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Covid-19 restrictions keeping stands silent, empty at roaring Ocean Speedway

WATSONVILLE—Ryan Winter had a decent night at Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway racetrack as he placed second in the South Bay Dwarf Car main event on Aug. 7. It was a nice finish for the Galt native, but he admitted that something was missing. “The atmosphere,” he...

R-P Female Student-Athlete of the Year, 2017-18: Zlatunich ran to greatness in final year

Over the last four school years, Zlatunich kept the Mariners’ cross country team on top of the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League and Central Coast Section, while also bringing it back to the top of the mountain at the state level. And on the track, she helped Aptos regain control of the SCCAL and followed in the footsteps of the team’s former stars at CCS.

Cabrillo football program suspends operations for two years

Cabrillo football
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 operations for at least two years. Cabrillo...

SC Warriors donate masks to Loaves and Fishes

Santa Cruz Warriors mask distribution
WATSONVILLE—The Santa Cruz Warriors’ season ended more than seven months ago—it was cut short due to the Covid-19 pandemic—but the NBA G League franchise has found different ways to score points in the Santa Cruz County. Team mascot Mav’Riks on Oct. 12 dropped off a...

Men's JC basketball: Seahawks’ Seymour realizing grand potential

In six games as a starter, Seymour has accumulated 44 rebounds, 28 points, 18 blocks, five assists and four steals for Cabrillo, who tonight travel to Gilroy to play Gavilan College in a game that could determine the conference championship.

Adam Hazel to step down as St. Francis’ athletic director

WATSONVILLE—St. Francis High announced last week that athletic director Adam Hazel will step down from his position at the end of this school year. Hazel, 38, is in his 10th year as a teacher, coach and administrator at St. Francis. He spent the past seven...

Boys soccer preview, 2018-19: Youthful Watsonville trying to reach high bar; Ceiba, M.V.C. cherish new opportunities

The Watsonville Wildcatz are younger than usual, but the lofty yearly expectations thrusted upon the 11-time Central Coast Section champions haven’t changed.

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...

HS football: Watsonville taps alumnus Anthony Valdivia as new head coach

WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville High School athletics department announced this week that Anthony Valdivia was named the new head coach of the varsity football program.  Valdivia, a Watsonville alumnus and former player from 2001-04, returns to the team after a 15-year absence. “It’s my school,” he said “It’s...

SC Warriors: Living out the dream

Santa Cruz Warriors forward Juan Toscano-Anderson has the chance to turn a fantasy of playing for his “hometown” team into reality by signing with Golden State's practice squad.