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As the world continues to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, it is forcing people to reassess how they go about everyday life — not only during this quarantine period, but in the months following as, hopefully, things return to normal.

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Given the suspension of athletics in the county, the Daily Journal decided to dive into our 20-year archives to bring readers some of our favorite stories from over the years.

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Sam Langi, a 2018 graduate of El Camino High School, was not a heavily recruited football player for the Colts, despite his 6-4, 300-pound frame.

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Bill Shine took over the Menlo School tennis program beginning the 1995-96 season. Who was the last league coach — the Peninsula Athletic League or the West Bay Athletic League — to beat a Menlo squad?

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Monday, the NCAA officially agreed to grant student-athletes involved in spring sports an extra year of eligibility after the spring season was canceled because of the coronavirus.

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FEB. 14, 2014 — After 13 matches of the Half Moon Bay-Terra Nova wrestling dual meet in Pacifica Thursday night, Terra Nova was clinging to a 30-29 lead going into the final match of the night.

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Everyone has had to adjust in the wake of the shelter-in-place order that has been in effect for two weeks now because of the coronavirus, including high school athletic departments.

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UFC 249, the mixed martial arts card that is to feature Khabib Nermagomedov and Tony Ferguson in a lightweight title match (which is thown into doubt, again, because Nermagomedov is stuck in Russia because of a travel ban), is still being planned in an arena without fans. Rumor has it that t…

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APRIL 18, 2012 — When the Sequoia baseball team pushed across the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth inning, it appeared the Cherokees had scored the run that would end an electrifying game.

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Kyle Botelho is not just a student of wrestling, he’s also a fan. He was “bummed” when the NCAA canceled the national wrestling tournament because it meant University of Iowa’s Spencer Lee was denied a chance at a third national title in a row.

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For three seasons, Chloe Tam played the loyal sidekick for the Mills girls’ basketball team. A four-year varsity player, Tam spent her first season playing with a pair of all-league players, including Aubrey Bussinger. Tam spent her sophomore and junior years as option No. 2 behind all-leagu…

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There are coaches and then there are teachers. Ed Larios has been a teacher for going on his seventh decade. He retired from the classroom in 2012, but since 1969 to the present, he has taught hundreds — if not thousands — of high school athletes how to play as both a head coach and an assis…

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Given the suspension of athletics in the county, the Daily Journal decided to dive into our 20-year archives to bring readers some of our favorite stories from over the years.

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Given the suspension of athletics in the county, the Daily Journal decided to dive into our 20-year archives to bring readers some of our favorite stories from over the years. Let us know if you have a favorite and we’ll try to get it in. Email story suggestions to sports@smdailyjournal.com.

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When the real sports world came to a grinding halt with the spreading of the coronavirus, sports junkies had one last bastion of hope: esports; AKA — video games. But even that unicorn proved to be untrue as a number of esport platforms also announced the shuttering of tournaments that featu…

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Given the suspension of athletics in the county, the Daily Journal decided to dive into our 20-year archives to bring readers some of our favorite stories from over the years.

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Given the suspension of athletics in the county, the Daily Journal decided to dive into our 20-year archives to bring readers some of our favorite stories from over the years.

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With the sports world having mostly come to a grinding halt, most of the focus has been on professional athletes.

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Other than my wife and kid now working and going to online class at home, my days haven’t really changed much. I no longer have to get up early to take my kid to school, so that’s nice, and I’m able to come into the office a little earlier, knowing that there are no games on which to report …

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Given the suspension of athletics in the county, the Daily Journal decided to dive into our 20-year archives to bring readers some of our favorite stories from over the years.

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Given the suspension of athletics in the county, the Daily Journal decided to dive into our 20-year archives to bring readers some of our favorite stories from over the years.

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As a Bay Area shelter-in-place goes into effect beginning today, many coaches, teachers and school administrators are having to deal with an ever-changing landscape when it comes to the health and well-being of their student-athletes: not only their minds, but their bodies as well.

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I told my editor-in-chief the other day that the coronavirus is the third time the real world has infiltrated the fantasy world that is sports. The first was Sept. 11, 2001, the second being the air quality concerns from recent wildfires.

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Thursday’s Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division tennis match was the last for at least two weeks as play has been suspended because of the continued fallout of the coronavirus, but at least the San Mateo and Hillsdale teams will go out with smiles on their collective faces.

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The Sequoia softball team came into the Ocean Division opener against visiting Mills with a head of steam.

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This coronavirus is starting to feel like a giant boa constrictor slowly squeezing the life out of our everyday lives. As much as I don’t want a second consecutive column to focus on this, given the whirlwind of news from day to day — and in some cases, hour to hour — I simply can’t help it.

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Ten months ago, both the Presentation and Carlmont softball teams were playing in the Central Coast Section Open Division as the No. 1 and No. 5 seeds, respectively.

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There are two dreams every young athlete has. One, is to be the last team standing and raising the championship trophy.

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First the wildfires, now coronavirus. It has not been a good couple years for high school playoffs as natural disasters have played a role in postseason turmoil.

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Lillian Potter, Burlingame girls’ soccer. The senior striker made good on her second chance as she scored the only goal in the Panthers’ 1-0 win over Acalanes in the Nor Cal Division III semifinals. Potter had missed a golden opportunity minutes before, but this time she ran onto a Kerry Wak…

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SANTA ROSA — Burlingame’s Cinderella run fell just shy of a fairytale finish.

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VALLEJO — As Sacred Heart Prep’s most experienced player in Northern California regional playoff games, senior Everett Banks did his darndest to rally the Gators in the second half.

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LAFAYETTE — It’s official. The story of the Burlingame girls’ soccer team can officially become a Hollywood script.