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Local Roundup, 1/24: PV falls to Alisal in battle for top spot

Posted: Monday, Jan 23rd, 2017
The Pajaro Valley High Grizzlies suffered their first Monterey Bay League Pacific division loss on Friday night, falling 72-51 to the defending league champion Alisal High Trojans in Salinas.
Jonathan Chavez and Christian Quintero each scored 13 points for Pajaro Valley (13-5, 5-1) but it wasn't enough to pull off the upset of the league-leading Trojans.
The Grizzlies continue their

Curry, Thompson each hit 7 3s, Warriors pull away from Magic

Modified: Monday, Jan 23rd, 2017
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson each hit seven 3-pointers and the Golden State Warriors won their seventh straight game, beating the Orlando Magic 118-98 on Sunday.
Tied at the half, the Warriors woke up from West Coast time in the second half to pull away. This was the first Eastern time zone noon tip for them since

D-League Basketball: Warriors split games at Showcase

Modified: Monday, Jan 23rd, 2017
The Santa Cruz Warriors went 1-1 in the NBA D-League Showcase at the Hershey Center in Mississauga, Ontario, beating the Texas Legends on Saturday and losing to the Oklahoma City Blue on Thursday night.
Phil Pressey (16 points, 14 assists and five rebounds) and Dennis Clifford (17 points and 10 rebounds) each recorded double-doubles in the Warriors' 113-97 win over

Boy's SCCAL Basketball: St. Francis thumps Aptos, 49-33

Modified: Monday, Jan 23rd, 2017

WATSONVILLE -- The St. Francis High Sharks sent a message to the rest of the league on Friday night.
And Sandor Rene Rodriguez put the exclamation point on it.
The Sharks' senior point guard spun through a pair of defenders, zigzagged past another and sunk the final emphatic bucket of St. Francis' 49-33 Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League

Warriors get 6th straight win, 125-108 over Rockets

Posted: Saturday, Jan 21st, 2017
HOUSTON -- The Golden State Warriors wanted to make sure the Houston Rockets wouldn't beat them from the 3-point line.
They carried out their plan perfectly, forcing the NBA's most prolific 3-point shooting team into a terrible shooting night in a 125-108 victory Friday night that extended Golden State's winning streak to six games.
Kevin Durant scored 32 points and

Girl's MBL-P Basketball: NMC creates logjam atop league with upset of Watsonville

Modified: Friday, Jan 20th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- The Monterey Bay League Pacific division just got a lot more interesting.
Freshman wing Rebecca Castro poured in 19 points, senior guard Amanda Torrez added 12 and the North Monterey County Condors created a logjam at the top of the MBL-P with a gigantic 43-42 road win over the Watsonville Wildcatz on Thursday night.
Watsonville (12-5) had the

Boy's MBL-G Soccer: Watsonville, Pajaro Valley play to scoreless tie

Modified: Friday, Jan 20th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- The Watsonville High Wildcatz and Pajaro Valley High Grizzlies played to a 0-0 tie on a chilly Thursday night that featured few opportunities to score for either team at Emmett M. Geiser Field.
Both teams entered the evening in the middle of the pack in the Monterey Bay League Gabilan Division, but neither could finish the

Couture lifts Sharks past Lightning 2-1

Posted: Friday, Jan 20th, 2017
SAN JOSE -- For Logan Couture, a game-winning goal can be just the thing to help him feel better.
Couture scored 22 seconds into the third period and the San Jose Sharks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Thursday night.
On Tuesday, Couture was dealing with an illness that left him weak and dehydrated. The team told him not

HS Football: Hazel steps down; Ausman takes over Sharks

Posted: Thursday, Jan 19th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- After five years as the head coach of the St. Francis High Sharks, Adam Hazel has passed the torch to John Ausman.
Hazel, the Athletic Director at the Watsonville-based private school, announced on Thursday morning that he would no longer coach the football team and that Ausman, the Sharks' defensive coordinator during the last two seasons, would be

The R-P Q&A: Aptos High's Lauren Inman, PV & St. Francis get new football coaches & PV boy's hoops still undefeated!

