Six Half Moon Bay High School Cougars qualified for the Central Coast Section track meet this weekend in Gilroy with stellar performances at last weekend’s Peninsula Athletic League championships.

For the third year in a row, Kendall Mansukhani won the 800 meter. “She was recovering from a 102 fever and actually had to drop out of the 1,600 because she was having a hard time,” said coach Paul Farnsworth.

Claire Yerby, also a junior, finished third in the 1,600 to qualify in her race.

On the boys side, Josh Warner-Carey set a personal record in the 800. He’s a junior.

James McEachen was fourth in the 3,200-meter race, followed by teammate Nick Moore, who finished fifth. Both finished under 10 minutes. “That was an absolutely fabulous race,” Farnsworth said.

Danny Corona also qualified for CCS in the discus throw. Farnsworth also wanted to mention sophomore Kenny Jones’ performance on the Menlo-Atherton track. He didn’t qualify for CCS, but improved his 800-meter time by three seconds.

 

Saturday

Boys varsity baseball

St. Ignatius 7

Half Moon Bay 2

S.I., playing at home, jumped out to a three-run lead in the first with a home run to left. Then the home team held on to win.

The Cougars answered with a run in the second. Jack Mettam led off with a double, then stole third base to put pressure on the defense. Preston McAuley drove him in with an RBI single. S.I. would put up two more runs in the third and fifth to make it 7-1.

The Cougars would not go down quietly. Jared Mettam led off the sixth with a walk, then promptly stole his way to third. Danny Guevara drove him in with an RBI groundout.

 

Thursday

Boys varsity baseball

San Mateo 12

Half Moon Bay 10

San Mateo jumped on the Cougars for five runs in the first inning, but Half Moon Bay answered with five runs of their own as Tristan Hofmann, Coleman Colucci, and David Fisher all collected RBIs.

Dwyer Lewis entered to pitch and held San Mateo to a run in the second. Half Moon Bay took the lead with Jared Mettam stealing home and another Colucci RBI. The Cougars tacked on another run in the fourth, but then went into cruise control. San Mateo took advantage of a tired Lewis and some bad Cougar defense to score five in the sixth.

Half Moon Bay fell out of first place in the league due to the loss.

 

Girls varsity softball

Carlmont 14

Half Moon Bay 4

Carlmont prevailed in its senior game, despite Jerika D’Aquisto’s two RBIs.

Chloe Moffitt had two hits, including a home run.

 

April 30

Girls varsity softball

Half Moon Bay 9

Burlingame 2

Chloe Moffitt pitched a complete game for the victory. Emily Seva’s triple helped propel the offense, and Moffitt and Abby Claudius each had three hits in the game. Marissa Terra, Mailie Bowers, Emma Pimentel and Genevieve Belmonte each had two hits in the game.

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