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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)
St. Ignatius head boys’ soccer coach Alan Downey, flanked by Kol Van Giesen (left), Sean Bitler (second from left) and P.J. Rich (right), instructs his players during one of their indoor practices. (Ryan Maquiñana / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Glens Soccer Spotlight: Can St. Ignatius repeat as NorCal champions?

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

St. Ignatius head boys’ soccer coach Alan Downey, flanked by Kol Van Giesen (left), Sean Bitler (second from left) and P.J. Rich (right), instructs his players during one of their indoor practices. (Ryan Maquiñana / 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)
St. Ignatius football players Beau Gardner (55), Nate Washington (24), Davis Desouza (19) and Will Burkett (50) sing the alma mater after losing to Sacred Heart Prep in a Central Coast Section quarterfinal game in Gilroy, Calif., on Nov. 17, 2018. (Courtesy / St. Ignatius)

SF Preps Football: St. Ignatius ousted in regional quarterfinal by Sacred Heart Prep

GILROY — As was often the case throughout a season filled with…

St. Ignatius football players Beau Gardner (55), Nate Washington (24), Davis Desouza (19) and Will Burkett (50) sing the alma mater after losing to Sacred Heart Prep in a Central Coast Section quarterfinal game in Gilroy, Calif., on Nov. 17, 2018. (Courtesy / St. Ignatius)
Mission running backJelani Al-Malik (4) is tackled by Galileo defenders Reese Bickart (8) and Jimmie Edwards III (6) on Oct. 5, 2018, in an Academic Athletic Association league game at Galileo High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Weekend Preview: Academic Athletic Association semifinals kick off busy football weekend

With cancelations, postponements and finally, some semblance of a schedule, Bay Area…

Mission running backJelani Al-Malik (4) is tackled by Galileo defenders Reese Bickart (8) and Jimmie Edwards III (6) on Oct. 5, 2018, in an Academic Athletic Association league game at Galileo High School. (Ryan Gorcey / 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)

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)
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)
McKinley Oliver (7) of Mission runs at Galileo on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football Preview: Playoffs coming into focus in this week’s prep football matchups

Balboa (5-1, 2-0 AAA) vs. Mission (3-4, 1-2 AAA), Friday, 2 p.m.…

McKinley Oliver (7) of Mission runs at Galileo on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Lizzie Fleming of St. Ignatius looks to her teammates during a match against San Jose-Valley Christian on Oct. 16, 2018, at St. Ignatius College Preparatory. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

St. Ignatius volleyball star Lizzie Fleming has become an advocate for human trafficking awareness

In the spring of 2008, 17-year old Zoe* was hanging out with…

Lizzie Fleming of St. Ignatius looks to her teammates during a match against San Jose-Valley Christian on Oct. 16, 2018, at St. Ignatius College Preparatory. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Lauren Sera (10) celebrates Sacred Heart Cathedral's WCAL tournament championship with Kelsey Yew (8), Megan Lenn (9) and Sophie Seljeseth (13) on Oct. 18, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Sacred Heart Cathedral beats St. Ignatius for outright WCAL volleyball championship

SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL -- A year ago, Sacred Heart Cathedral senior outside…

Lauren Sera (10) celebrates Sacred Heart Cathedral's WCAL tournament championship with Kelsey Yew (8), Megan Lenn (9) and Sophie Seljeseth (13) on Oct. 18, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Galileo wide receiver Reese Bickart stands on the sideline before the second half of a game on Sept. 15, 2018, in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Galileo-Lincoln clash headlines this week’s prep matchups

Multiple rivalries and a battle for Academic Athletic Association supremacy between Galileo…

Galileo wide receiver Reese Bickart stands on the sideline before the second half of a game on Sept. 15, 2018, in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Lincoln quarterback Jovon Baker runs in the third quarter against Mission on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football Roundup: St. Ignatius winless no more and Lincoln wins duel with Mission

Game of the Week: St. Ignatius 38, Mitty 24: After losing six…

Lincoln quarterback Jovon Baker runs in the third quarter against Mission on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Sacred Heart Cathedral girls volleyball will have a bye to open next week’s WCAL Tournament. They will likely also be a top seed in the CCS Open Division. (Courtesy: SHC Athletics)

Sacred Heart Cathedral and Lincoln lead a strong City girls volleyball contingent

It’s rare to see teams across San Francisco’s three major leagues —…

Sacred Heart Cathedral girls volleyball will have a bye to open next week’s WCAL Tournament. They will likely also be a top seed in the CCS Open Division. (Courtesy: SHC Athletics)
St. Ignatius senior running back Mark Biggins (3) celebrates a touchdown catch with Marcus Sweeney (5) and Bryan Blake (8) in the fourth quarter against Archbishop Mitty. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: St. Ignatius no longer winless with victory over Mitty

ST. IGNATIUS -- Six straight losses. Three by seven points or fewer.…

St. Ignatius senior running back Mark Biggins (3) celebrates a touchdown catch with Marcus Sweeney (5) and Bryan Blake (8) in the fourth quarter against Archbishop Mitty. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)