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September 22, 2023

Mariners’ inaugural season still a work in progress | Girls lacrosse

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APTOS—For the first time in the 53-year history of Aptos High athletics, the girls’ lacrosse team will represent the blue and white in the program’s inaugural season this year. With little to no experience across the roster, the Mariners will be faced with the task...

Boys Cross Country Preview, 2018: Sharks’ E.J. Kelly top dog in Santa Lucia

A preview for all local high school boys cross country teams.

Wildcatz boys’ volleyball team remains unbeaten in PCAL Mission action | Sports Roundup

WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville High boys’ volleyball team defeated cross-town rival Pajaro Valley in sweeping fashion (25-15, 25-20, 25-12) in Pacific Coast Athletic League Mission Division play Thursday evening. Senior middle hitter Isaak Vargas said getting the league win was a big momentum shift for them, especially...

Girls Basketball: Chris Grieves takes over talented Aptos team

Grieves spent the last three seasons with the school’s boys junior varsity team, and is well acquainted with the talent-rich squad he will inherit for the upcoming 2018-19 winter season. His junior varsity team often scrimmaged with the girls varsity team over the years, and his family is ingrained in the Aptos youth basketball scene.

Mariners dominate in tournament opener at Kaiser Permanente Arena | Boys basketball

SANTA CRUZ—The Aptos High boys’ basketball team made a statement with a crushing victory at the eighth annual Aptos High/Santa Cruz Warriors NorCal Invitational on Monday afternoon.  Senior center Jack Spinelli finished with a team-high 19 points to go along with nine rebounds, helping the...

Tony's Thoughts: Blankenship rejuvenated after record-setting season

Blankenship, now a nine-time section champion and 285-game winner, will probably be fine-tuning the Mariners’ depth chart for the 2019 season while his family unwraps presents on Christmas morning. And he’ll probably be watching game film of the incoming senior and junior classes as the ball drops in Times Square to ring in the new year.

Girls' PCAL-C soccer: St. Francis holds off Castillo, Pajaro Valley for 4th straight win

The Grizzlies nearly forced a tie in the closing minutes of Wednesday’s contest at Emmett M. Geiser Field, but the Sharks’ defense held tough through a pressure-packed flurry over the final five minutes of their 2-1 win, their fourth straight victory.

MVC coaching duo steps down after more than a decade with programs

WATSONVILLE—Don and Jennifer Keathley have been part of the Monte Vista Chrisitan School athletic department for more than a decade, leading their respective programs to league titles and Central Coast Section appearances over the years.    But the longtime husband and wife coaching duo is stepping...

Girl's SCCAL Track & Field: Aptos shuts down Zlatunich after leg injury

Zlatunich, a two-time CCS placer in the 1,600-meters, suffered a non-running injury to a ligament in her left leg during spring break and has not run for the Mariners since early April at the Stanford Invitational.

Sharks blank Mustangs in season opener | High school football

WATSONVILLE—It had been three years since the St. Francis High football team last played on its own campus, hosting games at foreign places such as Watsonville High and Cabrillo College. The wait was finally over Saturday afternoon as the Sharks took on Monte Vista Christian...