Prep Sports

Running back Fazon Ruth (4) listens to his coaches along with Archbishop Riordan teammates in the final minutes of a Week 1 win over Terra Nova in Pacifica, Calif. Ruth has rushed for 495 yards in his first two varsity games. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Roundup: Riordan’s Fazon Ruth making history

It was a week for RBs in the City, as Fazon Ruth piles up yards and Alfonzo Smith piles up TDs

Running back Fazon Ruth (4) listens to his coaches along with Archbishop Riordan teammates in the final minutes of a Week 1 win over Terra Nova in Pacifica, Calif. Ruth has rushed for 495 yards in his first two varsity games. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
The SF Glens’ Under-19 players celebrate their upset championship win in the SF Mayor’s Cup over highly-touted Folsom Lake. (Courtesy / Deanna Yee)

S.F. Mayor’s Cup: SF Glens’ Under-19s upset No. 2 team in California

June Jordan star’s goal the difference as City club shocks Folsom Lake in championship

  • Sep 8, 2019
The SF Glens’ Under-19 players celebrate their upset championship win in the SF Mayor’s Cup over highly-touted Folsom Lake. (Courtesy / Deanna Yee)
St. Ignatius edged in final moments by Sacred Heart Prep

St. Ignatius edged in final moments by Sacred Heart Prep

Wildcats fall to 1-1 as revenge tour experiences slight hiccup on the road in Atherton

St. Ignatius edged in final moments by Sacred Heart Prep
Archbishop Riordan sophomore Kemoeatu Kefu warms up before training camp practice on Aug. 13, 2019 at Gellert Park. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Rushing continues to fuel Riordan in Tamalpais win

Archbishop Riordan picks up a second straight win for the first time since 2016

Archbishop Riordan sophomore Kemoeatu Kefu warms up before training camp practice on Aug. 13, 2019 at Gellert Park. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Sacred Heart Cathedral quarterback Cian Dowling escapes pressure in a game against Serra on Oct. 26, 2018 at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Sacred Heart Cathedral fades for second straight week

Fightin’ Irish fall 35-21 to Palma at Kezar after a strong start

Sacred Heart Cathedral quarterback Cian Dowling escapes pressure in a game against Serra on Oct. 26, 2018 at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Sacred Heart Cathedral quarterback Cian Dowling runs against Live Oak in Morgan Hill, Calif. in a Central Coast Section playoff game on Nov. 17, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Lowell, Riordan could surpass 2018 win totals

Sacred Heart Cathedral hosts Palma at Kezar Stadium as SF Preps head into Week 2

Sacred Heart Cathedral quarterback Cian Dowling runs against Live Oak in Morgan Hill, Calif. in a Central Coast Section playoff game on Nov. 17, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Archbishop Riordan defenders Kemoeatu Kefu (42) and Adam Kolokotrones (53) bring down Terra Nova quarterback Raphael Bendo (1) and force a fumble in the fourth quarter of a 26-24 Riordan win in Pacifica, Calif. on Aug. 30, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Riordan, Lowell notch wins in opening week

After combining for just two wins all of last season, Cardinals and Crusaders both open with wins

Archbishop Riordan defenders Kemoeatu Kefu (42) and Adam Kolokotrones (53) bring down Terra Nova quarterback Raphael Bendo (1) and force a fumble in the fourth quarter of a 26-24 Riordan win in Pacifica, Calif. on Aug. 30, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius revenge tour starts with a win over Palo Alto

St. Ignatius revenge tour starts with a win over Palo Alto

Teddye Buchanan wows big home crowd as St. Ignatius opens season with win

St. Ignatius revenge tour starts with a win over Palo Alto
SF Preps: Dowling impresses, but lack of depth sinks SHC

SF Preps: Dowling impresses, but lack of depth sinks SHC

Quarterback Cian Dowling shows off his scrambling ability, but injuries take their toll on Isish

SF Preps: Dowling impresses, but lack of depth sinks SHC
Galileo quarterback Robby Lee is mobbed by Oakland defenders in a 42-6 loss at Oakland on Aug. 30, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Shorthanded Galileo overwhelmed by Oakland

Rebuilding Lions face robust Wildcats defense without top tackle Joseph Ale

Galileo quarterback Robby Lee is mobbed by Oakland defenders in a 42-6 loss at Oakland on Aug. 30, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
SF Preps: Riordan’s Zach Charlton seals season-opening win

