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December 5, 2023

Tony's Thoughts: Eye in the sky gets an upgrade

Several local high school football squads have put down the clipboards and picked up the iPads over the last three years, tapping into instant replay technology that has exploded across the state and country at the prep level.

Aptos aims to defend Gabilan Division title | PCAL football preview 

Aptos High football team is expected to have about 50 players suit up for the upcoming season.  There’s nothing out of the ordinary about it but one thing among the group is the senior class, which missed the entire freshman year due to the Covid-19...

R-P Male Student-Athlete of the Year, 2017-18: Aptos, S.F. student-athletes lead honorable mentions

Four Aptos High, four St. Francis, one M.V.C. and one Pajaro Valley High male-student athlete make up next best 10 of 2017-18 school year.

Boys' SCCAL Basketball: St. Francis withstands Aptos' upset bid; sets up big meeting with Santa Cruz

Senior forward Jason Gallo had 18 points, fellow senior forward Chase Watkins added 22 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter, and St. Francis outlasted Aptos 56-53 on senior night to set up a pivotal Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League showdown with Santa Cruz High on Tuesday night.

Girls CCS Volleyball: Aptos marches toward rematch with Soquel

Outside hitters Jillian Rodriguez and Peyton Dueck led the charge on offense, middle blockers Gabby Giuffre and Emilia Jeffe made life tough on opposing hitters and No. 2 Aptos swept No. 7 Prospect, 25-21, 25-20, 25-16, to advance to Thursday’s Central Coast Section Division III semifinals.

Local Roundup, 3/1: Reckers, Mendoza lead Aptos baseball over Carmel

David Reckers tossed a no-hit shutout through five innings and Aptos High blanked Carmel High, 4-0, in preseason action on Tuesday in Aptos.

Local Roundup, 6/8: Aptos boys golf, St. Francis girls track win CCS scholastic titles

The Mariners’ golfers finished with the third highest cumulative grade point average (3.769) of any boys golf program in the section, while St. Francis had the fourth highest GPA (3.7) among girls track programs competing in the CCS.

JC Football: Cabrillo hosts Gavilan looking for 1st conference win

Cabrillo (3-3, 0-2) has beaten Gavilan College (0-7, 0-3) in three of their last four meetings.

Local Roundup, 5/4: Aptos lacrosse wins MTAL division title

Jack Hegerle and Blake Welle scored four goals apiece, goalie Matthew Quinn made several clutch saves and the Aptos High Mariners clinched the Mission Trail Athletic League’s “A”-division title with an 11-5 win over Scotts Valley High on Wednesday in Scotts Valley.

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...