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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,…

 

Justice Turner (5) of Archbishop Riordan defends Osin McCormack  (3) of Sacred Heart Cathedral in a game at Archbishop Riordan on Jan. 10, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Riordan steps it up on defense to win at St. Ignatius for first time since 2010

Squandering a 12-point lead in Tuesday’s shocking loss at Serra served as…

 

Miles Amos takes one of his 16 free throws during the second quarter of Stuart Hall's win over Palo Alto in the semifinals of the Lions Club Invitational in Burlingame on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Stuart Hall escapes Lick-Wilmerding

LICK-WILMERDING — After getting blasted by Stuart Hall in a 24-point blowout…

 

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)
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)

SF Preps: High school basketball roundup sees Serra edge Riordan at home

Though the storied Bruce-Mahoney Game got the lion’s share of the attention…

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 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)
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)

SF Preps Basketball: St. Ignatius finds identity in win over Mitty

IGNATIUS COLLEGE PREP — With a finally-complete starting lineup, and a reliable…

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)
Lincoln quarterback Jovon Baker embraces his mother Laura after winning the first state football title in school history on Dec. 15, 2018, over Oak Glen at City College of San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Year in Review: Lincoln winning first state title, SHC girls’ volleyball run highlight 2018 storylines

As 2018 winds down, it’s worth revisiting the year of high school…

Lincoln quarterback Jovon Baker embraces his mother Laura after winning the first state football title in school history on Dec. 15, 2018, over Oak Glen at City College of San Francisco. (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: Archbishop Riordan moves closer to sprawling renovation of football, baseball fields

In the winter of 2012, after the conclusion of a 3-8 campaign…

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)
University guard Charley Moore goes up for a dunk during the Red Devils' 72-54 loss to Heritage on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at the Marin Catholic tournament. (George Nguyen / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: BCL teams open Bambauer Classic with stiff tests

KENTFIELD — Both University and Urban were assigned tough draws in the…

University guard Charley Moore goes up for a dunk during the Red Devils' 72-54 loss to Heritage on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at the Marin Catholic tournament. (George Nguyen / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Danny Ryan (44) of St. Ignatius tries to steal a ball from Charley Moore (23) of University High School in a game on Dec. 8, 2018, at St. Ignatius. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

PrepFocus: Bambauer, Sand Dunes headline top SF Preps basketball match ups

The gap between Christmas and New Year is known as a relaxing…

Danny Ryan (44) of St. Ignatius tries to steal a ball from Charley Moore (23) of University High School in a game on Dec. 8, 2018, at St. Ignatius. (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)
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)
Mission junior guard Jaraughn Torno takes a 3-point shot against Vanden on Dec. 20, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Despite loss, Mission growing up

EL CERRITO — Even with Thursday’s 85-81 loss to Vanden in the…

Mission junior guard Jaraughn Torno takes a 3-point shot against Vanden on Dec. 20, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / Special to 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)
Jackie Luong (20) of Washington dribbles the ball against Galileo as Caelan Wallace (22) looks on, during a game on Dec. 17, 2018, at Galileo Academy. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: After Luong’s early barrage, Washington pulls away in fourth

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY — Jackie Luong started off red-hot…

Jackie Luong (20) of Washington dribbles the ball against Galileo as Caelan Wallace (22) looks on, during a game on Dec. 17, 2018, at Galileo Academy. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)
CIF D6 State Championship Game on December 15, 2018 at City College of San Francisco in San Francisco , California. (Chris Victorio

Lincoln High varsity football team wins state championship game at City College

The Lincoln High School varsity football team, the San Francisco Section champion,…

CIF D6 State Championship Game on December 15, 2018 at City College of San Francisco in San Francisco , California. (Chris Victorio
Chimae Ugbaja of Archbishop Riordan moves the ball up the court against University in the third quarter of a game on Dec. 15, 2018, at Archbishop Riordan High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Riordan overcomes early sluggishness behind 3-point shooting of Chimae Ugbaja

RIORDAN HIGH SCHOOL — Two days after a 32-point blowout of city…

Chimae Ugbaja of Archbishop Riordan moves the ball up the court against University in the third quarter of a game on Dec. 15, 2018, at Archbishop Riordan High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
University head coach Deejae Johnson coaches during a 2-1 loss to West Campus in the NorCal Division III final on March 10, 2018. (Courtesy / Noel Danseco)

SF Glens Soccer Spotlight: University taking on all comers

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

University head coach Deejae Johnson coaches during a 2-1 loss to West Campus in the NorCal Division III final on March 10, 2018. (Courtesy / Noel Danseco)