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Oisin McCormack (3), Cedric Reed Jr. (4), Elijah Flowers (0), Devin Mims (15), Xavier Colyon (22) and Oscar Cheng (far right background) celebrate an Open Division championship at Santa Clara University on Feb. 22, 2019. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Oscar Cheng rises to the occasion as Sacred Heart Cathedral completes improbable Open Division title run

SANTA CLARA — The West Catholic Athletic League basketball All-League Team came…

 

Sacred Heart Cathedral forward Oisin McCormack boxes out Mitty's Joseph Vaughn in a Central Coast Section playoff game at Piedmont Hills High School in San Jose on Feb. 16, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Teamwork helps SHC snap Menlo-Atherton’s 20-game win streak, advance to Open Division final

SAN JOSE — The Sacred Heart Cathedral Fightin’ Irish graduated two starters…

 

Sacred Heart Cathedral forward Talo Li-Uperesa heads up the Haas Pavilion court in a Jan. 8, 2019 game against St. Ignatius. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps roundup: SHC girls miss playoffs, SI boys win fourth straight to close regular season

A roller-coaster season for the Sacred Heart Cathedral girls basketball team came…

 

Serra athlete Malakai Rango looks on from the sidelines in the second half of the Padres' game against Sacred Heart Cathedral on Oct. 27, 2018, at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Roundup: Serra’s Malakai Rango headed to Idaho State

National Signing Day: One of the Bay Area’s most efficient kick returners…

Serra athlete Malakai Rango looks on from the sidelines in the second half of the Padres' game against Sacred Heart Cathedral on Oct. 27, 2018, at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius senior forward Maddie Ennis scored 14 points in an MLK Day win. Here, she pushes the ball up the court against Sacred Heart Cathedral on Jan. 8, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: St. Ignatius girls highlight MLK Tournaments

Four San Francisco teams participated in Terra Nova’s MLK girls basketball event,…

St. Ignatius senior forward Maddie Ennis scored 14 points in an MLK Day win. Here, she pushes the ball up the court against Sacred Heart Cathedral on Jan. 8, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Talo Li-Uperesa of Sacred Heart Cathedral readies to sink one of her two free throws at the end of regulation to force overtime in an eventual 61-54 win over St. Ignatius in the Bruce-Mahoney Game on Jan. 8, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Da’Myiah Lewis leads Sacred Heart Cathedral girls basketball to Bruce-Mahoney win

BERKELEY — Different venue, same old classic Bruce-Mahoney Game. The Sacred Heart…

Talo Li-Uperesa of Sacred Heart Cathedral readies to sink one of her two free throws at the end of regulation to force overtime in an eventual 61-54 win over St. Ignatius in the Bruce-Mahoney Game on Jan. 8, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius senior forward Maddie Ennis and Sacred Heart Cathedral forward Talo Li-Uperesa battle in the 2018 Bruce-Mahoney game at War Memorial Gym at the Sobrato Center on the campus of the University of San Francisco on Jan. 9, 2018. (Paul Ghiglieri / Courtesy)

SF Preps Basketball: For Madelene Ennis, Bruce-Mahoney will be even closer this year

When the St. Ignatius Wildcats and Sacred Heart Cathedral Fightin’ Irish renew…

St. Ignatius senior forward Maddie Ennis and Sacred Heart Cathedral forward Talo Li-Uperesa battle in the 2018 Bruce-Mahoney game at War Memorial Gym at the Sobrato Center on the campus of the University of San Francisco on Jan. 9, 2018. (Paul Ghiglieri / Courtesy)
Cedric Reed Jr. (4) of Sacred Heart Cathedral draws the blocking foul on Kyle Jasper #30 of Stuart Hall during the third period of the game 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)

SF Preps Basketball: Despite leading for most of game, Sacred Heart Cathedral drops league opener

SAN JOSE — After losing two starters to transfer and graduating the…

Cedric Reed Jr. (4) of Sacred Heart Cathedral draws the blocking foul on Kyle Jasper #30 of Stuart Hall during the third period of the game 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 guard Wrenn Robinson dribbles the ball up the court against University in a game at St. Ignatius on Dec. 8, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Rough day for City teams at prep basketball tournaments

ST. IGNATIUS — Friday’s 55-51 loss to the Loyola Cubs hurt the…

St. Ignatius guard Wrenn Robinson dribbles the ball up the court against University in a game at St. Ignatius on Dec. 8, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Max Fried takes the ball up court during a game on Dec. 15, 2018, at Archbishop Riordan. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: University tops Lincoln, Urban comes up just short

KENTFIELD — The Urban Blues had a chance to avenge a double-overtime…

Max Fried takes the ball up court during a game on Dec. 15, 2018, at Archbishop Riordan. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Sacred Heart Cathedral boys' soccer head coach Mike McNeill runs practice at the Beach Chalet Soccer Fields. (Ryan Maquiñana / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Glens Soccer Spotlight: Sacred Heart Cathedral boys, girls soccer depend on blue collar attitude

