The Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division had a banner year in 2010 as it saw five teams reach the Central Coast Section playoffs — two of which were crowned champions — but may have an even more impressive year in 2011.
Terra Nova, which won its first CCS championship in 22 years, has not taken the offseason lightly and returns many of the offensive starters from a team that scored 417 points and won the Bay for the second straight year. Read More
After clinching the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division crown on Wednesday, the El Camino High School baseball team has picked up momentum and is extremely confident going into the Central Coast Section playoffs this week.
“[We] came in a little anxious,” El Camino coach Carlos Roman said of his team about his team’s approach to the CCS Division II playoffs last year. “The most important thing [this year] is to be relaxed.” Read More
The Carlmont High School baseball team has been on a mission to claim sole possession of the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division championship and with only three games remaining, it has first place in its sights.
Entering the week, the Scots (16-6, 7-3 PAL Bay) were riding a seven-game winning streak and tied with El Camino for first in the Bay and each team has to be near perfect to win the league. Read More
Last season, no team beat the Hillsdale High School softball team, according to coach Randy Metheany.
The Knights, who fell in the semifinals of the Central Coast Section Division III playoffs, only beat themselves.“We did some little things that hurt us in a couple games [of the CCS playoffs],” Metheany said, “We weren’t beat; we beat ourselves.” Read More
For first-year coach Daryl Semien, the task is pretty straightforward: Getting the South San Francisco High School baseball team back to the upper echelon of the Peninsula Athletic League.
Getting the task completed won’t be so easy, but Semien thinks his Warriors may be up to the challenge.
“We definitely have some work to do, especially at the plate,” Semien said this past week. “We’re a little young, but we’re strong with pitching and defense.” 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
Burlingame’s been tearing through the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division behind Rodrigo Pulicedo, who’s averaging a double-double per game.
Looking at the girls’ basketball teams in the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division this year, it would be an easy choice to say Terra Nova, San Mateo or Menlo-Atherton are the clubs to beat.
But no one in the PAL Bay is overlooking Mills High School, and with good reason.
The Vikings (2-1 PAL Bay, 11-5 overall) may be a slightly smaller team when stacked up against their league rivals, but they have been able to hold their own when push has come to shove. Read More