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Pajaronian Sports Ticker: Aptos’ Carlos Gutierrez, Pajaro Valley’s Valeria Acosta named Preps of the Week

This week’s edition of the Pajaronian Sports Ticker highlights local prep athletes for their performances during the week of Feb. 12-18.    Preps of the Week Boys: Aptos High senior Carlos Gutierrez had three goals and four assists in three games played for the Mariners boys’...

Mariners, Grizzlies set to embark on playoff runs | CCS soccer

Aptos High was awarded a home game for this upcoming weekend’s quarterfinals round of the Central Coast Section boys soccer playoffs. The Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League champion Mariners earned a No. 4 seed and will host No. 5 Serra High (6-3-5) out of the...

Watsonville girls’ team rewarded with trip to postseason | CCS basketball

Members of the Watsonville High girls’ basketball team weren’t sure whether they’d get a chance to compete in the Central Coast Section playoffs.  But the Wildcatz snuck their way into the Division I bracket technically as the No. 16 seed and will play at No....

Pajaronian Sports Ticker: St. Francis’ Sam Braun, Aptos’ Abby Sherwood named Preps of the Week

This week’s edition of the Pajaronian Sports Ticker highlights local prep athletes for their performances during the week of Feb. 5-11.    Preps of the Week Boys: St. Francis High senior Sam Braun had back-to-back monster games for the Sharks boys’ basketball team. He finished with 24...

Mariners capture SCCAL title after decade-long drought | High School Soccer Roundup

Aptos High boys soccer coach Roberto Zuñiga has a banner hanging in his office to commemorate a league championship for the 2021-22 season. It’s a reminder of how they were snubbed from bringing home a Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League crown all because of a...

Mustangs girls team remains hopeful for playoff berth | High school basketball roundup

A sense of pressure was evident throughout the gymnasium when the Monte Vista Christian girl’s basketball team visited Soledad High in last week’s battle for first place in the Mission Division. The Mustangs had to win in order just to keep their league title hopes...

Sharks secure first ever outright league title | Girls Basketball

For the first time in five years the St. Francis High girls’ basketball team faced an opportunity to take home a league title. Only this time they weren’t looking to share the pie.  In a back-and-forth game filled with eccentric plays from both sides, the Sharks...

Sharks on course for program’s first ever league title | Boys soccer

A plan was set in place this season for St. Francis High senior Eilias Garcia and his fellow teammates on the boys’ soccer team. Since the start of the winter season, they’ve been learning step by step how to execute that plan, and slowly enough...

Preps of the Week: St. Francis’ Thiago Caetano, Maya Calfee | Pajaronian Sports Ticker

This week’s edition of the Pajaronian Sports Ticker highlights local prep athletes for their performances during the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 3.  Coaches and athletic directors are encouraged to submit scores and highlights to [email protected]. Follow sports editor Juan Reyes (@jmreyes831) on Twitter for scores...

Mariners quintet capture SCCAL titles | High school wrestling

Aptos High senior Diego Hernandez had some unfinished business going into last week’s league wrestling championships after finishing runner-up in back-to-back years. There was nothing he wanted more than to finally stand atop the podium for the first time in his career.  The Mariners’ standout wrestler...
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TEDxSantaCruz 2024 announces April event at Cabrillo College

South Santa Cruz County will be well represented at this year’s TEDxSantaCruz event, which returns April 13 and will be held at Cabrillo College’s...

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