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Grizzlies stomp Harbor on Senior Day | High school football roundup

WATSONVILLE—It was a day full of mixed emotions for Pajaro Valley senior Eric Viveros who stepped on the football field for the final time on his home turf. The hefty lineman scored his first career touchdown to help lift the Grizzlies past Harbor High for...

Aptos’ Churchill named Pajaronian Female Athlete of the Year 

APTOS—Aptos High alumna Elizabeth Churchill has danced everything from ballet to more upbeat jazz and lyrical performances.  It’s taken her years to hone her skills, including how to sauté with such ease that it looks like at times she could be floating in mid-air.   This past...

Locals set to compete at Central Coast All-Star Football Game

The 38th Annual Central Coast 2023 All-Star High School Football Game is taking place at Rabobank Stadium in Salinas on Saturday at 7pm.  The game will feature players from Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito County high schools who were selected by their respective coaches.  “The...

Sharks’ goal-line stand earns win over Greenfield | High school football

GREENFIELD—The St. Francis High football team was on the verge of losing its first game of the season in heartbreaking fashion. But a huge defensive stop at the goal line helped the Sharks narrowly escape with a 14-10 win against Greenfield High in non-league action...

Sharks football quartet makes college commitments

WATSONVILLE—St. Francis High football coach John Ausman doesn’t have much to work with when it comes to building a “powerhouse” program.  The school has roughly 220 students enrolled and the football program brings in about 20% of the student body—40 players—for both junior varsity and...

Preps of the Week: Watsonville’s Brody Legions, MVC’s Kayla Fullalove-Silveira | Pajaronian Sports Ticker

This week’s edition of the Pajaronian Sports Ticker highlights local prep athletes for their performances during the week of April 24-30.  Coaches and athletic directors are encouraged to submit scores and stats to [email protected]. Follow sports editor Juan Reyes on Twitter @jmreyes831 for scores and...

Mariners hang tough in loss to St. Francis in CCS quarterfinals | HS football

MOUNTAIN VIEW—Aptos High went into Friday night’s Central Coast Section Division I quarterfinals in what some were calling an unwinnable game from the beginning. For a while, it seemed like the No. 8 Mariners were on the verge of pulling off a David versus Goliath...

Believe it or not, superstition plays big role in sports

Watsonville High senior Itzel Martinez has been a terror on the field as of late, scoring each and every way possible to help the Wildcatz girls flag football team improve during the program’s inaugural season.   The standout quarterback tossed three touchdown passes in a 25-8...

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...

St. Francis’ Sam Braun named top player in Cypress Division | PCAL boys basketball

WATSONVILLE—St. Francis High junior Sam Braun got a late start to the basketball year after he was forced to sit out until January when he was eligible to play due to his transfer request during the offseason. It didn’t take long for the standout forward...
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Photo story: Watsonville chase ends at levee

Watsonville Police search for two men who jumped out of this Honda sedan late Friday on the Pajaro River levee. The incident began at...