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September 22, 2023

PDL Soccer: Breakers FC keeping dreams alive

Madrigal is part of the Santa Cruz Breakers FC inaugural Premier Development League (PDL) soccer team, which is set to play its first home match on Saturday at Cabrillo College at 7:30 p.m. against the San Francisco Glens SC.

Local coaches react to school district’s rules for summer conditioning

PV football training
WATSONVILLE—Pajaro Valley Unified School District announced last week that student-athletes will be allowed to participate in athletic conditioning and workouts starting Monday. Pajaro Valley High School athletic director Joe Manfre said the decision will give coaches a chance to see their students once again and...

Kris Weems to take over Santa Cruz Warriors

The Santa Cruz Warriors announced Thursday that assistant coach Kris Weems was named the team’s new head coach for the upcoming season.

CCS Basketball: Watsonville, Pajaro Valley boys sneak into postseason

For the first time since the 2011-12 season, the Watsonville Wildcatz boy’s basketball team will play in the Central Coast Section playoffs.

Threading the needle: Cabrillo's Moody takes aim at pro dreams

A contact hitter who has the frame to develop power with increased body mass, Moody projects as a prototypical middle infielder capable of getting on base in a variety of ways while providing solid defense up the middle.

Boys soccer: Lazo named top player in the PCAL-Gabilan

Alex Lazo spent his first three years playing soccer at Watsonville High but the team colors he sported weren’t exactly black and gold. However, the 5-foot, 10-inch, 160-pound defender decided to put on a Wildcatz’s jersey for his senior year, hoping that he’d make the...

Local high school sports pushed to December

High school sports
CENTRAL COAST—The Central Coast Section, the local governing body for schools stretching from San Francisco along the coast to King City, this week unveiled its plans for the fall sports season and beyond.  The governing board on Tuesday announced in a press release that mid-December...

20 Athletes in 20 Days: Jasmine Castillo, Pajaro Valley High

Pajaro Valley High junior Jasmine Castillo is a rising star on the soccer team and is expected to return for another season in the winter.

School athletics can begin conditioning

WATSONVILLE—The Pajaro Valley Unified School District came one step closer to bring back athletics for its students by releasing a set of guidelines for summer conditioning, which can begin as early as next week.  Athletic conditioning and workouts will be permitted beginning the week of...

PV High football team wins in stadium debut

WATSONVILLE—The stage was set for Pajaro Valley High senior Martin Gonzalez and the Grizzlies’ football team as they finally got a chance to play a home game on their own campus for the first time in the program’s history. The Grizzlies left their fans more...