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October 19, 2021

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...

CDPH gives high school sports ‘blueprint’ to return to play

By Emanuel Lee, Hollister Free Lance Sports Editor Calling it the “document we’ve been waiting for,” Central Coast Section Commissioner Dave Grissom said the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) recent release in regards to youth sports gives him and the other 10 section commissioners...

Youth cheerleading: Evolution Cheer team earns trip to Orlando

The Evolution Cheer team is going to Disney World.  The youngsters out of Watsonville earned a trip of a lifetime to compete in March at the Quest Recreational Championship in Orlando, Fla.  Last month, the group placed first with a score of 92 in the 14-Under...

Jubenal Rodriguez steps down as football coach at MVC

WATSONVILLE – After two successful seasons with the Monte Vista Christain football team, Jubenal Rodriguez is stepping down as head coach of the program.  Rodriguez, 31, said he announced his resignation Aug. 28, the same day he stepped down from his teaching position as health...

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 operations for at least two years. Cabrillo...

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.

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.

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.

HS football: Ron Myers retires from coaching

Ron Myers has spent nearly half a century on the football field sidelines, calling the shots and transforming countless student athletes into young adults off the field. But after 47 years, the godfather of the Black Death defense at Watsonville High, is stepping down after...

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...