All six boys’ basketball teams from the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division reached the postseason last year, but the goal for many is to topple defending champion Burlingame.
Burlingame brings back a much younger team, but has already been able to collect some impressive wins over Willow Glen, Riordan and Sacred Heart Prep. Read More
Every team wants to have control over its own fate going into the last few games of the season, and that’s the position the Hillsdale girls’ volleyball team is in.
“Second to none is not an option,” Hillsdale coach Richard Villareal said. “If you have an opportunity to play for first, so be it.” Read More
The Sequoia girls’ volleyball team has not seen the postseason in five years, but the return of all but two players this season has it seeing a bright future.
“We know we have something to build with,” Sequoia coach Jane Slater said.
Sequoia won its first four league matches before letting a 2-0 lead slip away against South City last week and dropping its first contest. Read More
The Peninsula Athletic League Lake Division is looking to shake the image of being a lower-tier league and will have a new feel going into 2011.
Sequoia, which moves up to the Ocean Division this season, began the reimaging of the league after winning the Lake and running all the way to the Central Coast Section Division II title game in 2010. Read More
With the Peninsula Athletic League Track and Field Championships beginning Wednesday, the field is wide open, but the Westmoor High School boys and girls track teams lead the pack, and despite losing some stellar runners from last year, the Rams continue to find ways to win.
Westmoor was left without an elite runner after last season when Central Coast Section runner John Paul Williams graduated. But that put more emphasis on “team” and the Rams have responded. Read More
In her 11 years as a tennis coach at Hillsdale High School, coach Jackie Nachtigall has never lost her zeal to teach the game.
“I’m a very hyper coach,” Nachtigall said prior to Tuesday’s boys’ tennis match against South San Francisco at Hillsdale.
This year, she may need every ounce of that energy as she leads a team of 20 players to what she hopes will be a Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division championship. Read More
Last year’s Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division softball championship went to an impressive Hillsdale High School squad. This year, the team that finished behind the Knights has no intention of finishing second again.
“Last year, we went far in the Central Coast Section playoffs after Hillsdale beat us out in the Bay,” Mustangs’ coach Todd Grammatico said. “We’re expecting better things this year.” 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
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