Commissioner for a column: How I would place the 29 football teams in next year's PCAL

The Pacific Coast Athletic League, a massive super league made up of 33 schools in the southern portion of the Central Coast Section, is coming next school year and I’m excited to see its impact on each program.

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HS Football: M.V.C. fires Dini after one season

Dini and the Mustangs finished the year 4-6 overall, the program’s first losing season since 2013, and lost their last four games. They placed sixth in the Monterey Bay League Gabilan division with a 2-5 record and missed the Central Coast Section playoffs.

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Girls NorCal D-V Volleyball: Mt. Madonna takes Escalon's best shot, keeps ticking to advance

Dasbach-Prisk and the No. 3-seeded Hawks took the No. 11-seeded Cougars’ best shot right on the nose, literally, and they never flinched en route to a 20-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-14 win to advance to the California Interscholastic Federation Northern California Division V semifinals.

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CCS Open D-III Football: Depleted No. 2 Aptos stunned by No. 7 Terra Nova

Depleted of playmakers on both sides of the ball, No. 2 Aptos hung around with No. 7 Terra Nova High but ultimately fell 24-14 in the first round of the CCS Open Division III playoffs.

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Women's JC Basketball: Cabrillo retools with experienced local talent

Third-year coach John Wilson has four players from Aptos High and two from Santa Cruz High. Scotts Valley High, Soquel High, North Monterey County High and Pacific Collegiate School are also represented with one player each.

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Girls MBL Volleyball: Five locals earn spots on respective first teams

Monte Vista Christian’s outside hitters Mattea Romo and Cassidy Schurman were named to the Gabilan division First Team, while North Monterey County High libero Malia Garcia, Pajaro Valley High outside hitter Natalia Gallegos and Watsonville High opposite Camila Cardenas all made the Pacific division First Team.

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G League Basketball: Warriors win 4th straight

Seven Warriors scored in double figures for Santa Cruz in its fourth straight victory, a 102-67 win over the Long Island Nets on Friday night at Kaiser Permanente Arena.

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RP Sports Podcast: St. Francis High's Audrey Ryan talks volleyball & a preview of Aptos football's CCS Open Division III game vs. Terra Nova

Tony Nunez, the sports editor of the Register-Pajaronian, previews Friday's CCS Open Division III football game between Aptos and Aragon (4:30), recaps the local CCS cross country (14:15) and CCS volleyball (16:38) results and then then sits down with St. Francis High senior volleyball player Audrey Ryan (18:51).

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G League Basketball: Hot-shooting Santa Cruz secures third straight victory

The Santa Cruz Warriors shot down the Salt Lake City Stars, 122-111, on Wednesday night to not only notch their third straight victory but the franchise's 150th overall.

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Girls CCS Tennis: Aptos trio bounced in quarterfinals

Competing in singles, Mia Totah lost to top-seeded Ashley Yeah and the doubles team of Lila and Rebecca Sampson lost to No. 3 seed Stephanie Ren and Monica Stratakos of Saratoga High.

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CCS Open D-III Football: Aptos defense well prepped for pass-happy Terra Nova

The No. 2 seed in the bracket, Aptos (7-3) will be the favorite over No. 7 Terra Nova (5-5) but the Mariners will undoubtedly have their hands full against possibly the best passing attack they’ve seen this season.

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MBL Water Polo: Four locals earn spot on MBL-G first teams

Aptos High’s Jordan Wagner, Kristen Malone and Skylar Poulos all earned a spot on the Monterey Bay League Gabilan division’s First Team, the league recently announced.

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HS Sports: Aptos' Reckers, Dueck, Hernandez Marquez ink letters to D1 programs

Reckers signed with Cal State Bakersfield for baseball, Dueck signed with Santa Clara University for soccer and Hernandez Marquez made good on her verbal commitment to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo from a year ago.

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Local Roundup, 11/14: Cabrillo women’s hoops begins season with win

The Cabrillo College Seahawks women’s basketball began its season with a 62-60 win over the College of Marin on Saturday night on the road.

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Girls CCS Volleyball: Aptos' title hopes stuffed by rival Soquel

Behind their hard-hitting one-two punch of outside hitters Maggie Walters and Sam Strah, top-seeded Soquel topped No. 2 Aptos 25-20, 18-25, 25-14, 25-16 on Saturday night for the Central Coast Section Division III title at Watsonville High.

