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March 5, 2024

Girls CCS Tennis: Aptos edges Castilleja in first-round thriller

In the moment and in the zone, Rovai and Glynn outlasted Castilleja’s duo of Simran Sandhu and Lexi Bundy, 6-7, 6-2, 6-1, in No. 1 doubles to help the Mariners edge the Gators, 4-3, in the first round of the Central Coast Section team tournament on Monday at the Seascape Sports Club.

G League Basketball: Warriors blow 19-point lead in OT loss to Lakers

A night after beginning the season with an impressive blowout win over the Agua Caliente Clippers on the road, Santa Cruz (1-1) looked to be cruising to another up 87-68 midway through the third quarter. But the Lakers (1-0) rallied back, outscoring the Warriors 37-24 in the final stanza and outlasting them in OT.

Girls CCS Volleyball: St. Francis wins 1st playoff game since 2009

The No. 3-seeded Sharks swept the scrappy No. 6-seeded Summit Shasta Black Bears 26-24, 25-18, 25-18 to advance to the CCS Division V semifinals and notch their first postseason victory since the 2009 season.

HS Football, Week 10: Aptos falls short of MBL-G title against Salinas

The Mariners came tantalizingly close to the Monterey Bay League Gabilan division championship on Friday night but the Cowboys were cleaner and more focused when it mattered most, doing just enough to edge Aptos, 31-21, for the program’s first league title since 2014.

HS Football Roundup, Week 10: Watsonville routs Pajaro Valley to take back Kup

James Sandoval scored a pair of touchdowns and the Watsonville High Wildcatz shutout Pajaro Valley, 30-0, on Friday night at Carl Conelly Stadium on the campus of Cabrillo College in the 11th annual Belgard Kup Game.

HS Football, Week 10: St. Francis' playoff hopes in jeopardy after loss to Santa Cruz

With their first league title since the program’s inception in 2006 within sight, the St. Francis High Sharks came tantalizingly close to completing a furious comeback but ultimately fell to the home team Santa Cruz High Cardinals, 21-14, on Friday night in Mission Trail Athletic League Coastal division action.

Girls CCS Water Polo: Aptos' season ends in D-II quarterfinals

No. 6 Aptos High and No. 3 Menlo were about as even as possible through three quarters of their CCS Division II quarterfinal match, heading into the fourth in a 4-4 tie. But the Knights made more plays down the stretch to eliminate the Mariners in a 7-5 victory on Saturday in Aptos.

Girls SCCAL Tennis Championships: Totah, Sampson twins repeat for Aptos; St. Francis' Finch calls it a career

Sophomore Mia Totah rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 win over St. Francis High junior Gabi Gutierrez to claim the singles title for the second consecutive year, while twin sisters Lila and Rebecca Sampson, also sophomores, matched her output en route to a repeat title in the doubles, topping St. Francis’ duo of Katherine Casper and Maya Talavera, 6-0, 6-0.

G League Basketball: Warriors rout Clippers, 131-98, in season opener

Quinn Cook poured in 30 points, grabbed five rebounds and made five assists and six other Warriors scored at least 15 points in Santa Cruz's 131-98 season-opening victory over the Agua Caliente Clippers at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. on Friday night.

Girls CCS volleyball: Schurman seeing fine, hitting better for defending D-IV champ M.V.C.

The Mustangs junior outside hitter had to sit out the entirety to last year’s post season because of an injury to her right eye which required surgery to repair.