Prep Sports

St. Ignatius held its first annual fall sports media day at McCullough Gym in the Sunset District on Aug. 24, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

St. Ignatius football and volleyball headline media day

Wildcats football looking ahead to avenging losses, as girls’ volleyball faces rebuilding season

St. Ignatius held its first annual fall sports media day at McCullough Gym in the Sunset District on Aug. 24, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Washington football players pose on the school’s field in San Francisco. (Courtesy / Joe Shasky)

Butcher Boy delivering the bacon to Washington High School

Bay Area radio personality and San Francisco native Joe Shasky goes to bat for prep sports

Washington football players pose on the school’s field in San Francisco. (Courtesy / Joe Shasky)
Sacred Heart Cathedral quarterback Cian Dowling warms up on the sidelines before a game on Sept. 28, 2018 at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Players to watch as City football gets set to kick off

Who will be San Francisco’s top prep football players this upcoming season?

Sacred Heart Cathedral quarterback Cian Dowling warms up on the sidelines before a game on Sept. 28, 2018 at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Former Mission two-way star C.J. Pino steps in during his final Joe DiMaggio game for the San Francisco Barbarians on Aug. 3, 2019 at Borman Field in Yountville, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Mission’s C.J. Pino heads to Skyline looking for a chance

One of the most dominant City prep ballplayers in recent memory battled long odds just to survive

Former Mission two-way star C.J. Pino steps in during his final Joe DiMaggio game for the San Francisco Barbarians on Aug. 3, 2019 at Borman Field in Yountville, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Mayer Family Field at Archbishop Riordan High School on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. The school is beginning a $2.9 million renovation project on the joint football-baseball field, the first such renovation in 70 years. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Notebook: Jalen Camp to transfer from Riordan

Rirodan’s Jalen Camp becomes second SF running back to bolt the WCAL

Mayer Family Field at Archbishop Riordan High School on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. The school is beginning a $2.9 million renovation project on the joint football-baseball field, the first such renovation in 70 years. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Lincoln two-way athlete Jalen Williams runs with the ball during the CIF Division 6 State Championship Game on December 15, 2018 at City College of San Francisco. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

New coaches, new stars mark new season in City prep football

SF Preps: City football set to kick off with new faces in top spots and state title run to preserve

Lincoln two-way athlete Jalen Williams runs with the ball during the CIF Division 6 State Championship Game on December 15, 2018 at City College of San Francisco. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Cameron Tang (7) strikes out Napa Crushers hitter Caleb Loewen in the first round of the Joe DiMaggio state tournament at Borman Field in Yountsville, Calif. on August 3, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Baseball: SF Cardinals advance in DiMaggio tourney

Secret to Lowell baseball’s success could lie in summer bonding

Cameron Tang (7) strikes out Napa Crushers hitter Caleb Loewen in the first round of the Joe DiMaggio state tournament at Borman Field in Yountsville, Calif. on August 3, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Nigel Burris (35) of Stuart Hall splits two defenders, Oscar Cheng (35) and Elijah Flowers (0) of Sacred Heart Cathedral during the first period at the 12th Annual Nor Cal Tip-Off Classic on November 24, 2018 at Newark Memorial High School in Newark, California. (Chris Victorio - Special to S.F. Examiner)

Nigel Burris transfers from Stuart Hall to Mitty

Dynamic young scorer Nigel Burris leaves Stuart Hall for reigning WCAL champs

Nigel Burris (35) of Stuart Hall splits two defenders, Oscar Cheng (35) and Elijah Flowers (0) of Sacred Heart Cathedral during the first period at the 12th Annual Nor Cal Tip-Off Classic on November 24, 2018 at Newark Memorial High School in Newark, California. (Chris Victorio - Special to S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius senior point guard Kourosh Kahn-Adle is named one of the top five players at the Song Shan Cup, and accepts his award at Taipei Gymnasium in Taipei, Taiwan, on July 5, 2019. (Chi Pan / Courtesy / St. Ignatius Basketball)

St. Ignatius boys basketball bonds over trip to Taiwan

On the night courts of Taipei, the young St. Ignatius Wildcats came together

St. Ignatius senior point guard Kourosh Kahn-Adle is named one of the top five players at the Song Shan Cup, and accepts his award at Taipei Gymnasium in Taipei, Taiwan, on July 5, 2019. (Chi Pan / Courtesy / St. Ignatius Basketball)
Former Sacred Heart Cathedral boys’ basketball coach Jerry Phillips in 1969. (Courtesy / Sacred Heart Cathedral)

