 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: St. Ignatius gets revenge on Gonzaga Prep

Teddye Buchanan does it all in win over Bullpups as Wildcats move to 2-1

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 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)
Madeleine Beima (12) of Sacred Heart Cathedral runs for a ball while her mother, head coach Margi Biema (left) looks on during the third set of a volleyball match against Lowell at Lowell High School in San Francisco on Sept. 12, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Sacred Heart Cathedral sweeps Lowell in battle of City champs

Madeleine Beima helps mother notch 491st career win as Irish take care of Cardinals

Madeleine Beima (12) of Sacred Heart Cathedral runs for a ball while her mother, head coach Margi Biema (left) looks on during the third set of a volleyball match against Lowell at Lowell High School in San Francisco on Sept. 12, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Archbishop Riordan quarterback Azaan Ledbetter (10) hands the ball off to Fazon Ruth in a game against Terra Nova on Aug. 30, 2019 in Pacifica, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football Preview: Riordan faces test in Week 3

Crusaders look to go 3-0 for first time since 2015, Balboa looks to bounce back

Archbishop Riordan quarterback Azaan Ledbetter (10) hands the ball off to Fazon Ruth in a game against Terra Nova on Aug. 30, 2019 in Pacifica, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)