High School Athletics

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Oakland Soldiers Make McDonald's All-American Team

    In June, we ran a feature story, Swoosh Dreams, that explored the growing commodification of elite summer league basketball, a world that talented and media savvy teenage ballers use as a platform for scholarship opportunities. The story focused on the Oakland Soldiers, "one of the most prominent co ... More >>

  • News

    June 20, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    LeBron James and the 2001 Oakland Soldiers

    This week's feature story, Swoosh Dreams, describes how the Oakland Soldiers became one of the best travel basketball teams in the country. The program's co-founder, Calvin Andrews, believes that the Soldiers' rise can be charted along three turning points. The first was when Izzy Washington, the ... More >>

  • Film

    February 29, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    S.F. Creator of Two-Quarterback Football Offense Threatens Lawsuit, Secession if Governing Body Outlaws His System

    Steve Humphries is facing 4th-and-very, very long. A few years back, the San Francisco mortgage broker devised a football offense that forever altered the prevailing paradigm of who the head cheerleader is supposed to date. Humphries and fellow Piedmont High School football coach Kurt Bryan's A-11 ... More >>

  • Music

    April 25, 2007

    Going Off

    Explosions in the Sky's illustrious groundswells

  • Film

    October 6, 2004

    Hell of a Catch

    Friday Night Lights goes deep -- a rare route for football movies

  • News

    February 4, 2004

    And a Teen Shall Lead Them

    How 15-year-old Ben Casnocha brought e-government to Cupertino, Menlo Park, Burbank, and other cities across California

  • News

    October 15, 2003

    Nice Guys Finish First

    The Positive Coaching Alliance asks hard-bitten coaches to fill out workbooks and recite management jargon. It also has them saying things like, "I want to go back and relive my childhood and be coached like this."

  • News

    January 8, 2003

    The Rush of Victory

    Under coach George Rush, City College regularly wins national football titles. But is community college really the place for big-time sports?

  • News

    November 15, 1995

    They Might Be Giants

    The Lowell girls' varsity has made it to the city championship game 10 times in the last 13 years. Credit Coach Jim Thomas and the temerity of his tiny but talented teams.

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