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Fundraising Update: Our final week of coverage

Dear readers and supporters,

I have dreaded writing this update for a long time, but we currently do not have enough funds to continue the daily operations of the web site.

If our financial situation does not drastically improve, this will be our last week of coverage, with the final date of coverage coming on Sunday, Feb. 3.

I’m working on several different ideas to hopefully extend our reporting, but I felt it was important to update all of you on our current situation.

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Cross Country: University girls capture 10th state championship

By Mitch Stephens

Jim Tracy and the University girls cross country team captured their on-going record 10th Division V state championship and fourth in a row Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno.

Though it was University’s highest winning total with 114 points (low score is best in cross country) over Thacher of Ojai (124), Lick-Wilmerding (130) and Branson of Ross (141), Tracy was ecstatic.

Under clear, calm and cool conditions, the Red Devils were paced by senior Jennie Callan, who took 10th while covering the rolling 3.1-mile course in 19 minutes, 6 seconds, well back of repeat individual winner Julia Maxwell (17:26).





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Prep Notebook: Rowbury qualifies for second Olympics in 1,500

By Jeremy Balan

One trip to the Olympics would be impressive enough for Shannon Rowbury, a 2002 graduate of Sacred Heart Cathedral and San Francisco native, but two is truly exceptional.

With a second-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials earlier this month, Rowbury qualified for the event for the second time and will be competing in London later in the month.




Saturday 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 – Balboa vs. Lincoln football: After rough non-league seasons, the Academic Athletic Association opener provides new life for both the Mustangs (0-3) and the Bucs (1-2). Sacred Heart Cathedral vs. Bellarmine: The Irish will need a near-perfect game to remain undefeated against the Bells (2-1), one of the best teams in the state. For live updates on these games, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps.


Saturday 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 – Galileo vs. Berean Chrisitan football: The Lions (2-0) are looking to be the first AAA team in a long while to go 3-0 in non-league play, and will have their hands full with Berean Christian (2-1), which beat Galileo 48-14 last season. Washington vs. Irvington football: The Eagles came alive last week against Oakland, but Irvington had its own offensive explosion last week, beating San Rafael 43-29. For live updates on these games, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps.


Cross Country: City runners represented well at Lowell Invitational

By Jeremy Balan

Nine San Francisco high schools competed in the Lowell Invitational on Saturday at Golden Gate Park, but it was a pair of girls runners that made the biggest impression.

St. Ignatius sophomore Kendall Hacker finished fourth in a field of 127 in the first varsity race of the day with a time of 17 minutes, 57 seconds (just 21 seconds behind the first-place finisher Kylie Goo from Westmoor), and led the Wildcats to a fifth-place finish in the first race, behind team winner Alameda, as well as San Ramon Valley, Palo Alto and Wood.