Division III of the Central Coast Section girls’ basketball playoffs has been a Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division showcase. Thursday’s second-round game at Mills High School was certainly no exception.
Facing off for the third time this season, visiting Burlingame showed why its overall record was not indicative of the kind of team it is. But even the Panthers’ tenacity wasn’t enough to avoid a season sweep, as Mills advanced to the quarterfinals with a 49-42 victory.
“It’s very tough to beat a team three times in one season,” Vikings’ coach Dave Matsu said. Read More
The faces on the field may have been the same, but the St. Ignatius boys’ soccer team didn’t resemble the team that won the West Catholic Athletic League title just six days prior to their 2-0 loss to visiting Leigh of San Jose in the opening round of the Central Coast Section Division II playoffs Wednesday. Read More
After storming through the Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division with just one loss against 13 victories, the Capuchino High School girls’ soccer team had to be feeling very good heading into Wednesday.
But it took Soquel all of six minutes to ruin an entire season’s worth of work. The visiting Knights found the back of the Mustangs’ net early in the opening round of the Central Coast Section Division III playoffs at Skyline College, setting the stage for a 2-0 victory for Soquel to end Capuchino’s season. Read More
The Mission Bears boys’ basketball team sent a friendly reminder to Academic Athletic Association opponents before the league playoffs Tuesday night at Washington High School: The championship goes through Mission High School.
The Bears spoiled Senior Night for Washington with a 77-66 win on the Eagles’ home floor.
In a game that determined Lang Division’s top seed, the Bears (21-9, 15-1) rode the hot hand of Gione Edwards. Read More
The sign on the wall of the El Camino High School mat room asks one question of the wrestlers who practice inside: How far do you want to go?
It lists three destinations and how far away from El Camino each one is.
San Mateo, the site of the PAL tournament, is nine miles. Independence High School in San Jose, which hosts the CCS tournament, is 49 miles. The last destination is Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, 291 miles away, where the state tournament will be held. Read More
One team may have saved its season while the other let a league championship slip out of its grasp in the final regular season game of the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division season.
The visiting Carlmont High School girls’ soccer team upset San Mateo High School 1-0 on Thursday, knocking the Bearcats (9-4-1 PAL Bay) out of first place while giving the Scots (6-5-3) an outside chance at gaining a Central Coast Section playoff berth as the division’s fifth-place team. Read More
After scoring just four points in the first quarter of its Bay Counties League West semifinal game against Marin Academy, Stuart Hall needed a spark.
Junior guard Tim Connolly gave the Knights just what they needed, with a season-high 19 points and six assists, leading Stuart Hall to a 46-36 win on Wednesday at Kezar Pavilion.
“We all came out of the half with a sense of urgency that we needed to perform better,” Connolly said. “We came out kinda soft in the beginning, but it was pretty obvious [we] would have to come out strong in the second half if we wanted to win.” Read More
The level of competition this year in girls’ soccer in the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division has been close. So close in fact that all four games in today’s regular-season finale will have postseason implications.
Any one of four teams can still win the division, or at least a share of the title, and two others are battling for the chance to earn an at-large bid into the Central Coast Section playoffs. Read More
After shooting 2-of-12 from the floor in the first quarter and only scoring six points against Thomas More School, Jewish Community High School of the Bay fell back on what it knows best — its senior frontcourt.
Forwards Benny Sosnick and Jonathan Gergen, who were held to just two points combined in the first quarter, scored 22 of Jewish Community’s final 31 points and put the Wolves in a position to win late. Read More
After dominating for the first 71 minutes of its West Catholic Athletic League playoff game against visiting Notre Dame of Belmont, a single moment put St. Ignatius on its heels.
The Wildcats carried a 2-0 lead into the 72nd minute, when Notre Dame’s Veronica Benvenuto sent a high, accurate crossing pass into the penalty area. The pass found sophomore Lauren Miller, who got just enough of the ball with her head to send it into the left side of the net. Read More