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July 17, 2024

Top moments for the 2023-24 sports year

With the 2023-24 sports year officially in the books, it’s time to reflect on some of the best moments that took place throughout this past year.  Watsonville native selected in MLB Draft A lifelong dream came true for Watsonville native Luke Keaschall, who was selected by...

Sharks’ baseball postseason aspirations cut short by TKA | CCS playoffs roundup

The St. Francis High baseball team entered last week’s Central Coast Section playoffs against The King’s Academy riding the high of a 15-game winning streak. It was a win-or-go-home scenario and, while both teams gave it all they had, the Knights concluded the Sharks’ season...

Sharks aim to regroup as league play goes underway | Boys basketball

There was a lot to look forward to this season after the St. Francis High boys’ basketball team was coming off a Pacific Coast Athletic League Cypress Division title run.  The reward was a jump to compete in the more challenging Mission Division.   League action began...

Scotts Valley’s Taylor Wilson recognized as league’s top player | All-SCCAL softball

Scotts Valley High junior Taylor Wilson earned the league’s top honors as the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League’s Player of the Year for the 2024 season. “This award means a lot to me because it was my goal from the beginning of the season and...

Pajaro Valley Majors All-Stars captures first-ever District 39 championship | Little League baseball

Pajaro Valley Majors All-Stars third baseman Brady Duque was put in a situation during last week’s district title game that nearly every Little Leaguer dreams of being in.   The game was on the line, score tied in the bottom of the sixth with two outs...

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...

Local qualifiers gear up for CCS quarterfinals | High school softball

The Central Coast Section softball playoffs begin this weekend for four local qualifiers hoping to go on a section title run to cap off their season. Aptos, Scotts Valley and Watsonville will begin their quest for a championship starting on the road, while San Lorenzo...

SV’s LaRiviere named MVP, Aptos’ Espinoza earns Pitcher of the Year | All-SCCAL baseball

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Blake LaRiviere had the initial plan of playing for both the Scotts Valley High football and baseball teams to close out his senior year with a bang. Instead, he decided to opt out of the football season so he could focus on baseball and...

NBA G League Fall Invitational to take place at Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz

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The Santa Cruz Warriors announced July 8 that the 2024 NBA G League Fall Invitational will be held at Kaiser Permanente Arena in September. The invitational will feature a pair of exhibition games between NBA G League United and Mega MIS on Sept. 4 and...

Scotts Valley alum Robert Hipwell selected in sixth round by SF Giants | MLB Draft

Scotts Valley High alum Robert Hipwell drafted by the SF Giants
Scotts Valley High alum Robert Hipwell took one step closer to getting into the “Big Leagues” after his name was called during the second day of the 2024 Major League Baseball Draft.  The Santa Clara University third baseman was selected by the San Francisco Giants...