LONG TIME BASKETBALL OFFICIAL PASSES
The AAA/SF Section mourns the
April 20th passing of former long time high school basketball official Len
Norack. Len and his brother Art (who passed away in 2011) were well
respected by players and coaches alike and a true example of
professionalism. Services take place tomorrow, April 23rd. Check this
SWIMMING TRIALS AND FINALS THIS WEEK
The AAA/SF Section Swimming All-City Trials and Finals take place
this coming Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, at CCSF. Friday's
Trials begin at 4pm with qualifiers moving on to the Finals Saturday
beginning at 1pm. Admission is Free both days, so come see some
exciting action in the pool!
FS BASEBALL PLAYOFFS THIS FRIDAY
The AAA Frosh-Soph Baseball playoffs are set for this Friday, April
25, at Big Rec in Golden Gate Park. Lincoln takes on Lowell at
Graham Field, and Balboa battles Washington at Nealon Field. First
pitch for both games is 3:30pm with winners advancing to the title game
April 29 at Nealon Field.
MISSION HIGH SCHOOL TO HOST ATHLETICS HALL OF
Mission High School's Athletic Alumni Association will be holding
its annual Hall of Fame Dinner May 3 at Patio Espanol Restaurant.
This year they will be inducting Michael Araneda, Frank Watt, Ernest
McNealy, and Mitchel Benjamin. Check this link for more
information and to
reserve a spot.
BALBOA ON TOP IN GIRLS FLAG FOOTBALL
The AAA/SF Section Girls Flag Football championship took place April 19
with Balboa downing Galileo 12-6 in triple overtime at Burton HS.
Congratulations to the Lady Bucs on the victory and their section title!
LOWELL TAKES OVERALL TEAM FENCING TITLE
The AAA/SF Section Fencing All-City Finals took place April 19 at Washington HS
with Lowell earning their sixth straight overall team title. In
individual action, both Zach Hammer of Stuart Hall and Stefani Kahookele
of Lowell earned their second straight titles. Congratulations to
the entire Cardinal squad and to Zach for very successful seasons!
LINCOLN CHEER EARNS SIXTH AT NATIONALS
The USA Spirit Nationals were held April 4-5 in Anaheim, CA
with Lincoln finishing 6th out of 26 teams. Congratulations to
the Mustangs on their top placing!
DONOHUE EARNS #700
Longtime Lowell Baseball coach John Donohue earned his 700th career
win April 5 as the Cardinals downed Hillcrest of Utah 7-4 in the Bishop
Gorman Tournament in Las Vegas. A BIG congratulations to "J.D." on
this milestone and to all his assistant coaches, support staff, and of
course players who made it possible!
UCSF PLAYSAFE SPORTS MEDICINE PROGRAM
UCSF continues its partnership with the SFUSD Athletic Department
by providing doctors, athletic trainers, and functioning training rooms at each of the
SFUSD high schools that participate in the AAA. Check out this link
for more information
on this valuable program and this link about the benefits of the FREE
cardiac physical program provided by UCSF each May for high school
This year's testing takes place May 3rd. San Francisco High School
athletes interested in registering for this program should check with
their school's Athletic Director for more information. Also, the coordinator of PlaySafe,
Dr. Anthony Luke, was honored by the San Francisco Business Times
for his dedicated work to make this program successful. Check out
this link to
read about his efforts to help keep our athletes playing safe!!
STATE CIF CELEBRATING 100 YEARS
The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) is celebrating its
100 years of existence as the managing organization of high school sports
in the state. As part of the celebration, the CIF is selecting
All-Century Teams for each sport. Check this link for
information about this program and how to nominate your favorite top
athletes of the past 100 years!
NFHS LAUNCHES ROLE OF PARENT IN SPORTS COURSE
The NFHS has created a FREE on-line course for the parents of high
school student athletes. The course provides information on how
parents can help their son and/or daughter enjoy and succeed in high
school sports. Check out this link to access the
Sports Parent Course.
SFUSD ATHLETES OUTPERFORM NON-ATHLETES IN THE
athletes attained higher GPAs than the SFUSD average in virtually every
conceivable measurement. This study illustrates the importance of
athletics and demonstrates that athletics is one of the most
cost-effective ways for a school district to enhance overall academic
performance. Check the following links to read a
summary of the
2011-12 data and review a GPA statistical
comparison of SFUSD athletes and the general student populace.
ALUMNI HISTORY PAGE
We provide an Alumni History Page on our web site dedicated to preserving specific historical athletic
information from our past and present AAA/SF Section schools. Check
it out! If you have any information about major school events or
athletes who have made it to the Professional or Olympic level, please
forward it to us via e-mail.
In addition, since our office is located at the old McAteer HS (currently
SOTA HS), we are also in the process of gathering more in-depth
information for you McAteer alums--yearbooks, athletic photos, past
coaches list, etc. If any ex-Jaguar athletes are able to help in our
"fact finding mission," please feel free to call us at 415-920-5185 or
forward the info via e-mail to
us for posting.
ANNUAL CHAMPIONS POSTED
The updated AAA Annual Champions by Sport are posted on our
page. Being that the AAA dates back to 1924, there are a number of
years in various sports for which we have been unable to determine the
champion. We are, therefore, requesting your assistance in helping
us "fill in the blanks." If you have any information that might shed
some light on those "dark years", please call us at 415-920-5185 or send
an e-mail to John Zlatunich.
Together we can create and build a concise history of the AAA!
links above for opponents, times, and locations)
Spring Sport Leaders
V: Lincoln 10-0
V Div. 1: Washington 7-3
V Div. 2: Mission 14-0
FS: Lowell 8-0
Urban wins championship
GV: Lowell wins championship
GV: Balboa wins championship
BV: Lowell 9-0
GV: Lowell 30pts.
GV Div. A: Lowell 11-0
GV Div. B: O'Connell 7-4
GJV: Lowell 5-0
BV: Lincoln, Lowell 6-1
Track: See Sport Info page for Top 10 List
The National High School Record Book. Check this link to
access all current high school sports records.