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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]

Lowell, Washington reach AAA baseball final

Neither won easily, but four-time defending champion Lowell and perennial finalist Washington advanced to next week’s AAA baseball title game at AT&T Park with semifinal wins at Big Rec on Thursday. Spenser Wong broke [Read entire story]

St. Joe’s senior Teare barely misses 4-minute mile

SACRAMENTO — An elderly gent with an orange polo shirt and faded yellow cap listened intently to a post-race interview with St. Joseph Notre Dame-Alameda senior Cooper Teare after his latest attempt to break the [Read entire story]

S.F. Italian Athletic Club to give high school sports awards

The Bears — along with NCAA championship soccer coach Stephen Negoesco — will be special guests at the inaugural High School Sports Awards banquet put on by the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club on May 8 at its [Read entire story]

Mission’s Arnold Zalaya top high school basketball coach this season

[...] that the 2016-17 All-Metro teams are complete (see Sunday’s Sporting Green), here are some unofficial awards to wrap up another stellar Bay Area prep basketball season: Coaches of the Year Boys, Arnold Zelaya [Read entire story]

Girls basketball All-Metro teams

FIRST TEAM Player School Ht. Sacred Heart Sr. Metro POY headed to Cincinnati Did it all for nationally ranked team Scored NorCal regional-record 46 G-F Madeline Holland Sr. 97 career Ws for St. Mary’s [Read entire story]

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]