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September 28, 2023

Mariners remain unbeaten in SCCAL play with win over Santa Cruz | Boys basketball roundup

APTOS—It took nearly a month for the Aptos High boys’ basketball team to go toe-to-toe against Santa Cruz High, which has been the league’s juggernaut for a little more than a decade. The delay was well worth it as senior guard Cameron Saldana finished with...

‘Catz players earn All-PCAL first-team honors for outstanding efforts on the court | Girls basketball 

Watsonville High juniors Xitlali Montesino and Kaylani Trout-Lacy gained some notoriety this season in the Pacific Coast Athletic League’s Mission Division.   The coaches within the league recognized their outstanding efforts on the basketball court by honoring the Wildcatz standouts as members of this year’s all-league...

Sharks baseball team edges the ‘Catz in PCAL Mission action | Sports Roundup

St. Francis High senior infielder Noel Aquino hit a game-changing home run that helped lift the Sharks baseball team past Watsonville High on Monday. Aquino’s three-run blast in the bottom of the fourth inning was the difference in a 5-4 win against the Wildcatz in...

‘Catz still getting adjusted to a more competitive PCAL Gabilan division | High school softball  

WATSONVILLE—Leading up to their games, Watsonville High softball coach Scott Wilson likes to prepare the team for every scenario he can possibly think of. But this particular group of Wildcatz is swimming in uncharted waters.  They dropped to 0-4 in Pacific Coast Athletic League Gabilan Division...

MVC’s Shayna Lebovitz impresses at SCCAL finals | Track and field

SANTA CRUZ—Monte Vista Christian School senior Shayna Lebovitz was on a mission Saturday afternoon, taking home the gold in four events at the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League track and field championships.  She won the 300-meter hurdles in 48.92 seconds, the high jump in 5...

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...

SC Warriors: Living out the dream

Santa Cruz Warriors forward Juan Toscano-Anderson has the chance to turn a fantasy of playing for his “hometown” team into reality by signing with Golden State's practice squad.

SCCAL boys cross country final ends in epic finish

WATSONVILLE—The Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League boys cross country championships have traditionally produced several epic finishes. This season was no different. Aptos High senior Ben Laughlin and Scotts Valley junior Jeremy Kain made last week’s race another one to remember, as they battled until the very...

‘Catz softball game at North Salinas postponed due to ammonia cloud | Sports Roundup

The Watsonville High softball team had its game against North Salinas postponed due to a potential ammonia cloud hanging in the area from a four-alarm fire at Taylor Farms in Salinas. The Wildcatz (9-6, 1-4) and Vikings (5-6, 0-4) will have a make-up game in...

Mustangs baseball team slips past the ‘Catz in PCAL action | Sports Roundup 

WATSONVILLE—Monte Vista Christian junior pitcher Jojo Keldsen earned some big-time bragging rights for the rest of the year against some of his childhood friends Wednesday afternoon. The right-hander recorded 12 strikeouts for the Mustangs baseball team in its 3-1 win over Watsonville High in Pacific...