By Ryan Maquiñana Special to S.F. Examiner The San Francisco Glens Soccer…

Sacred Heart Cathedral boys' soccer head coach Mike McNeill runs practice at the Beach Chalet Soccer Fields. (Ryan Maquiñana / Special to S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius forward Neal Begovich gets back on defense during a game against University on Dec.8, 2018, at St. Ignatius High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

PrepFocus: San Francisco high school basketball scene better — and deeper — than ever

Following his team’s loss at Riordan last Thursday, Stuart Hall assistant varsity…

St. Ignatius forward Neal Begovich gets back on defense during a game against University on Dec.8, 2018, at St. Ignatius High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Zach Johnson, seen here in his sophomore season, is back for Lick-Wilmerding, which should be a force in 2018-19. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps roundup: Lick-Wilmerding continues streak

The Lick-Wilmerding Tigers became the first San Francisco basketball team to reach…

Zach Johnson, seen here in his sophomore season, is back for Lick-Wilmerding, which should be a force in 2018-19. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Ben Knight (15) and Ahjae Holdman (32) of Mission box out San Ramon Valley's Eric Ficken (24) and Nate Roberto (10) in a game on Nov. 28, 2018, at Archbishop Riordan High School. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Marin Catholic season ends, AAA basketball gets off to an exciting start

Marin Catholic’s football season ends: The magic ran out for the Marin…

Ben Knight (15) and Ahjae Holdman (32) of Mission box out San Ramon Valley's Eric Ficken (24) and Nate Roberto (10) in a game on Nov. 28, 2018, at Archbishop Riordan High School. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)
Margi Beima coaches her Sacred Heart Cathedral girls volleyball team during a time out. (Courtesy / Sacred Heart Cathedral)

CalHi Sports recognizes SHC’s Margi Beima as state girls volleyball coach of the year, Fleming and Sera earn All-State honors

CalHiSports announced its first- and second-team All-State girls volleyball teams on Thursday,…

Margi Beima coaches her Sacred Heart Cathedral girls volleyball team during a time out. (Courtesy / Sacred Heart Cathedral)
Serra quarterback Luke Bottari stands on the sideline during the second half of the Padres' 42-0 win over Sacred Heart Cathedral on Oct. 26, 2018, at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Four San Francisco football players earn high honors as WCAL hands out awards

 A pair of San Francisco-area quarterbacks have been recognized by the…

Serra quarterback Luke Bottari stands on the sideline during the second half of the Padres' 42-0 win over Sacred Heart Cathedral on Oct. 26, 2018, at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Levar Watkins Jr. (kneeling) is consoled by Sacred Heart Cathedral running back Anthony Heard on Saturday, Nov. 24, after a playoff loss to Sacred Heart Prep. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)

Sacred Heart Cathedral falls in defensive struggle against Sacred Heart Prep

ATHERTON — Facing Sacred Heart Prep’s defense would have been tough enough…

Levar Watkins Jr. (kneeling) is consoled by Sacred Heart Cathedral running back Anthony Heard on Saturday, Nov. 24, after a playoff loss to Sacred Heart Prep. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)
Miles Amos (5) of Stuart Hall  and Miles Bow (2) of Sacred Heart Cathedral, go after a loose ball during the second period of the game 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)

SF Preps Basketball: Sacred Heart Cathedral comes back to down Stuart Hall in NorCal Tip-Off Classic

NEWARK — After having their preseason derailed due to the poor air quality…

Miles Amos (5) of Stuart Hall  and Miles Bow (2) of Sacred Heart Cathedral, go after a loose ball during the second period of the game 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)
Anthony Heard (24) of Sacred Heart Cathedral runs for a touchdown in the second quarter of the Irish's first-round playoff game against Live Oak. The score was called back because of holding, but Heard rushed 23 times for 108 yards and another touchdown in the 20-0 win on Nov. 17, 2018 at Live Oak High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Prep Roundup: Sacred Heart Cathedral gets revenge, WCAL, AAA and CCS cross country runners advance

Central Coast Section Playoffs — Sacred Heart Cathedral 20 @ Live Oak…

Anthony Heard (24) of Sacred Heart Cathedral runs for a touchdown in the second quarter of the Irish's first-round playoff game against Live Oak. The score was called back because of holding, but Heard rushed 23 times for 108 yards and another touchdown in the 20-0 win on Nov. 17, 2018 at Live Oak High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Evan Dere (27) of Sacred Heart Cathedral goes for a tackle against Jalen Rios (25) of Live Oak High School during a first-round Central Coast Section playoff game on Nov. 17, 2018, in Morgan Hill, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Sacred Heart Cathedral shuts out one of NorCal’s most productive offenses in first round of playoffs

MORGAN HILL — Exactly a year before Sacred Heart Cathedral's first-round playoff…

Evan Dere (27) of Sacred Heart Cathedral goes for a tackle against Jalen Rios (25) of Live Oak High School during a first-round Central Coast Section playoff game on Nov. 17, 2018, in Morgan Hill, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)