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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...

Hawks qualify for the CCS playoffs | Girls volleyball

The season will continue for the Mount Madonna School girls’ volleyball team after it qualified for a spot in the upcoming Central Coast Section playoffs.  The Hawks along with four other Santa Cruz County teams advanced to postseason play, which kicks off with first-round action...

Sharks’ football team optimistic for recurring success

WATSONVILLE—The St. Francis High football team had undoubtedly the best season in the program’s short illustrious history in 2021.  The Sharks captured the Pacific Coast Athletic League’s Santa Lucia Division title—going undefeated in league play—and finished runner-up in the Central Coast Section Division V championship...

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 pounce on Spartans to remain unbeaten in league play | Girls basketball

WATSONVILLE—It took a while for the Pajaro Valley High girls’ basketball team to turn its season around prior to the start of league play. But once the afterburners came on the Grizzlies have gone full speed ahead, including in Friday night’s 32-25 win against Gonzales...

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...

Grizzlies highly optimistic following speedy start | PCAL boys soccer preview

WATSONVILLE—Pajaro Valley High boys soccer coach Cesar Rojas  wanted to test his players and made it a point to schedule some of the toughest non-league opponents around in the area. The Grizzlies—who have yet to suffer a loss—responded to their first-year skipper by firing right...

Mustangs’ extend winning-streak to four after a victory over Wilcox | Girls lacrosse

WATSONVILLE—It didn’t take long for the Monte Vista Christian girls’ lacrosse team to turn things around after suffering a heartbreaking loss to begin the season.  Junior midfielder Arianna Covarrubias had four goals and three assists for the Mustangs in their 20-5 non-league victory against Wilcox...

Preps of the Week: Pajaro Valley’s Damian Rodriguez, Watsonville’s Melanie Nuñez | Pajaronian Sports Ticker

This week’s edition of the Pajaronian Sports Ticker highlights local prep athletes for their performances during the week of Feb. 13-19.  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 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,...
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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...