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    SAN JOSE — When Easton Kreshell crushed his third homer in as many games over the left-center field wall, it was the culmination of a rapid week of work on his swing. Kreshel’s two-run blast broke open a tied game, and Valley Christian never relinquished its lead on its way to a fourth straight CCS baseball championship, 6-5, over Archbishop...
    By sweeping the inaugural Central Coast Section lacrosse finals, Sacred Heart Prep hopes to help establish California as an equal to the sport’s traditional hotbed on the opposite coast — and secure its place among the region’s elite high school programs. On Thursday evening, the Gators girls claimed the CCS crown, 13-1, over a hobbled Archbishop Mitty, three days...
    SAN JOSE — Before his team’s final turn to bat Wednesday, Archbishop Mitty baseball coach Brian Yocke gathered his players to remind them how they had played all season. The top-seeded Monarchs were three outs from elimination in the Central Coast Section Division I semifinals, trailing Los Gatos by two runs. Due up for Mitty: The Nos. 7, 8,...
    Welcome to the final Bay Area News Group (Mercury News & East Bay Times) boys athlete of the week poll of the 2021 spring sports season. Each Monday for the past eight weeks, we have provided a list of candidates who stood out over the previous week and allowed you, the reader, to vote for the winner. With only a handful...
    SAN JOSE – Archbishop Mitty junior right-hander Tristan Fox knows he can rely on his defense whenever he finds himself in pressure situations. Things were no different Saturday. “I just trusted my defense,” Fox said. “All year they’ve been making plays for me.” Fox was the beneficiary of three groundball double plays and a terrific catch in...
    CCS boys basketball Open Division Friday’s final No. 1 Archbishop Mitty 69, No. 2 Archbishop Riordan 63, OT Division I YEARBOOK: Check out our best photos from unprecedented prep sports year Saturday’s final No. 2 Piedmont Hills 75, No. 8 Homestead 64 Division II Saturday’s final No. 1 St. Francis 61, No. 6 Wilcox 46...
    SAN JOSE — What could have been time for despair was comforted by words of wisdom. What looked like a championship slipping away under a sea of big-time shots by Archbishop Riordan sophomore King-Njhsanni Wilhite was merely a hiccup along the path to victory. Archbishop Mitty celebrated its second consecutive Central Coast Section Open Division boys basketball championship...
    SAN JOSE — Courtni Thompson jumped, twirled and pumped her fist. She looked to the Pinewood bench, and her teammates roared back at her. The Panthers’ senior star, who had been held scoreless through the first three quarters, sank her first 3-pointer to pull Pinewood within 2. Then she did it again. Once Maia Garcia put back her own...
    With 40.6% of the vote, Archbishop Mitty right-hander Tristan Fox is the Bay Area News Group’s boys athlete of the week for May 31-June 5. Fox, a 6-foot-4 junior, pitched 5 2/3 innings of two-run ball as the Monarchs defeated Valley Christian 3-2 in the WCAL championship game. He made nine starts this spring and posted a 1.64 ERA...
    With 49.3% of the vote, San Leandro basketball’s Geriah Bradley is the Bay Area News Group’s girls athlete of the week for May 31-June 5. Bradley, a 5-foot-4 sophomore, helped snap the Pirates out of a two-game skid with a game-high 22 points as San Leandro doubled up Alameda and then some, 76-32. St. Francis softball junior Jessica...
    CCS boys basketball Open Division Wednesday’s semifinals No. 2 Archbishop Riordan 66, No. 3 St. Ignatius 65 No. 1 Archbishop Mitty 88, No. 5 Half Moon Bay 63 Friday’s final No. 2 Archbishop Riordan (14-3) at No. 1 Archbishop Mitty (16-1), 7:30 p.m. Division I Thursday’s semifinals No. 3 Santa Clara (12-3) at No....
    SAN JOSE — Half Moon Bay boys basketball coach John Parsons went into the locker room Wednesday night hoping that the break would cool off Archbishop Mitty’s shooting. Mitty coach Tim Kennedy, his team on top by four points, went into halftime looking for more defense. By the end of the third quarter, it was clear how this...
    SAN JOSE — First-time visitors to the gymnasium at Archbishop Mitty High School might be a little bit star-struck after they enter the building. The ceiling has more championship banners than the old Boston Garden and one end of the gym has giant posters of several school legends such as Aaron Gordon and Kerri Walsh-Jennings. Members of the Capuchino...
    As senior Jake Geis recorded the final out and his teammates mobbed him on the mound, celebratory shrieks from the Archbishop Mitty faithful down the third-base line included cries of, “Finally!” Finally, the Monarchs had bested Valley Christian for the West Catholic Athletic League tournament title, 3-2, for the first league championship of these seniors’ careers. The win set...
