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Spend any time around Serra athletics and you’re bound to hear terms and phrases like, “brotherhood” or “building leaders of men.”

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Looks like the Southern Section is washing its hands of an “illegal” football game and leaving any kind of punishment up to the California Interscholastic Federation.

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More and more, athletes, parents and coaches are acting out against the orders that have prevented youth sports in the state — high school sports, specifically — from being played for nearly a year.

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MARTINEZ — Cynthia Webster’s daughter would have played high school soccer this year had there not been a raging pandemic going on. She doesn’t think there’s any need for her daughter or any other kids to remain on the sidelines anymore.

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Outdoor activities — golf and tennis chief among them — were some of the first opportunities to get out of the house a couple months after the pandemic shut down the world in the spring of 2020.

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A car crash in eighth grade cost Michael Wraa his baseball career. It did not, however, take away his passion for the game.

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Patrick Walsh’s quest to return high school athletics to the fields and courts took a step up in the media world — which just so happened to coincide with my report about Walsh’s Golden State HS Football Coaches Community that appeared in Tuesday’s edition of the Daily Journal.

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It was roughly a month ago that longtime observers and surfers of Mavericks said that the early December swell was among the best days ever seen at one of the world’s biggest wave spots.

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A Facebook group comprised of supporters of youth sports are planning rallies up and down the state Friday — including a pair in San Mateo — to bring attention to the fact youth sports have been put on hold for nearly a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The passing of longtime coach Ludwig “Lou” Murgo on Monday at the age of 88, leaves a big hole in the Aragon High School community, in particular, and the Peninsula coaching family, in general.

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I have found a rooting interest for Monday’s College Football Playoff championship game, thanks in large part to the overexuberance of one of the head coach’s children — which is a misnomer because this “child” is a grown, married adult.

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It’s a common sports joke that the bigger the accomplishment on the court or field and the longer the time since said event, the more people were there.

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This is the time of year when sports media put together their “best of the year” lists: from top athletes and best teams, to cultural changes and those famous athletes who passed away.

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As future of the 2021 high school athletic season twists in the wind, new South City head football coach Dion Evans is doing anything and everything he can think of to keep his players engaged. From a podcast where he does one-on-one interviews with players and running a team-wide combine at…

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After a pair of blowout losses to start the season — including a Christmas Day debacle against the Brooklyn Nets — the Golden State Warriors got into the win column (barely) with a last-second win over Chicago Sunday night.

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After writing my column about the San Jose State football team a couple weeks ago, I received an email from a SJSU alumnus who, as a supporter of the school’s football team, gave credit to school president Mary Papazian and athletic director Marie Tuite for the athletic department’s recent rise.

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Like a lot of small business owners, the 2020 pandemic has hit Eddie Croft hard. The owner/operator of B Street Boxing Gym in San Mateo, Croft has dealt with the opening-and-losing merry-go-round.

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Greg Prior said there was a poster in his high school wrestling room with a slogan by which he lives his life: Everything after wrestling is easy.

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They say there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. If you live in the Bay Area or are a fan of women’s college basketball, you can add a name and an accomplishment to the list: Tara VanDerveer Stanford women’s basketball coach — who will win. And win a lot.