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Archbishop Riordan guard Je'Lani Clark calls for the ball on an in-bounds play on Nov. 28 against Sacred Heart Prep. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Riordan makes statement with 32-point win

ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN HS — What looked to be an enticing matchup between two…

Archbishop Riordan guard Je'Lani Clark calls for the ball on an in-bounds play on Nov. 28 against Sacred Heart Prep. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Jack Gaughan (12) and Leonard Gallegos (75) celebrate Lincoln's San Francisco Section title on Dec. 1, 2018, at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Lincoln hosts Orange Glen in state title game at CCSF

As quarterback Jovon Baker knifed through the middle of his scout team…

Jack Gaughan (12) and Leonard Gallegos (75) celebrate Lincoln's San Francisco Section title on Dec. 1, 2018, at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Wrenn Robinson (30) of St. Ignatius jogs up the court against University. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: St. Ignatius can’t quite put pieces together in overtime loss

HAYWARD — Wrenn Robinson scored 20 points behind hot outside shooting, while…

Wrenn Robinson (30) of St. Ignatius jogs up the court against University. (Ryan Gorcey / 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)
The Lowell girls' soccer team celebrates a 2-1 win over Ripon in the NorCal Division IV final in 2018. (Amber Wilson / Courtesy)

SF Glens Soccer Spotlight: Changing of the guard at No. 1 Lowell

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

The Lowell girls' soccer team celebrates a 2-1 win over Ripon in the NorCal Division IV final in 2018. (Amber Wilson / Courtesy)
Sam Nangle (24) flashes open for a pass from Jackson Canady (22) against University in a game on Dec. 8, 2018 at St. Ignatius College Preparatory. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Sam Nangle, Wrenn Robinson lift St. Ignatius to first win of season

ST. IGNATIUS — Last season, a foot fracture — suffered in a…

Sam Nangle (24) flashes open for a pass from Jackson Canady (22) against University in a game on Dec. 8, 2018 at St. Ignatius College Preparatory. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Cade Rees scored 21 points for Serra against Colorado-Regis Jesuit on Nov. 6, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Serra wins opener in overtime despite blown call

CONCORD — Cade Rees’ long-awaited varsity debut for the Serra Padres basketball…

Cade Rees scored 21 points for Serra against Colorado-Regis Jesuit on Nov. 6, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)
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 outlasts Palo Alto behind free throw shooting of Miles Amos

BURLINGAME — Over the past two seasons, Stuart Hall guard Miles Amos…

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)
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)
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 Basketball: Nigel Burris takes over as Stuart Hall boys basketball wins fifth straight

BURLINGAME — Facing a solid opponent in their fifth game in six…

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)
Marin Catholic Quarterback Gaven Cooke scrambles to avoid a tackle by Rancho Cotate’s Elias Rantissi.(Bill Schneider/VarsityPix.com)

SF Preps Roundup: Marin Catholic and Lincoln advance, hoops tournaments open season

Defense has continued to do the heavy lifting for Marin Catholic’s football…

Marin Catholic Quarterback Gaven Cooke scrambles to avoid a tackle by Rancho Cotate’s Elias Rantissi.(Bill Schneider/VarsityPix.com)
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)
(L to R) CIF-SF Most Valuable Defender Francisco Dominguez, Leadership athletic director Antonio Medina and sophomore goalkeeper Mateo Peña-Sanchez hold up their hardware from the 2017 season. (Ryan Maquiñana / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Glens Soccer Spotlight: Giant-killer Leadership defends City title

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

(L to R) CIF-SF Most Valuable Defender Francisco Dominguez, Leadership athletic director Antonio Medina and sophomore goalkeeper Mateo Peña-Sanchez hold up their hardware from the 2017 season. (Ryan Maquiñana / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Senior linebacker Rocky Marania celebrates the Lincoln Mustangs' San Francisco Section title over Mission on Nov. 30, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Family comes first as Lincoln wins 11th San Francisco Section title

KEZAR STADIUM — Ten years ago, on Thanksgiving night, Rocky Marania stood…

Senior linebacker Rocky Marania celebrates the Lincoln Mustangs' San Francisco Section title over Mission on Nov. 30, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
A referee places a football on the field. (Shutterstock)

North Coast Section details postseason football process in wake of fire delays

With the North Coast, Oakland and San Francisco Sections having been impacted…

A referee places a football on the field. (Shutterstock)
Galileo guard Ryan Huang scored 17 of his game-high 23 points in the first half in a game against Jefferson on Nov. 29, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: With star player sidelined, University wins tournament opener

DALY CITY — It looks like life without Max Fried isn’t as…

Galileo guard Ryan Huang scored 17 of his game-high 23 points in the first half in a game against Jefferson on Nov. 29, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)
Serra linebacker E.J. Lahlouh (6) sacks Archbishop Riordan quarterbackAdham Abdelghani on Oct. 6, 2018, at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Archbishop Riordan in search of a new football coach after Jay’Sen Morris takes promotion

Archbishop Riordan High School is in need of a football coach, but…

Serra linebacker E.J. Lahlouh (6) sacks Archbishop Riordan quarterbackAdham Abdelghani on Oct. 6, 2018, at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / 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 Basketball: Mission gets first experience in defeat

ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN HS — Young high school basketball teams with minimal experience…

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)
Archbishop Riordan guard Zachary Quanico (20) guards Sacred Heart Prep guard Ryan Von Thaden (1) during a game at the Crusader Classic on Nov. 28, 2018, at Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Riordan uses explosive third quarter to cruise past Sacred Heart Prep

ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN HS — With 2:48 left in the third quarter of…

Archbishop Riordan guard Zachary Quanico (20) guards Sacred Heart Prep guard Ryan Von Thaden (1) during a game at the Crusader Classic on Nov. 28, 2018, at Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Lincoln running back Desean Crawford runs against Galileo in a 52-18 win on Oct. 20, 2018, at Lincoln High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Much-awaited AAA championship between Lincoln and Mission to answer some questions, present others

When Lincoln and Mission finally meet for the City title this weekend,…

Lincoln running back Desean Crawford runs against Galileo in a 52-18 win on Oct. 20, 2018, at Lincoln High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)