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CCS Basketball: Watsonville, Pajaro Valley boys sneak into postseason

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017

For the first time since the 2011-12 season, the Watsonville Wildcatz boy's basketball team will play in the Central Coast Section playoffs.
Watsonville (12-12) squeaked into the CCS Division II bracket as an unseeded team during Sunday afternoon's selection show and will play at No. 9 Leland today at 7:30 p.m.
The Wildcatz were one of six local boy's
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Local Roundup, 2/21: Warriors’ Scott Wood wins Three-Point Contest

Posted: Monday, Feb 20th, 2017

Santa Cruz Warriors guard Scott Wood won the 2017 D-League Three-Point Contest on Saturday at the NBA All-Star weekend festivities in New Orleans with a score of 23 points in the final round.
"I'm really blessed for this opportunity," Wood said in a press release. "Without the staff and players in Santa Cruz, I wouldn't be here. I appreciate
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CCS Soccer: Both Watsonville squads, Aptos' girls make postseason

Modified: Monday, Feb 20th, 2017

The Watsonville Wildcatz boy's soccer team won't get a chance to defend its Central Coast Section Open Division title but it will have a shot at its 12th section championship.
The Wildcatz (11-6-3), winners of their last five games and the second-place finishers in the Monterey Bay League Gabilan division, received the No. 2 seed in the Division I
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Boy's SCCAL Basketball: Sharks win tournament; complete perfect SCCAL season

Modified: Monday, Feb 20th, 2017

APTOS -- Too big. Too fast. Too good.
The St. Francis Sharks were that and then some all season long.
That stayed true on Saturday.
Behind an authoritative 20-1 run, the top-seeded Sharks attained Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League perfection, mauling the No. 3-seeded Santa Cruz Cardinals, 58-42, to win the outright league title and finish undefeated in SCCAL
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Girl's SCCAL Basketball: Aptos burnt by sizzling Soquel in tournament final

Modified: Monday, Feb 20th, 2017

APTOS -- The No. 2-seeded Aptos Mariners came up short of their first Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League championship since the 2009-10 season on Saturday evening, falling to the red-hot Soquel Knights, 58-43, in the league tournament final at Cabrillo College.
Soquel (20-5) -- the 11-1 SCCAL regular-season champ -- hit 10 3-pointers, including five during the second quarter,
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SCCAL Wrestling Finals, 2017: Aptos wins 7th title in last 8 years

Modified: Monday, Feb 20th, 2017

SOQUEL -- Redemption is said to be a sweet moment.
For Aptos heavyweight Matty Maestas, there has never been a better feeling.
The Mariners' senior wrestler capped off his final Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League action with a revenge-filled, upset win over Santa Cruz's Adrian Luna at Friday night's league wrestling finals at Soquel High.
"This is the best
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Local Roundup, 2/18: Aptos girl's hoops advance to SCCAL Final

Modified: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017

Hannah Hocom scored 23 points, Abbi Saxton had five points, 10 boards, eight steals and five assists and the Aptos Mariners beat Scotts Valley, 60-43, to advance to today's Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League tournament championship game.
Gabby Giuffre added 11 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals for the Mariners (22-3), who will take on Soquel today
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Boy's SCCAL Basketball: St. Francis earns tournament rematch with S.C.

Modified: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017

SCOTTS VALLEY -- The St. Francis Sharks are on the doorstep of perfection.
All that's left is a shot at retribution.
The top-seeded Sharks will play the No. 3-seeded Santa Cruz Cardinals for the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League tournament championship after holding off the scrappy No. 4-seeded San Lorenzo Valley Cougars, 59-50, on Thursday at Scotts Valley.
Tonight's
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Girl's MBL-P Soccer: Gonzalez, Felix power Watsonville to first title since '12

Modified: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
SALINAS -- Wednesday was Ina Gonzalez's 18th birthday.
After the game, she received a shirt, some cash and a present she's been patiently waiting for since her freshman year: a Monterey Bay League Pacific division championship.
Watsonville's star senior keeper made 12 saves and junior striker Gabby Felix scored two goals to power Watsonville past host North Salinas, 2-0, to
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Boy's MBL-G Soccer: Watsonville beats PV, 2-0, for 4th straight win

