At least 17 Central Coast Section champions were crowned on Saturday. Menlo School and Sacred Heart Prep were both double winners. The Knights won the girls tennis title with a 4-3 victory over St. Francis in Los Gatos and won the Division IV girls cross country title in Belmont. The Gators won both the boys and girls Open Division water polo crowns in San Jose.
Also in cross country, both the Palo Alto girls (Division I) and Castilleja (Division V) won titles. In addition to SHP in water polo, the Menlo-Atherton boys topped Mitty in sudden death to win Division I and the Gunn girls took early control of their match against Santa Clara in Division I.
The Gunn girls, the Sacred Heart Prep girls, Menlo boys and Priory boys also qualified for the state cross country meet, which will be held at Woodward Park in Fresno on Nov. 30. Races are set to go off beginning at 8:30 a.m.
In water polo, all Saturday participants in addition to Open Division semifinalists advance to the NorCal tournament. Brackets will be revealed on Sunday night, with Tuesday's first round and Thursday's semifinal rounds to be at home sites. The regional finals return to Independence High next Saturday.
Menlo and St. Francis each advance into the NorCal tennis championships. The first round will be held Tuesday, with the finals slated for Thursday and Friday at the Broadstone Sports Club in Folsom.
The NorCal volleyball tournament continued with regional semifinals on Saturday, with Menlo-Atherton and Sacred Heart Prep each winning to reach Tuesday's Regional final. The Gators play at home against Lowell and the Bears travel to top seed Campolindo.
Complete recaps will follow.
P.S. The Palo Alto girls golf team is playing in Tuesday's state championship tournament at Pebble Beach