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Girls regional basketball players of the year

The 6-foot-1 sophomore was the leading scorer (15.3 points per game) and rebounder (8.2 per game) for the Bay Area’s No. 1 team, which finished 28-3 and won a Northern California Open Division title. Ranked the 11th [Read entire story]

Former Lowell pitcher and coach Emil DeAndreis now an author

There were days when Lowell pitching coach Emil DeAndreis — the AAA’s 2004 Pitcher of the Year — dreamed of being critiqued by Mike Krukow and Tim Flannery, or interviewed on KNBR by someone like Marty Lurie. In [Read entire story]

Riordan searching for boys basketball coach

Two weeks after naming a new football coach, Riordan is searching for a basketball coach. The school announced last week that 19-year coaching veteran Rich Buckner would not be retained following an 8-18 season, [Read entire story]

Mission’s title brings Bears a No. 1 ranking

Following a 35-1 season that included the first state basketball title in San Francisco Section history, Mission has been called the modern-day, urban-blended Hoosiers. “Winning by all means possible,” coach Arnold [Read entire story]

Esperanza Aztecs beat Moreau Mariners 72-65 for D2 state title

SACRAMENTO — Down 17 early in the second quarter of Saturday’s state championship game with Esperanza-Anaheim, Moreau Catholic-Hayward senior guard Damari Milstead had an immediate thought. The last time the [Read entire story]

Mitty goes cold in fourth, loses girls open title to Clovis West

SACRAMENTO — Up 37-30 early in the fourth quarter, Mitty’s hopes for a mythical national championship — at the very least a state Open Division title — looked extremely bright. Haley Jones drilled a jumper with [Read entire story]

Roosevelt overpowers James Logan for Division 1 state title

SACRAMENTO — James Logan-Union City waited 32 years to get back to a state championship game, but Matt Mitchell wasn’t feeling terribly sentimental. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound senior guard for Roosevelt-Eastvale had 24 [Read entire story]

Roosevelt overpowers James Logan for Division 1 state title

SACRAMENTO — James Logan-Union City waited 32 years to get back to a state championship game, but Matt Mitchell wasn’t feeling terribly sentimental. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound senior guard for Roosevelt-Eastvale had 24 [Read entire story]

Mission wins D3 boys basketball title, a 1st for SF public school

The smart play would have been to pull the ball out — the Bears had a five-point lead — but there was something else in clear view. Harris said to hell with convention and went with joy, dribbling full speed down [Read entire story]

Campolindo girls fall to Rosary Academy in Division 3 title game

The public-address announcer had just told the Golden 1 Center crowd that Van Dyke had broken a Division 3 state title-game rebound record as the Cougars collected a trophy. [...] the hardware was for second place, and [Read entire story]

Eastside Prep rides 3-point record to D5 girls state title

The 5-foot-4 sophomore guard made a state title-game record — any division, either gender — eight three-pointers Friday to lead Eastside Prep-East Palo Alto to its second straight Division 5 girls championship with a [Read entire story]

Haley Van Dyke leads Campolindo girls into state final

Van Dyke was dropped off for practice with the Lafayette Lightning AAU eighth-grade team, a team started by Thoms six years earlier. Within five minutes, Thoms — son of the former Raiders defensive tackle — assured [Read entire story]

Logan battles back for OT win over Palo Alto

Down 13 late in the third quarter Saturday, the James Logan-Union City boys basketball team drew from its long- and short-term memory. The result was a 65-61 overtime victory over Palo Alto at Santa Clara University [Read entire story]

Mitty girls win NorCal Open title

The Monarchs (28-2), ranked fourth in the country by MaxPreps.com, put on a clinic Saturday against defending Division 4 state champion Cardinal Newman-Santa Rosa, showing off their long bench and many skills in a 78-54 [Read entire story]

Moreau Catholic’s Damari Milstead has risen to occasion

Moreau Catholic-Hayward senior Damari Milstead called it “brutal.” Coach Frank Knight had trouble sleeping and considered a leave of absence. The Mariners, winners of 75 games over the previous three seasons, [Read entire story]

St. Mary’s High girls advance to final after strong finish

In a microcosm of its season, the St. Mary’s-Berkeley girls basketball team started slow but finished fast Tuesday. The Panthers fell behind 32-16 in the second quarter, but used their superior quickness, offensive [Read entire story]

Mission tops St. Ignatius in NorCal Division 3 semifinals

Jayden Forston’s floater bounded high off the rim and 6-foot-2 Niamey Harris leaped high to send the ball straight down. Considered one of the greatest all-around athletes in the history of the San Francisco Section, [Read entire story]

Mission, St. Ignatius in playoff spotlight

St. Ignatius boys basketball coach Rob Marcaletti poured over the stat sheet late Saturday night and found it familiar. Brandon Beckman, a 6-foot-3 All-West Catholic Athletic League junior guard, had drilled eight [Read entire story]

Mitty downs St. Joseph Notre Dame in open division contest

The inside work of 6-foot-5 junior Riley Grigsby (22 points) and 6-6 senior Mike Diaz (16 points), plus four three-pointers and 14 points from 6-3 sophomore Joseph Vaughn carried the sixth-seeded Monarchs (18-10), who at [Read entire story]

Tamalpais on rise heading into Northern California tourney

While pandemonium and celebrations were occurring all around them, third-year Tamalpais-Mill Valley boys basketball coach Tim Morgan and his team gathered near the free-throw line Saturday at St. Mary’s College. The [Read entire story]