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February 23, 2024

Grizzlies girls soccer inches closer to clinching PCAL title | Weekly Roundup

The Pajaro Valley High girls’ soccer team had a chance to separate themselves further from Soledad High in the league standings going into last week’s showdown. And after 80 minutes of competing on a wet semi-muddy grass pitch, the Grizzlies found themselves moving just slightly...

Grizzlies continue to strive in PCAL action | Boys soccer

It’s somewhat true that most schools won’t compete with other teams in a lower division for fear of missing out on Central Coast Section points to earn a playoff berth.  The Pajaro Valley High boys’ soccer team didn’t seem to have that problem this offseason.  In...

Grizzlies on cusp of bringing home PCAL crown | Girls soccer

The beginning of the 2023-24 season was plagued with injuries and illness for the Pajaro Valley High girls’ soccer team. At times, they were forced to play with just half of a roster available to suit up.  The Grizzlies were also missing star player Valeria Acosta,...

Photos: Team Cuevas wins 38th annual all-star game | High school football 

A group of some of the best prep football players in the area got together one last time to play not just for themselves but for a good cause, as well.  Team Juan Cuevas posted a 17-6 win over Team Louie Walters in the 38th...

Road to recovery: Aptos’ Castañeda wins battle with kidney cancer | Girls soccer

Aptos High girls soccer head coach Gina Castañeda was competing as she usually does in the annual Community Health Trust of Pajaro Valley softball tournament in late August to help raise funds for youth non profits. Everything was fine until she was accidentally punched in...

Photos: Stanford’s VanDerveer becomes all-time NCAA’s basketball leader in wins 

Stanford University women's basketball head coach Tara VanDerveer etched herself into the record books this past weekend by becoming the all-time NCAA’s leader in wins for either men or women’s basketball.   VanDerveer surpassed former Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski with her 1,203rd career victory at...

Locals set to compete at Central Coast All-Star Football Game

The 38th Annual Central Coast 2023 All-Star High School Football Game is taking place at Rabobank Stadium in Salinas on Saturday at 7pm.  The game will feature players from Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito County high schools who were selected by their respective coaches.  “The...

Mustangs boys’ basketball remains unbeaten in league play | Weekly Roundup

The Monte Vista Christian boys’ basketball team now sits alone atop of the league standings following a 56-40 win against Rancho San Juan High on Wednesday evening. Junior forward Dominic Pierini finished with a game-best 14 points to help the Mustangs improve to 5-0 in...

Mariners optimistic for making run at SCCAL crown | Boys soccer

The optimism meter is higher than ever for the Aptos High boys’ soccer team following some success during the non-league portion of its regular season schedule.   Senior attacking midfielder Eddie Alvarez is leading a group of speedy wingers on the outside that have been opening...

Aptos edged by league rival Santa Cruz in overtime battle | Boys basketball

In a league rivalry that only seems to grow more competitive with every matchup, Santa Cruz High hosted Aptos High in a game anticipated for players and fans alike. “This was probably our best game of the year,” said Aptos coach Brian Bowyer shortly after...