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‘Catz hopeful to turn season around despite slow start | Boys soccer 

WATSONVILLE—It’s been a frustrating season for Watsonville High center back Manuel Cano, who has been trying everything in his will to watch his teammates succeed.  However, things are not looking too good at the moment for the Wildcatz boys’ soccer team, which is off to...

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,...

Mariners set to make a run in the CCS D-III playoffs | Boys basketball

APTOS—The Aptos High boys’ basketball team might actually get its chance to play a rubber match against league rival Santa Cruz High in the upcoming Central Coast Section postseason.   The Mariners and Cardinals, co-champions of the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League, split their regular-season meetings...

‘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...

Photos: ‘Catz declawed by Cardinals in non-league action | Week 2 scoreboard

WATSONVILLE—Watsonville High junior quarterback Vicente Baltazar connected with Albert De Haro for a touchdown in their 50-7 loss to Santa Cruz High in non-league play Sept. 3. The Wildcatz’s special teams unit had a 40-yard kickoff return that set them up with good field possession.  On...

Grizzlies fall short to Bellarmine in D-I finals | CCS boys soccer

SAN JOSE—At the start of the season, Pajaro Valley High senior Ignacio Aguado called out a pair of schools and challenged them if they ever got the chance to meet in the Central Coast Section boys soccer playoffs. His wish came true once he found...

Mariners fall to St. Ignatius in CCS semifinals | High school football

SAN FRANCISCO—Aptos High senior Caden Prichard stood on the sideline Friday night as he watched the seconds tick away in his final season.     With tears rolling down his cheeks, he gave every one of his teammates one last hug after the No. 3-seeded Mariners lost...

Pajaro Valley’s Isaac Rojas named Cypress Division’s top player | PCAL boys soccer

WATSONVILLE—Prior to the season, Pajaro Valley High senior Isaac Rojas changed the shoelaces on his red cleats and it turned out they weren’t exactly the right length.   No matter how many times he tied them they just came apart, continuously stepping on them yet never...

Mustangs, Condors set to compete in league play | PCAL girls soccer

WATSONVILLE—The Monte Vista Christian girls’ soccer team took a big hit on the roster sheet after losing seven starters due to either graduation, students moving out of state or attending a different school.  That’s why it was a relief for first-year Mustangs coach John Martin...

Mariners cruise past Christopher, advances to D-II semifinals | CCS football

APTOS—It was a cold chilly night for Aptos High football fans who were bundled up and ready to see some action on Trevin Dilfer Memorial Field one final time this season. The No. 3 seeded Mariners did not disappoint the home crowd as they dominated...
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Prison in Paradise; Santa Cruz County Jail criticized in annual Grand...

By Alesandro Manzella Many people who are arrested and booked into Santa Cruz County Jail not only lose their freedom, but also access to health...