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When the Peninsula Athletic League went to a three-division set up for girls’ soccer, there were some coaches who were wary of the move.

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Will Demirkol, Menlo-Atherton boys’ soccer. The PAL Bay Division is shaping up to be quite a race this season. Menlo-Atherton (9 points) is tied for third place with South City, behind first-place Carlmont and Burlingame (12 points each). But M-A enjoyed the hottest stretch last week by winn…

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It was a wild week for girls’ basketball in the West Bay Athletic League Foothill Division.

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The show-time sensibilities of the Pacific Bay Christian boys’ basketball team showed up big time Thursday night in Redwood City.

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During the early part of the 2010s, the South City girls’ soccer team posted winning records — from 2011 to 2014.

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The Skyline College women’s basketball team is channeling its inner “Hoosiers.” Despite playing just six players Wednesday against No. 7-ranked Chabot, the Lady Trojans overcame a late 8-point deficit on their home court to earn a 56-52 victory.

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The strategy of Skyline women’s basketball head coach Chris Watters to schedule as tough a preseason slate as possible has paid off early in Coast Conference-North play.

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Despite seeing a bit of a resurgence in wrestling on the Peninsula over the last few years, it’s always hard to know how strong some teams will be.

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The boys’ soccer schedule in the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division was only entering its fourth game and yet Friday’s matchup between visiting South City and host Burlingame shaped up as a key fixture.

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For the record, the Menlo-Atherton girls’ basketball team doesn’t have any left-handers in its starting five.

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Both the Half Moon Bay and San Mateo wrestling teams had a lot to prove as they faced off in the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division dual-meet opener Thursday.

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Katie Sheldon refers to she and her Woodside girls’ soccer counterpart Katie Ryan as “Katie squared.”

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With half Mercy-Burlingame’s girls’ basketball roster being underclassmen, the Crusaders are bound to go through some growing pains.

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Putting together a non-league schedule is a science. A coach doesn’t want to make the schedule too easy because there is little to be learned in blowout wins.

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It’s shaping up to be the Wild West in the PAL South this season.

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League play for high school basketball didn’t begin until last night and yet here I am, already talking about the upcoming baseball season.

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The Hillsdale girls’ soccer team was in the mix for the Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division title midway through the 2019 season before fading down the stretch.

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The holiday season and winter break are finally over and now its pedal to the metal for the next two months with the start of the league basketball season, which tips off this week in the Peninsula Athletic League. There have been some early-season surprises and disappointments, but the good…

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Isaiah Minor, Woodside boys’ basketball. The sophomore shooting guard, who oozes with talent, showed off some of his game in a 70-55 win over San Jose. He scored a game-high 18 points, which included a pair of rim-rattling dunks.

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SAN FRANCISCO — It was the heart and hustle, as Brian Carson described it, the key elements of his first West Catholic Athletic League victory as Serra’s head coach.

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Only time will tell whether Friday night’s crosstown showdown between Menlo School and Menlo-Atherton will rank as one of the best games of the year. But M-A’s late comeback will rank as one of the best fourth quarters, for sure.

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Burlingame girls’ basketball coach Joe Dito wants the Panthers to push the pace this season. So during non-league play, he’s had his team work on its 1-3-1, full-court press.

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The Serra brass has always been keen to tout the talent in the West Catholic Athletic League. Such extolment may be truer than usual this year.

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Eli Thornton, head coach for the Woodside boys’ basketball team, was worried about his team’s non-league home game with San Jose Thursday night.

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Terry Steiner’s legacy as a wrestling coach began when he pursued the head-coaching job at Cal State Fullerton in 2001. Destiny, however, had another idea.

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When going through day-to-day life, sometimes the bigger picture can lost in the shuffle — a “Can’t see the forest for the trees” phenomenon. 

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Sean Richardson, Burlingame boys’ basketball. The Panthers got past Lynbrook 39-38 last Friday in non-league action with Richardson fueling the offense with seven assists. The sophomore guard now averages 5.4 assists per game on the season, ranking second in the Central Coast Section among t…

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When Jason Llantero was coaching the Woodside High School boys’ basketball team from 2013 to 2016, he played a traditional game: a lot of half-court sets offensively and zone defenses.