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July 21, 2024

Longtime Watsonville High wrestling coach Steve Okamura dies

Steve Okamura was a big contributor for kickstarting the annual Apple Cider Classic wrestling tournament at Watsonville High in 2010. The longtime Wildcatz wrestling assistant coach also helped pave the way for dozens of girls who were hesitant to step on the mat in a...

DubTown Palomino team ousted in West Zone tourney | Youth baseball

The DubTown 18-U Palomino baseball team was faced with a pair of difficult tasks during their recent trip to the 2023 PONY West Zone tournament. Manager Andy Garcia said they were more than ready to take on anything thrown their way but in the end...

Santa Cruz Seahawks capture D-I national title in Florida | Pop Warner Football

ORLANDO—The Santa Cruz Seahawks Pop Warner football team had been on a mission since the season started in August.  They beat the Morgan Hill Raiders to capture the Pacific Northwest Regional title and earned a trip to Florida to play the nation’s best teams. They capped...

Championship weekend for local baseball teams | 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        Monte Vista Christian vs. Berean Christian, baseball, Saturday at 4pm: The...

Local soccer pro Walmer Martinez visits annual Aztecas’ summer camp | Youth soccer

Walmer Martinez visits Freedom Elementary
Santa Cruz native and local professional soccer star Walmer Martinez paid a special visit to Watsonville on Thursday morning to hang out with some potential talent of the future.  The Monterey Bay F.C. midfielder/forward spoke to a group of children who attended the annual Aztecas...

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...

Mexican Football Federation to make special appearance in Watsonville | Youth soccer

The Mexican Football Federation, also known as Federación Mexicana de Fùtbol, will be in town this weekend in search of young and fresh soccer talent.  Pajaro Valley High School will host a group of scouts from Mexico who are making the trek to Watsonville on...

Watsonville teenager terrorizes opponents inside the boxing ring

Watsonville Boxing Academy phenom Tony “El Tigre” Torres continues to be a terror in the ring following a pair of big-time victories earlier this year.    In January, the 14-year-old incoming Watsonville High freshman won at the California State Region 8 Silver Gloves Championships in Compton...

‘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...

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...
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