Carly Watts, Terra Nova girls’ track and field. The Daily Journal Athlete of the Week of a week ago, Watts set the stage for her return to Central Coast Section championships. With the finals coming up this Friday in Gilroy, the senior thrower produced a personal record in the shot put in Saturday’s CCS trials with a distance of 46 feet, 5 inches, the best throw in CCS this season. The reigning CCS champ in both the shot and discus also qualified for the finals in the disc, tabbing the fourth best distance a trials at 117-7, while Notre Dame-Belmont senior Krissy Smoot had the trial’s best at 133-7.
Jace Jeremiah, Aragon baseball. The sophomore shortstop cracked a pair of two-run doubles while going 3 for 4 in leading the Dons to a 9-4 win over Mills and the PAL Ocean Division championship.
Brianna Santos, Hillsdale softball. The senior catcher helped lead the Knights to a regular-season ending sweep of Woodside and San Mateo to help them qualify for CCS. Against Woodside, a 6-3 win, Santos went 2 for 3 with a triple and three RBIs. Against the Bearcats, Santos was 3 for 4 with an RBI and run scored.
Jason Arsenault, Devin Meyer, Kenny Osterlund and Cruise Thompson, Capuchino baseball. With the Mustangs needing a win in their regular-season finale to ensure a fifth-place finish in the PAL Bay Division and clinch a CCS playoff berth, it wasn’t looking good heading into the bottom of the sixth trailing 5-0 to the King’s Academy. Cap rallied to put up crooked numbers in each of the final two innings, however, scoring four runs in the sixth before walking off with two runs in the seventh. Osterlund and Thompson tabbed an RBI apiece, while Meyer and Arsenault each had two RBIs.
Ione Thompson, Mills softball. The freshman catcher drove the Vikings to a 13-8 win over South City and the PAL Ocean Division championship and a spot in the CCS playoffs on the final day of the regular season. Thompson went 3 for 5 with a grand slam and three runs scored. She also tagged a runner out at the plate.
Lafu Malepeai, South City softball. The junior third baseman had a big game in the Warriors’ 13-8 loss to Mills. She went 4 for 4 with a three-run home run, four RBIs, three runs scored and a pair of stolen bases.
Trevor Tran and Vivian Yao, San Mateo badminton. The top seed in the CCS mixed doubles tournament, Tran and Yao advanced to the championship match, taking second place.
Aiden Woodring, Carlmont baseball. The junior southpaw helped lead the Scots to their sixth PAL Bay Division title in seven years with a masterful performance in a 7-2 win over Terra Nova. Woodring took a no-hitter in the sixth inning, before surrendering a one-out single.
Wyatt McGovern, Burlingame boys’ golf. Shot a 2-over 73 to finish in tie for sixth in the CCS Regional No. 1 to qualify for Tuesday’s championship round at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey. McGovern's qualifying round was the lowest of all San Mateo County golfers.
Pete Discher and Rowen Barnes, Menlo-Atherton baseball. With M-A needing to win back-to-back games to reach its first CCS postseason since 2015, the starting rotation delivered back-to-back gems. Discher dealt in the regular-season finale, a 4-2 win over Woodside, going the distance while notching a career-high 11 strikeouts. The in Saturday’s PAL play-in game against Lake Division champ Jefferson, Barnes fired four shutout innings to earn the victory in a 5-0 win.