Five locals are still in the hunt for Central Coast Section championships after one day of wrestling at Independence High in San Jose.
The Santa Cruz Warriors defeated the Reno Bighorns 116-96 in wire-to-wire fashion on Wednesday night at Kaiser Permanente Arena.
The unseeded Pajaro Valley boy’s basketball team notched its first Central Coast Section playoff win since 2009 in comeback fashion, edging No. 12 Soledad in the first round of the Division III bracket on the road on Tuesday night.
The No. 2-seeded Wildcatz continued their second-half reanimation on Tuesday night in the rain, walloping No. 15 Gunn, 5-1, in the first round of the Central Coast Section Division I playoffs to record their sixth straight victory.
Cabrillo College softball has been electric at the plate but has not been able to keep up on the mound.
No. 12 Watsonville, which has never won a playoff game, let alone a CCS title, not only played toe-to-toe with the last year’s Open Division champ but had a shot of sending the game into overtime and buying itself a few more minutes at the upset.
SOQUEL — Redemption is said to be a sweet moment. For Aptos heavyweight Matty Maestas, there has never been a better feeling.
APTOS — The No. 2-seeded Aptos Mariners came up short of their first Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League championship since the 2009-10 season on Saturday evening, falling to the red-hot Soquel Knights, 58-43, in the league tournament final at Cabrillo Colle
APTOS — Too big. Too fast. Too good. The St. Francis Sharks were that and then some all season long. That stayed true on Saturday.
The Watsonville Wildcatz boy’s soccer team won’t get a chance to defend its Central Coast Section Open Division title but it will have a shot at its 12th section championship.