September 2010

Football: Mission stuns Lowell with shutout in AAA opener

By Ernest Stone

Thursday’s Academic Athletic Association league-opening football game between Mission High School and Lowell was the best matchup either team could have asked for.

Both teams failed to win any non-league games, both teams were convincingly outscored in the process and both needed a win to reassure a direction for their respective seasons.

Now, following a decisive 24-0 victory over Lowell (0-3, 0-1), Mission (1-3, 1-0) has announced itself as a sturdy football team with intimidating size.





Week 4 Football Preview: The Battle for the Bell

By Jeremy Balan

The beginning of the league season begins for every San Francisco high school football team, but it’s the first rivalry game of the season that will be the highlight of the weekend.

They call it the “Bell Game,” a 69-year tradition between Lincoln and Washington that often matches Academic Athletic Association powers. The winner gets to keep the Victory Bell for the year and ring it at the end of the game.





Girls Volleyball: University rallies back to give Lick its first BCL West loss

By Jeremy Balan

The Bay Counties League West race got considerably tighter on Tuesday, after University High School’s 3-1 (22-25, 24-14, 25-19, 25-22) home win over defending champion Lick-Wilmerding.

With the win, the Red Devils (4-3, 2-1) move into a second-place tie with Lick (6-2, 2-1), and both trail Marin Academy, which improved to 2-0 in league with a three-game win over Drew on Tuesday. University was dealt its first league loss at the hands of Marin Academy on Friday.



Boys Soccer: Lick-Wilmerding overcomes heat, Urban in BCL West tilt

By Ernest Stone

Generally, a sunny day with clear skies is a sports fan’s dream come true.

For the Urban School and Lick-Wilmerding High School boys soccer teams, the heat was more of an obstacle than a gift.

Yet, between both sides battling the uncharacteristic heat and running go-for-broke offensive schemes, only one team survived, with Lick-Wilmerding pulling out a 3-2 league victory.


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