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CDPH gives high school sports ‘blueprint’ to return to play

By Emanuel Lee, Hollister Free Lance Sports Editor Calling it the “document we’ve been waiting for,” Central Coast Section Commissioner Dave Grissom said the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) recent release in regards to youth sports gives him and the other 10 section commissioners...

Soccer community giant, Aptos alumna comes ‘home’ to coach Mariners | Girls soccer 

APTOS—It was only a matter of time for Gina Castañeda to become the new head coach of the Aptos High girls soccer program.    But there was always that burning question of when she would take the helm. The wait is over.      The school recently announced that Castañeda...

Watsonville native Marv Marinovich lived for the ‘challenge’

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WATSONVILLE—Watsonville High School alumnus and former Oakland Raiders lineman Marv Marinovich—who captained the University of Southern California’s 1962 national championship team—once wrestled a champion bull that his dad brought home to their cattle ranch on Carlton Road. He and his brother, Gary, were both in...

Jubenal Rodriguez steps down as football coach at MVC

WATSONVILLE – After two successful seasons with the Monte Vista Christain football team, Jubenal Rodriguez is stepping down as head coach of the program.  Rodriguez, 31, said he announced his resignation Aug. 28, the same day he stepped down from his teaching position as health...

Dream becomes a reality: PV High unveils new sports complex

WATSONVILLE—Just after a small cadre of school district officials cut a ceremonial ribbon at Pajaro Valley High School’s gleaming new sports field on Friday afternoon, a group of student-athletes took to the track, running a lap while onlookers cheered. This simple athletic act was both...

High school: Mariners’ athletes sign with NCAA D-I schools

APTOS—The time is finally here for the beginning of the National Letter of Intent signing period. Aptos High hosted a special event on Wednesday to celebrate with seven senior student-athletes who signed their letters of intent to compete in collegiate athletics.  The Aptos girls volleyball team...

Santa Cruz Seahawks capture D-I national title in Florida | Pop Warner Football

ORLANDO—The Santa Cruz Seahawks Pop Warner football team had been on a mission since the season started in August.  They beat the Morgan Hill Raiders to capture the Pacific Northwest Regional title and earned a trip to Florida to play the nation’s best teams. They capped...

Santa Cruz Warriors recognized as league’s top franchise

The Santa Cruz Warriors were named the 2020-21 NBA G League Franchise of the Year. The announcement was made Tuesday at the league’s sales and marketing meetings.  It marks the second time the organization has won one of the league’s most prestigious awards—they also won...

Aptos High student athletes verbally commit to play college ball

The list of Aptos High student athletes who will continue their athletic and academic careers continues to grow. Aptos seniors Luke Keaschall and Jack Bollinger joined a group of students who have verbally committed to colleges to play sports at the next level.  Keaschall recently announced...

Cabrillo College: Athletics department facilities get major upgrades

Cabrillo College got a brand new turf field at Carl Conelly Stadium, while the old wooden bleachers inside the gymnasium were replaced with a modern set.