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November 30, 2022

Sharks’ goal-line stand earns win over Greenfield | High school football

GREENFIELD—The St. Francis High football team was on the verge of losing its first game of the season in heartbreaking fashion. But a huge defensive stop at the goal line helped the Sharks narrowly escape with a 14-10 win against Greenfield High in non-league action...

Mariners hope to bounce back after a loss to Campolindo | High school football

APTOS—A late turnover for the Aptos High football team led to a heart-breaking defeat in last week’s home opener against Campolindo High. For senior running back Caden Prichard, the Mariners’ 30-22 loss left a bad taste in their mouths.  “I don’t think we played a great...

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...

Sharks blank Mustangs in season opener | High school football

WATSONVILLE—It had been three years since the St. Francis High football team last played on its own campus, hosting games at foreign places such as Watsonville High and Cabrillo College. The wait was finally over Saturday afternoon as the Sharks took on Monte Vista Christian...

Photos: ‘Catz pounce on Grizzlies to retain Belgard Kup | High school football

WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville High football team retained the Belgard Kup with a 22-17 win over cross-town rival Pajaro Valley High. The Grizzlies had a 3-2 lead over the Wildcatz going into halftime. The first two quarters were riddled with penalties and turnovers that stalled promising drives...

Grizzlies, ‘Catz set to battle for Belgard Kup | High school football

WATSONVILLE—The annual Belgard Kup meeting between Pajaro Valley and Watsonville is usually a game filled with lots of mixed emotions both on and off the field. The cross-town rivals aren’t only playing for bragging rights but there’s also a sense of a “family rivalry” that...

Sharks’ football team optimistic for recurring success

WATSONVILLE—The St. Francis High football team had undoubtedly the best season in the program’s short illustrious history in 2021.  The Sharks captured the Pacific Coast Athletic League’s Santa Lucia Division title—going undefeated in league play—and finished runner-up in the Central Coast Section Division V championship...

Condors’ football team confident to have turnaround season

CASTROVILLE—Last year was the first time North Monterey County High junior Steven Poudrier ever put on a uniform for the Condors’ football team.  The 5-foot-5-inch, 142-pound receiver started off on the JV team and his work ethic was through the roof.  NMC coach Juan Cuevas couldn’t...

Mustangs’ football team making strides to return winning culture

WATSONVILLE—Monte Vista Christian senior Kyle Recotta is on a mission to accomplish some big things for the Mustangs’ football team this upcoming season.  Especially after a challenging year plagued with injuries and going winless in the difficult Pacific Coast Athletic League’s Gabilan Division a year...

Photos: Santa Cruz County Jamboree | High school football

APTOS—The high school football season unofficially kicked off this past weekend with the Santa Cruz County Jamboree at Cabrillo College. St. Francis, Pajaro Valley and Watsonville high schools along with four other schools within the county scrimmaged for the first time this season at...
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Seahawks scrap season amid player shortage | Women’s basketball

APTOS—The Cabrillo College women’s basketball team had a tough decision to make during the offseason. It was either go into the season with a limited...