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Girls CCS Cross Country: Watsonville's Ruiz, Salazar advance to state; Aptos wins 7th straight title

Watsonville High’s star freshman runner took third in the CCS Division I race with a time of 19 minutes, 6 seconds to not only solidify herself as one of the top young runners in the section but also become the first female Wildcat to advance to the California Interscholastic Federation state meet since Consuelo Mata did so in 2000.

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Boys CCS Cross Country: Aptos uses depth to secure title; Kelly earns 3rd trip to state

Aptos once again used its depth to continue its season-long dominance on Saturday morning, placing its five scoring runners within the top 18 of the Division III race and capturing the program’s first Central Coast Section title since 2013.

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HS Football, Week 11: St. Francis clinches share of first-ever league title

Junior Andrew Seymour caught a touchdown pass, ran for a score, returned a kickoff to the house and made a pair of interceptions to help the Sharks clinch a share of the program’s first-ever league championship with a 42-7 win over Soquel High on Friday night at Emmett M. Geiser Field in Watsonville.

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Girls CCS Volleyball: Mt. Madonna comes out swinging; Santa Catalina swings harder, repeats as D-V champ

Top-seeded Santa Catalina repeated as the CCS Division V champion, sweeping No. 2 Mt. Madonna 25-21, 25-14, 25-14 on Friday night at Watsonville High but the powerhouse Cougars we’re not backflipping over the victory.

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G league Basketball: Warriors drop Agua Caliente Clippers

The Santa Cruz Warriors outlasted their former head coach Casey Hill and the Agua Caliente Clippers, 115-100, on Saturday night at Kaiser Permanente Arena.

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G League Basketball: Warriors cruise to second win of season

Quinn Cook had 24 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, Michael Gbinije added 21 points and the Santa Cruz Warriors cruised to a 111-82 win over the Wisconsin Herd on Friday night in front of a sold-out crowd at Kaiser Permanente Arena.

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G League Basketball: Casey Hill returns to Santa Cruz with fond memories of 5 years with Warriors

The former head coach of the Warriors will return to K.P. Arena for the first time as the opposition. Now the leader of the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario, Hill will play his former team in a Pacific division battle at 7 p.m.

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HS Football, Week 11: Undefeated Mustangs trample Wildcatz in regular season finale

Watsonville lost 41-14 to the undefeated Monterey Bay League Pacific division champion Gilroy High Mustangs on Thursday night at Emmett M. Geiser Field.

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G League Basketball: Lakers stun Warriors once again

The Santa Cruz Warriors could not hold on to a 20-point lead in a 127-123 Wednesday night loss to the South Bay Lakers in El Segundo.

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Girls CCS Volleyball: Mt. Madonna advances to D-V championship with sweep of St. Francis

With energy to spare and a couple of bounces here and there, No. 2 Mt. Madonna swept the No. 3-seeded St. Francis High Sharks 25-19, 25-22, 25-21 to advance to Friday’s Central Coast Section Division V championship game back at Watsonville High.

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Girls CCS Volleyball: Rivals Aptos, Soquel to play for D-III title

Aptos High and Soquel High will play for the Central Coast Section Division III championship on Saturday at Palo Alto High after each team won its section semifinal match on Wednesday night at Aptos.

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G League Basketball: Warriors’ Early slims down after taking up vegan diet

Early, now in his second season with the Warriors, converted to a vegan diet before the start of the summer and has said goodbye to all food containing animal products, including meat, eggs and diary.

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HS Football Preview, Week 11: Aptos, Watsonville, St. Francis finish off regular season

The Watsonville High Wildcatz have plenty of momentum after last week’s win over the rival Pajaro Valley High Grizzlies. They’ll need all of that confidence and even more in order to pull off what would be a massive upset of the undefeated Gilroy High Mustangs on Thursday night.

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HS Baseball: Leroy Dozal takes over Watsonville baseball

Leroy Dozal, a 1988 Hollister High graduate and Cal Sate Hayward alumnus, has been named the head coach of the Watsonville High baseball program, the school’s Athletic Director Mark Northcutt recently told the Register-Pajaronian.

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HS Football Rankings, Week 11: Aptos finishes rankings where it began

Watsonville High leaps St. Francis, Monte Vista Christian in final rankings of the 2017 high school football season.

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