Posted: Thursday, Jan 19th, 2017

Burns, Pavelski lead Sharks past rival LA Kings, 3-2

Posted: Thursday, Jan 19th, 2017
LOS ANGELES -- Every game in the San Jose Sharks' rivalry series with Los Angeles takes a bit extra out of both teams.
After 11 meetings with the Kings in the past 10 months, the Sharks were thrilled to get the final word in this argument for now.
Brent Burns, Tommy Wingels and captain Joe Pavelski scored in the Sharks'

Boy's MBL-P Basketball: Pajaro Valley beats Alvarez to remain undefeated

Modified: Thursday, Jan 19th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- It was up for grabs.
And the Pajaro Valley High Grizzlies took it.
Behind an impressive third-quarter push, Pajaro Valley continued its undefeated run through the Monterey Bay League Pacific division with a 66-47 win over Alvarez High on Wednesday night in Watsonville.
Senior wing Jonathan Chavez scored a game-high 23 points and freshman guard Christian Quintero added

Durant dazzles against former Oklahoma City team once more

Posted: Thursday, Jan 19th, 2017
OAKLAND -- Russell Westbrook promised to pay back Zaza Pachulia for a hard foul.
Kevin Durant had the last word against his old team -- again.
Durant dazzled with a season-best 40 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-100 on Wednesday night despite Westbrook's 21st triple-double.
Westbrook had 27 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists

Local Roundup, 1/19: Watsonville beats ND-Salinas, sets up important tilt with NMC

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 18th, 2017

The Watsonville High Wildcatz held off the visiting Notre Dame-Salinas Spirits for a 60-50 win on Tuesday night to improve to 4-0 in Monterey Bay League Pacific division play.
Savanah Quintana poured in 21 points and Julisa Vega recorded a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds in the win.
Watsonville (12-4), which has won its last six games,

HS Football: Pajaro Valley promotes Kevin Cordova to head coach

Modified: Wednesday, Jan 18th, 2017

WATSONVILLE -- The Pajaro Valley High Grizzlies went within for Joe Gregorio's replacement.
Kevin Cordova was named the Grizzlies head football coach, Athletic Director Joe Manfre told the Register-Pajaronian on Wednesday.
Cordova, 35, is a familiar face within the Pajaro Valley program, serving as the offensive coordinator last season and a physical education teacher at the Watsonville-based school for

Girl's SCCAL Soccer: Hernandez powers Aptos past SC; keeps unbeaten streak flowing

Modified: Wednesday, Jan 18th, 2017

SANTA CRUZ -- The Aptos High Mariners continued their Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League dominance Tuesday in a 3-1 victory over the Santa Cruz High Cardinals at Memorial Field.
With first place in the SCCAL on the line, Aptos (7-2-1, 4-0) sparred with Santa Cruz (5-3-2, 2-1) until the 20th minute of the second half when junior forward Monserrat

Boy's MBL-G Soccer: Watsonville bounces back with 2-0 win

Modified: Wednesday, Jan 18th, 2017

WATSONVILLE -- The Watsonville High Wildcatz felt like they had something to prove.
They didn't waste much time in doing so.
Senior striker Francisco Gonzales scored two goals in nine minutes, junior Isaac Frias posted a shutout between the pipes and Watsonville halted the program's longest losing streak in more than 20 years with a 2-0 win over the

Kyle Shanahan becomes last candidate in 49ers coach search

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 18th, 2017
SANTA CLARA -- The search for a new San Francisco 49ers coach has narrowed in on Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan after the only other candidate remaining pulled out of consideration.
Seattle offensive line coach Tom Cable's agent, Doug Hendickson, tweeted Tuesday that Cable is "re-affirming" his commitment to the Seahawks and thanked the 49ers for their interest. That follows

