Watsonville seniors Noe Robledo, Augustin Sorroza and Francisco Gonzales were all recently named to the Monterey Bay League Gabilan’s First Team by coaches from around the league.
The No. 5-seeded Mariners lost in the first round of the NorCal D-III state playoffs to the No. 12-seeded Moreau Catholic Mariners of Hayward, 71-63, on Wednesday night in Aptos, bringing their dream-like season to an end.
Watsonville junior wrestler Abel Pena went 3-2 in the 120-pound division of the California Interscholastic Federation state wrestling championship over the weekend in Bakersfield.
Playing in its 18th section final and looking for its 12th CCS title, Watsonville constantly peppered Lincoln with long-range attempts at goal but never found the score it needed to walk away as champion.
The No. 5-seeded Mariners punctuated their improbable CCS-title run by exacting some sweet revenge on the No. 2-seeded Soquel Knights with a 71-59 win on Saturday to capture their first section title since 1983.
Top-seeded Woodside Priory, with its advantage in size, depth and strength, proved to be too much for the No. 2-seeded Sharks in a 69-48 loss.
The top-seeded Sharks surgically dismantled the No. 2-seeded Panthers, 61-39, at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont to win the program’s second-ever section title.
Watsonville’s Maximilian Ramirez IV fired a 3-over Par 39 at Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Gilroy to win medalist honors at the Wildcatz’s first Monterey Bay League Pacific division match of the season.
No. 5-seeded Mariners will have a chance to pair their scholastic title with one earned on the court today against an all-too-familiar foe in No. 2 Soquel.
Senior guard Teal Maxiner scored 18 points, freshman guard Gabby Giuffre added 17 and the No. 5-seeded Mariners knocked off top-seeded South San Francisco, 58-50, on Wednesday night in San Jose to advance to the Central Coast Section Division III champion