    In a close, three-way race, Heritage softball sophomore Mikayla Garrison is the Bay Area News Group’s girls athlete of the week. Garrison, who collected 37.1% of the vote, played a key role in Heritage’s BVAL tournament title. She drove in two runs with a double in the bottom of the sixth as part of a come-from-behind win over Freedom...
    SAN JOSE — As Jordan Geis recorded the final out and his teammates mobbed him on the mound, celebratory shrieks from the Archbishop Mitty faithful down the third-base line included cries of, “Finally!” Finally, the Monarchs had bested Valley Christian for the WCAL tournament title, 3-2, for the first league championship of these seniors’ careers. The win set them...
    SAN JOSE — As the Let Them Play movement was just starting its fight this winter for kids across California, Archbishop Mitty girls soccer coach JT Hanley wasn’t sure it would end the way it did. “I was less than 50-50 that we would even kick a ball this year,” Hanley said this week. “The fact that we got...
    Welcome back to the Bay Area News Group (Mercury News & East Bay Times) prep roundup. Here’s the best of Wednesday’s action in girls and boys basketball, baseball and softball. Girls basketball No. 1 Archbishop Mitty 58, No. 8 St. Ignatius 35 St. Ignatius has four losses this spring, three to Archbishop Mitty. In the latest matchup between the teams,...
    SAN FRANCISCO — In a battle between two of the Bay Area’s top boys basketball teams, Archbishop Mitty clamped down to claim the West Catholic Athletic League tournament championship with a 67-59 victory on the road over Archbishop Riordan on Wednesday night. The win all but locks up the No. 1 seed for Mitty in the Central Coast Section...
    Welcome back to the Bay Area News Group (Mercury News & East Bay Times) prep roundup. Here’s the best of Thursday’s action in boys and girls basketball, baseball and softball. Plus, football updates: Boys basketball No. 1 Campolindo 69, Acalanes 43 The top-ranked team in the Bay Area News Group’s top 15 continued on its merry path toward an undefeated season...
    Welcome back to the Bay Area News Group (Mercury News & East Bay Times) prep roundup. Here’s the best of Tuesday’s action in boys and girls basketball, baseball, softball and soccer: Boys basketball No. 15 Half Moon Bay 71, Piedmont Hills 61 Half Moon Bay, playing on the road in San Jose, led by as much as 19 points in the...
    For the second week in a row, a lacrosse player from Archbishop Mitty has been voted Bay Area News Group girls athlete of the week. With 52.08% of the vote, Olivia Carlino is this week’s pick after Ella Carlino took the honors last week. San Ramon Valley basketball standout Natalie Pasco finished second. In an 11-10 overtime...
    SAN JOSE — Bellarmine was five minutes from a series split with Archbishop Mitty on Friday night. Two days after a decisive loss on Mitty’s home court, the Bells held an eight-point advantage in their own gym as the rematch headed into the finishing stretch. Then Mitty’s best shooter took charge. Michael Mitchell buried a deep 3-pointer,...
    With 53.24% of the vote, Archbishop Mitty lacrosse standout Ella Carlino has been named the Bay Area News Group’s girls athlete of the week. Los Altos basketball standout Jamie Baum finished second. Carlino, a sophomore, had 14 saves in an 11-9 victory over Menlo School, believed to be Mitty’s first win over Menlo in lacrosse. She also had...
    LOS GATOS — A former star track athlete is suing Los Gatos and Archbishop Mitty high schools on allegations that both prominent schools failed to protect her from a predatory and abusive coach who is now being prosecuted for sexually assaulting three of his athletes two decades ago. Heather Hennessy, 38, said publicly for the first time Thursday that she...
    Welcome to the Bay Area News Group (Mercury News & East Bay Times) girls athlete of the week poll. Each Monday for the remainder of the academic year, we will provide a list of candidates who stood out over the previous week and allow you, the reader, to cast votes through 5 p.m. Wednesday. Vote as often as you’d like on...
    SAN JOSE — The last time the Archbishop Mitty girls basketball team took the court, the Monarchs were hoisting a Northern California Open Division championship trophy. A year-plus later, the Monarchs returned as a team again — this time with masks partially covering their faces — as the No. 1 in the Bay Area News Group rankings and No. 2...
    Who’s No. 1? Archbishop Mitty was Northern California’s undisputed No. 1 team when COVID hit last year. The Monarchs had just beat St. Joseph Notre Dame for the NorCal Open Division championship, earning a trip to Sacramento for the Open state title game. But the bus never left San Jose. Because of COVID, a Mitty team led by longtime...
    Valley Christian was far from precision-like Friday night, but the Warriors found a way to win on their Senior Night. Quarterback Jakson Berman iced the 19-10 victory over Archbishop Mitty with a sneak across the goal line late in the fourth quarter. Cristian Rubalcava ended the West Catholic Athletic League game moments later with an interception. Mitty...
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