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G League Basketball: Santa Cruz Warriors officially name Miles head coach

Miles, 34, becomes the franchise’s third head coach. He replaces Casey Hill, who stepped down earlier this summer after leading the Warriors for three seasons and winning a championship in 2015.

Pappas pours in 37 points to lead Cabrillo past Reedley

Pauli Pappas poured in 37 points on 22 shots, grabbed 13 rebounds and made four blocks to lead the Cabrillo College Seahawks to a 79-63 win over Reedley College on Thursday night in preseason action at Aptos.

Girls basketball: Young Wildcatz continue rebuild under Cook

Watsonville High girls’ basketball coach Zachary Cook is in year two of the slow, methodical process of rebuilding a program with young talented players. Last year, Cook’s program went through a season full of growing pains and finished winless in Pacific Coast Athletic League Mission Division play. The...

Local teams awarded home game for CCS quarterfinals | High school baseball 

A trio of local baseball teams have been preparing this week for the upcoming Central Coast Section baseball playoffs. Aptos, St. Francis and Scotts Valley high schools will have the luxury of hosting the quarterfinals after earning a high seed in their respective divisions. Below is...

MBL-G Softball: Rodriguez fans 15 batters to keep Watsonville perfect

Jessica Rodriguez shook off an early-game mistake and tossed a shutout the rest of the way, while fanning 15 batters, to lead the Wildcatz to a 4-2 league win over Christopher High in Watsonville.

Watsonville inks Manny Contreras as new football head coach

Watsonville High announced Thursday that Manny Contreras was named the new football head coach for the upcoming 2024 season. “I always had dreams of becoming a teacher and always had dreams of becoming a head coach of a program,” he said. “Things started falling and...

Girls volleyball: Wildcatz capture PCAL-Santa Lucia title with win over Trailblazers

WATSONVILLE — It’s been two years since Camila Cardenas set a goal for the Watsonville High girls’ volleyball team to capture its first league title in nearly a decade. Cardenas, a senior outside hitter, was able to let out a sigh of relief after the...

Local Roundup, 1/16: Pajaro Valley boys’ hoops falls to Seaside in heartbreaker

The Pajaro Valley High boys’ basketball team suffered its first loss Monterey Bay League Pacific division loss of the season on Friday night, falling to league-leading Seaside High, 49-47.

Togo’s Athletes of the Week, 02/07: Kevin Rincon, Angelina Cortes

Kevin Rincon, Pajaro Valley, (Jr.): Grizzlies’ junior scored five goals in back-to-back wins in PCAL Mission Division play. Rincon scored a pair of goals against Christopher High on Jan. 29, followed by a three-goal performance two days later against Monterey High.  Angelina Cortes, Monte Vista...

CCS Football: Aptos rolls Terra Nova, earns rematch with Palma

Marcos Reyes, Hunter Matys and Josh Powell all rushed for more than 100 yards, the defense recorded four takeaways and No. 5 Aptos rolled into the Central Coast Section Open Division III semifinals with a 62-37 win over No. 4 Terra Nova on Saturday night.