The Terra Nova football team showed that it’s pretty much business as usual for the Tigers as they embark on a new season. Terra Nova traveled to Oakland and dismantled Bishop O’Dowd 45-7. The Tigers ran up 487 yards of offense — in the first half. They jumped out to a 38-0 lead and never looked back.
Also in the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division, South San Francisco took down Santa Clara High School by the slimmest of margins, 26-25. Sequoia had little issue with Fremont High School. The Cherokees took them down 42-14.
Over in the PAL Ocean, Burlingame locked up an eye-opening 45-0 win over Mountain View. The Panthers scored 24 points in the first quarter alone to take down the Spartans.
Also in Ocean play, Woodside fell to Dublin 22-14. And Half Moon Bay was stunned by the Lake Division’s Hillsdale High School. Three points in the fourth quarter was the difference in the Knights’ 31-28 victory.
San Mateo ran all over Palo Alto’s Gunn High School 43-6. And the Carlmont Scots survived 16 penalties for 161 yards to somehow beat Yerba Buena 17-6. The Scots defense came up big, allowing just 42 yards of total offense. Dominic Banks ran for 147 yards on 24 carries for Carlmont. Willie Teo Clifton and Osvaldo Nava scored touchdowns for the Scots.
Girls’ water polo
Ashley Harper’s goal with a minute left in the third overtime gave the Panthers an exciting overtime win over Aragon Thursday afternoon.
Burlingame jumped out to a 6-2 at halftime, but the Dons rallied to tie the score at 7 and the two finished regulation tied at 10.
After a scoreless first overtime period, the teams exchanged goals in the second overtime. In the sudden death third overtime, Harper’s second goal of the match gave the Panthers the win.
Niki Reynolds led Burlingame with seven goals, while Claire Morrison added a pair. Alana Sabel scored once for the Panthers and goaltender Reid Livingston finished 18 saves.
Sacred Heart Prep def. Leland
Six-time defending CCS champs Sacred Heart Prep opened its season with a 14-6 win over Leland. The Gators jumped out to a 5-0 lead after one period and never looked back. They added three more in the second period to lead 8-1 at halftime.
Mills def. San Mateo
Mills opened Peninsula Atheltic League play with a 14-1 victory over San Mateo Thurday. The Vikings followed SHP’s game plan: they scored five in the first and three more in the second to lead 14-1 at halftime.
Boys’ water polo
San Mateo was no match for Mills as the Vikings obliterated the Bearcats 30-5. Mills led 8-2 after one period and exploded for 11 unanswered goals in the second to lead 19-2 at the break.
San Mateo stayed close in the third period, holding the Vikings to just four goals while scoring two, but Mills closed out the match by outscoring San Mateo 7-1 in the final period.
Sacred Heart Prep began the defense of its Central Coast Section Division IV champion with a straight-set sweep of Mercy-Burlingame Thursday evening.
Victoria Garrick led the way for the Gators with 10 kills and 11 digs during a 25-13, 25-8, 25-20 season-opening victory.
Ara Peterson also had 10 kills to go along with six blocks, Natalie Marshall dished out 15 assists and Mamie Caruso was the defensive stopper with 21 digs.
Women’s college golf
The Cañada women, defending Northern California champions, opened the 2013 Central Valley Conference schedule by shooting a four-person score of 316 over the par-72 course at Fig Garden in Fresno.
The Colts’ score easily outdistanced West Hills, which finished with a 424. Fresno and Reedley did not post scores.
Sophomore Sarah Rotter led the Colts with a 4-over 76, followed by a trio of 80s: Laura Arellano, Shannon Wong and Kristy Wong.