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A surf contest for adults age 40 and older, Kahuna Kupuna brought 90 entries this year, making Saturday’s contest the biggest ever.

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Kahuna Kupuna returns to Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica for its 21st year after taking a pause last year due to the pandemic. The surf contest starts at 7:30 a.m. and goes to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 17. The contest benefits Pacifica’s Environmental Family.

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Making surf classes potentially more equitable for all has been a topic of a recent task force formed by the Pacifica Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission. Local surf camps have held all the permits for schools in the summer. Advocacy groups such as Brown Girl Surf asked for a more inclu…

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The federal government may contribute $1 million to Half Moon Bay’s bike and pedestrian infrastructure project, but it could be some time before those funds make their way to the Coastside.

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It was 2008 when Dimitri Fabiani-Wyatt first geared up and took to the field for the Pacifica Tigersharks Pop Warner football team. He was just 5 years old. “Back then, every team was filled and sometimes we had multiple teams for each age group,” Fabiani-Wyatt recalled.

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Sequoyah Klingele was passionate about hockey. Now, a memorial bench and exhibit from his teammates has been installed at the hockey rink near Half Moon Bay High School.

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A former Half Moon Bay Cougar was named most valuable player of a college softball championship played last week in Columbus, Ga. Southern Oregon went into extra innings of the championship game to ultimately dispatch Cascade Collegiate Conference rival Oregon Tech, 7-5, on June 2. Riley Don…

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This summer’s Junior Giants program is upon us and registration for the in-person league and virtual programs are still open.

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Half Moon Bay High School beach volleyball hit the road and faced stiff competition at the California State High School Beach Volleyball Championships held on June 5 at Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey.

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In a lopsided 82-55 victory against The Harker School on Thursday night, the Half Moon Bay High School girls basketball team moves on to the finals of the Central Coast Section Division Championships. 

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With the lifting of COVID restrictions, competitive soccer is back in action on the coast. The Half Moon Bay Soccer Club, a local competitive league, is offering free summer training sessions for players ages 8-13.

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Five-year-old Bryson Onu, who trains at Raul Castillo Martial Arts Studio in Half Moon Bay, fought his way to a bronze medal in the Jiu-Jitsu World League tournament in Southern California the weekend of May 29-31. He won three of his four matches.

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Seniors Tristan Hofmann, Josh Dybalski, David Nieves, Todd Damrosch, Coleman Colucci and Tanner Bye stepped on the baseball field at Half Moon Bay High School for the last time on June 2. They capped off a five-game win streak with a lopsided, 8-1 victory against Mills High School.

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As graduation for Half Moon Bay High School seniors approaches, students celebrate their accomplishments and look toward the future. Senior student-athletes overcame a unique and challenging year and are wrapping up their seasons with awards and accolades to honor their achievements both on …

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What looked at first like a nail-biter of a basketball game between Half Moon Bay and Menlo-Atherton high schools on Friday ended up being a blowout as the Cougar boys beat the Bears, 69-46.

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The Half Moon Bay High School surf team won its last contest of the season over Santa Cruz Mountain at Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz on May 1. The team finished third in the final standings.

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Half Moon Bay High School freshman Deja Spikes did something on May 4 that even the greats of soccer don’t often achieve. She scored four goals — known as a “haul” — in the match with Oceana. Spikes had five goals in the Cougars’ first two games.

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Half Moon Bay middle school surf team defeated Twin Lakes, 57-36, in the final contest of the year in three- to five-foot conditions at The Hook in Santa Cruz over the first weekend in May. The victory secures a third place finish for the team this season.

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The Half Moon Bay High School boys and girls track teams competed against four teams at home on May 12. Hillsdale won both varsity boys and varsity girls team titles against Jefferson High School, El Camino High School, South City High School and Half Moon Bay.

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The Half Moon Bay High School varsity boys basketball team secured its second win of the week on Friday at home. Half Moon Bay beat Sequoia handily, 63-50.

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Although the previous winter was hailed as one of the most consistent seasons at Mavericks in a decade, drawing surfers from across the globe who rode an untold number of waves, one man stood well above the rest. At one of the most physically demanding and challenging waves in the world, 51-…

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Half Moon Bay High School’s varsity baseball team took a pair of games from visiting Terra Nova last week. The Cougars beat the Tigers, 14-2, on Thursday and won by forfeit on April 27.

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Half Moon Bay Golf Links hosted a U.S. Women’s Open qualifying round on Monday. The event marks the start of the journey to the 76th U.S. Women’s Open Championship, to be held June 3-6 at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif.

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Thirty-two men and women surround a basketball hoop that has been rolled onto a flat patch of mowed grass just north of Pillar Point Harbor. They pay rapt attention to coach and father Terry McKinney, who is encouraging them to take their shot — at the basket and at life beyond this field.

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COVID-19 restrictions are easing across the region, and the state and many sports organizations are finding their way back onto the field. That is true for the Half Moon Bay American Youth Soccer Organization as well.