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
After snapping its long drought without a conference title, the College of San Mateo softball team is rolling along and has a full head of steam heading into the playoffs.“We’re just trying to stay as level-headed as possible,” CSM coach Nicole Borg said. “It’s worked. We’re taking the approach that every opponent we play is the best opponent we’ve played all year.” Read More
The Carlmont High School softball team was on the doorstep of a Central Coast Section title a year ago and has all but two players returning from that squad.But even though winning a CCS title is a goal, the team is not getting too far in front of itself.“I don’t think they even think of that,” Carlmont coach Jim Liggett said of winning a CCS title. “Our immediate goal is to win the league and when they do that, we’ll look on at playoffs. You’ve got to keep them focused on the present.” Read More
With so many new players this season, the Hillsdale High School baseball team has gone through a bit of an adjustment period.The Knights committed six errors in their first scrimmage and lost six of their first eight games, but have rebounded.“I think kids got over the fear of losing games early on,” Hillsdale coach Neal Donohoe said. “They got the idea that we’re playing against other teams. Kids kind of realized they can compete with anybody if they play their game.” Read More
Even though the America’s Cup World Series does not return to San Francisco until August, the Oracle teams remain right in the thick of the hunt for a fleet and match championship.“All racing in general helps,” Oracle tactician John Kostecki said. “The World Series racing is the closest thing to the America’s Cup race. It’s all really good practice”The teams finished their first fleet races in Naples, Italy, on Wednesday and they saw windy and choppy conditions on the water, similar conditions to what they will face in San Francisco. Read More
Opening Day may have officially been in Japan last week, but the A’s have their Stateside opener today against the Seattle Mariners and are glad to be back.“No one is going to have a tough time getting up for an opener here in Oakland,” manager Bob Melvin said. “This is the one you always have your calendar marked on that day.”But the Oakland opener will be different than it was a year ago.This time last year, there were high expectations and some thought the A’s had a chance to contend for a postseason spot. Read More
Getting off to a solid start is not new for the Terra Nova High School baseball team, but finishing the job would be. And with a roster with 10 seniors, this group might do something that hasn’t been done since they were freshmen. Read More
OAKLAND — In his first appearance since signing his new five-year, $112.5 million contract, Matt Cain went five innings and allowed two runs as the Giants beat the A’s 3-2 in exhibition action.
Cain, who threw 78 pitches, scattered five hits and struck out six.
With the game tied 2-2 in the top of the fifth and Melky Cabrera on first, Pablo Sandoval hit a grounder sharply at Eric Sogard that skipped under his glove and into center field, allowing Cabrera to move to third.
Aubrey Huff drove in the go-ahead run on a fielder’s choice ground ball to second. Read More