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July 14, 2024

Mariners capture fifth-straight league crown| Boys golf

APTOS—Aptos High boys’ golf coach Paul Zech felt a lot of pressure to have a good season this year, especially considering the program’s rich tradition of winning on the course. The first-year head coach was also filling in the shoes of longtime skipper Jamie Townsend,...

Local athletes verbally commit to compete at collegiate level

A pair of high school student-athletes recently made a decision regarding their future academic and athletic careers. Aptos High soccer standout Jazmine Castañeda and North Monterey County High softball sensation Dejalei Visesio both verbally committed to play their respective sports next year at the collegiate...

Mustangs’ offense blazes past Rancho San Juan | High school football roundup 

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Monte Vista Christian football team last week was looking to keep its momentum rolling when it faced a challenging Pacific Coast Athletic League opponent in Rancho San Juan High of Salinas in non-league action.  The Mustangs offense had a huge night in the air as...

Wildcatz boys’ volleyball team remains unbeaten in PCAL Mission action | Sports Roundup

WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville High boys’ volleyball team defeated cross-town rival Pajaro Valley in sweeping fashion (25-15, 25-20, 25-12) in Pacific Coast Athletic League Mission Division play Thursday evening. Senior middle hitter Isaak Vargas said getting the league win was a big momentum shift for them, especially...

Preps of the Week: Pajaro Valley’s Angel Rodriguez, Aptos’ Berkeley Ashby | Pajaronian Sports Ticker

This week’s edition of the Pajaronian Sports Ticker highlights local prep athletes for their performances during the week of Dec. 26-31.  Coaches and athletic directors are encouraged to submit scores and stats to [email protected]. Follow sports editor Juan Reyes on Twitter @jmreyes831 for score and...

Grizzlies continue hunt for first-ever league crown | Boys basketball

WATSONVILLE—The start of the season didn’t go as planned for Pajaro Valley senior Matthew Silos and the boys' basketball team after going winless during its non-league portion of the schedule.  However, the 6-foot-1, 250-pound center now has the Grizzlies on the hunt for the program’s...

Mariners finish strong to beat Alisal | High school football

APTOS—Aptos High senior Dante Aranda, whose moniker on the football field is “The Bus”, is known for delivering big hits and going full speed whenever the ball is in his hand.     The 5 foot, 10 inch, 235-pound fullback/nose guard was all over the field for...

Mariners’ talented youth looking to lead the way | High school softball

APTOS—The Aptos High softball team is back in action and looking to turn some heads in the Santa Cruz County Athletic League this season.  With a well-balanced group of veterans and experienced youth, Mariners manager Phil Rojas said this could be one of the most...

MVC’s Rykin Resurreccion continues to step up to the challenge | High school wrestling

WATSONVILLE—As a unit, the Monte Vista Christian wrestling team took its fair share of lumps competing in the challenging Pacific Coast Athletic League Gabilan Division this season.   But certain individuals were able to use the challenge and grow as the season progressed.  Rykin Resurreccion was one...

Grizzlies maintain positive attitude despite ongoing struggles | High school baseball

In January, baseball coaches within the Pacific Coast Athletic League have a meeting before the first set of practices begin at the end of the month.  One of the questions always raised for Pajaro Valley High is how many kids are going to show up,...
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Watsonville Police: suspect had ghost gun in stolen truck

Police on Sunday were looking for a man who escaped after leading them on a vehicle pursuit in a stolen pickup and a foot...