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The San Mateo Union High School District’s return-to-high school-athletics committee met with the district superintendent and district nurse to plot the course for the next several months as high school athletic programs look forward to a December practice start date.

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MaxPreps.com has been an important tool for the high school sports writer since it debuted in 2005. While dependent on coaches, teams and programs to load the information, MaxPreps is the go-to site for high school rosters and, if you’re lucky, team stats.

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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 over the years.

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With the Peninsula Athletic League athletic directors Tuesday recommending to align the PAL schedule with both the Central Coast Section and Central Coast Section, it all but makes official what has been known for weeks — there will be no fall sports season.

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Not that it’s anything that I need to keep track of, but I totally forgot my Daily Journal anniversary has come and gone back in May.

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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 over the years.

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I’m not going to lie. It’s been a rough four months here on the Daily Journal sports desk with the shut down of youth sports.

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A day after the California Interscholastic Federation pushed all its state championship tournaments to the spring of 2021, the Central Coast Section administration convened and decided to align its playoff calendar with the CIF, meaning all teams that wish to compete in the CCS playoffs will…

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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 over the years.

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The recent decision by the California Interscholastic Federation to move it’s postseason tournaments to the spring effectively postponed all fall and winter sports.

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The California Interscholastic Federation, the governing body of high school athletics in the state and runs regional and state tournaments, announced Monday morning that all its fall and winter championship tournaments will be played in the spring.

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Cautious optimism in June for a fall sports season has mostly turned into resignation that the earliest high school and college sports in San Mateo County will come is in January.

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The common mantra among area coaches and athletic directors is that they are willing to take whatever steps necessary to ensure a healthy and safe way to get high school student-athletes back on the field and competing in some aspect this fall.

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The other day, one of my colleagues asked if Major League Baseball was really going to start up this season. Having gone so long without it this summer, he simply stopped paying attention to the fits and starts the league and the players had in their labor negotiations over the last four months.

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The start of the 2020-21 high school sports season is scheduled to begin Aug. 7 — the first day that athletes for fall sports can officially begin practice.

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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 over the years.

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The tale of the wandering knight has taken a turn, and with new information, I thought it would be a slam-dunk update.

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The California Community College Athletic Association decided there was no time like the present to do what many expected would happen — postponing the fall season.

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High school athletes transferring to schools within California became such a plague, the California Interscholastic Federation essentially changed the rules a few years ago to allow a one-time transfer during a high school career for athletic reasons. Previously, students were only allowed t…

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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 over the years.

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Have you ever heard a story and so want it to be true? That’s the dilemma I faced this week as I tried to do some sleuthing to get to the bottom of a story that I heard a couple years ago.

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The high school baseball season is over and the continuing coronavirus pandemic means next season is not guaranteed, but that doesn’t preclude athletic directors from planning for the 2021 campaign.

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When Aragon’s Steve Sell first joined the Central Coast Section administration 23 years ago as a member of the athletic director advisory council, it set in motion a parallel career to that of teacher, coach and athletic director.

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Well, that was a whirlwind week. I decided, at literally the last minute, that I needed to take some time off and last week was the time to do it. If not then, there was no feasible time for the next several weeks and I needed some time away from the grind.

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SEPT. 12, 2015 — The Woodside football team improved its record to 2-0 on the season with a 32-18 victory over Carlmont in Redwood City.

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FEB. 4, 2011 — The center of the Peninsula Athletic League wrestling world has centered on South San Francisco the last several years as both El Camino and South City high schools have been the teams to beat.

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Oakland A’s fans won’t be able to watch the team in person this season because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, but the team announced Tuesday that people can pay to have cardboard cutouts of themselves in the ballpark for games.

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Some people have found out the hard way that words matter. A couple weeks ago I wrote a column about high school athletes losing college scholarships for posting stupid, thoughtless — and sometimes racist — stuff online.

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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 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 over the years.

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Katie Smoot was a highly sought-after college volleyball recruit coming out of Notre Dame-Belmont in 2017.

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Editor's note: This story has been updated to show his height at 5-11

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I’ll admit: I’m a pessimist at heart. So no matter how much hope I hold out for a fall sports season for Peninsula high schools, I can’t help but think it’s a long shot.

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A video allegedly made and posted to social media by a Cañada baseball player last week has led to the creation of an online petition calling for the removal of the player as well as Cañada baseball manager Tony Lucca.

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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 over the years.