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February 22, 2024

Football Utopia: Watsonville's numbers continue to rise despite statewide decline

Watsonville has 63 players on its varsity team, 41 on junior varsity and 46 at the freshman level. Those are numbers that numerous programs across the tri-county would love to have, but can’t seem to replicate.

MVC drops first game of the season to Scotts Valley | Girls lacrosse

WATSONVILLE—Monte Vista Christian girls’ lacrosse team was off to its best start in the program’s short history by winning seven straight games to start the season. But the Mustangs hit a minor bump on the road following a 17-8 loss to Scotts Valley High in...

Girls volleyball: Hawks soar for second straight CCS D-V title

PALO ALTO—With the Central Coast Section title on the line, Mount Madonna senior Paola Jacobs took a minute to examine the court and then set up for the serve. In a flash, the ball sailed across the court and hit the hardwood for the match-winning...

Aptos’ Trent Nosky wins CCS title | Boys cross country

BELMONT—Aptos High senior Trent Nosky has been on a mission since the boys’ cross country season took off nearly three months ago.  The Mariners’ top runner—who was fresh coming off a Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League title—was at it again after a strong performance at...

HS Football, Week 1: Sandoval, Barcelo run wild as Watsonville retains Kup

Senior running backs James Sandoval and Matthew Barcelo combined to rush for 312 yards and five touchdowns, and Watsonville’s defensive front made life difficult for Pajaro Valley High senior quarterback Max Arevalo in the Wildcatz’s 35-6 win over their cross-city rival.

HS Football: Mariners’ Austen a BIG deal

Austen, a senior offensive lineman for the Aptos High football team, stands at a towering 6-foot-5-inches and 311 pounds. Standing next to his fellow lineman, the starting left tackle makes them all look like members of the freshman squad. Six-foot-2, 283-pound senior tackle Joseph Gutierrez-Lee might as well be 5-foot-7 and 150 pounds.

‘Catz hire Joe Gregorio as interim head coach | High school football

WATSONVILLE—There was no doubt one day that Joe Gregorio was going to take over as the head coach of the Watsonville High football team.  It was never a matter of if he would take the job, but the big question always remained of when he...

MVC’s Doyle named MVP in SCCAL’s ‘A’ Division | HS football

WATSONVILLE—Monte Vista Christian School football senior standout Brendan Doyle was everywhere his coaches needed him to be this season, both on and off the field. His hard work and dedication to the game didn’t go unrecognized as coaches within the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic...

Grizzlies continue hunt for first-ever league crown | Boys basketball

WATSONVILLE—The start of the season didn’t go as planned for Pajaro Valley senior Matthew Silos and the boys' basketball team after going winless during its non-league portion of the schedule.  However, the 6-foot-1, 250-pound center now has the Grizzlies on the hunt for the program’s...

HS Track & Field: Watsonville’s Ruiz resets 3,200 record

Watsonville sophomore Layla Ruiz reset her school record in the 3,200-meters while racing against some of the best high school distance runners in the state at the Stanford Invitational on March 29.