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April 22, 2021

PHOTOS: MVC hosts track and field SCCAL opener

WATSONVILLE—The Monte Vista Christian track and field team got a chance to compete on its new track surface for the first league meet of the season. The Mustangs went up against Ceiba College Prep, Mount Madonna School, Pajaro Valley High and St. Francis High in...

SCCAL boys cross country final ends in epic finish

WATSONVILLE—The Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League boys cross country championships have traditionally produced several epic finishes. This season was no different. Aptos High senior Ben Laughlin and Scotts Valley junior Jeremy Kain made last week’s race another one to remember, as they battled until the very...

Aptos wins SCCAL cross country team championship

WATSONVILLE—When the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League was given the green light to allow the cross country season to proceed, most coaches and students figured they’d get to at least one or two meets, at the most.  Six weeks later and with no reported Covid-19...

PV High opens new softball field

WATSONVILLE—Pajaro Valley High senior Elvia Rodriguez along with members of the Grizzlies’ softball team finally got a chance to test out their new field.     Last week, the team held a private ribbon cutting ceremony and gave a toast with a glass of Martineli’s Sparkling Cider...

Braga steps down as girls’ basketball coach at St. Francis

WATSONVILLE—St. Francis High School girls’ basketball coach Randy Braga—who led the Sharks to three-straight Central Coast Section Division V championships—will not make a return to the sidelines this year. Athletic Director Adam Hazel issued a press release March 24 stating that Braga stepped down from...

PV High football team wins in stadium debut

WATSONVILLE—The stage was set for Pajaro Valley High senior Martin Gonzalez and the Grizzlies’ football team as they finally got a chance to play a home game on their own campus for the first time in the program’s history. The Grizzlies left their fans more...

High school football ‘back on track’ for this weekend

APTOS—The high school football season is back on track, for now, as Santa Cruz County superintendents released updated guidance for outdoor high-contact sports that won’t require teams to test for Covid-19 moving forward. Pajaro Valley Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Michelle Rodriguez was notified on...

St. Francis falls to Scotts Valley in county’s first football game during pandemic

SANTA CRUZ—The last time the St. Francis High football team stepped foot on the field it won in a blowout against Harbor High to end the 2019 season on a high note. The Sharks hoped that the momentum from that win would continue into the...

Geiser Field renovations could begin next week

Watsonville High school field
WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville High School site council committee is still onboard with a renovation project at Emmett M. Geiser Field, but now it will not have to decide whether or not to use Measure L funds to help pay for it. Instead, Pajaro Valley Unified School...

Belgard Kup football game between Watsonville rivals postponed

WATSONVILLE—The Pajaro Valley High football team has been conditioning for several weeks, gearing up for what will be the shortest season in the program’s history.  That season is in danger of becoming a week shorter after this Saturday’s game for the illustrious Belgard Kup against...