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The spirit of unity and empowerment was palpable as IX in Action, the dynamic learning community for female student-athletes at College of San Mateo (CSM), embarked on their second annual Half Moon Bay fall kickoff event. This eagerly anticipated event, held right before the start of the fall semester, marks the beginning of a new academic year filled with growth, camaraderie, and achievement.

Skyline College and College of San Mateo are sending both their women’s and men’s basketball teams to the California Community College Athletic Association state playoffs, with regional play beginning Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.

JD Carson scored 13 points, including the eventual winning points on a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 2:55 left in the game, as College of San Mateo closed out regular season Coast North men’s basketball play with a 66-61 victory at Cañada College in Redwood City Friday night.

Although the weather was indeed poor, a pair of College of San Mateo women sports teams ran past their opposition on Saturday. The CSM women’s softball team recorded a pair of mercy victories in the rain, by a combined score of 26-1.

With returning state women’s athlete of the year Lafu Malepeai leading the way, College of San Mateo’s defending state champion women’s softball team opened the 2023 season ranked No. 1 in the state preseason coach poll, released Friday.

San Mateo County community college basketball rivalries continue this week, while spring sports teams get into action.

The Skyline-CSM doubleheader has been postponed due to flooding and the weather. The men’s game will be made up at a time and date to be determined. The women’s game has been rescheduled to 5 p.m. Thursday at Skyline.

College of San Mateo football team is on the verge of adding a “national title” to the state championship the Bulldogs claimed with Saturday’s record 55-0 victory over Riverside City College.

The College of San Mateo Men’s Basketball Winter Youth Camp makes its return in 2022. The four-day camp offered for boys and girls ages 8-12 is set to begin on Dec. 26 at the CSM Building 8 Gymnasium.

While unbeaten and unanimous No. 1 Riverside City College improved to 9-0 with a win over previous No. 5 Cerritos, the College of San Mateo continues to lead the way in Northern California.