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I made a whirlwind trip to Florida this past weekend to attend a memorial service for my father-in-law, who passed away Labor Day weekend at the age of 90. We flew out Thursday morning, with the service the following afternoon, leaving a couple days to kill before flying back to the Bay Area…

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OCT. 27, 2005 — As the first foursome in the Peninsula Athletic League Individual Golf Tournament and CCS Qualifier was finishing up its final few holes at Poplar Creek Golf Course in San Mateo, Aragon coach Guy Oling made a cryptic statement.

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To say I’m a “golfer” is not quite accurate. Despite having dabbled in the sport for the better part of three decades, I wouldn’t call myself a golfer. A more apt description would someone who knows how to golf — maybe not very well, but I know the rules and etiquette of the game and that go…

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While the California water polo season is still months away from beginning the 2020-21 season, the final word on the 2019-20 season came during the summer with the release of the NISCA All-American water polo team lists, which included nine members of the Sacred Heart Prep and Menlo teams.

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Everyone talks about the “new normal” when it comes to society, thanks to the pandemic. People in all walks of life have had to adjust how they go through their day in dealing with face masks, social distancing and choking smoke.

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The golf courses are packed. Tennis players are icing their elbows they’ve been hitting the ball so much. Swimmers are finally starting to get their swimming form back with pools reopening.

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After I graduated college, I made it a point to ditch the backpack. As an adult, it was time to put away childish things and move up to the more professional-looking messenger bag.

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When the news first came out that the California Interscholastic Federation was planning on going forward with a modified sports schedule for the 2020-21 school year, and the Central Coast Section following suit, many high school sports fans, coaches, players and administrators breathed a si…

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Corey Cafferata looks at everything through the prism of basketball. Right now, the 1986 Oceana graduate and current women’s basketball coach at Mission College in Santa Clara, figures it’s late in the fourth quarter and he’s down 10 points.

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You already know the comments: “Shut up and dribble.” “I don’t want your politics in the game of (insert sport here).” “Why should we listen to whiny millionaires?” “I won’t watch because of your politics.”

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When Ralph Ferrari wrapped up his senior year of basketball at Burlingame High School in February 2012, he was ready to give up the game. The dream, like a lot of other young players, was to play at the Division I level. When it became clear that was not possible, Ferrari wanted nothing more…

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I don’t know if San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler went back into the clubhouse and took his aggression out on some chairs, or had a come-to-Jesus meeting with the players. Or maybe those four brutal losses that wrapped around last weekend and the start of last week brought the team together.

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Tonight marks the beginning of the 2020-21 basketball season for the Golden State Warriors, as Steph Curry will represent the team (via video conferencing) at the annual NBA Lottery.

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Long-gone are the days when a high school district athletics budget covered all costs associated with running a school’s athletic department. As facilities upgraded and training aids became more expensive, schools need another source of income to supplement what a district gives.

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In order to maintain some kind of sanity in this crazy world, it’s always nice to find the silver lining in things. If you’re a sports fan, right now is about as good as it gets with all of North America’s top professional leagues either playing (MLB, MLS, NBA, NHL) or getting ready to play …

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Sometimes, you have to do something for yourself. That’s the conclusion Amanda Foster came to. After months of training and being denied at every turn, Foster took it upon herself to finish a project she started in March: run a marathon.

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If there ever was a time to reconfigure and restart college athletics, this is it. The pandemic-induced upheaval in college sports illustrates just how far out of whack major college sports has become. What was once the bastion of higher learning has morphed into big business on the backs of…

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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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It was during the 2019 holidays when Dion Evans asked his family what he could do, as a father and husband, to help the family be better in the coming new year.

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The PGA Championship at Harding Park in north Daly City-southwestern San Francisco over the weekend was arguably one of the best major championships I have seen in a long time.

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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.