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McClymonds, Bishop O’Dowd football teams still strong

When Oakland schools McClymonds and Bishop O’Dowd won their first state football titles in December, the attention each program received was unprecedented. Mayor Libby Schaaf honored both teams, and [Read entire story]

McClymonds, Bishop O’Dowd football teams still strong

When Oakland schools McClymonds and Bishop O’Dowd won their first state football titles in December, the attention each program received was unprecedented. Mayor Libby Schaaf honored both teams, and [Read entire story]

McClymonds, Bishop O’Dowd football teams still strong

When Oakland schools McClymonds and Bishop O’Dowd won their first state football titles in December, the attention each program received was unprecedented. Mayor Libby Schaaf honored both teams, and [Read entire story]

Without Najee Harris, Antioch still can thrive

For the first time in three seasons, the spotlight of expectation won’t be shining on Antioch’s Eells Stadium. [...] scouts and fans will make the trip to watch a running back named Harris. Cal commit Omari [Read entire story]

Novato will field varsity football team after late turnout

After the school petitioned the Marin County Athletic League last week to drop the sport for at least one varsity season because of low participation, 25 players — all juniors and seniors — arrived for Monday’s [Read entire story]

High school Media Day: Memories and hopes

Bitter season-ending losses or losing seasons were on the minds of many of the coaches and players heading into the 2017 season, while others chose to look forward to a new beginning. “We think about that loss every [Read entire story]

All-Metro regional baseball players of the year

Sacred Heart Cathedral At 22-8 and 9-5 in the rugged West Catholic Athletic League, Sacred Heart Cathedral had more wins overall and in league play in more than 13 seasons. The 6-3 right-handed pitcher and middle [Read entire story]

The Chronicle’s All-Metro softball team

Chronicle All-Metro softball team First team Player School Foothill Fr. 26-4, 0.84 ERA, 293 Ks for No. 1 team Missouri commit had 0.34 ERA, 1.85 K per IP Repeat 1st-teamer went 20-2 with 207 Ks Freedom 16-6, [Read entire story]

Ex-Stanford, Riordan athlete Tyrone McGraw dies at 29

A year ago, Tyrone McGraw announced to the 2016 graduating class at Riordan — where a decade before he had spoken as the school’s valedictorian — that he was born with crack cocaine in his blood system. McGraw’s [Read entire story]

St. Mary’s senior takes state title in long jump

CLOVIS, Fresno County — The mark was 24 feet, 3¾ inches, but the distance for new California state long jump champion Sanjay Kettels was much further. The St. Mary’s-Berkeley senior welled up after his final jump [Read entire story]

El Cerrito hurdler impressive in state finals qualifying

[...] it’s not the presence of Tara Davis, one of the nation’s top all-around athletes. Robinson negated her jitters by utilizing her speed to produce the second fastest 100-meter hurdles in Friday’s CIF State [Read entire story]

SPSV, Johnson going for 3rd championship — this school year

Mark Tennis, the writer and editor for Cal-Hi Sports who tracks the state’s best high school athletes, conceded he didn’t know much about St. Patrick-St. Johnson began practicing with the football team before the [Read entire story]

De La Salle baseball dominates College Park, advances to NCS final

De La Salle-Concord’s baseball team, coming off one of its most dominating seasons in program history, struggled at times this season but is back in the North Coast Section Division 1 title game following a 9-1 [Read entire story]

Foothill softball and coach Matt Sweeney are thriving

With a clean bill of health and a sizzling freshman class, don’t expect the 57-year-old Foothill-Pleasanton softball and football coach to consider hanging it up anytime soon. The Falcons (25-4) hope to reverse an NCS [Read entire story]

A reason to smile in a sorrow-filled year

On Saturday, with a 1-0 win over Burlingame, the first-year Menlo School-Atherton baseball coach was able to momentarily rejoice with a Central Coast Section Division II title at San Jose Municipal Park. “It was an [Read entire story]

St. Mary’s takes North Coast Section track title

Fatigue could have been a factor after she had won the 300-meter hurdles in 44.44 seconds and won the triple jump the previous day at an impressive 41 feet. [...] when the final tallies came out at Edwards Stadium on [Read entire story]

Track and field leaders prep for state high school meet

St. Joseph-Alameda distance runner Cooper Teare (3,200 meters), Lincoln’s Pamela Amaechi (discus) and California-San Ramon middle-distance runner Alyssa Brewer (800) are all defending state champions. [...] Scales [Read entire story]

WCAL rivals Valley Christian, Serra play for CCS Open Division title

An odd West Catholic Athletic League baseball season will end with a level of normalcy. Serra finished fifth in league play at 8-6, and its longtime head coach Craig Gianinno mysteriously resigned just before the final [Read entire story]

Lowell beats Oakland Tech to sweep Transbay Series

Junior Alex Bradshaw fired a two-hitter and senior Joe Solomon delivered a two-run double, lifting Lowell to a 3-0 win over Oakland Tech on Thursday for 2-0 sweep of the Transbay Series at San Francisco State. An RBI [Read entire story]

Ace’s 2-hitter leads Lowell to 5th straight title

Before Wednesday’s title game against Washington, Lowell baseball coach Daryl Semien told pitcher Joe Solomon to put an emphatic stamp on his San Francisco Section career. All of it came to fruition with Solomon’s [Read entire story]