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John Wilson retires from coaching after 30 years on the sidelines

APTOS—The Cabrillo College athletics department last month announced that women's basketball coach John Wilson stepped down from his position and is retiring from coaching basketball.    The announcement came after the Seahawks’ commanding 63-44 win over De Anza College in their final home game of the...

Mariners’ dynamic duo earns All-SCCAL first team honors | Boys basketball

Aptos High seniors Cameron Saldaña and Jack Spinelli were a powerful dynamic duo for the Mariners boys’ basketball team this season. They led Aptos (22-6, 9-1), co-champion of the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League, to the Central Coast Section Division III finals against Burlingame. The coaches...

Sharks’ softball team remains unbeaten with win over Gonzales | Sports Roundup

WATSONVILLE—The St. Francis High softball team remains unbeaten after its first week of play thanks to another power pitching performance by Alicia Mendez.  The senior pitcher racked up 11 strikeouts and did not give up a walk for the Sharks in their 4-1 win against...

Mariners standout guards earn All-SCCAL first team honors | Girls basketball

Aptos High senior guards Jaylen Dang and Jasmine Ackerman earned spots on the all-Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League First Team in a recent vote by the league basketball coaches.  Dang averaged 14.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists for the Mariners (17-10, 6-4), who placed...

Watsonville duo earns PCAL Players of the Year honors | Boys soccer

The Watsonville High boys’ soccer team went on a historic run this season that ended with a trip to the California Interscholastic Federation Northern California Regionals Division I finals. Leading the way were seniors Mateo Arias and Isaac Vargas, who were recognized by the coaches...

Grizzlies’ trio earns All-PCAL first-team honors | Girls soccer

The Pajaro Valley High girls’ soccer team was one of the hottest groups towards the end of the season that was primarily led by a group of young, hungry players. Jocelyn Llamas, Valeria Acosta and Karla Leyva were recognized last week by the coaches within...

Mariners baseball team remains unbeaten in SCCAL play | Sports Roundup

APTOS—The Aptos High baseball team remains unbeaten in Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League play after its 2-0 win against Santa Cruz High on Tuesday.  Junior pitcher Gabe Gaeckle got the start on the mound for the Mariners. He threw for three innings, racking up eight...

‘Catz lose tough battle against Whitney in NorCal D-I final | Boys soccer

ROCKLIN—For a minute, it almost felt like Watsonville High senior center back Lombardo Flores was on the verge of orchestrating a miraculous comeback for the boys’ soccer team Saturday.  He scored a late goal in the California Interscholastic Federation Northern California Regionals Division I title...

Aptos boys’ hoops team gives Oakland a tough fight in NorCal D-III opener | Sports Roundup 

OAKLAND—The Aptos High boys’ basketball team was eliminated by Oakland High in the opening round of the CIF NorCal Division III playoffs Tuesday. Senior guard Cameron Saldana had 19 points for the No. 15 seeded Mariners who put up a fight until the final buzzer...

‘Catz survive penalty shoot-out against De La Salle in NorCal semis

WATSONVILLE—Watsonville High senior Mateo Arias will occasionally make the switch from forward to the midfielder position at any given time for the Wildcatz boys’ soccer team. Not a problem for him at all.   But during Thursday night’s CIF NorCal Regionals Division I semifinals, he was asked...
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Remembering the fallen: community celebrates Memorial Day

For Michelle Martinez Kamalani and her mother, Judy Martinez of Watsonville, Memorial Day meant setting time aside to visit Valley Catholic Cemetery.  With an electric...

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