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Local gymnast shines at national championships

APTOS—Aptos High student Taj Gleitsman set a goal to make the USA Gymnastics National Team one way or another. The 16-year-old Corralitos native is now just one of seven athletes that earned a spot after a brilliant performance at the USA Gymnastics Tumbling & Trampoline...

Junior ‘Catz pounce North County for Super Bowl title | Youth football

SALINAS—Watsonville Junior Wildcatz standout Giovani Rivero has been nearly impossible to contain in the Monterey Bay Youth Football League this season. He’s been using his agile legs to juke opposing defenses and zipping past offensive lineman for quarterback sacks.  Rivero used his swiftness once again to...

Aptos All Star squad wins District 39 Majors title

SANTA CRUZ—Aptos Little League All Star pitcher Dominik Castillo has suffered defeat on three different occasions when it came to the District 39 Championship round. The 12-year-old ace right-hander wasn’t about to let it happen again as he gave up just two runs while recording...

Jr. Wildcatz receive generous donation from local dealership

WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville Jr. Wildcatz football and cheer programs were hit with a big surprise last month when thieves stole thousands of dollars worth of safe-and-sane fireworks intended to sell as a Fourth of July fundraiser. Shanon Mornhinweg, president of Watsonville Cadillac Buick GMC at 500...

Nationals pummel Padres to win D-39 TOC title | Little League

SANTA CRUZ—A dozen years have passed since a Watsonville-based Little League team won the District 39 Majors Tournament of Champions title.  Pajaro Valley Little League Nationals manager Robert Brooks came close to bringing a championship home two years ago, only to watch it slip away...

Watsonville’s Rylee Gomez named Cal-Hi NorCal softball player of the week | Sports Roundup

Watsonville High senior Rylee Gomez once again lit up the scoreboard with just one crack of the bat for the Wildcatz softball team.  The nifty short stop launched a two-run home run in Monday’s 9-5 victory against North Salinas High in Pacific Coast Athletic League...

Podcast: Wrapping up preseason action | Cover 3 Sports

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DubTown Palomino baseball team wins NorCal tourney

SANTA CRUZ—The DubTown 18-U baseball team out of Watsonville faced elimination not once, but four times during this past week’s NorCal Super Regional Palomino Tournament.  With their backs against the wall, DubTown defeated the Santa Clara Red Sox twice on Sunday to capture the championship...

AAU girls’ hoops team wins Bay Area tourney

RICHMOND—A local Amateur Athletic Union girls’ basketball team won a competitive tournament in the Bay Area this past weekend.  Athletic Club Santa Cruz beat out teams from Oakland, Richmond and San Francisco to capture the championship that was held at a local gymnasium in Richmond. ACSC...

Mariners set to play in league baseball tourney final | Cover 3 Sports Ticker

The Cover 3 Sports Ticker highlights pivotal matchups in the Games of the Week, and provides updates on local athletes in the Local Stars and Pajaro Valley Little League sections. Games of the Week Aptos vs. Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley, baseball, Friday at 4:30pm: The Mariners (21-6,...
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Watsonville police officer retires after 29 years

After working behind the badge of Watsonville Police for nearly three decades, officer Lee Katich waved goodbye Tuesday. “It’s been quite a good ride,” Katich...