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September 27, 2021

Mustangs blank the Condors in season opener | HS football

WATSONVILLE—Monte Vista Chirstian School senior Mark Spohn came into this year’s football season having to replace Brendan Doyle, last season’s Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League A Division MVP.   The first-year starting quarterback made quite the first impression Thursday night, passing for two touchdowns and sneaking...

Sharks’ season opener against King City postponed | HS football

WATSONVILLE—The high school football season began this week with a pair of games that took place in the tri-county area on Thursday night. St. Francis High will have to wait at least a few more days to play its season opener after the school was...

Sharks ready to attack | HS football

WATSONVILLE—The St. Francis High football team came into last week’s Apple City Jamboree with a roster that looked surprisingly bigger and deeper than some of its most recent squads. And it’s the first time, in a long time, that Sharks coach John Ausman had to...

‘Catz softball gets a glance at new championship rings

WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville High softball team is fresh off a Central Coast Section Division I title run. To commemorate their memorable season, the 2021 Wildcatz team will be presented with championship rings thanks to the fundraising efforts of a local group. The rings will have a...

Photos: Apple City Jamboree | HS football

The Apple City Jamboree was back in action for first time in two years after the football event was canceled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Hundreds of fans filled the stands at Watsonville High to cheer for the host Wildcatz, Monte...

Mustangs brought closer together by building brotherhood | HS football

WATSONVILLE—The word “brotherhood” has been preached quite a lot since the Monte Vista Christian School football team began to condition in June. That fellowship continues to grow as senior Aiden Keegan along with some of the other upperclassmen consistently analyze the second-team during practice, applauding...

Jr. Wildcatz receive generous donation from local dealership

WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville Jr. Wildcatz football and cheer programs were hit with a big surprise last month when thieves stole thousands of dollars worth of safe-and-sane fireworks intended to sell as a Fourth of July fundraiser. Shanon Mornhinweg, president of Watsonville Cadillac Buick GMC at 500...

DubTown Colt baseball team wins tournament in Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ—It took two days and just about every last ounce of effort from the DubTown 16-U Colt baseball team out of Watsonville to win the 2021 Santa Cruz Colt Baseball Tournament.   The No. 4-seeded DubTown crawled their way back going from the losers’ bracket...

Mariners return to take on the league’s best teams | PCAL Gabilan football

APTOS—It seems almost unbelievable how the Aptos High football team managed to get through a Covid-19 shortened spring season filled with ever-changing restrictions. Senior starting quarterback Nick Forbes says he’s just relieved that they’re finally going back to a full-time schedule that won’t be full...

Legendary NMC golf coach retires

CASTROVILLE—The North Monterey County High golf program doesn’t have a “feeder” system, which means a majority of participants start as raw beginners with little to no experience with the clubs. But since 2012, the Condors’ boys and girls programs have finished no worse than second...