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Mariners looking to make some noise in league play | Girls golf

APTOS—Matt Anderson has adjusted quite well in his second stint as coach of the Aptos High girls’ golf team. He’s feeling more confident than ever, ready to make some noise in the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League this season. However, the Mariners are going to...

Mariners are set to sail with next generation | Boys basketball

APTOS—The Aptos High boys’ basketball team went through a major overhaul during the offseason after it lost 10 seniors due to graduation, leaving many roles to be filled.  One such role belonged to Cameron Saldaña, who averaged 18 points per game and was one of...

Mariners’ girls basketball team comes up short in Sportsmanship Classic championship | Sports Roundup 

Aptos High senior guard Jaylen Dang had 12 points for the Mariners’ girls basketball team in a 54-52 loss to North Salinas High in the North Salinas Sportsmanship Classic championship on Dec. 18. Dang, who was named to the all-tournament team, also hauled in five...

Mariners, Sharks earn trips to CCS playoffs | High school football

The Central Coast Section football playoff brackets are in order and a pair of local schools will represent the area in Friday’s upcoming quarterfinals. Aptos High—tri co-champion of the Pacific Coast Athletic League’s Gabilan Division—and Cypress Division runner-up St. Francis both will extend their season...

Mariners join two other league rivals in CCS D-III bracket | Girls basketball 

APTOS—The Aptos High girls’ basketball team is on its way to compete in the Central Coast Section playoffs after securing an at-large bid in Wednesday’s seeding meeting. It’s been a week since the Mariners last played and it’ll be an extra five days before the...

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...

Grizzlies notch first win of the season | High school softball

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA—Pajaro Valley junior Marlin Ruiz happened to be at the right place at the right time on the softball field Friday afternoon.  The third baseman made the game-winning double play that helped the Grizzlies capture a 14-13 win in Pacific Coast Athletic League...

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

This week’s edition of the Pajaronian Sports Ticker highlights local prep athletes for their performances during the week of Nov. 28 - Dec. 3.  Coaches and athletic directors are encouraged to submit scores and stats to [email protected].  Preps of the Week Boys: Aptos High junior Eddie Alvarez...

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...

Mustangs ready to ride in Gabilan division | High school wrestling 

WATSONVILLE—The Monte Vista Christian wrestling team will face a series of tough challenges this upcoming season. Apart from having a roster of primarily underclassmen, the Mustangs were bumped up to the more competitive Pacific Coast Athletic League’s Gabilan Division, by default. MVC coach Jeff Silveira would’ve...
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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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