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High school basketball playoff results, Feb. 25

What Bay Area boys basketball program has played at the highest level and most consistently over the last 15 years? Any of the West Catholic Athletic League powers? A good case could be made for Salesian-Richmond, [Read entire story]

High school basketball results, Feb. 24

With five Bay Valley Athletic League teams in the North Coast Section Division I tournament, Freedom-Oakley coach Drew Torres had a feeling he’d see a familiar face or two in the first round. Freedom, which lost four [Read entire story]

High schools: Moving up might pay off for El Cerrito

High schools: Moving up might pay off for El Cerrito The El Cerrito boys basketball team is perhaps the most entertaining squad to watch in the Bay Area, and its coach, Michael Booker, might have made the season’s [Read entire story]

330 teams vying for CCS, NCS basketball titles

Losing late wasn’t such a bad thing for many Bay Area basketball teams that were still selected as top seeds in their respective section tournaments Sunday. A record 330 boys and girls teams were selected by the North [Read entire story]

High school basketball results, Feb. 21

No. 16 Riordan scored the first 11 points of the fourth quarter en route to a 47-43 home victory over seventh-ranked St. Francis on Saturday to clinch fourth place in the WCAL and probably a Central Coast Section Open [Read entire story]

Mitty High tops St. Ignatius, earns share of WCAL girls title

An outright West Catholic Athletic League title will have to wait for the St. Ignatius girls basketball team. Tied at 37, Mitty scored the last six points of the third quarter to take the lead for good. Mitty, coming [Read entire story]

High schools: St. Ignatius girls don’t want to share WCAL title

With five senior starters, six players who have committed to play in college and a No. 2 Chronicle ranking, the St. Ignatius girls basketball team might be the best in school history. A win Friday at fifth-ranked Mitty [Read entire story]

Mission has become a San Francisco Section power

Mission boys basketball coach Arnold Zelaya isn’t merely trying to bolster his young team’s confidence. Yes, I want these guys to believe in themselves,” he said, “but I truly believe they can play with [Read entire story]

O’Dowd guard Paris Austin isn’t just a passing fancy

Watching Russell Westbrook — especially scoring 41 points in the All-Star Game — definitely energizes Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland senior point guard Paris Austin. Watching Austin play this season, his third as a [Read entire story]

High school basketball results, Feb. 13

Stefan Mitu had 22 points and Wilson LaShells 12 as host Monte Vista-Danville edged De La Salle-Concord for a fourth straight time over two seasons, taking a 52-49 East Bay Athletic League decision Friday night. The [Read entire story]

Monte Vista basketball team has a good thing going

Last year was supposed to be one of those once-in-a-blue-moon seasons when stars aligned, talents meshed and unlikely shots dropped. Turns out, the boys basketball program at Monte Vista-Danville is simply in tremendous [Read entire story]

High schools: Cal, Stanford signing few Bay Area football stars

Of the nearly 50 Metro Area high school football players who signed college letters of intent this week, only five will play in the Bay Area — four of those are going to San Jose State. [...] the region’s second- [Read entire story]

College commitments for Bay Area high school football players

Bay Area letters of intent Many of the Bay Area’s top high school seniors have already decided where they will play in college. Here’s a look at most of the region’s top players and where they have decided to [Read entire story]

Riordan’s defense key to win over Valley Christian

The 12th-ranked Crusaders (13-5, 5-3) scored just 82 points in two games during the week but won both, thanks to superb defense, pushing their win streak to four after Saturday’s 44-32 West Catholic Athletic League win [Read entire story]

High schools: Serra’s Walsh finds support from other coaches

High schools: Serra’s Walsh finds support from other coaches The last and most important person Serra football coach Patrick Walsh called before making his decision to not send his team to Milpitas High for a [Read entire story]

High school basketball: Controversy mars girls showcase game

A great day of basketball at the Corner Bakery Showdown in Lafayette took a turn when Berkeley High girls basketball coach Linda Draper took her team off the court with 1 minute, 20 seconds left in a game in a loss to [Read entire story]

Los Gatos thumps WCAL champ Serra

A euphoric Los Gatos football coach Mark Krail looked up at the Serra scoreboard and right past the final score: With that, the second-year Los Gatos coach pumped his fist, his team roared in unison and the Wildcats’ [Read entire story]

High school football: Bellarmine wins in OT

On Bellarmine’s winning pass, two receivers running slants cleared out the defense, enabling Calomeni to curl out the backfield. A Ryan Bunyard field goal gave Milpitas a 3-0 first-quarter lead and the Trojans were in [Read entire story]

High school football: Bellarmine wins in OT

On Bellarmine’s winning pass, two receivers running slants cleared out the defense, enabling Calomeni to curl out the backfield. A Ryan Bunyard field goal gave Milpitas a 3-0 first-quarter lead and the Trojans were in [Read entire story]

High school football playoffs preview, Nov. 18-20

All four sections — San Francisco, Oakland, Central Coast and North Coast — are in full playoff mode starting Thursday. 4 CCS games to watch Each coming off long-standing rivalry games, Burlingame with a 30-21 win [Read entire story]