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With so much focus on the Central Coast Section baseball and softball playoffs, in addition to the College of San Mateo softball team winning its first-ever state championships, some other postseason accomplishments kind of got pushed to the back burner.

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SANTA CLARA — Christopher cashed in with the bases loaded. Half Moon Bay did not. That was the difference in the tale of dueling Cougars in the Central Coast Section Division V semifinals Tuesday night at Washington Park.

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The CSM softball team Sunday won the school’s first-ever state championship in the modern era following an 8-1 win over Sierra College in the championship game of the California Community College Athletic Association at Bakersfield College.

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The old Pretre magic was in the air. And the youngest brother from the first family of Menlo School track and field rose to the occasion.

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Furious Clay, Crystal Springs, boys’ 800. To go along with the coolest name in the CCS, Clay has a third-place podium spot in the section after recording a new PR in 1:52.69 Saturday in Gilroy. Clay said he’s happy he made the state cut, with the top three placers advancing to Clovis this we…

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GILROY — The peculiar thing about Peninsula Athletic League’s two CCS champions is neither of them were happy with their results.

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Because of the vagaries of the Central Coast Section schedule, there was a week off between the end of the regular season and the start of the CCS baseball playoffs.

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There is a common phrase used during the NCAA basketball tournament that is equally applicable to the California Community College Athletic Association state championship softball tournament: survive and advance.

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While the San Mateo Bearcats didn’t qualify for the Central Coast Section baseball playoffs, they were still a player in the Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division race.

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Bay Cities FC — the Redwood City-based soccer club competing in the fourth level of the US Soccer Pyramid — got off to a wobbly start, but seems to have found its footing over the last month.

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Normally I’d be so buried in Central Coast Section playoff action at this point in May, that I wouldn’t have time to lift my head up, look around and see what else is going on in the world of high school sports. I try to keep up on stories of interest from around the country, as well as keep…

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The sport of badminton doesn’t have a very high profile among either casual or hardcore sports’ fans.

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San Mateo’s biggest annual softball tradition returned to its natural stage Friday night Aragon and Hillsdale squared off in the Big Game. Due to the pandemic, it’s the first time the rivalry showdown has been played under the lights at Chanteloup Field in three years.

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No. 5-ranked Skyline College faces an uphill climb after dropping Friday’s opening game 8-6 at No. 4 Feather River College in Quincy in a best-of-three series in the California Community College Elite 8 playoffs.

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It’s a good thing the West Catholic Athletic League baseball tournament does not count toward the Central Coast Section playoffs. If a 3-2 loss to Valley Christian in the first round was put on the ledger, Serra would be in a world of hurt.

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Liam Laughlin led shot put qualifying with a region-leading mark of 51 feet, 5 1/2 inches as most College of San Mateo contenders made it through the Northern California track and field preliminaries Friday at Chabot College in Hayward. Finals are slated for this Friday at Chabot: 11 a.m. fi…