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September 24, 2023

HS Football, Week 9: Playoffs, records within reach for locals

A preview of the high school football action set for Week 9 of the 2018 season.

Local Roundup, 2/24: Pajaro Valley boys’ volleyball beat cross-city rival Watsonville

The Pajaro Valley High boys’ volleyball team started its season with a 25-23, 19-25, 25-20, 25-20 win over cross-city rival Watsonville High on Thursday night.

Aptos’ Lena Manchester punches ticket to state track and field championships

Aptos High senior Lena Manchester wasn’t too concerned about rankings or what lane she had to run in prior to her 100 meters hurdles race at last week’s Central Coast Section Finals. In fact, she tends to push herself a lot harder knowing there’s always...

JC roundup, 1/11: Cabrillo men’s hoops routs San Jose in conference opener

The Cabrillo College Seahawks handled the San Jose City College Jaguars, 72-47, during their visit to S.J.C.C.’s new basketball arena Wednesday night, but it may have cost them one of their best players.

Capitola-Soquel captures first-ever Section 5 title | Little League All-Stars

The Capitola-Soquel Majors All-Stars team made some history earlier this month following a thrilling win to capture the District 39 championship for the first time in nearly a decade.  Ace pitcher Ryan Huffaker helped add one more chapter in their memorable run after he recorded...

Mustangs capture a share of league title | High school softball

WATSONVILLE—Prior to her at-bat in the sixth inning, Monte Vista Christian junior Giselle Rocha doesn’t recall much other than blacking out and praying to God for her to at least get one base hit. But after taking a deep breath, she swung with all her...

Aptos’ Elizabeth Churchill thriving at UC Davis

The thought of competing at the collegiate level is a dream that most high school students will never get the chance to chase. Aptos alumni and track and field star Elizabeth Churchill is already making her dreams into a reality after leaping her way into...

Locals beat the heat at CCS semis | High school track and field

Hundreds of spectators hid under umbrellas and embraced bags of ice to combat the sun beaming down upon them during last week’s Central Coast Section Track and Field Semifinals at Gilroy High School, trying to cool off any way they could. However, for many of...

Mariners swing their way to 28th league title | Boys golf

The Aptos High boys’ golf team this season qualified as a group to compete at Central Coast Section Regional Golf Tournament, giving golfers a chance to square off against some of the best in the section at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey.  Mariners standout...

Local talent shines at Sea Otter Classic

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This edition of the Sea Otter Classic from April 20-23 truly expanded its vision, race choices and course lengths while showing its commitment to youth and inclusivity for all cyclists, of all ages, genders (including non-binary) and physical disabilities (Para division).  Kids, tandems, tri-bikes, e-bikes,...