Modified: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- The Watsonville Wildcatz were in second to last place at the midway point of the Monterey Bay League Gabilan division season.
But they never gave up.
"We couldn't," said Watsonville senior midfielder Agustin Sorroza. "We knew we had it in us. We just needed to execute on the field."
Sorroza scored during the eighth minute, freshman midfielder Julian
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Local Roundup, 2/16: Watsonville’s Ramirez wins golf tournament

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017

Watsonville High's Maximilian Ramirez IV won the 16-18 division at the Carmel Valley Classic golf tournament on Monday.
Ramirez, who advanced to the Central Coast Section Regionals as a freshman last season, sunk a trio of birdies and fired a 7-over Par 77 to win the tournament.
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GIRL'S SOCCER
• Aptos 1, SLV 0 - Monserrat Hernandez scored
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R-P Q&A Podcast: Aptos High's Blake Welle talks Mariners' hoops and his roots in the sport

Modified: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
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Thompson scores 35 to lead Warriors past Kings, 109-86

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
OAKLAND -- Missing his emotional leader and one of four All-Stars on Golden State's roster after Draymond Green was ejected late in the second quarter, Warriors coach Steve Kerr was curious how his team would respond in its final tuneup before the break.
A big run in the third quarter quieted whatever concern Kerr had.
Klay Thompson scored 10 of
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Huberdeau scores in OT to lift Panthers past Sharks, 6-5

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
SAN JOSE -- Jonathan Huberdeau scored 1:38 into overtime after San Jose's Joe Pavelski scored twice late in the third period to tie it, and the Florida Panthers beat the Sharks 6-5 on Wednesday night.
Nick Bjugstad and Aleksander Barkov each scored twice for the Panthers, who have won five of six games. Jussi Jokinen also scored.
Jaromir Jagr assisted
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NBA G-League: The D-League getting makeover in Gatorade deal

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
The NBA Development League is changing its name starting next season to the NBA Gatorade League, a deal that will include a rebranding that will affect the league logo, basketballs, jerseys, on-court signage and digital properties.
Long viewed as a proving and testing ground of sorts for the NBA, what has been known as the D-League will also get to
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Local Roundup, 2/14: Watsonville girl's soccer inches closer to MBL-P title

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
Gabby Felix scored two goals, Raquel Perez added another goal and the Watsonville Wildcatz beat Monterey, 3-0, in Monterey Bay League Pacific division play.
Watsonville (10-3-4, 8-1-1) plays at second place North Salinas on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
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BOY'S BASKETBALL
• Alvarez 47, Pajaro Valley 41 - The Pajaro Valley Grizzlies suffered their third Monterey Bay League Pacific division
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MBL Wrestling Finals: Pena, Mosqueda win titles

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- Two Watsonville High School wrestlers took first place in their respective weight classes during the Monterey Bay League Championships Saturday.
At Watsonville High School, freshman Joaquin Mosqueda pinned Alisal senior Daniel Soto in 3:28 in the 108-pound division. Watsonville junior Abel Pena took home the title in the 122-pound division without a final match, as his opponent Chase
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Boy's SCCAL Basketball: St. Francis holds off Aptos to achieve perfection

Modified: Saturday, Feb 11th, 2017
APTOS -- On paper, Friday night's game between Aptos and St. Francis did not mean much.
It seemed like none of the teams or the hundreds of spectators in attendance got the memo.
In a game that featured physical fouls, broken ankles, rim-rocking slam dunks, clutch 3-pointers and everything else in between, the Sharks knocked off the Mariners and their
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Jordan Spieth beats weather at Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Posted: Saturday, Feb 11th, 2017
PEBBLE BEACH -- Jordan Spieth knew the pin position on the ninth hole at Spyglass Hill as much by memory as by sight, which was a good thing considering the fog creeping across the Monterey Peninsula on Friday.
The crowd behind the green couldn't see Spieth, only a golf ball that landed behind the flag and spun back 3
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Green gets rare triple-double as Warriors beat Grizzlies