Warriors rout defending champion Cavaliers 126-91 in rematch

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 17th, 2017
OAKLAND -- Now, everybody can sit back for a few months and envision the possibility of another scintillating NBA Finals between Cleveland and Golden State.
LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry for the third straight time, complete with the hard-nosed play of Draymond Green, dazzling dunks from Kevin Durant and sharp shooting from Kyrie Irving.
This regular-season round went to the

Joel Ward gets goal, assist to lead Sharks past Jets 5-2

Modified: Monday, Jan 16th, 2017
SAN JOSE -- Sharks coach Peter DeBoer wanted a lot more out of his team following a lackluster shutout loss to St. Louis. Joel Ward more than delivered.
Ward had a short-handed goal and took a hard hit to assist on Timo Meier's score, helping San Jose beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Monday for just its third win in

49ers coach search narrows, GM search expands

Modified: Monday, Jan 16th, 2017
SANTA CLARA -- The search for San Francisco's new coach narrowed on Monday with New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels pulling out of the running for the job, while the 49ers added more candidates for their general manager vacancy.
Shortly after McDaniels said he was no longer a candidate to replace the fired Chip Kelly in San Francisco, team CEO

Local Roundup, 1/17: Dutton-Jones takes 4th at Jim Root Memorial

Modified: Monday, Jan 16th, 2017

Aptos High's Keegan Dutton-Jones took fourth place in the 170-pound division of the 54th Jim Root Memorial wrestling tournament on Saturday.
Dutton-Jones went 2-2 overall on the day and the Mariners took 10th as a team.
• SF's Padia-Noriega medals - St. Francis High's Felipe Padia-Noriega took fourth place in the 220-pound division of the Bert Mar wrestling tournament

Boy's MBL-G Basketball: Palma hands MVC first league loss

Modified: Monday, Jan 16th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- Nothing could slow down senior point guard Jamaree Bouyea and the Palma High Chieftains on Friday night.
Er… check that.
One thing could: the rim.
Leading by double digits in the second half, Bouyea tried to throw down an emphatic dunk in transition only to be rejected by the hoop.
It was one of very few blunders in

D-League Basketball: Southerland leads Warriors past Stars

Modified: Saturday, Jan 14th, 2017
The Santa Cruz Warriors made enough plays down the stretch to beat the visiting Salt Lake City Stars, 113-104, on Friday night in front of the 18th consecutive sellout crowd at Kaiser Permanente Arena.
James Southerland scored 17 of his game-high 29 points in the fourth quarter to power the Warriors' (13-10) comeback. His 3-pointer with 4:58 left to play

JC Football: Cabrillo hires former SJ SaberCats head coach Darren Arbet

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017

Cabrillo College was looking to bring some life back into its football program with the hiring of a new head coach.
"This is more than that," said Cabrillo Athletic Director Joshua Thomas.
Darren Arbet, the former longtime head coach and general manager of the San Jose SaberCats arena football team, was named the Seahawks' lead man on Thursday morning,

Girl's MBL-P Basketball: Torrez sparks NMC over PV

Modified: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- The North Monterey County High Condors needed a spark.
Amanda Torrez provided the perfect one.
With the Condors' six-point cushion trimmed to two, the senior point guard dove for a loose ball, ripped it away from a Pajaro Valley High player and dished it ahead for a momentum-shifting transition bucket during the final seconds of the third quarter.

Local Roundup, 1/14: Watsonville girl’s hoops still undefeated in MBL-P play

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017

Ruby Galvan had 18 points, Evelyn Rios added 15 and the Watsonville High Wildcatz beat Monterey High, 57-49, on Thursday night in Monterey Bay League Pacific division play.
Jackie Barocio had six points and 17 rebounds for WHS (11-4, 3-0), which hosts Notre Dame-Salinas on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
• Aptos 72, SLV 48 - Hannah Hocom poured in

