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The Half Moon Bay High School varsity football team might be able to blame the fog for losing the diminutive Terra Nova halfback Zachery Perez as he skittered left, right and through the Cougar defense on Friday night. But that doesn’t explain how a 6-4, 205-pound quarterback with a misnomer…

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Corey Cafferata is arguably the best basketball player ever to play at Oceana High School. In a three-year span, the 1986 graduate scored 1,303 points. Over the last 36 years, no Oceana player has even come close to that mark.

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Catherine Breed had just finished an unprecedented solo swim, but she was not alone. When the 29-year-old emerged from the ocean at Surfer’s Beach in Half Moon Bay on the afternoon of Sept. 14, after a 27-mile, 12-hour-and-21-minute voyage, she was surrounded by dozens of friends, family and…

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The Terra Nova High School volleyball team took on some tough teams last week, with a league opener against Aragon High School on Friday, followed by a varsity tournament hosted by Half Moon Bay High School on Saturday at the Cabrillo Unified District Event Center in Half Moon Bay. 

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Prior to this past Labor Day weekend, I had never had an opportunity to visit the state of Idaho. But I knew that if I ever got to Boise one of my first stops was going to be Boise State University, the home of the Blue Field.

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Coined “the nation’s fastest growing sport,” pickleball has been popping up at community recreation centers and public tennis courts across the country in recent years. The sport has surged nearly 40 percent between 2019 and 2021, topping 4.8 million players, according to the Sports and Fitn…

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Rocco Gentile flew as he broke away from the defense at the 50-yard line, and the crowd counted down, “40, 30, 20, 10,” as the Terra Nova High School senior crossed the goal line.

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Forty years ago this year, Terra Nova High School won its first Central Coast Section football championship. It had taken the school 21 years since its opening in 1961 to achieve this success.

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Local surfers are eyeing forecasts this fall, usually a great time for waves and weather on the Coastside. A select few will have their eye on Mavericks, which is beginning to show signs of life. But you don’t have to be a surfer to enjoy the first-ever Mavericks Festival, which kicks off th…

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Twenty-seven years ago, Alexandra (Alex) Oglesby (nee Sickinger), then a sophomore at Oceana High School, decided she wanted to play baseball. The school did not have a softball team. She was playing club softball, but she thought playing baseball would enhance her chances to improve her sof…

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In 1981, Bill Byrne was the starting quarterback for the Peninsula North League champions Terra Nova Tigers. Shortly after graduation he was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy where he continued to demonstrate his football skills while getting ready to serve his country.

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As Terra Nova prepares to open the 2022 football season at the end of this month, we turn back the calendar 40 years to when the school won its first Central Coast Section championship. 

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The city of Pacifica held its first Rocket Run since the onset of the pandemic and four dozen local athletes made their way from the Community Center to Fronteirland Park in time for Fourth of July festivities.

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The Pacifica National Little League 12-and- under All-Star team finished the District 52 tournament with a 3-2 record. The season ended for PNLL with an 11-1 loss to San Mateo American on Sunday. For PNLL, it was its most successful postseason run ever. 

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This is the story of the Pacifica American Little League PCL Division Cubs. And I wouldn’t be writing it if not for the photo you see here. It’s proof that champions come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes they even put a hand on hip and strike a pose worthy of a little title bling.

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The Terra Nova Tigers had an impressive showing at the Central Coast Section track tournament held earlier in the month in Gilroy. The team had seven athletes qualify for the semifinals and one place in the finals. 

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A football camp for third- through eighth-grade youths conducted by RealNine Football is currently accepting registration. The camp is geared toward teaching football skills, without tackling or head contact, while minimizing health risks.

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For 38 years the Pacifica Sports Club has been promoting Pacifica sports programs and local athletes. Annually, the PSC hosts an awards breakfast for selected athletes. More than 500 local athletes have been recognized for their skills over the past years.

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On Sunday, hundreds of athletes gathered at Pillar Point Harbor in the early hours of the morning to compete in the annual Half Moon Bay Triathlon. Spirits were high and the anticipation was palpable at this, the first such triathlon since the pandemic.

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Like so many ceremonies and events over the last two years, last year’s Mavericks Surf Awards was an all-virtual affair. This year, contest organizers are planning on a large in-person gathering to honor another year of massive waves ridden on the Coastside.

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It took seven years since retiring from coaching junior college football, but, on March 12, Coach George Rush, the legendary City College of San Francisco head football coach, added another achievement to his resume. He was inducted into the California Community College Football Coaches Asso…

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Did you accomplish a special sports feat this year, or know someone who did? If so, you may be eligible for the Pacifica Sports Club “Breakfast of Champions” award this year.

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History was made on Thursday at Terra Nova High School when three Tigers broke junior varsity swim records in the team’s meet against Jefferson High School. 

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Terra Nova High School track athletes competed March 9 at Half Moon Bay High School in a quad meet against Hillsdale High School, Half Moon Bay and Woodside High School. 

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Two-time rugby Olympian (and member of the USA Sevens Eagles team) Danny Barrett contemplated retiring last year after eight years of international competition. But, sometimes, it only takes some loving to make a person change their mind. Such is the case with the 31-year-old Barrett.

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Despite strong performances from both the Terra Nova High School boys and girls basketball rosters, both teams fell to league champion Cougars after tough competition on Friday night at Half Moon Bay High School.

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We love rivalries: Ford vs. Ferrari, Ali vs. Frazier, Cal vs. Stanford. Friday’s showdown between the Terra Nova and Half Moon Bay high school basketball teams proved that passion sometimes runs deepest when the rivals are also neighbors.

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The Pacifica Sports Hall of Fame is celebrating its 31st anniversary this year with four new members being inducted. Recently, the Pacifica City Council honored the four inductees by proclaiming the week of Feb. 21-26 as “Pacifica Sports Hal of Fame Week.”

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Local high school seniors are invited to apply for the $10,000 Woodside-area Equestrian Merit Scholarship. The Mounted Patrol Foundation and the Woodside-area Horse Owners Association are accepting applications now through April 30.