468x60 General & Logo

Metro Area to be well represented in state finals

For years, we’ve been seeing a shift in power away from the Bay Area, heading East toward Sacramento and the Sac-Joaquin Section. Once again, Metro schools proved that our eyesight is blurred. [Read entire story]

Pittsburg impresses to reach state football title game

Pittsburg’s first experience in CIF regional football games wasn’t just good. It was great. Justin Boyd threw three touchdown passes, two to his cousin A’jae Boyd, and Willie Harts caught a TD pass [Read entire story]

Padres pile up 628 yards to reach title game

Kazmeir Allen sprinted down his own sideline 65 yards into the end zone, handed the ball to the referee and walked slowly to his bench. A teammate patted him on the back. That was about it. With 3 [Read entire story]

10 must-see players in the high school football playoffs

Get out your highlight markers, Metro football fans: Here are the 10 players to watch in this week’s NorCal games: RB Kazmeir Allen, Tulare Union-Tulare (13-0) [Read entire story]

‘Why not us?’ Lincoln girls volleyball team plays for state title

Vince Tang has a very simple question for his Lincoln girls volleyball team. “Why not us?” The ninth-year head coach led the Mustangs to San Francisco Section titles his first two [Read entire story]

Terra Nova (7-5) making no apologies for spot in CCS Division 3 final

To those worried that Terra Nova could throw a monkey wrench into the state playoffs, the Tigers say, “Phooey.” To those surprised that the seventh-seeded football squad from Pacifica has reached [Read entire story]

North Bay athletes win state cross-country titles

Three North Bay cross-country runners, including two from Redwood-Larkspur, grabbed state titles Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno. Sonoma Academy-Santa Rosa senior Rylee Bowen won her third Division [Read entire story]

Galileo beats Lincoln 22-17 to advance to S.F. Section football title game

Lincoln controlled the clock and the ball, but Galileo won an exciting 22-17 San Francisco Section semifinal home game Friday. Yarvell Smith broke loose on a 76-yard touchdown run with 6:02 left in the [Read entire story]

Marin Catholic’s Spencer Petras having season to remember

The lineage of great Marin Catholic-Kentfield quarterbacks over the past decade, which includes NFL No. 1 draft pick Jared Goff, could intimidate someone playing the position for the school. But Spencer [Read entire story]

Few opportunities left to see future college football stars as high schoolers

The football season is winding down, meaning the window to see some of the top Metro Area senior recruits play is closing. Here’s a look at the 20 top senior recruits (according to 247Sports) who are [Read entire story]

No high school Turkey Day Game at Kezar this season

San Francisco Section Commissioner Don Collins is trying to get the word out: There’s no Turkey Day Game on Thursday. “We don’t want to ruin someone’s Thanksgiving and have them show up at Kezar [Read entire story]

Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland relies on multi-talented quarterback Quinn Brinnon

Quinn Brinnon, a Division 1 college recruit as a safety, sure looks like one heck of a high school quarterback. The Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland senior accounted for four touchdowns to lead the host Dragons [Read entire story]

Pittsburg vs. San Ramon Valley might be Bay Area’s best game of season

The two coaches — Pittsburg’s Vic Galli and San Ramon Valley-Danville’s Aaron Becker — summed up the other’s team the same way after watching film. “They have no weaknesses,” Becker [Read entire story]

St. Francis, Serra have a lot on line in WCAL showdown

History. Payback. League title. Playoff seeding. Friday’s Serra at St. Francis West Catholic Athletic League finale is loaded with angles, motives and ramifications. And playmakers, [Read entire story]

Division 3 football bracket looks like toughest in North Coast Section

With the opening of the North Coast Section football playoffs, and the final week of the regular season for everyone else, here are some thoughts, projections and facts: •The most interesting NCS [Read entire story]

Bishop O’Dowd given ‘laughable’ No. 4 D-3 seed

No matter how it might have affected his team, Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland coach Napoleon Kaufman said he will not schedule lesser oppponents. The Dragons (7-2) were seeded fourth Sunday in the rugged North [Read entire story]

Sacred Heart Cathedral tops rival Riordan for Stanfel Cup

It’s been a trying season for first-year Sacred Heart Cathedral football head coach Barry McLaughlin. Last week, due to only 15 healthy bodies left on the varsity, he had to pull the plug on the junior [Read entire story]

Pittsburg rallies past Antioch in Big Little Game

Pittsburg fought from behind and got two long touchdown passes from Justin Boyd to pull out the 99th Big Little Game with a 14-12 Bay Valley Athletic League victory over visiting Antioch on Friday night. [Read entire story]

San Ramon Valley looks to give De La Salle a game

San Ramon Valley-Danville fourth-year head football coach Aaron Becker didn’t want the topic broached. He has been around long enough to know you don’t even go there. A Northern California team [Read entire story]

High school football: St. Patrick-St. Vincent drops after 1st loss

The Chronicle’s Top 25 teams went 19-6 last week, with two of the squads losing to unranked teams. Defending state 6-A champion St. Patrick-St. Vincent-Vallejo’s winning streak was snapped at 14 [Read entire story]