Familiar territory. That’s where the Carlmont High School softball team finds itself.
It was only a year ago that the Scots had their season ended in the Central Coast Section Division I semifinals by San Benito.
They are back in the semifinals, but this time taking on Salinas today with the possibility of setting up a rematch with San Benito, which is playing in the other semifinal against Leland. Read More
The Washington High School baseball team found itself in the same position this time last year.
It had won the opener of the Transbay Series against Oakland Tech and went into the second game with a chance to claim its first Transbay title since 2006.
The Eagles failed to get the job done a year ago, but did not let the opportunity slip away again. Read More
Burlingame is no stranger to success.
That is especially true of its baseball team, which took the Central Coast Section Division II title a year ago.
The Panthers are back at it and, after winning the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division title this season, have the 11th seed and will take on Saratoga in the CCS Division II playoffs on Thursday.
“I don’t think [that] we should have a nerve factor,” Burlingame coach Shawn Scott said about his team’s experience. “They know what to expect, know it’s not going to be a blowout.” Read More
With only two races to go in the World Series run of the America’s Cup, the Oracle Racing Spithill team is sitting atop the standings after a strong finish in Naples, Italy a couple of weeks ago, but is still looking to improve.
“We learned a lot in Naples. Our team did relatively well,” Oracle tactician John Kostecki said. “We’re really working on getting both teams on the leaderboard in Venice.”
The Spithill team finished in second place during the Naples race, moving them to the top of the standings, but it took some time to get that top spot. Read More
Experience is invaluable as the Central Coast Section track and field trials approach, but that has not seemed to bother the Aragon boys’ and girls’ teams.
The Aragon boys won the Peninsula Athletic League Dual Meet and saw its girls’ team finish third, two spots behind perennial powerhouse Westmoor.
“The time is really not all that important; it’s just getting into the top three,” Aragon coach Bill Daskarolis said. “It’s all strategy and that’s what happens with the Central Coast Section, too. It’s exciting.” Read More
After grinding out a series win in the regional playoffs, the College of San Mateo baseball team is now only three wins away from claiming its second super-regional title in the past three years.
“I was most impressed with the club after the debacle Sunday morning, the team was able to get back and get hungry for that second game,” CSM coach Doug Williams said about his team’s 14-3 Game 2 loss to Cabrillo. “When you lose the second game of a three-game series, it’s easy to lose that momentum. Our guys really worked to get that momentum back and that feeling into that last game.” Read More
Six former Dons will be following in the footsteps of all-time greats such as Bill Russell and Bill Cartwright as the University of San Francisco inducts its 2012 Hall of Fame class Saturday.
Few brought the combination of personal and team success that Rene Demirdjian displayed in the last 15 years on the Hilltop.
Demirdjian played women’s basketball for the Dons from 1992 to 1997 and in 1996 was a key figure in the team’s NCAA Tournament win over No. 13 Duke to advance to the Sweet 16. Read More
The College of San Mateo will be busy this weekend as it plays host to three Northern California playoff competitions, highlighted by two league champions.
The CSM softball team (36-4) earned the second seed in the NorCal playoffs and begins a best-of-three series with No. 15 American River (Sacramento, 23-15) on Saturday.
The Bulldogs won the Coast Conference North championship, snapping Ohlone’s stranglehold on the league title, and had won 20 in a row before dropping their final contest. Read More
With the Great Clips West Coast Moto Jam AMA Pro Road Racing event revving up its engines, three locals are feeling good about the races this weekend.But even with their familiarity with Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Elena Myers downplayed the importance of a “home-track” advantage. Read More
Burlingame and Menlo-Atherton high schools knew they had a shot at winning a league championship when the season began.With three games to go including a final game between the two squads, the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division crown will belong to one of these teams.Burlingame and M-A entered the week at least two full games clear of the rest of the league in the standings. Read More
It takes just about four days to drive from the East Coast to the West Coast, all the while traveling through plains, mountains and even deserts.
But what if you made that same trip on roller skis?
That’s exactly what Carolyn and Santi Ocariz are doing as part of Ski Across America.
Their journey started in early March in Charleston, S.C., and will reach its end when they reach San Francisco in a few weeks. Read More
With the Woodside baseball team in the driver’s seat for a Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division title, staying loose is key.
That hasn’t been a problem.
In fact, most times the players don’t even know who they are playing until they reach the field.
“Some of them show up and literally don’t know who we’re playing. They just show up and play,” Woodside coach Tim Faulkner said. “I don’t think any of them are looking ahead. These guys have fun.” Read More
Like so many baseball teams in The City, the path to success for Sacred Heart Cathedral starts in the batter’s box.
The Irish bats showed up early and cranked out 12 hits to score their highest run total of the West Catholic Athletic League season in a 7-2 win on the road against Riordan.
Six of the Irish hits came with runners in scoring position and they jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning and led 6-1 in the top of the third. Read More
The Lowell girls’ soccer team had rolled to a perfect league record and wanted another way to validate what it had accomplished.University was that test, and the Cardinals did not disappoint.Alejandra Sanchez and Zoe Charter-Kuo scored two goals apiece as Lowell rolled to the 4-0 nonleague win over University on Monday night. Read More
The Lowell girls’ soccer team had rolled to a perfect league record and wanted another way to validate what it had accomplished.
University was that test, and the Cardinals did not disappoint.
Alejandra Sanchez and Zoe Charter-Kuo scored two goals apiece as Lowell rolled to the 4-0 nonleague win over University on Monday night. Read More