HS Football League Predictions, 2017: St. Francis, Watsonville, Aptos will all be in hunt in respective leagues

Aptos High and St. Francis High will try to make big splashes in their new leagues, while Watsonville High, Pajaro Valley High, North Monterey County High and Monte Vista Christian have their sights set on cementing themselves as one of the best teams in their league.

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HS Football Preview, Week 4: All local teams in league action this week

The Aptos High Mariners have had a whole week to prepare for their Monterey Bay League Gabilan division debut against the Palma High Chieftains and they without a doubt needed the extra time to sort out their shortcomings over the first three weeks of the season.

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Boy's Basketball: Watsonville A.D. Marcus Northcutt steps in as interim head coach

Watsonville High Athletic Director Marcus Northcutt will serve as the interim head coach of the boy’s basketball team, the school’s principal Elaine Legorreta told the Register-Pajaronian on Tuesday.

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Local Roundup, 9/21: Pajaro Valley beats Watsonville for first time since 2009

The Pajaro Valley High Grizzlies edged the Watsonville High Wildcatz in girl’s volleyball for the first time since the 2009 season on Tuesday night in Monterey Bay League Pacific division action. The scores were 25-14, 25-13, 23-25, 25-21.

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Girl's SCCAL Volleyball: Powerful Soquel hands Aptos first regular season league loss in 3 years

The Mariners are not out of it yet but they are definitely in a hole for the rest of the league season after the 25-20, 25-18, 18-25, 25-19 loss to the loaded Knights. The loss not only dropped the four-time defending SCCAL champs into second place in the league standings but also dashed an impressive 30-match win streak against league opponents in the regular season, which dated back to 2015.

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Local Roundup, 9/19: Cabrillo volleyball stays perfect with pair of sweeps

The Cabrillo College women’s volleyball team kept its perfect record intact on Saturday with a pair of sweeps over Sacramento City College and Fresno City College in the opening day of the Cabrillo College Classic.

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HS Football, Week 3: Youthful P.V. gives Cordova first win

P.V. not only secured its first win of the season and of Cordova’s head coaching career with a 30-0 victory over Lynbrook High at Carl Conelly Stadium on Saturday but the youthful Grizzlies also learned a thing or two about how to deal with a win.

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HS Football Roundup, Week 3: St. Francis ends preseason with big win over P.G.

Senior quarterback Derric Estrada-Haro tossed a pair of touchdowns and ran for one, junior receiver Andrew Seymour caught a score and ran for another and St. Francis High finished up its preseason with a 48-7 win over Pacific Grove High on Friday night in Pacific Grove.

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JC Football: Cabrillo falls to 0-2 despite offensive showcase

The Cabrillo College Seahawks amassed 459 yards of offense but still dropped to 0-2 on the season following a 32-25 non-conference loss to Foothill College on Saturday in Los Altos.

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HS Football, Week 3: Mistakes halt Watsonville's hot start

Watsonville’s perfect start came to a screeching halt in a 14-0 loss to the Irvington High Vikings of Fremont on Friday night.

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G League Basketball: Aaron Miles' professional, easygoing makeup lands him Warriors' coaching gig

If first impressions are any indication, the Golden State Warriors organization can expect two things from new Santa Cruz Warriors head coach Aaron Miles: (1) he will be prepared — if not over prepared — and (2) he will be professional.

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Local Roundup: Mustangs begin league season with sweep

Mattea Romo had 10 kills, 14 assists and three aces, Abbey Lynch added three aces and six kills and the Monte Vista Christian Mustangs began their Monterey Bay League Gabilan division season with a 25-8, 25-21, 25-15 sweep of Alisal High on Thursday in Salinas.

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HS Football Preview, Week 3: Preseason wraps up for four local teams

At 3-0 overall and fresh off a 35-14 drubbing of Greenfield High, Watsonville High is off to its best start since 2003. But Friday night’s preseason finale against the Irvington High Vikings will, without a doubt, be the Wildcatz’s biggest test of the season so far.

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HS Football Rankings, Week 3: Watsonville, N.M.C. move up after wins

Watsonville High and North Monterey County High both climbed a spot in the weekly rankings after securing wins last week.

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Local roundup, 9/14: Watsonville volleyball begins league season with sweep of N.M.C.

The Watsonville High Wildcatz swept the North Monterey County High Condors 25-18, 25-23, 25-16 on Tuesday night to open up their Monterey Bay League Pacific division season positively.

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Girl's MBL-G Water Polo: Shorthanded Aptos holds tough, improves to 2-0 on season

Despite playing with only one sub, the Mariners outlasted the Cougars at home to improve to 2-0 overall and in Monterey Bay League Gabilan division play.

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HS Football, Week 2: M.V.C. drops first preseason game since 2014

The Mustangs suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday afternoon, falling 21-19 to Scotts Valley High in both teams' preseason finale. It is M.V.C.'s (2-1) first preseason loss since the 2014 season.

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HS Football Roundup, Week 2: N.M.C. secures first win; Watsonville stays perfect

The senior defensive back took the opening kick and went 93-yards to the house in the Condors’ 30-15 non-league win, N.M.C.’s first of the season, over Marina High at Monterey Peninsula College on Friday night.

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JC Football Preview: Arbet setting new standard at Cabrillo

Arbet, who last year served as an assistant coach at NCAA Division II Humboldt State University, has a gigantic 86-man roster with 38 promising out-of-state players and a reworked coaching staff led by offensive guru Frank Espy.

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HS Football, Week 1: Watsonville’s defense holds on down stretch

Keeping in tradition of one of the longest rivalries in California high school sports, the Wildcatz beat the Santa Cruz High Cardinals, 14-12, at home Friday night, giving them their first 2-0 start in 14 years.

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Girl's SCCAL Volleyball: Aptos looking for right combo to return to CCS final

Elise Coash, a four-year varsity starter and the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League’s Most Valuable Player the last two seasons, is no longer with the Mariners; she’s 380 miles away in Southern California playing NCAA Division I volleyball for the UC Irvine Anteaters.

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