Posted: Saturday, Feb 11th, 2017
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Draymond Green's triple-double was like no other in NBA history.
Green scored only four points but finished with 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals as the Golden State Warriors beat Memphis 122-107 on Friday night for their first win over the Grizzlies in three tries this season.
With his unique all-around performance on both ends of
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Local Roundup, 2/11: MVC girl’s basketball team clinches 6th straight CCS berth

Posted: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017

Delaney Moore finished with a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double to lead the Monte Vista Christian Mustangs to a 43-22 Monterey Bay League Gabilan division win over Salinas on Thursday night.
With the win, the Mustangs (16-7, 8-3) clinched one of the top three spots in the MBL-G and their sixth straight Central Coast Section playoff berth.
Moore also had
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Girl's SCCAL Soccer: Aptos slices through rain; clinches 4th straight title

Modified: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
APTOS -- The Aptos Mariners took a page out of Gene Kelly's playbook after their 1-0 win over the Santa Cruz Cardinals.
They were dancing and singing in the rain after clinching their program-record fourth Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League championship on Thursday night at Trevin Dilfer Field.
"This feels amazing," said Aptos junior midfielder Monserrat Hernandez. "It just feels
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49ers hope hiring of Shanahan ends revolving door at coach

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
SANTA CLARA -- For the third straight offseason, San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York hired a new head coach and introduced him with a news conference full of platitudes.
After running off Jim Harbaugh following the 2014 season and Jim Tomsula and Chip Kelly after one-year tenures the past two seasons, York believes he has found the right man in
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The R-P Q&A: Sandor Rene Rodriguez talks hoops, Aptos girls score big win & thoughts on 49ers

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
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Durant, Thompson help Warriors bounce back, beat Bulls

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
OAKLAND -- The Golden State Warriors got their pass-happy, 3-point swishing groove back.
That's what they do. When they lose, they find a way to find themselves the very next time out. Never a losing streak.
Kevin Durant responded from his worst game since joining the Warriors with 22 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and three steals, and Golden State
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Local Roundup, 2/9: Watsonville girl’s hoops survives Monterey; holds onto 2nd place

Modified: Wednesday, Feb 8th, 2017

With head coach Randy Braga out sick, the Watsonville Wildcatz beat the Monterey Toreadores, 49-48, on Tuesday night in Monterey Bay League Pacific division play.
Watsonville (15-6, 7-2) travels to Notre Dame-Salinas today at 7 p.m.
• Pajaro Valley 55, NMC 35 - Jada Costello scored 16 of her game-high 19 points in the first half to lead the
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Players bracing for just about any weather at Pebble

Modified: Wednesday, Feb 8th, 2017

PEBBLE BEACH -- Jordan Spieth, still only 23, was amazed that this is the fifth time he has played the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
He's been watching it even longer.
Spieth said Wednesday that Pebble Beach was one of the golf tournaments he watched as a kid. He was intrigued, and at times amused, to see PGA Tour players
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MBL-P Wrestling: Watsonville cruises by PV, tunes up for finals on big stage

Modified: Wednesday, Feb 8th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- The crowd was a few dozen people smaller and there were fewer matches than last time, but for Watsonville head coach Josh Castillo Tuesday night's second-annual "Rumble in the Mello" was perfect.
The third-year head coach missed the inaugural duel with cross-city rival Pajaro Valley in the Henry J. Mello Center last year because he was at the
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D-League Basketball: Warriors' rally falls short against Legends

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 8th, 2017
The Santa Cruz Warriors fell to the Texas Legends 102-99 on Tuesday night at the Dr. Pepper Arena.
Texas (14-16) led by 21 points in the third quarter but Santa Cruz (17-14) trimmed it down to a one-score game during the final minutes of the fourth.
That, however, is as far as the Warriors would come.
LaDontae Henton
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Sabres rally in 3rd, Kane scores in OT to beat Sharks 5-4

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 8th, 2017
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Booed off the ice after 40 minutes, Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres gave their fans something big to cheer about 1:05 into overtime against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.
That's how much time had run off the clock when Eichel set up Evander Kane to pull out a 5-4 victory in which Buffalo overcame
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