Legendary Sacred Heart Cathedral coach passes away

Jerry Phillips, who coached Las Lomas and Sacred Heart Cathedral, passed away Sunday

Former Sacred Heart Cathedral boys’ basketball coach Jerry Phillips in 1969. (Courtesy / Sacred Heart Cathedral)
Shaylin Colindres (left) and CJ Pino (right) celebrate their San Francisco Baseball Old Timers Association Player of the Year awards with Washington baseball player Michael Caballero. (Courtesy / Dan Pino)

Shaylin Colindres, CJ Pino earn top honors from Old Timers

Citystars CJ Pino of Mission and Shaylin Colindres of Washington earn Player of the Year nods

Shaylin Colindres (left) and CJ Pino (right) celebrate their San Francisco Baseball Old Timers Association Player of the Year awards with Washington baseball player Michael Caballero. (Courtesy / Dan Pino)
Lincoln’s Ajani Adewusi breaks for second on a Colson Ryan hit against Galileo on April 11, 2019 at West Sunset. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Baseball: Adewusi named Player of the Year

Jack Schonherr and CJ Pino named co-pitchers of the year for AAA

Lincoln’s Ajani Adewusi breaks for second on a Colson Ryan hit against Galileo on April 11, 2019 at West Sunset. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
The Oakland Tech Bulldogs varsity baseball team celebrates after defeating the Lowell Cardinals to take the Transbay Series Championship at San Francisco State’s Maloney Field on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Baseball: Lowell comes up just short in Transbay finale

Oakland Tech edges San Francisco Section champion Lowell in third game of Transbay Series

  • May 28, 2019
The Oakland Tech Bulldogs varsity baseball team celebrates after defeating the Lowell Cardinals to take the Transbay Series Championship at San Francisco State’s Maloney Field on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Neil Buenaflor (27) of Burton spikes the ball against Washington in a game on May 1, 2019. (C.J. Peterson / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Volleyball: Neil Buenaflor earns AAA Player of the Year

Burton falls short in AAA title game, but senior Buenaflor tops the AAA All-League selections

Neil Buenaflor (27) of Burton spikes the ball against Washington in a game on May 1, 2019. (C.J. Peterson / Special to S.F. Examiner)
SF Preps Baseball: Sacred Heart Cathedral comes up short of title

SF Preps Baseball: Sacred Heart Cathedral comes up short of title

Fightin’ Irish edged by Christopher in CCS Division II title game thanks to bizarre third inning

SF Preps Baseball: Sacred Heart Cathedral comes up short of title
FILE: Lowell’s Jack Schonherr looks to his coach for a sign during the Cardinals’ Academic Athletic Association championship game against Washington on May 15, 2019 at Oracle Park in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Lowell baseball evens Transbay Series

Lowell pitcher Jack Schonherr rises to the occasion as Lowell wins Game 2

FILE: Lowell’s Jack Schonherr looks to his coach for a sign during the Cardinals’ Academic Athletic Association championship game against Washington on May 15, 2019 at Oracle Park in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
SF Preps: Sacred Heart Cathedral headed to Section finals

SF Preps: Sacred Heart Cathedral headed to Section finals

Sacred Heart Cathedral baseball shuts out No. 1 seed Monterey and will head to the CCS D2 Finals

SF Preps: Sacred Heart Cathedral headed to Section finals
Lowell pitcher Levi Humphrey, who allowed just two runs on six hits over seven innings, hangs his head after Oakland Tech walked it off in the ninth inning at Laney College in Oakland, Calif. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Lowell drops extra-inning affair in Transbay Series

Oakland Tech wins third straight extra-inning game against AAA champion Cardinals

Lowell pitcher Levi Humphrey, who allowed just two runs on six hits over seven innings, hangs his head after Oakland Tech walked it off in the ninth inning at Laney College in Oakland, Calif. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SF Preps Track: Lowell’s Satovsky claims 3 Section titles

SF Preps Track: Lowell’s Satovsky claims 3 Section titles

Lowell freshman distance runner Jenna Satovsky wins three titles at All-City meet

SF Preps Track: Lowell’s Satovsky claims 3 Section titles
SF Preps Baseball: Marin Catholic can’t get by Maria Carrillo

SF Preps Baseball: Marin Catholic can’t get by Maria Carrillo

Dylan Joyce can’t hold back Pumas as Wildcats’ season ends in North Coast Section playoffs

  • May 20, 2019
SF Preps Baseball: Marin Catholic can’t get by Maria Carrillo