SF Preps: Riordan’s Zach Charlton seals season-opening win

Fazon Ruth runs for 240 yards and four touchdowns as Crusaders score road win at Terra Nova

SF Preps: Riordan’s Zach Charlton seals season-opening win
Sacred Heart Cathedral outside hitter Megan Lenn goes up for a kill during the second set in a match against Marin Catholic at Sacred Heart Cathedral in San Francisco on Aug. 29, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Volleyball: SHC falls to Marin Catholic

In battle of NorCal titans, Sacred Heart Cathedral can’t stop Kari Geissberger

Sacred Heart Cathedral outside hitter Megan Lenn goes up for a kill during the second set in a match against Marin Catholic at Sacred Heart Cathedral in San Francisco on Aug. 29, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
The Mission football team huddles up before the first game of the season on Aug. 31, 2018, facing Oakland Tech at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football Preview: SHC-Acalanes headlines full slate

SF Preps: Eight San Francisco teams head into action to open up football season

The Mission football team huddles up before the first game of the season on Aug. 31, 2018, facing Oakland Tech at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Riordan head football coach Mark Modeste walks among his team during warm-ups at Gellert Park on Aug. 19, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)                                Riordan head football coach Mark Modeste walks among his team during warm-ups at Gellert Park on Aug. 19, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Mark Modeste’s first season at Riordan is one of change

Crusaders new head football coach has family history at Riordan

Riordan head football coach Mark Modeste walks among his team during warm-ups at Gellert Park on Aug. 19, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)                                Riordan head football coach Mark Modeste walks among his team during warm-ups at Gellert Park on Aug. 19, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Bernie Schneider as a Riordan basketball player. Year unknown. (Courtesy / Schneider Family)

City sports fixture Bernard “Bernie” Schneider passes at 82

Former Riordan and USF basketball player left a deep sports legacy in San Francisco

Bernie Schneider as a Riordan basketball player. Year unknown. (Courtesy / Schneider Family)
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 senior Mario DeMera commits to Diamond Dons

Do-everything defender stays home and commits to San Francisco after talk with SI alum

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)
Archbishop Riordan head coach Joey Curtin oversees his 2021 team during warmups for the 10th annual NorCal Clash at Chabot College in Hayward, Calif. on Aug. 25, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Joey Curtin coaches against his two Riordan stars

Tenth annual NorCal Clash pits Archbishop Riordan head coach against Je’Lani Clark, Bryce Monroe

Archbishop Riordan head coach Joey Curtin oversees his 2021 team during warmups for the 10th annual NorCal Clash at Chabot College in Hayward, Calif. on Aug. 25, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Archbishop Riordan senior guard Bryce Monroe (5) goes up for a layup against the Class of 2021 guard Austin Patterson (3) during the 10th Annual NorCal Clash on Aug. 25, 2019 at Chabot College in Hayward, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Riordan’s Bryce Monroe has five recruiting favorites

Archbishop Riordan guard Bryce Monroe is considering staying home with the USF Dons

Archbishop Riordan senior guard Bryce Monroe (5) goes up for a layup against the Class of 2021 guard Austin Patterson (3) during the 10th Annual NorCal Clash on Aug. 25, 2019 at Chabot College in Hayward, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Mission High School star Julio Gonzalez Ponce has signed with SF State after a successful season with the SF Glens. (Courtesy / SF Glens)

SF Glens’ Julio González Ponce signs with SF State men’s soccer

Mission soccer star will stay local after receiving full college scholarship

  • Aug 25, 2019
Mission High School star Julio Gonzalez Ponce has signed with SF State after a successful season with the SF Glens. (Courtesy / SF Glens)
Lincoln quarterback Luis Contreras warms up on the sideline at Kezar Stadium during the Mustangs’ scrimmage against Sacred Heart Cathedral on Aug. 23, 2019. Contreras will replace graduated senior and Examiner Offensive Player of the Year Jovon Baker as the starting quarterback in 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Mustangs have to learn how to follow perfection

Lincoln football looks to follow up perfect state title season with roster full of newcomers

Lincoln quarterback Luis Contreras warms up on the sideline at Kezar Stadium during the Mustangs’ scrimmage against Sacred Heart Cathedral on Aug. 23, 2019. Contreras will replace graduated senior and Examiner Offensive Player of the Year Jovon Baker as the starting quarterback in 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)