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July 21, 2024

Watsonville’s Ruben Mora named The Pajaronian’s Boys Athlete of the Year

No pain, no gain.  It’s an idiom often used by athletes for motivation during some of the most grueling moments of their lives. Watsonville High graduate Ruben Mora had his fair share of those moments while donning a Wildcatz uniform. Whether it was overcoming injuries or...

Watsonville’s Amelia Martinez commended as Mission Division’s top pitcher | All-PCAL softball

Watsonville High sophomore Amelia Martinez was named the Pacific Coast Athletic League Mission Division’s Pitcher of the Year for the 2024 regular season.  The Wildcatz’s star pitcher finished with a 13-2 overall record in 20 appearances in the circle. She had a 1.59 ERA with...

SV’s LaRiviere named MVP, Aptos’ Espinoza earns Pitcher of the Year | All-SCCAL baseball

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Blake LaRiviere had the initial plan of playing for both the Scotts Valley High football and baseball teams to close out his senior year with a bang. Instead, he decided to opt out of the football season so he could focus on baseball and...

Scotts Valley’s Taylor Wilson recognized as league’s top player | All-SCCAL softball

Scotts Valley High junior Taylor Wilson earned the league’s top honors as the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League’s Player of the Year for the 2024 season. “This award means a lot to me because it was my goal from the beginning of the season and...

St. Francis’ Nash Horton named co-MVP of Gabilan Division | All-PCAL baseball 

St. Francis High junior Nash Horton missed the 2023 baseball season due to a major injury to his pitching shoulder.  While still in an arm sling, he was told to jot down any goals he had in mind.  What started as a short list turned into...

Marcus Northcutt steps down as Watsonville’s athletic director

Marcus Northcutt has stepped down as Watsonville High’s athletic director after seven years with the school, he told The Pajaronian on Thursday.     Northcutt, 52, will take on the same duties at North Salinas High starting in July. He will replace longtime athletic director Jean Ashen,...

St. Francis athletes officially sign National Letters of Intent

St. Francis High School last week celebrated and recognized a group of its student-athletes who will venture off into a new journey in college.  Aaliysah Gomez, Markel Parker, Micah Cervantes, Pedro Ibarra and Trey Silva all signed their National Letters of Intent to compete at...

Sharks’ baseball postseason aspirations cut short by TKA | CCS playoffs roundup

The St. Francis High baseball team entered last week’s Central Coast Section playoffs against The King’s Academy riding the high of a 15-game winning streak. It was a win-or-go-home scenario and, while both teams gave it all they had, the Knights concluded the Sharks’ season...

Local qualifiers gear up for CCS quarterfinals | High school softball

The Central Coast Section softball playoffs begin this weekend for four local qualifiers hoping to go on a section title run to cap off their season. Aptos, Scotts Valley and Watsonville will begin their quest for a championship starting on the road, while San Lorenzo...

Local teams awarded home game for CCS quarterfinals | High school baseball 

A trio of local baseball teams have been preparing this week for the upcoming Central Coast Section baseball playoffs. Aptos, St. Francis and Scotts Valley high schools will have the luxury of hosting the quarterfinals after earning a high seed in their respective divisions. Below is...
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