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For the second time in three years, the Serra Padres are Northern California football champions.

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All a basketball coach can ask for early in the season is to see their team make positive strides. To make sure their team is getting better from game to game.

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The Mills girls’ basketball team weathered a Lowell third-quarter rally, while Sacred Heart Prep came out flying against Half Moon Bay as they advanced to the final of the Kelly Shea Gallo Memorial Tournament at Mills.

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There is one Peninsula Athletic League football team still alive in the Northern California championship round and, ironically enough, it is the one team that does not reside in San Mateo County.

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The Sacred Heart Prep girls’ basketball team got everything it could want in its opening round game of the KSG Memorial Tournament hosted by Mills.

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If you’re a San Francisco 49ers fan and were told, at the beginning of the year, the team would make the playoffs this season, would you have been satisfied?

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The celebratory midair body slams were something to behold from College of San Mateo offensive coordinator Mike Dovenberg.

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I was wearing my meteorologist hat all day Saturday in anticipation of that night’s Central Coast Section Division III championship game between the Peninsula Athletic League’s King’s Academy, the No. 1 seed, and second-seeded Terra Nova at Westmont High School in Campbell.

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Menlo School, girls’ cross-country. For the first time in school history, the Lady Knights reached the podium at the CIF State Cross Country Championships Saturday in Fresno. Menlo took second place in the Division IV race, paced by senior Kyra Pretre who took 13th individually with a time o…

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SAN JOSE — The night started on one of those “God is a Serra Padres fan” moments.

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The College of San Mateo Bulldogs logo at midfield of the team’s College Heights Stadium is fairly prominent.

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CAMPBELL — When Raphael Bendo plunged into the end zone from a yard out with 30 seconds left in regulation, Terra Nova head football coach Jason Piccolotti had a decision to make: kick the extra point to tie the game at 14, or go for 2 and the win.

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Kyra Pretre was admittedly pretty out of it upon crossing the finish line.

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A lot can happen over a 10-week high school football season, as both Terra Nova and King’s Academy can attest.

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The College of San Mateo football team must feel like its in the movie “Groundhog Day.”

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SARATOGA — Among the seven sophomores on roster, the goodbyes were especially heartfelt for the College of San Mateo Bulldogs.

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At school on a Sunday — let that sink in for a moment — is where Menlo sophomore Brynn Brady proposed a lineup change that set that stage for a Northern California championship.

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The fall sports season is all but finished — with only the end of the football and cross-country campaigns yet to wrap up — and there was a strong showing from San Mateo County teams in the Central Coast Section and Northern California playoffs.

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Terence Loville, Serra football. The two-way standout may have had a rough day on offense — three catches for 22 yards and two drops — but he was pivotal in affecting a 21-point swing in the Padres’ 27-14 win over Wilcox in the CCS Division I semifinals.

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When Lille Tuivailala graduated from Aragon in 2018, she left after helping establish a volleyball team on the rise.

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When Jason Piccolotti was chosen to replace Tim Adams as the head varsity coach of the Terra Nova football team prior to this season, he thought he would simply continue with the wide-open offense Adams had installed and run for the last decade.

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The Bulldogs, at 10-0 and ranked No. 1 in the state by the JC Athletic Bureau, is the No. 1 seed in the Northern California playoffs and will host fourth-seeded Fresno (8-2) Saturday at noon.

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The top-seeded Knights swept a pair of matches at Broadstone Sports Club in Folsom to move into Saturday’s Northern California championship match beginning at noon.

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After winning its 10th Central Coast Section title last Saturday, the Sacred Heart Prep girls’ water polo team will go for its first-ever Northern California title this weekend.

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There are so many aspects to the Central Coast Section Division III semifinal football matchup between No. 6 Burlingame (6-5) and No. 2 Terra Nova (7-4) at 7 p.m. Friday in Pacifica.

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With its 10th Central Coast Section team title since 1997, the Menlo School girls’ tennis team enter the 2019 Northern California tournament Friday as the No. 1.

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Any loss in a postseason elimination match is tough. But the way Sacred Heart Prep saw its season end was especially excruciating.

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After a breakout 2018 cross-country season when El Camino’s Noe Diep took second place in the Central Coast Section as a freshman, things didn’t seem to be going her way during her sophomore season.

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Terence Loville, Serra football. Loville impacted Saturday’s CCS Division I opener both sides of the ball in Serra’s 42-14 win over Half Moon Bay. On offense, the wide receiver recorded five catches for 104 yards and a touchdown. Just as important as his 24-yard TD reception to tie the game …

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SAN JOSE — The Menlo-Atherton boys’ water polo team has been one of the best public school teams in the Central Coast Section for the last couple of decades.

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The Serra Padres have long been one of the best counterpunchers on the Central Coast Section gridiron.