GIRLS BASKETBALL: YWLA’s first 20-win season ends early

Cardinals ineligible for postseason AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Young Women’s Leadership Academy. PLEASE RETURN TO THIS STORY THURSDAY FOR A LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE:   Young Women’s Leadership Academy finished the season with its best record in its three-year history but, rather than advancing to the playoffs, played its last game before January ended.… Read More GIRLS BASKETBALL: YWLA’s first 20-win season ends early

BOYS BASKETBALL: Unheralded Buttons beating ranked opponents

Central Catholic regroups after Lewis injury AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Central Catholic. PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Unheralded-Buttons-beating-ranked-opponents-6062042.php Central Catholic has been rebuilt from the ground up without its five leading scorers from 2013-14, but the Buttons have come up with a winning playing rotation. The Buttons (18-14, 2-1) have picked up… Read More BOYS BASKETBALL: Unheralded Buttons beating ranked opponents

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Highlands steering toward historic 28-5A finish

Harlandale coming together for playoff push AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Edison, Harlandale, Highlands, Lanier. PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Highlands-heads-toward-historic-28-5A-finish-6062061.php Kiara Pesina is the link between two of Highlands’ best seasons. The Owls’ sophomore point guard is helping lead this year’s team to what could be the school’s second undefeated district season.… Read More GIRLS BASKETBALL: Highlands steering toward historic 28-5A finish

BOYS BASKETBALL: Slow and steady South San defeats East Central

Allen scores seven after Hornets tie 28-6A game AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: East Central, South San.   PLEASE RETURN TO THIS STORY TUESDAY FOR A LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Patience-pays-off-for-South-San-in-win-over-East-6062026.php   PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO MARK LIEBERMAN’S MDL BLOG ABOUT THE GAME (with photos): http://www.mdlblog.com/2015/01/east-central-hornets-at-south-san.html   When East Central traveled to South San… Read More BOYS BASKETBALL: Slow and steady South San defeats East Central

BOYS BASKETBALL WEEKLY REPORT: East Central runs to pair of 28-6A road wins

Lanier holds 28-5A lead; Southside prevails in OT AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Burbank, Central Catholic, East Central, Jefferson, Lanier, McCollum, Sam Houston, Southside.                               PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Brackenridge-now-winning-close-games-6046317.php East Central (14-10, 2-1) found the road to… Read More BOYS BASKETBALL WEEKLY REPORT: East Central runs to pair of 28-6A road wins

GIRLS BASKETBALL WEEKLY REPORT: Brooks Academy storms back into 26-3A playoff race

Southwest maintains first in 28-6A; Harlandale upends Brack AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Brooks Academy, Burbank, Harlandale, Jefferson, McCollum, South San, Southwest. PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Brooks-Academy-overcomes-rough-start-6046325.php   Brooks Academy (2-3 in district) had a rough introduction to District 26-3A this season, losing its first three games by a combined 88… Read More GIRLS BASKETBALL WEEKLY REPORT: Brooks Academy storms back into 26-3A playoff race

BOYS BASKETBALL: Fifth-straight win catapults Brackenridge into third in 28-5A

Eagles suddenly winning by wide margins AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Edison. PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Brackenridge-now-winning-close-games-6046317.php Earlier in the season, Brackenridge’s young team struggled to win close games. Lately, the Eagles have been avoiding them altogether. Brackenridge (12-10, 6-4) claimed its fifth-consecutive District 28-5A.victory Friday at Harlandale. It finally was… Read More BOYS BASKETBALL: Fifth-straight win catapults Brackenridge into third in 28-5A

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Salinas returns to lift Holy Cross into third place

Defense, rebounding carry Knights AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Holy Cross. PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Holy-Cross-injured-guard-sparks-victory-on-6046302.php A week before Holy Cross’ game against San Antonio Christian Saturday, Knights point guard Brianna Sallinas left the same gym in a stretcher. Salinas was taken to Christus Santa Rosa Hospital after colliding with the Holy… Read More GIRLS BASKETBALL: Salinas returns to lift Holy Cross into third place

BOYS BASKETBALL: Area playoff picture (thru Jan. 31)

Boys basketball playoff picture These are the area teams that have a chance to qualify for the playoffs (in alphabetical order): Through Jan. 31 ALREADY QUALIFIED: Lanier (19-11, 12-0). LIKELY QUALIFIERS: Brackenridge (12-12, 6-6), Burbank (21-7, 8-3), Central Catholic (18-14, 2-1), East Central (15-11, 3-2), Fox Tech (12-15 ???, 2-3), Sam Houston (9-12, 7-5), South San… Read More BOYS BASKETBALL: Area playoff picture (thru Jan. 31)

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Area playoff picture (thru Jan. 31)

Girls basketball playoff picture These are the area teams that have a chance to qualify for the playoffs (in alphabetical order): Through Jan. 31 ALREADY QUALIFIED: Highlands (22-9, 12-0), Sam Houston (16-7 ???, 11-2), Southside (18-7, 9-1). LIKELY QUALIFIERS: Brooks Academy (6-11 ???, 2-5), East Central (13-14, 3-4), Harlandale (15-15, 9-5), Holy Cross (15-11, 7-4), Lanier… Read More GIRLS BASKETBALL: Area playoff picture (thru Jan. 31)

BOYS BASKETBALL: This week’s results (thru Jan. 31)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of Jan. 25-31 Monday’s games No games scheduled Tuesday’s games District 28-6A Southwest (12-11, 1-3) 59, Corpus Christi Ray (10-15, 0-4) 39 Corpus Christi Carroll (19-4, 4-0) 58, South San (19-6, 2-2) 47 East Central (15-10, 3-1) 100, Corpus Christi King (16-10, 2-2) 86 District 27-5A Boerne Champion (13-14 ???, 4-7) 52, Kennedy… Read More BOYS BASKETBALL: This week’s results (thru Jan. 31)

GIRLS BASKETBALL: This week’s results (thru Jan. 31)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of Jan. 25-31 Monday’s games No games scheduled Tuesday’s games District 28-6A Corpus Christi Carroll (24-4, 5-1) 76, South San (11-17, 1-5) 22 Corpus Christi King (9-21, 2-4) 55, East Central (12-14, 2-4) 50 Southwest (20-8, 5-1) 53, Corpus Christi Ray (20-8, 3-3) 49 District 27-5A Alamo Heights (13-9 ???, 7-6) 42, Seguin (12-16,… Read More GIRLS BASKETBALL: This week’s results (thru Jan. 31)