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Mission High basketball players make history in state capitol

The Mission High School boys basketball team made history on Friday night becoming the first San Francisco public school to win a state title.   The 82-75 overtime win in Sacramento against Villa Park High School made the Mission High School Bears the statewide Division 3 champions. “Oh my god,” said spectator Kathryn Gordon, whose son is a former team...

Mission High Basketball Team Aims for Historic Win

Mission High School basketball players are hoping to make history for their team. After beating the first-ranked, private-school opponent St. Ignatius High School on Monday, the team is headed to Fairfield on Saturday aiming to beat third-ranked Vanden High School in the last regional competition. If they do so, they’ll be headed to the statewide championships, where they’ve never been...

Serena Williams Surprises Dolores Park Tennis Players (TMZ)

For two guys playing tennis at Dolores Park yesterday, it was just a Sunday night in the park. But then tennis superstar Serena Williams showed up, TMZ reports. Williams decided to ask if she could join their match “just to see their reaction.” “Oh my goodness! Is this for real?” one of the players asks in the video recorded, apparently, by Williams’ fiance...

Mission High Football Players Kneel With Kaepernick

Mission High School football head coach Greg Hill was looking toward the American flag when, out of the corner of his eye, he caught a glimpse of his varsity football team. The players had dropped to one knee as the announcer at Redwood High School’s stadium directed the crowd to stand and face the flag as the national anthem sounded....

Celebrate the Copa America Centennial in the Mission

Attention soccer fans! If you’re excited about the Copa America centennial, local business owner and master empanada maker Paula Tejeda is throwing a carrete chileno, or Chilean party, Sunday at 5 p.m. at Slate Bar on 16th Street to celebrate it. Tejeda has produced both a brand-new empanada (featuring merkén, a kind of chili) and an event featuring Chile’s DJ Julicio, who has...

CrossFit’s Punishing Workouts Popular Among SF Techies

At lunchtime on a Thursday, two shirtless men emerged amid thumping music from a warehouse in the Mission District, panting profusely – their bodies glistening with sweat from an Olympic-style workout.  One of the men, Dylan Enright, walked halfway down the block to take a breather, then returned with an invigorated smile. “Why do I do CrossFit? Because I’ve never had a better...

Mysterious New Sports Fever Strikes SF’s Mission

Public Health Alert! An explosion of Warrior Fever is expected around 8:30 p.m.. Experts say the outbreak may not occur until Wednesday night. Warrior Fever, a mysterious new virus , has been sweeping the Bay Area for weeks.  Large sections of the East Bay have been infected. You’ve seen the gear on the streets, and recent reports from the Homestead,...

Racing Through the Night With No Brakes Allowed

Seasoned athletes on customized racing bikes hurtled along Treat street Friday night right alongside first-time riders for the first local fixed-gear criterium race through city streets. The Mission Crit (short for “criterium”), a 40-minute, multi-lap sprint open to anyone with fixed-gear bicycle and a few dollars for a registration fee, is only the second race of its kind in San Francisco....

Six-Year-Old: If the Giants Win Today, Don’t Destroy My Neighborhood

Remember Mission Street after the Giants won the World Series in 2010? How about 2012? giantsmission from Alejandro Bryan Rosas on Vimeo. And, after the 2014 Pennant Win. IMG 8166 from Mission Local on Vimeo. Well, this anonymous six-year-old is pleading you not to destroy the neighborhood, okay? Okay. DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR MISSION GUIDE

Giants Everywhere and Electronics Disposal

In search of Giants fans, I took to the streets of the Mission where everyone I interviewed assured me that “the Mission is going to go crazy” and, of course, that the “Giants are going to win”. Here’s your Afternoon Report: Lynn S, 69, who lives in the Mission, mentioned she will stay home to watch the defining game. “People...

The Kids Who Came to City Hall

In the now viral video posted earlier this week on Uptown Almanac adults from Dropbox and elsewhere can be seen insisting that a team of young soccer players leave the field because their team has a permit – one they had paid for. “If you want to play pick-up, you play pick-up like the rest of us,” the leader of the youth...

Giants: Scenes from an Annihilation 2

Saturday night on Mission Creek.  The biggest game of an unusually crazy baseball season. We had witnessed the best of the Giants, and the worst of the Giants. But with all the ups and downs, injuries, comebacks,  meltdowns, spectacular catches, timely hits, terrible pitches, and a rookie sensation, on Saturday night, the Giants were playing the Los Angeles Dodgers who...

Giants: Freak Show Wanted

The first half ends with a bang. An 8-4 win over Arizona featuring grand slams by the starting pitcher (Madison Bumgarner) and the starting catcher (Buster Posey). First time in MLB history. Otherwise the Giants lost more than they won and stumbled out of first place in the NL West. Why? The Giants scored 37 runs during the first couple...

Germany Wins World Cup, Mission Reacts

Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in overtime Sunday afternoon in Rio de Janeiro, giving them their first World Cup title in 24 years. The game proceeded slowly, ending regulation time with no goals from either team. But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of action: Four yellow cards were issued and plenty of injuries sustained, the most dramatic being a bloody eye for...