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March 5, 2024

‘Catz continue to shine after hot start | PCAL girls volleyball preview

Watsonville High’s girls volleyball team is off and running to another hot start following back-to-back league wins against Soledad and Alvarez high schools. The Wildcatz improved to 2-0 in Pacific Coast Athletic League Mission Division play and currently own a 5-0 overall record.  “We just have...

Local high schools gear up for 2023 kickoff | PCAL football special 

The start of the 2023 football campaign officially kicks off this weekend after weeks of summer practices and offseason workouts. It’s a fresh start for the five local teams: Aptos, Monte Vista Christian, Pajaro Valley, St. Francis and Watsonville high schools, which are set to...

Aptos’ Lena Manchester punches ticket to state track and field championships

Aptos High senior Lena Manchester wasn’t too concerned about rankings or what lane she had to run in prior to her 100 meters hurdles race at last week’s Central Coast Section Finals. In fact, she tends to push herself a lot harder knowing there’s always...

Grizzlies motivated to have positive season | PCAL football preview

Unity is typically a key ingredient for any successful season whether it’s a winning record or a championship run in the postseason. It’s a trait that Pajaro Valley High senior Neo Moreno is trying to instill into the football team for the upcoming 2023 season. So...

Mariners maintain strong foundation during inaugural season | Girls flag football

When Aptos High junior Gabi Dow showed up to the first day of flag football tryouts, she wasn’t sure how big of a squad they’d have for the program’s inaugural season.  Especially since a large chunk of freshmen didn't partake in summer practices.  “When people started...

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

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...

‘Catz continue to thrive amidst changes within the program | PCAL football preview   

In the span of just one year, the Watsonville High football team has already gone through more changes than some programs might deal with over the course of a decade, or two.    Marcus Northcutt was named interim head coach after Joe Gregorio announced that he...

Grizzlies continue to strive in PCAL action | Boys soccer

It’s somewhat true that most schools won’t compete with other teams in a lower division for fear of missing out on Central Coast Section points to earn a playoff berth.  The Pajaro Valley High boys’ soccer team didn’t seem to have that problem this offseason.  In...

Sharks’ young squad continues to learn the ropes | PCAL football preview

St. Francis High football team is back on the gridiron and ready to make another run at what it hopes to be a successful campaign.    The tricky part is Sharks head coach John Ausman will have just five players on the roster returning with varsity...

Watsonville drops preseason finale to SLV | High school football roundup

It was a defensive gridlock matchup last week between Watsonville and San Lorenzo Valley high schools as neither team allowed a single point until the fourth quarter. Seemingly every four plays the defense would force a punt, going back and forth like a ping pong...
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Pajaronian Sports Ticker: Pajaro Valley’s Izaak Ocampo, MVC’s Kyra Driscoll named...

This week’s edition of the Pajaronian Sports Ticker highlights local prep athletes for their performances during the week of Feb. 24-March 2.  Preps of the...

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