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October 26, 2020

Local coaches react to school district’s rules for summer conditioning

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WATSONVILLE—Pajaro Valley Unified School District announced last week that student-athletes will be allowed to participate in athletic conditioning and workouts starting Monday. Pajaro Valley High School athletic director Joe Manfre said the decision will give coaches a chance to...

School athletics can begin conditioning

WATSONVILLE—The Pajaro Valley Unified School District came one step closer to bring back athletics for its students by releasing a set of guidelines for summer conditioning, which can begin as early as next week.  Athletic conditioning and workouts will...

Cabrillo football program suspends operations for two years

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It’ll be a few years before fans will see any action from the Cabrillo College football team.  The community college’s Board of Trustees held a special virtual meeting Tuesday evening and came to a unanimous decision to suspend football...

Girls soccer: Castillo brings home PCAL-Santa Lucia MVP, first team awards

WATSONVILLE–The Pajaro Valley High girls’ soccer team had what was arguably the program’s best season to date.  They won the Pacific Coast Athletic League Santa Lucia title and went to the Central Coast Section Division IV playoffs.

Coronavirus: Local athletes affected by Olympic postponement

The sports world took a major hit Tuesday as the International Olympic Committee announced it will postpone this year’s summer games.  Thomas Bach, president of the IOC, and Abe Shinzo, prime minister of Japan, decided the Olympic Games in...

Boys soccer: Lazo named top player in the PCAL-Gabilan

Alex Lazo spent his first three years playing soccer at Watsonville High but the team colors he sported weren’t exactly black and gold. However, the 5-foot, 10-inch, 160-pound defender decided to put on a Wildcatz’s jersey for his senior...

HS Sports: Spring season put on hold due to COVID-19 concerns

The local sports world came to a sudden halt last week. Prep and college athletics took a seat due to rising concerns of the COVID-19 virus. Travis Fox, athletic director at Aptos High, said all athletic activities including games,...

Togo’s Athletes of the Week, 03/13: Damian Rivas, Anastacia Alba

Damian Rivas, Watsonville: Wildcatz’s senior won the 1600 and 800 meter races at the Winter Time Trials at Watsonville High on March 6. He helped Watsonville finish third as a team with 91.5 points. Anastacia Alba, Watsonville: Wildcatz’s junior...

Weekly Roundup, 03/13: Rivas shines at track and field winter trials

Watsonville High’s Damian Rivas won the 1600 and 800 meter races at the Winter Time Track and Field Trials at Watsonville High on March 6. Rivas finished in 4 minutes, 39.42 seconds in the 1600 and 2:09.96 in the...

On the Lowdown: High school sports continue despite coronavirus scare

*NOTE: This story was written prior to Thursday night’s decision to suspend school athletics.  Make no joke about it. The coronavirus is real and it’s slowly making its way into the Pajaro Valley. But the big...