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August 16, 2022

Local gymnast shines at national championships

APTOS—Aptos High student Taj Gleitsman set a goal to make the USA Gymnastics National Team one way or another. The 16-year-old Corralitos native is now just one of seven athletes that earned a spot after a brilliant performance at the USA Gymnastics Tumbling & Trampoline...

Americans Emmanuel Bor, Ednah Kurgat win at Wharf to Wharf Race

SANTA CRUZ—The return of the Wharf to Wharf Race didn’t start off as planned after a law enforcement officer on a motorcycle was stuck, forcing competitors to run around him.     It may have slightly thrown off Emmanuel Bor and the rest of the elite pack...

Watsonville’s Rebollar named to USL Championship’s Team of the Week

SEASIDE—Monterey Bay F.C. forward Adrian Rebollar earned a spot on the bench on USL Championship’s Team of the Week for Week 20. The Watsonville native earned his league top-18 honor for his performance on the pitch last Saturday night's 2-0 win over New York Red Bulls II...

Wharf to Wharf Race returns after two-year hiatus

CAPITOLA—The Wharf to Wharf Race is back in action this weekend in Santa Cruz County for the first time since 2019. On Sunday, participants will be able to gather around Beach and Cliff streets near the Santa Cruz Wharf for the 50th running of the...

Local group to honor late friend with golf tournament

SANTA CRUZ—David Rose was a local renowned general surgeon who passed away nearly two years ago. His former colleague and close friend George Mendoza couldn’t do anything to honor him due to the Covid-19 pandemic. On Saturday, he’ll get a chance to pay tribute to his...

DubTown Palomino baseball team wins NorCal tourney

SANTA CRUZ—The DubTown 18-U baseball team out of Watsonville faced elimination not once, but four times during this past week’s NorCal Super Regional Palomino Tournament.  With their backs against the wall, DubTown defeated the Santa Clara Red Sox twice on Sunday to capture the championship...

Aptos’ Churchill named Pajaronian Female Athlete of the Year 

APTOS—Aptos High alumna Elizabeth Churchill has danced everything from ballet to more upbeat jazz and lyrical performances.  It’s taken her years to hone her skills, including how to sauté with such ease that it looks like at times she could be floating in mid-air.   This past...

Aptos All Star squad wins District 39 Majors title

SANTA CRUZ—Aptos Little League All Star pitcher Dominik Castillo has suffered defeat on three different occasions when it came to the District 39 Championship round. The 12-year-old ace right-hander wasn’t about to let it happen again as he gave up just two runs while recording...

St. Francis’ Aquino named Pajaronian Male Athlete of the Year

WATSONVILLE—It was a memorable campaign for St. Francis High alumnus Saul Noel Aquino who closed out his senior year as a champion, while also earning a couple of accolades along the way.  The standout student-athlete was named the Most Valuable Player in the Pacific Coast...

Warriors sign Lester Quinones to two-way contract

SANTA CRUZ—The Golden State Warriors announced Wednesday that it has signed guard Lester Quinones to a two-way contract.  Quinones, who went undrafted in this year’s NBA draft, played three seasons at the University of Memphis. He averaged 10.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in...