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Grizzlies aim to turn season around after 0-2 start | HS football

WATSONVILLE—Pajaro Valley High athletic director Joe Manfre is entering his second season as head coach of the football team.  When he took over the program, the process of having to coach in an abbreviated Covid-19 season was still a whirlwind to him.  Manfre said this season...

‘Catz aim to make a deep run in CCS Open Division playoffs | Boys soccer

WATSONVILLE—Watsonville High coach Roland Hedgpeth is a member on the Central Coast Section boys’ soccer committee board.   On Thursday, the board got together—like they do each year—to discuss division placements, seedings and first round opponents for the upcoming postseason. The Wildcatz earned the No. 2 seed...

King City sneaks past ‘Catz in PCAL-Cypress action | HS football roundup

WATSONVILLE—Watsonville High senior linebacker Matthew Flores put on quite the defensive performance with 10-plus tackles and three sacks on Friday night.  But it wasn’t enough firepower for the Wildcatz as they were edged by King City, 7-0, in Pacific Coast Athletic League Cypress Division action...

Sharks aim to remain as PCAL’s lone undefeated team | High school football

The St. Francis High football team is currently the lone undefeated team in the entire Pacific Coast Athletic League this season.   They’re hoping to keep it that way as the Sharks (7-0, 3-0) get ready to take on King City in Cypress Division action Saturday...

Aptos’ Summer Jacob named league’s co-MVP | SCCAL girls soccer

APTOS—It’s typically difficult to identify an MVP-type caliber soccer player when they primarily play in the defensive backfield and it’s the attackers producing all of the highlight reels with the goals and assists. Aptos High senior defensive midfielder Summer Jacob recorded just one goal and...

Mustangs gear up for upcoming CCS Championships | High school cross country

The future of the Monte Vista Christian cross country program is brighter than their cobalt blue mascot—whose speed and endurance seems to have been acquired by the runners. After an offseason focused on preparing a team of young runners, the Mustangs have been triumphant in...

Mariners boys’ soccer team bounces back with shutout win against Harbor | Sports Roundup

SANTA CRUZ—Aptos High's Fredys Abrego finished with one goal and one assist for the Mariners boys' soccer team in a 3-0 win against Harbor High in Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League action on Thursday. Abrego scored in the 58th minute and he followed up with...

Local teams awarded home game for CCS quarterfinals | High school baseball 

A trio of local baseball teams have been preparing this week for the upcoming Central Coast Section baseball playoffs. Aptos, St. Francis and Scotts Valley high schools will have the luxury of hosting the quarterfinals after earning a high seed in their respective divisions. Below is...

Mariners’ showdown against San Benito canceled after Balers report Covid-19 outbreak | HS football 

APTOS—The Aptos High football team is on the brink of missing its first football game of the season due to Covid-19 protocols. The Mariners were notified Wednesday by San Benito High officials that Friday night’s game between both teams will be canceled. Aptos coach Randy Blankenship...

St. Francis’ Trey Silva, MVC’s Kayla Fullalove-Silveira named Preps of the Week | Pajaronian Sports Ticker

This week’s edition of the Pajaronian Sports Ticker highlights local prep athletes for their performances during the week of May 6-12.   Preps of the Week Boys: St. Francis High senior Trey Silva had one double and four RBIs for the Sharks baseball team in an 11-1...
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