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The Golden Gate Bridge as seen from The Presidio is mired in smog as smoke from the Camp Fire in Northern California drifts down into the Bay Area on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Central Coast Section football playoff games rescheduled for a third time due to fires, air quality

The Sacred Heart Cathedral football team's bus was just 20 minutes away…

The Golden Gate Bridge as seen from The Presidio is mired in smog as smoke from the Camp Fire in Northern California drifts down into the Bay Area on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Golden Gate Bridge as seen from The Presidio is mired in smog as smoke from the Camp Fire in Northern California drifts down into the Bay Area on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: High school football postponed due to poor air quality in San Francisco

Updated at 2:30 to include latest postponement. According to a call received…

The Golden Gate Bridge as seen from The Presidio is mired in smog as smoke from the Camp Fire in Northern California drifts down into the Bay Area on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Sacred Heart Cathedral running back Anthony Heard earned first-team All-City running back honors. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Academic Athletic Association football enters final week, as Central Coast Section starts playoffs

The Central Coast Section and North Coast Section playoffs will see their…

Sacred Heart Cathedral running back Anthony Heard earned first-team All-City running back honors. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Marin Catholic's Kari Geissberger serves against St. Ignatius in the first round of the Open Division Northern California playoffs on Nov.7, 2018, in Kentfield, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: St. Ignatius volleyball season ends in 3-0 loss to Marin Catholic

KENTFIELD, Calif. — As Lizzie Fleming approached the net, readying to leap…

Marin Catholic's Kari Geissberger serves against St. Ignatius in the first round of the Open Division Northern California playoffs on Nov.7, 2018, in Kentfield, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Mountain View-St. Francis celebrates on Saturday, Nov. 4, after a resounding victory over San Mateo-Serra. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Serra suffers historic loss as St. Francis wins WCAL title

SAN MATEO — The recent trend of down-to-the-wire games between the Serra…

Mountain View-St. Francis celebrates on Saturday, Nov. 4, after a resounding victory over San Mateo-Serra. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius senior Mark Biggins intercepts Bellarmine Prep quarterback Harry Mingrone and returns the ball 55 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter of the Wildcats' 34-0 win over the Bells on Nov. 3, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Game of the Week: St. Ignatius wins finale against Bellarmine, awaits playoff destiny

ST. IGNATIUS -- With 4:40 left on Senior Day, St. Ignatius quarterback Jack…

St. Ignatius senior Mark Biggins intercepts Bellarmine Prep quarterback Harry Mingrone and returns the ball 55 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter of the Wildcats' 34-0 win over the Bells on Nov. 3, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius linebacker Christoper Carlton (15) tackles Archbishop Riordan running back Jalen Camp (17) in the second quarter of a 35-0 WIldcats win on Oct. 27, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football Roundup: Lincoln pounds Burton, St. Ignatius shuts out Riordan

St. Ignatius 35 vs. Riordan 0: The Wildcats re-captured the Gil Haskel…

St. Ignatius linebacker Christoper Carlton (15) tackles Archbishop Riordan running back Jalen Camp (17) in the second quarter of a 35-0 WIldcats win on Oct. 27, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Siaki Gallegos-Hunkin (31) tackles Lavaka Kefu (22) of Archbishop Riordan in the second quarter of a WCAL game on Oct. 27, 2018, at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Siaki Gallegos-Hunkin (31) tackles Lavaka Kefu (22) of Archbishop Riordan in the second quarter of a WCAL game on Oct. 27, 2018, at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Galileo running back Yarvell Smith sits injured on the sidelines during the Lions' loss to Rio Vista on Sept. 15, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football Game of the Week: Rio Vista gets revenge on Galileo in state title rematch

With under six minutes left in Saturday's 6-A regional final rematch between…

Galileo running back Yarvell Smith sits injured on the sidelines during the Lions' loss to Rio Vista on Sept. 15, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Mateo-Serra quarterback Luke Bottari attempts a pass during the third quarter of a game at Pittsburg on Sept. 7, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Game of the Week: Inconsistent Serra falls to talented Pittsburg

PITTSBURG -- Down by 10 points with under two minutes to go,…

San Mateo-Serra quarterback Luke Bottari attempts a pass during the third quarter of a game at Pittsburg on Sept. 7, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Bryce Monroe (13) and Je'Lani Clark (middle), seen here at the NorCal Clash on Aug. 26, 2018 at Chabot College, team with one another at Archbishop Riordan this winter. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

NorCal Clash: Archbishop Riordan basketball set for big season with cousins Je’Lani Clark and Bryce Monroe

HAYWARD -- When Bryce Monroe was considering where to transfer after his sophomore…

Bryce Monroe (13) and Je'Lani Clark (middle), seen here at the NorCal Clash on Aug. 26, 2018 at Chabot College, team with one another at Archbishop Riordan this winter. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Reese Bickart (right) of Galileo catches a two-point conversion against Hoopa Valley. Michael Duran (middle) had a 60-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage, and Bickart also had a TD reception from Ronald Fox. (Rob Schnitzer / Galileo High School)

Prep Football Roundup: Galileo wins big, Mission set to host Oakland Tech

Game of the Week: Clash of Serras (Full recap) Galileo 52, Hoopa…

Reese Bickart (right) of Galileo catches a two-point conversion against Hoopa Valley. Michael Duran (middle) had a 60-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage, and Bickart also had a TD reception from Ronald Fox. (Rob Schnitzer / Galileo High School)
Greg Hill, left, holds practice at Mission High School last season. Hill is out as head coach, replaced by Tobias Whitley. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Preps: Mission football to forfeit opener

Tobias Whitley’s debut as Mission head football coach will have to wait…

Greg Hill, left, holds practice at Mission High School last season. Hill is out as head coach, replaced by Tobias Whitley. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Mission High Bears are one of the fastest-rising baseball programs in the entire Bay Area. (Courtesy Dan Pino)

City baseball set for best postseason in years

One of the most prominent storylines in San Francisco sports over the…

The Mission High Bears are one of the fastest-rising baseball programs in the entire Bay Area. (Courtesy Dan Pino)
Mission High School won the state title in Sacramento on Friday. (Dennis Lee/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mission becomes first SF public school to claim state title for boys’ basketball

SACRAMENTO — All year, the Mission Bears have described their play as…

Mission High School won the state title in Sacramento on Friday. (Dennis Lee/Special to S.F. Examiner)