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MVC’s Clayton King launches to victory at Mission finals | Boys track and field

GILROY— The fastest and strongest boys’ track and field athletes from the Pajaro Valley flocked to Christopher High School on April 30 to compete in the Pacific Coast Athletic League Mission Division finals.  Monte Vista Christian senior Clayton King showed off his arm strength by...

Grizzlies showing improvement prior to league play | Girls basketball

WATSONVILLE—The Pajaro Valley girls basketball program has been in the rebuilding phase for the past three seasons, constantly improving year after year.  Grizzlies coach Mark Harris is hoping the pieces to the puzzle are in place so they can finally have the breakout season they’ve...

Mustangs credit mental toughness for triumphant season | Girls volleyball

WATSONVILLE—Monte Vista Christian girls volleyball coach Natalie Picone may be new to the program but the first-year skipper is already finding success with the team. The Mustangs are on the verge of bringing home a league title for the first time in nine years since...

Mustangs baseball team slips past the ‘Catz in PCAL action | Sports Roundup 

WATSONVILLE—Monte Vista Christian junior pitcher Jojo Keldsen earned some big-time bragging rights for the rest of the year against some of his childhood friends Wednesday afternoon. The right-hander recorded 12 strikeouts for the Mustangs baseball team in its 3-1 win over Watsonville High in Pacific...

Mariners bounce back and rise in the SCCAL | Boys soccer

APTOS—No matter how much a team prepares, speed bumps can hinder a season in the blink of an eye.  For the Aptos High boys’ soccer team, their ability to endure and overcome these speed bumps has contributed to their success. From injuries and Covid-19 protocols,...

Grizzlies determined to bounce back after rocky start | High school football

WATSONVILLE—It’s been a shaky start for the Pajaro Valley High football team after it lost two straight non-league games to begin the season.    The Grizzlies are far from giving up, however, and head coach Joe Manfre said a lot of the goals they set at...

‘Catz on track to win at PCAL Mission finals | Girls track and field

WATSONVILLE—It was make or break time for dozens of athletes at Tuesday’s Pacific Coast Athletic League Mission Division Girls Track and Field trials at Watsonville High School. Watsonville senior Mayra Peralta-Celedon definitely made the most of it as she finished with the fastest qualifying time...

Preps of the Week: Aptos’ Eddie Alvarez, Watsonville’s Nancy Morado | Pajaronian Sports Ticker

This week’s edition of the Pajaronian Sports Ticker highlights local prep athletes for their performances during the week of Dec. 12-18.  Coaches and athletic directors are encouraged to submit scores and stats to [email protected]. Follow sports editor Juan Reyes on Twitter at @jmreyes831 for score...

Locals run tough at PCAL finals | Boys cross country

SALINAS—St. Francis High senior Julian Vargas came storming out of the gates at the sound of the pistol, looking to capture his first Pacific Coast Athletic League cross country title.  But it was York School standout senior Michael Julian who crossed the finish line first...

Sharks one step closer to reaching D-IV title game | CCS baseball

WATSONVILLE—There was a buzz going around the locker room shortly after the St. Francis High baseball team found out where it was placed in the Central Coast Section playoffs. That feeling of excitement is still lingering after the No. 4 seeded Sharks defeated No. 5...
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Murder arrest at Seabright Beach

A Santa Cruz man was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of killing a woman on Seabright State Beach. The Santa Cruz Police Department said...

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