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Official School Portrait of Mr. Gregg Franceschi

A Familiar Face as Baseball’s New Varsity Head Coach

Jake Dale '24, Sports Editor November 29, 2023

It was no surprise when Gregg Franceschi was named as the new Varsity Head Coach for SHC Baseball. Franceschi has been a staple at SHC from his time as a player and alumni to his recent stint as the head...

#11, Sarah Chow ‘24, reaches for the ball while her teammates block the Wildcats at the net.

Volleyball Bruce Mahoney 2023

Kate Cassidy '24, Editor in Chief October 23, 2023

On Tuesday, September 12th at 7:30pm, hundreds of fans, Irish and Wildcats alike, gathered in the USF War Memorial Gym for the game of the season: the Bruce Mahoney. With SHC and Saint Ignatious harboring...

Lava Java, pictured above, is the perfect place to get a snack before the game!

Feeling Hungry at the Bruce Mahoney?

Rye McMahon '27 October 18, 2023

Lava Java (852 Stanyan Street) Cost: $  Lava Java is a coffee shop that sells all kinds of coffee, popular ginger chai, and sandwiches. The walk to get there is easy with no elevation gain and...

49ers by renaissancechambara is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

The 49ers Season Recap and Where the Team Goes From Here

Liam Goodfellow '24 April 26, 2023

A Slow Start Coming off of a deep playoff run that saw the 49ers reach the NFC Championship, expectations were high entering the new season. Trey Lance had been moved into the starting quarterback role,...

SHC band performs before the game last year.

Warriors Night at SHC

Paddy Dineen '23, Sports Editor February 27, 2023

On March 2nd, the Golden State Warriors will host a Sacred Heart Cathedral night at the Chase Center. The SHC dance team, choir, and band will perform for Warriors fans and players for the second year...

Photograph By Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Looking Back: The 2022-23 College Football Playoff

Jake Dale '24, Staff Writer January 21, 2023

The 2022-2023 College Football Playoff was an exciting end to an electric season. This year’s four-team bracket consisted of the Georgia Bulldogs, Michigan Wolverines, Texas Christian University (TCU)...

Fans in the Irish student section at the football Bruce-Mahoney.

The History of the Bruce Mahoney

Jake Dale '24, Staff Writer December 8, 2022

The classic Bruce-Mahoney is a long-standing tradition between rival high schools Sacred Heart Cathedral and Saint Ignatius. The Bruce-Mahoney games consist of a best-of-five series made up of girls’...

Bruce Mahoney: Three Days Out

Bruce Mahoney: Three Days Out

Julia Frazier '25 and Lucy Rios '25 October 10, 2022

Julia Frazier '25 and Lucy Rios '25 take to the halls to find out how SHC gets pumped for the Bruce Mahoney.

Broncos vs. 49ers preseason game at Levis Stadium, by Jim Bahn

San Francisco 49ers 2022 Season Preview

Lucas Chu ’26, Guest Writer October 10, 2022

49ers 2021 season recap: Notable Players: QB Jimmy Garoppolo  RB Elijah Mitchell WR Deebo Samuel TE George Kittle LT Trent Williams LB Fred Warner DE Nick Bosa Last season,...

Credit: West Chester University (Creative Commons)

NCAA and Student Athlete Inequalities

Shane Ryan '25 May 18, 2022

In June of 2021, a landmark decision made by the Supreme Court allowed college athletes to make money from their image and appearance, mainly through endorsement deals. While this is undoubtedly a much-needed...

The wrestling team assembles after their close 36-34 victory over Riordan on January 26th. This victory marked SHC Wrestling’s first victory over Riordan in 10 years.

SHC’s Wrestling Program: Triumphant Return and Next Steps

William Holland '23, SHC News Editor February 14, 2022

Like many sports, SHC’s wrestling program was forced to shut down in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even after San Francisco’s stay-at-home mandate was lifted, the full-contact nature of the sport...

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