Top-seeded St. Francis became only the third team from the county to win a CIF NorCal title on Saturday, beating the No. 2-seeded Elliot Christian Eagles, of Lodi, 69-64, for the Division V championship.
Hudson Cortez and Pablo Moran each hit a pair of doubles in the Rays 15-12 Pajaro Valley Little League Majors win over the Astros on Saturday.
Danner Pardue raced to wins in the 100-meters (11.31 seconds) and 200 (23.16); Ethan Rasmussen was first in the discus (114 feet, 5 inches) and shot put (40-7); and Tal Williford won the high jump (5-0) and 110 hurdles (17.92).
Watsonville’s junior duo of Gabby Felix and Annalee Robledo took the reigns of the Wildcatz girl’s soccer program.
Watsonville begins league play on Tuesday at home against Monterey at 4:30 p.m.
Dylan McPhillips hammered a two-run homer and Jackson Collins hit a double for MVC (4-3, 1-3), which hosts Christopher today at 4 p.m.
In three years, the Aptos Mariners went from a first-round exit in the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League tournament to the program’s first Central Coast Section title in more than 30 years.
Cabrillo racked up 16 hits. Cooper Krug and Nick Ciandro each hit homers.
For the Aptos Mariners, athleticism and depth play a pivotal role for a team that seeks its first Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League championship since 2012.
The top-seeded Sharks will play for history on Saturday against the No. 2 seeded Elliot Christian Eagles, who edged No. 3 Branson, 41-34, to advance.