Jaxon Skidmore, Hillsdale baseball. When a player hits .406, he’s got to honored somehow. In doing so, Skidmore was named the PAL Bay Division Player of the Year. A consummate contact hitter, the senior struck out just four times through 87 plate appearances, and was still the Knights’ leading slugger with a .565 slugging percentage.
Tanner Anderson, Carlmont track and field. The senior closed out his varsity career with a personal record in the boys’ 800 with a time of 1:53.04, finishing 10th place in the event. His time qualified for the second best of anyone in CCS this season.
Robert Miranda and Charlotte Tomkinson, Menlo School track and field. Tomkinson, a sophomore, finished a landmark season by placing sixth in the girls’ 800 meter at the state championship meet finals Saturday with a personal record 2:10.58, the second-best time of anyone from the Central Coast Section this season. Miranda also recorded a personal record at the state finals to close out his illustrious high school career, as the senior placed 12th in the boys’ 3,200 with a 9:07.57.
Angelo Tonas, Sacred Heart Prep baseball. The senior left-hander was named PAL Bay Division Pitcher of the Year, posting a 1.50 ERA while holding opposing hitters to a .191 batting average. The Georgetown-bound southpaw also captured the Bay Division strikeout crown, totaling 80 punch-outs through 74 2/3 innings
Carly Watts, Terra Nova track and field. In her first season of varsity track and field, the junior emerged as a sixth-place finisher in the girls’ shot put at the state championships, recording a distance of 43 feet, 6 inches.
Cam Grant, Aragon baseball. The versatile junior earned PAL Ocean Division Player of the Year honors. A force at the plate, Grant paced the division in two triple crown categories with a .482 batting average and five home runs. He also finished just one off the Ocean Division lead with 20 RBIs. He also totaled 40 hits, becoming the first Aragon player to reach the vaunted plateau since the pre-composite bat era in 2009 when three Dons did so: Alex Sortwell (45), Nick Franquez (44) and Sam Tuivailala (42).
Rudy Rivera, Jefferson baseball. The senior shortstop earned PAL Lake Division Player of the Year honors, finishing his season strong with an 11-game hitting streak for the division champion Grizzlies. Rivera hit safely in 18 of the 21 games he played in, totaling a .364 batting average with a team-best 24 hits and 15 RBIs.
Austin Brown, Mills baseball. The senior right-hander was named PAL Lake Division Pitcher of the Year, posting a 5-3 record with a 2.01 ERA. Brown led the second-place Vikings with 16 appearances, eight starts, and 86 strikeouts, a total he amassed through just 45 1/3 innings. In the final start of his high school, he tossed an abbreviated five-inning no-hitter May 3 against Westmoor. Brown also happened to be Mills’ best hitter, winning the team triple crown with a .394 batting average, while tying for the lead with one home run and 14 RBIs.
Megan Ronan, St. Ignatius track and field. The freshman sensation hails from Burlingame and continued her prolific tear by placing fifth in the girls’ long jump at the state championships Saturday in Clovis with a distance of 18-10 1/2.
Anthony Ovalle, Nate Sanchez and Scott Fitzpatrick, Serra track and field. Along with Daily Journal Athlete of the Week Tyler Mak, the boys’ 4x400 team set the all-time Serra program record in last Friday’s state championship preliminary heat with a time of 3:15.91. Not only did it break the previous Serra mark of 3:17.96 — set in 2016 by Fitzpatrick, Noriega Moffett, Jeremiah Testa and Armon Plummer — it is the best performance in the event of any CCS 4x400 team since Monterey High School recorded a time of 3:15.6 in the state finals in 2006 and the fifth fastest time ever in CCS history.