West Catholic Athletic League

Sacred Heart Cathedral forward Talo Li-Uperesa heads up the Haas Pavilion court in a Jan. 8, 2019 game against St. Ignatius. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps roundup: SHC girls miss playoffs, SI boys win fourth straight to close regular season

A roller-coaster season for the Sacred Heart Cathedral girls basketball team came…

 

Donte Henderson (22) of Archbishop Riordan guards  Roy Yuan (11) of St. Francis in a game at St. Francis on Jan. 23, 2019.

SF Preps Basketball: Despite Bellarmine controlling pace, Riordan snaps two-game skid

ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN — Riordan’s hopes for a West Catholic Athletic League championship…

 

Je'Lani Clark (0) and Dominic Wilson (11) go up to block St. Ignatius guard Wrenn Robinson (30) in a game at Archbishop Riordan on Feb. 3, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

PrepFocus: WCAL race down to the wire for both titles and playoff seeding

Entering this season, the West Catholic Athletic League boys basketball race was…

 

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 Basketball: Riordan’s league title hopes in peril after loss at Mitty

SAN JOSE — With Tuesday’s 75-71 loss at Mitty, the Riordan Crusaders’…

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)
Serra athlete Malakai Rango looks on from the sidelines in the second half of the Padres' game against Sacred Heart Cathedral on Oct. 27, 2018, at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Roundup: Serra’s Malakai Rango headed to Idaho State

National Signing Day: One of the Bay Area’s most efficient kick returners…

Serra athlete Malakai Rango looks on from the sidelines in the second half of the Padres' game against Sacred Heart Cathedral on Oct. 27, 2018, at Kezar Stadium. (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 fires on all cylinders in romp of St. Francis

SAN MATEO — If the Serra Padres were using Saturday’s game against…

Cade Rees scored 21 points for Serra against Colorado-Regis Jesuit on Nov. 6, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius guard Wrenn Robinson, seen here during the Bruce-Mahoney Game on Jan. 8, scored 10 points against Bellarmine in a losing effort on Jan. 23, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Nightmarish start drops SI to .500 in WCAL

ST. IGNATIUS — A truly horrendous start doomed St. Ignatius on Wednesday…

St. Ignatius guard Wrenn Robinson, seen here during the Bruce-Mahoney Game on Jan. 8, scored 10 points against Bellarmine in a losing effort on Jan. 23, 2019. (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 suffers first home loss of season, falls out of first place

SAN MATEO — The Serra Padres are notoriously tough to beat at…

Cade Rees scored 21 points for Serra against Colorado-Regis Jesuit on Nov. 6, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)
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…

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)
The St. Ignatius boys' basketball team and the Wildcats student section celebrate a win over rival Serra on Jan. 10, 2019. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)

St. Ignatius creates tie atop WCAL standings with convincing win over Serra

MCCULLOUGH GYM — Cade Rees scored 17 of his game-high 24 points…

The St. Ignatius boys' basketball team and the Wildcats student section celebrate a win over rival Serra on Jan. 10, 2019. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)
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)
Cedric Reed Jr. (4) of Sacred Heart Cathedral draws the blocking foul on Kyle Jasper #30 of Stuart Hall during the third period of the game 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: Despite leading for most of game, Sacred Heart Cathedral drops league opener

SAN JOSE — After losing two starters to transfer and graduating the…

Cedric Reed Jr. (4) of Sacred Heart Cathedral draws the blocking foul on Kyle Jasper #30 of Stuart Hall during the third period of the game 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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)