Watsonville High senior quarterback Evanny Rosillo-Uribe recorded a pair of touchdown passes for the girls’ flag football team in a 12-2 win over King City High on Sept. 22. 

The Wildcatz got some redemption following a recent loss to the Mustangs who were previously undefeated going into Friday night’s contest.

Senior receiver Juleanna Ramirez caught one of Rosillo-Uribe’s touchdown passes, and sophomore Stephanie Martinez had a phenomenal catch in the back of the end zone that put the nail in the coffin.  

Watsonville’s defense recorded four takeaways including a pair of interceptions by junior Monique De La Mora Rocha.

Fellow teammates senior Iliana Garcia and freshman Jocelyn Avalos each had key interceptions, including a game-sealing takeaway for De La Mora Rocha. 

The ‘Catz also finished with a 3-3 record in the Super Saturday jamboree event hosted by Salinas High on Sept. 23.

They lost to Monterey, Sacred Heart Prep and Salinas but had a couple of key victories over St. Francis and Hollister high schools.

Aptos 13, Harbor 0: The Mariners competed and won in their first-ever Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League game following a victory over the Pirates on Sept. 23. 

Sophomore Areyl Reyes Mager caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Gabi Dow for Aptos’ first TD scored in league play.

Dow tossed her second score of the day after she connected with freshman Valerie Hernadez on a 23-yard TD pass. Angelique Nunez was credited for the successful extra point attempt.

The Mariners were coming off an 18-14 loss to Salinas on Sept. 20. Dow found Izzy Graff for a 49-yard touchdown, while fellow teammate Sofia Aguilera had an interception return for a score and the defense recorded a safety. 

Next up, Aptos will host Watsonville on Thursday at 6pm.

Girls volleyball

Aptos 3, Scotts Valley 0: Senior outside hitter Peyton Westjohn had 16 digs, nine kills and four aces for the Mariners in a three set (25-23, 25-18, 25-17) win over the Falcons in SCCAL action Sept. 21.

Sophomore right side Kenzie Smith led the team in blocks with four to go along with six kills, while freshman outside hitter Ella Dueck finished with 12 kills, two aces and one block for the Mariners (10-7, 3-2), who plays at Sobrato High on Oct. 2 at 7pm. 

St. Francis 3, PCS 2: Peyton Orradre had 18 digs, 10 kills and five assists for the Sharks in a five set (25-14, 13-25, 25-20, 22-25, 15-10) victory over the Pumas in PCAL Cypress Division action Sept. 22.  

Georgia Otzman finished with a team-best 25 assists to go along with two aces and a pair of kills. Fellow teammate Carley Anderson had a phenomenal match with 10 kills, eight aces, five digs and four blocks.

Delaney Fowler contributed 12 kills and three blocks, while Andrea Montoya had five aces, eight digs and five kills for St. Francis (3-10, 1-2), which plays at Seaside on Thursday at 6pm. 

Boys water polo

Aptos 12, At Pacific Grove 8: Gabriel Suarez-Abraham had one shot block and six goals for the Mariners in their non-league win over the Breakers on Sept. 25.

Fellow teammate Caden Yates had one assist and a pair of goals, while Thomas Westfall had one shot block. 

Silas Reynolds finished with one goal and four steals, Jack Widman contributed two goals and Rafael Suarez-Abraham had 13 saves, five steals and one assist for Aptos. 

NBA G League

Warriors sign Garuba to two-way contract: The Golden State Warriors announced Monday that it signed center Usman Garuba to a two-way contract.

The 21-year old Madrid, Spain native owns career averages of 2.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 12.2 minutes in 99 games played including three starts over two seasons with the Houston Rockets—which selected Garuba with the 23rd overall pick in the first round of the 2021 NBA Draft. 

Garuba had an average of 9.2 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.45 steals and 1.00 blocks in 24.6 minutes over 11 games as a rookie with the Rockets’ G League affiliate Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

 Prior to the NBA, he spent three seasons with Real Madrid (2018-21) in Spain’s top league, Liga ACB. Garuba has competed internationally for his home country in both the 2020 Olympic Games and the 2023 FIBA World Cup.

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