Girl's MBL-G Basketball: Moore leads Mustangs past San Benito

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017

WATSONVILLE -- The Monte Vista Christian High Mustangs bucked the visiting San Benito High Haybalers, 49-36, on Thursday night to capture their second Monterey Bay Gabilan league victory.
The defending MBL Gabilan co-champion Mustangs (10-6, 2-2) rode to victory thanks in large part to 6-foot senior center Delaney Moore, who scored 18 points and pulled down 16

Curry, Durant, Thompson with 20-plus points to beat Pistons

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
OAKLAND -- Klay Thompson returned from a one-game absence for rest and scored 23 points with four 3-pointers in another balanced Golden State performance as the Warriors beat the Detroit Pistons 127-107 on Thursday night.
Stephen Curry scored 24 points, Kevin Durant had 25 points, nine assists and six rebounds, and Draymond Green dished out 13 assists for his fifth

The R-P Q&A: Watsonville's Savanah Quintana talks hoops upbringing, improvements and adjusting to Braga

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017

Hamilton's late goal third lifts Flames over Sharks 3-2

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
CALGARY, Alberta -- Chad Johnson and the Calgary Flames got a victory -- after getting a big scare.
A late goal by Dougie Hamilton and a pair of clutch saves by Johnson led the Flames to a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night.
Hamilton scored at 17:41 of the third period, while Johnson turned aside a

Girl's MBL-P Soccer: Felix leads Wildcatz in rout of Grizzlies

Modified: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- The Watsonville High Wildcatz had not been on the field for an official soccer match since mid-December.
They showed very little rust in their first action back.
Gabby Felix scored five goals to lead the Wildcatz to a 6-1 win over the shorthanded Pajaro Valley High Grizzlies in their Monterey Bay League Pacific division opener on Wednesday

D-League Basketball: Santa Cruz claws back to beat Canton

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
The Santa Cruz Warriors erased a 16-point, second-half deficit to beat the Canton Charge, 109-105, on Wednesday night in front of the 17th consecutive sellout crowd at Kaiser Permanente Arena.
The Warriors' (12-10) bench outscored Canton's (12-9) reserves 57-12 to stop the Charges' six-game win streak.
The Warriors trailed by 16 in the third quarter but took off on

Local Roundup, 1/12: Watsonville soccer set to take on top team in nation

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017

The challenges keep coming for the Watsonville High Wildcatz boy's soccer team.
One week after playing two nationally ranked teams in Alisal High and Alvarez High, the Wildcatz will face powerhouse Montverde Academy in the prestigious Montverde Academy Soccer Tournament (MAST) in Florida.
The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and will be the final game of the first

Boy's MBL-G Soccer: Weather, Alvarez wash out Pajaro Valley

Modified: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017

WATSONVILLE -- Officials stopped the game minutes before halftime in fear of a lighting strike.
Then, figuratively, lightning did strike Emmett M. Geiser Field.
After a 30-minute delay, the Alvarez High Eagles scored a pair of goals in 11 minutes to hand the Pajaro Valley High Grizzlies their first Monterey Bay League Gabilan division loss on Tuesday night in

Girl's SCCAL Soccer: Aptos sinks Soquel, 3-0

Modified: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
SOQUEL -- Nothing was going to rain on the Aptos High Mariners' Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League unbeaten streak.  
Aptos soaked the host Soquel High Knights, 3-0, on a wet and rainy Tuesday evening in Soquel to bring their SCCAL unbeaten streak to 30 games.  
The Mariners (5-2-1, 2-0) jumped to an early lead on a goal from

Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Heat 107-95

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
OAKLAND -- Without Klay Thompson and all he does to keep a defense honest, the Golden State Warriors struggled to produce the zippy passing that regularly leads to open perimeter looks and easy baskets in the paint.
It all came together in the closing minutes -- just in time.
Stephen Curry had 24 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, Kevin

Boedker's hat trick leads Sharks to 5-3 win over Oilers

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
EDMONTON, Alberta -- Halfway through the season, Mikkel Boedker managed to double his goal-scoring total in just one game.
Boedker scored three goals for his fourth career hat trick to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 5-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.
"A game like that, when you score on your first shift, you're going to

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