Anthony Gentile

Writer, Editor, Photographer, Videographer

United States

Multitalented journalist with a passion for sports writing based in San Diego. Former sports editor at Tahoe Daily Tribune and The Daily Independent. University of San Diego alum.


Tahoe Daily Tribune

Tahoe Daily Tribune
One last story before the buzzer sounds (column)

This is the last article I'll write as sports editor at the Tahoe Daily Tribune. It's shocking for me to see that sentence in writing, even though I'm ready to embark on a new challenge and begin a new phase in my life. My first day at the Tribune was Aug.

Tahoe Daily Tribune
Gridiron great: Whittell alum Mike Crawford inducted into Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame

Mike Crawford fought incredibly hard simply for the opportunity to play college football at the University of Nevada, Reno. After a stellar career on the gridiron, the Whittell High alum now has a place in Wolf Pack lore. Crawford was inducted into the 2016 Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame class, announced by the school July 28.

Tahoe Daily Tribune
South Tahoe's Bickert wins Heavenly duals in last TBSL race

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Maia Bickert ended her high school skiing career in a familiar place — atop the podium. The South Tahoe senior went out with a first-place finish in the Tahoe Basin Ski League duals race Wednesday at Heavenly Mountain Resort, earning the top girls' seed in time trials on the way to victory in her last event skiing for the Vikings.

The Daily Independent

The Daily Independent
Burroughs baseball plays with heavy hearts against Silverado

RIDGECREST — The Burroughs baseball team fell to Silverado 2-1 at Ed Dilley Field on Thursday — but that defeat was overshadowed by a greater loss. The Burros took the field with heavy hearts less than a day after the death of senior Daryan Robinson's mother, Kim Githens.

The Daily Independent
Sibling success: Patin brothers preparing to wrestle at CIF

Wrestling is synonymous with brotherhood - but not typically at the level Aaron and Jaelin Patin are accustomed to. The Burroughs wrestling team's siblings each qualified for the CIF-SS Eastern Division championships, and will take to the mat this weekend with a chance to advance to Masters.

The Daily Independent
Rachelle Schiller strikes way to Burros' single-season scoring record

When Rachelle Schiller has an opportunity to score, she almost always finds the back of the net. The senior forward has terrorized opposing defenses on her way to a single-season record number of goals for the Burroughs girls soccer team in the 2013-14 season.

San Diego Reader - Red Zone

San Diego Reader
Game of the Week: Poway at Helix

LA MESA – Poway has sought respect all season, and Friday against Helix in the Division II semifinals they definitively earned it. In a matchup of defending section champions, the third-seeded Titans took advantage of mistakes and controlled the line of scrimmage to shut down the second-seeded Highlanders 21-7.

San Diego Reader
Mission Bay retires jersey of NFL star Arian Foster

PACIFIC BEACH – In his fourth season playing professional football, Arian Foster is now firmly entrenched as a legend at Mission Bay High. The Houston Texans’ rusher had his No. 2 jersey retired during halftime of the Buccaneers’ 34-12 loss to Point Loma Friday afternoon.

San Diego Reader
Grossmont honors late coach with inspired season

EL CAJON – For Grossmont, every win this season has been fueled by significant loss. The Foothillers dedicated the 2012 season to the memory of late coach Ron Murphy, and haven’t yet lost a game.

Red Zone 2011 Plays of the Year

The Red Zone's Top 10 plays from coverage of 37 games from the 2011 San Diego high school football season. For more San Diego high school football, visit or follow the Red Zone on Facebook and Twitter.

San Diego Reader
Mar Vista Riding Double Wing to Historic Season

IMPERIAL BEACH – In its Double Wing offense, it’s no secret that when Mar Vista breaks the huddle the ensuing snap will likely be a running play. For Mariners’ opponents this season, stopping them has been more of a mystery.

San Diego Reader
Concessions Confessions

With the regular season coming to a close last Friday, I have a confession to make: the best part about covering high school football is the food. While quality matchups whet my appetite week to week, it is the concession stands at high schools throughout San Diego that keep me coming back for more.

San Diego Reader - Fast Break

Fast Break 2011-12 Plays of the Year

The Fast Break's Top 10 plays from coverage of 60 games from the 2011-12 San Diego Section high school basketball season. For more San Diego high school basketball coverage, visit or follow the Fast Break on Twitter.

San Diego Reader
La Costa Canyon Wins Rematch Against Lincoln in State Regional Finals

ONTARIO – The high-stakes rematch between La Costa Canyon and Lincoln in the Division II Regional Finals on Saturday didn’t play out as either team planned, and it ended up going the Mavericks’ way. Top-seeded La Costa Canyon used a team effort to beat third-seeded Lincoln 47-43 at Citizens Business Bank Arena and advance to the state finals for the first time in school history.

San Diego Reader
LCC and Lincoln Meet Again, Make History in State Regional Finals

After La Costa Canyon edged Lincoln in the Division II section finals on March 2, the sentiment among both teams was that they would meet again in the state playoffs. That thought proved prophetic, as the Mavericks and Hornets navigated through the state tournament to set up a rematch in the Southern California Regional Finals on Saturday.

San Diego Reader
Dee pouring in points for Rancho Buena Vista

VISTA – As quick as Johnny Dee is on the court, his transformation to prolific scorer this season has been even quicker. The senior is averaging more than 30 points a game for the fifth-ranked Longhorns, one of the section’s surprise teams in 2010-11.

San Diego Reader
No. 1 LCC, No. 2 Hoover Deliver at MLK Showcase

TALMADGE – Some of the best local teams and talent were on display at Hoover High on Monday at the eighth-annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Showcase. During the all-day event, top-ranked La Costa Canyon and second-ranked Hoover notched victories, Morse pulled off a defensive upset, and San Ysidro embraced the spotlight.

San Diego Reader
Sweetwater honors former star Michael Pitts

NATIONAL CITY – As Sweetwater’s basketball program looks to move forward this season, current players got a taste of past Red Devils success on Saturday night. At halftime of the Red Devils’ 62-53 loss against Morse, the school retired the No. 44 jersey of Michael Pitts, the 1979 CIF Player of the Year.