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Mariners embark on long journey ahead | High school softball 

Mother Nature hasn’t been too kind for Aptos High, which has yet to begin the 2024 softball season because of cancellations due to last month’s rainy weather.   But a little bit of rain hasn’t deterred a young, and very hungry, Mariners squad, which continues to...

Falcons ready to make noise in the SCCAL | High school softball

The softball season returns for Scotts Valley High, and the Falcons are ready to fly back on the diamond in 2024. At the helm is second-year coach Jeremy Wilson, who believes this can be the year to bring home a Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League...

Pajaronian Sports Ticker: Pajaro Valley’s Izaak Ocampo, MVC’s Kyra Driscoll 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. 24-March 2.  Preps of the Week Boys: Pajaro Valley junior Izaak Ocampo broke three records on one day at the track and field Winter Time Trials...

Mustangs ready for new challenge in Mission Division | High school softball 

Monte Vista Christian was bumped into a higher division this past offseason after coming off a successful title run in 2023. For some teams, it can take time getting adjusted to a much higher level of play.  The Mustangs seem to be handling the competition...

Wildcatz aim for a return to the postseason | High school baseball

Baseball season is finally upon us. Besides the recent rain storms, it has been all smiles at Watsonville High as the baseball team works its way back. The Wildcatz are led by second-year head coach Tige McSwain Sr. at the helm. In his first season...

Pajaronian Sports Ticker: Aptos’ Lucas Zuniga, Janie Houser 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. 19-25.    Preps of the Week Boys: Aptos High junior Lucas Zuniga competed in the 285-pound weight class at this year’s California Interscholastic Federation State Wrestling Championships...

Scotts Valley’s Danica Kelley captures CIF State Wrestling title

After two straight failed attempts of placing atop the podium at the California Interscholastic Federation State Wrestling Championships, the third time became a charm for Danica Kelley.   The Scotts Valley High star senior wrestler turned her dream into a reality following a first place finish...

Mariners eliminated from D-III playoffs following loss to Mills | CCS girls basketball

Aptos High School won a bid to host a Central Coast Section Division III girls basketball semifinals game no matter which teams were going to be competing that evening. It so happened the No. 3 Mariners earned a spot as the “visitors” at their home...

Mariners sail past Del Mar in D-III quarterfinals | CCS girls basketball

Aptos High junior Berkeley Ashby struggled to get into rhythm on the court during their Central Coast Section postseason opener against visiting Del Mar High on Tuesday night.   It took longer than she had hoped but she eventually found a groove and it came at...

Watsonville’s Gutierrez punches ticket to CIF State Championships | High school wrestling

In the span of just one year, Watsonville High senior Joselyn Gutierrez went from learning the basics of wrestling to qualifying for a state berth.   The standout Wildcatz athlete took fourth in the 130-pound weight class bracket at the Central Coast Section Masters Tournament held...
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Coalition sues Monterey Ag Commissioner, Department of Pesticide Regulation

A group of educators, union officials and pesticide reform advocates have sued the California Department of Pesticide Regulation and the Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner,...

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