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As three-time Central Coast Section girls’ wrestling champion, Menlo-Atherton has etched a local dynasty in recent years.

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San Mateo head boys’ soccer coach George Pineda said San Mateo athletic director Jeff Scheller still talks about the Bearcats’ 2012 Central Coast Section Division II co-championship with Willow Glen.

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Like two boxers standing in the middle of the ring exchanging haymakers, the Menlo-Atherton and Woodside girls’ soccer team spent the final 10 minutes of their regular season playing as wide open a brand of soccer you’ll want to see Tuesday evening.

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Both the Westmoor and Terra Nova boys’ basketball teams entered this week facing the same predicament: having to win one of their final two games to qualify for the Central Coast Section playoffs.

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There is a certain etiquette sports reporters adhere to when pacing the sidelines with coaches and players or posting up in close proximity to a team’s bench. Namely, what is on and off the record.

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The Notre Dame-Belmont girls’ soccer team needed one win in its final two games to clinch the West Bay Athletic League Foothill Division championship.

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The Hillsdale lady kickers did all they could do Tuesday to try and secure thoroughfare into the Central Coast Section girls’ soccer playoffs.

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Mykola Ediger sure knows how to rise to the occasion. Maybe that’s because the Half Moon Bay junior guard been there before.

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Djelani Phillips-Diop, San Mateo boys’ soccer. The Bearcats took control of the PAL Ocean Division with a critical 3-2 win at Westmoor, the team to which they suffered their only league loss, a shutout no less, earlier in the year. Phillips-Diop made certain history didn’t repeat itself, lea…

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The race for Peninsula Athletic League division basketball titles may be all but over — as Daily Journal sports reporter Terry Bernal broke down in Monday’s edition — but there is still a lot for which to play.

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For all the similarities between the Half Moon Bay girls’ and boys’ basketball teams, the two had markedly different reactions Friday night to clinching their respective league championships.

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Every team has at least one clunker of a game during the season. One of those games where nothing goes right and leaves everyone scratching their heads about what went wrong.

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The San Mateo Bearcats have just one blemish on their league record this season — a Jan. 13 loss to Westmoor.

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I normally wouldn’t compare poker players to coaches or athletes, but there is one thing many card players and coaches, especially, have in common: they remember the bad beats.

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Nick Tripaldi, starting guard and team captain for the Menlo-Atherton boys’ basketball, had the perfect word for what the Bears have inflicted on the rest of the Peninsula Athletic League South Division this season.

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Half Moon Bay junior Mykola Ediger had the best seat in the house during the fourth quarter Wednesday in Daly City, rooting for his teammates as the Cougars (10-0 PAL North, 17-5 overall) emptied the bench.

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If you’re new to the game of soccer there are two things you need to know: one, no matter how the game is a going, a set piece is its own entity. Two, never let the ball bounce in the penalty box on a set piece.

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Gabe Munguia, Sequoia boys’ basketball. The senior guard was en fuego during a four-minute stretch last Friday in the Ravens’ 66-52 win over Woodside. Munguia hit four field goals to score 10 points in the opening four minutes of the second quarter amid a 17-0 Sequoia run. He went on to fini…

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After going 5-0 in their first five Super Bowl appearances, the San Francisco 49ers are now 0-2 in their last two following Sunday’s 31-20 loss to Kansas City. The 34-31 loss to Baltimore in Super Bowl XLVII (47) in 2013 was tough but, to me, Sunday’s defeat was even more galling.

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Speed and power — Shea Moreno has quickly impressed in both facets in her short College of San Mateo softball career.

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With the 49ers and Chiefs looking to write a new chapter of football history Sunday in Super Bowl LIV, local coaches and faculty members recount their favorite Super Bowl memories of Big Games past. 

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A funny thing happened to the Mills girls’ basketball team during its 62-51 win over Burlingame Friday night in Millbrae.

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The boys’ basketball finale of the “Battle of Redwood City” quad Friday night at Sequoia was brimming with that classic quad environment — truly electric.

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When Burlingame’s Bobby Ennis pinned his Half Moon Bay opponent in the 197-pound match, the Panthers had a 33-30 lead with two matches left.

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Both the visiting Menlo-Atherton and host Carlmont boys’ soccer teams could ill afford a loss when they faced off in Belmont Wednesday afternoon.

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Two games behind the leader in the Peninsula Athletic League North Division boys’ basketball standings, the second-place Jefferson Grizzlies have a big showdown coming up Friday, Feb. 7 in hosting first-place Half Moon Bay.

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It’s been more than 10 days since the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs punched their tickets to Super Bowl 54. Since those Jan. 19 conference championship games, it’s been 10 days of nonsense — nonsense events like the “opening ceremony” reminiscent of the opening of an Olympic gam…

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It’s rare when two defending Central Coast Section champions meet the following the season. It’s even more rare when those teams play in the same league.