November 2011

Wednesday Scoreboard

Scores will be updated as they are sent in. Please send in your scores to contact@SanFranPreps.com or call them in to (415) 251-0918. The score phone line is open 24 hours a day.

Games of the day – Crusader Classic: We’ll get a good look at Mission and Riordan, who are both in the tournament, playing solid Bay Area programs in the first round. Galileo vs. SFI boys basketball: The only all-City matchup in the first round of the Blue & Gold Tournament, SFI is in it’s first varsity season and Galileo did not make the AAA playoffs last season. For live updates on these games, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps.




Girls Volleyball: Sacred Heart’s playoff run ends in NorCal title loss to Albany

By Jeremy Balan

At the start of every game of Sacred Heart Cathedral’s Northern California Division III girls volleyball title matchup against visiting Albany, the Irish looked every bit like a champion.

Unfortunately for the Irish, they just couldn’t hold on.

Sacred Heart held early, sizable leads in every game, but could not close out Albany in a heartbreaking 27-25, 25-19, 17-25, 23-25, 15-11 loss on Tuesday night.


Tuesday Scoreboard

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Games of the day – Sacred Heart Cathedral vs. Albany girls vollyball: The Irish will host the Northern California regional title game against the North Coast Section champions. Lowell vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral girls basketball: In our first significant basketball showdown of the year, the Irish, last year’s CCS Division III champions, will take on the Cardinals, the defending AAA champs. For live updates on these games, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps.


Football: Sacred Heart-St. Ignatius CCS championship game moved to AT&T Park

By Jeremy Balan

High school football in the City apparently is not over.

After originally slating the Central Coast Section Division III championship game between Sacred Heart Cathedral and St. Ignatius to Terra Nova High School in Pacifica, CCS officials and the athletic departments of both schools upped the ante.

With Kezar Stadium unavailable, the game will now be played at AT&T Park on Saturday at 7 p.m., where the field is currently still set up for football after the University of California-Berkeley played it’s entire 2011 home schedule at the San Francisco Giants’ home field.



Commentary: Sacred Heart Cathedral vs. St. Ignatius, Part II belongs at Kezar Stadium

By Jeremy Balan

In the afterglow of St. Ignatius’ shocking win over Valley Christian in the Central Coast Section semifinals on Saturday, there was a collective feeling of confusion from many who follow high school sports in San Francisco.

An unprecedented matchup of venerable City rivals Sacred Heart Cathedral and St. Ignatius in the Division III CCS championship will be played in . . . Pacifica?


Monday Scoreboard

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Game of the day – Urban vs. Fremont Christian girls volleyball: The Blues won their season-opener against Leadership 40-17 and will look to keep things rolling against the Warriors (0-1) which dropped their first game of the year against Athenian. For live updates on this game, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps.



Football: St. Ignatius shocks Valley Christian to advance to CCS title game

By Ryan Kuhn

SAN JOSE — In what could have been his last game in a St. Ignatius uniform, senior tight end Travis McDow made two catches to keep the Wildcats’ season alive.

After the visiting Wildcats gave up a go-ahead touchdown with 1:35 left in the Central Coast Section Division III semifinals against Valley Christian, St.Ignatius quarterback Jack Stinn found McDow for 18-yard score with 30 seconds remaining and also hit McDow on the ensuing two-point conversion to defeat the Warriors 43-42 on Saturday night.


Girls Volleyball: Sacred Heart sweeps Drake, advances to NorCal championship

By Jeremy Balan

Sacred Heart Cathedral’s girls volleyball team didn’t have its cleanest match in the second round of the CIF State Division III playoffs against visiting Drake on Saturday.

However, when the Pirates challenged Sacred Heart in the third game and threatened to extend the match, the Irish didn’t flinch.

Sacred Heart eliminated two separate four-point deficits in the third game and fought back from a Drake game-point opportunity to seal a 25-14, 25-22, 26-24 win.