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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…

 

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…

 

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…

 

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)
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)
St. Ignatius quarterback Zach Taylor-Smith (14) scrambles against the Archbishop Riordan defense on Oct. 27, 2018, at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: St. Ignatius can advance with a win, Serra goes for WCAL title

SF Preps Game of the Week: St. Francis (8-1, 6-0 WCAL) @…

St. Ignatius quarterback Zach Taylor-Smith (14) scrambles against the Archbishop Riordan defense on Oct. 27, 2018, at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. (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)
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)
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)
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)

SF Preps Football: Serra and Valley Christian headline another big weekend

This week’s high school football schedule includes games that won’t just determine…

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)
Jack Castiglione and the St. Ignatius Wildcats look to change the course of their season on Friday night in the Bruce-Mahoney Game.

Bruce-Mahoney and Mission-Galileo to headline huge weekend of high school football

Bruce-Mahoney Game: Sacred Heart Cathedral (2-3, 0-2 WCAL) vs. St. Ignatius (0-5,…

Jack Castiglione and the St. Ignatius Wildcats look to change the course of their season on Friday night in the Bruce-Mahoney Game.
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: League showdowns all around a busy weekend of prep football

Galileo (3-1) @ Burton (4-0), Saturday, 2 p.m. The resurgent Pumas made…

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 Prep Football Preview: Lincoln travels to El Camino, Sacred Heart Cathedral tangles with Valley Christian

Lincoln (3-0) @ El Camino (1-2), Friday, 7:30 p.m. Already boasting solid…

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)
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)

SF Preps: Galileo faces Rio Vista in a rematch of last year’s Northern California 6-A Championship

Game of the Week: Rio Vista (3-1) @ Galileo (2-0), Saturday, 2…

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)
San Mateo-Serra quarterback Luke Bottari (10) leads his teammates Owen Tapang (51), AJ Gonzalez (12) and David Coker (21) onto the field in the second half of the season opener against Gardena-Serra. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Prep Focus: Third week of high school football headlined by big games

Game of the Week: San Mateo-Serra (1-1) @ Pittsburg (1-2), Friday, 7…

San Mateo-Serra quarterback Luke Bottari (10) leads his teammates Owen Tapang (51), AJ Gonzalez (12) and David Coker (21) onto the field in the second half of the season opener against Gardena-Serra. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Serra and St. Ignatius (seen last season) will both be back in action this week. (Courtesy: Paul Ghiglieri)

PrepFocus: San Francisco high school football preview for Labor Day weekend

Game of the Week: Oakland Tech (1-1) @ Mission (0-1), Friday, 7:30…

Serra and St. Ignatius (seen last season) will both be back in action this week. (Courtesy: Paul Ghiglieri)
Mission and Lowell play different styles, but they’re both hard to beat when they’re executing. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The top-10 boys basketball teams in San Francisco

The first-ever Prep Focus midseason Top-10 ranking of the best boys’ basketball…

Mission and Lowell play different styles, but they’re both hard to beat when they’re executing. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)