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March 22, 2023

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

Adam Hazel to step down as St. Francis’ athletic director

WATSONVILLE—St. Francis High announced last week that athletic director Adam Hazel will step down from his position at the end of this school year. Hazel, 38, is in his 10th year as a teacher, coach and administrator at St. Francis. He spent the past seven...

HS football: Mariners sneak past Haybalers in CCS D-III opener

APTOS—The Aptos High football team will continue its quest for a second straight Central Coast Section Division III title thanks to an unsung hero. Senior Hirotaka Kanai made the biggest play of the night for the Mariners in a 26-20 win against San Benito High...

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.

Girls soccer: Grizzlies escape late run against Aztecs

WATSONVILLE–The Pajaro Valley High girls’ soccer team extended its magical season thanks to a little bit of help from Lady Luck. The Grizzlies also got a spectacular performance from Katherine Burke, who made the biggest save with time winding down in Tuesday night’s Pacific Coast...