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HMB too much for Burlingame

By Terry Bernal The Cougars’ postseason match has begun. After running the table for 10 straight wins in the regular season, the No. 1-seed Half Moon Bay Cougars (11-0 overall) kept rolling with a 38-20 win over No. 8 Burlingame (6-5) at home Friday night in the Central Coast Section Open Division III opener. It […]

Half Moon Bay football adjusts perfectly to PAL’s top league

By Mitch Stephens Of the 88 teams alive in the North Coast, Central Coast and Oakland section football playoffs, nine have perfect records. Of those — Encinal-Alameda (11-0), Milpitas (10-0), McClymonds-Oakland (10-0), Half Moon Bay (10-0) and Marin Catholic-Kentfield (9-0) — are from the Metro Area. From those, none has been more impressive than 16th-ranked Half […]

Boys Cross Country finishes 2nd at CCS

Congratulations to the cross country team for their outstanding performance at the CCS championships held at Toro Park in Salinas on Saturday.  The boys team finished in second place to earn the right to represent HMB and the Central Coast Section in the Division 4 California State Championships in Fresno on Thanksgiving weekend.  It was a […]

Half Moon Bay: A perfect 10

By Nathan Mollat Things were just a little off for the Half Moon Bay football team as it traveled to Atherton to face off against Sacred Heart Prep in the regular-season finale. This was that Week 7 matchup that was postponed because of the Northern California wildfires. It was also one of those rare afternoon […]

High school football: Half Moon Bay edges Aragon, stays perfect

In matchup of 7-0 teams, Half Moon Bay dials up big plays on its way to another victory By DARREN SABEDRA SAN MATEO — In a matchup between teams closing in on a perfect regular season, Half Moon Bay found a big play seemingly every time it needed one Friday nigh Chase Hofmann ran 90 […]

Athlete of the Week; Dylan Williams: More than a kicker for HMB:

By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal Staff Dylan Williams can thank a shoulder injury for reshaping his high school career. And he couldn’t be happier. That glee shows on the football field for Half Moon Bay. Nominally known as a kicker, Williams is showing that he is a complete football player. In the Cougars’ 28-10 win […]

High school football: Half Moon Bay stays perfect

By DARREN SABEDRA HALF MOON BAY — Before the game Friday night, Half Moon Bay honored its 21 seniors, a special class that has won two Central Coast Section championships and has its sights on one more. The run of success elevated the program at the small coastal school into a top-tier league this season, […]

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Half Moon Bay looks to reverse Bay Division history

History hasn’t been kind to Half Moon Bay’s football team when it enters the Bay Division of the Peninsula Athletic League. In three earlier moves up to the highest of three PAL divisions — 2012, 2006 and 2002 — the school of 950 students has gone a combined 2-13. But by early accounts, the 2017 […]

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Twenty-three players no problem for this team

By DARREN SABEDRA Half Moon Bay isn’t a big team. It just plays big. Last week, coach Keith Holden had 23 players in uniform for a road game at Palo Alto on one of the hottest days in years. The game was over in the first quarter. Just as the Cougars did a week earlier […]

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Athlete of the Week: HMB’s Chase Hoffmann

The promise of this year’s annual rivalry “Skull Game” between Half Moon Bay and Terra Nova should have San Mateo County football fans elated. Both teams are in the upper Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division for the first time since 2012. Unlike that season, when Half Moon Bay fizzled to finish in last place, this […]

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