CCS Softball: Watsonville wins county's first-ever softball title

No. 4 Watsonville completed its improbable run to its first-ever CCS title, edging the No. 7-seeded Homestead High Mustangs, 3-1, for the Division I crown. It is the first section championship for any team from Santa Cruz County in the 42 years that the C

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SCCAL Softball: St. Francis’ Azevedo named top freshman

Ariana Azevedo was named the league’s top freshman, while sophomore Lena Ciandro and senior Miranda Janisch earned spots on the SCCAL First Team.

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CCS Softball: Watsonville knocks off top-seeded Pioneer, Azevedo; advances to first final since '06

No. 4 Watsonville kept its cool in the hottest of moments and slayed the giant on Thursday night at PAL Stadium in San Jose, stunning superstar pitcher Holly Azevedo and the top-seeded Mustangs, 1-0, in 10 innings to advance to the Central Coast Section D

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Healthy, focused Nikki Hiltz among nation’s best runners again

The redshirt junior will enter today’s NCAA West Preliminary Round at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas with the sixth fastest 1,500 time among Division I runners. The first round of the 1,500 is set for 3:30 p.m. and the quarterfinals, which will de

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CCS Baseball: Seventh-inning avalanche ends St. Francis' season

A controversial call on what looked like a force out at home plate with the bases loaded started a season-ending avalanche in the No. 7-seeded Sharks’ 7-2 loss to the No. 11-seeded Menlo Knights in the Central Coast Section Division II Semifinals at San J

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CCS Softball: Watsonville advances to semis for first time since '07

With airtight defense and short but powerful bursts of offense, No. 4 Watsonville held off No. 5 Los Gatos High, 3-1, on Saturday at Fremont High to advance to the CCS Division I semifinals for the first time since 2007.

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CCS Baseball: St. Francis advances to semifinals with extra-innings win

The No. 7-seeded Sharks edged the No. 2-seeded Soquel High Knights, 4-3, in nine innings on Saturday at Harbor High to advance to the CCS Division II semifinals at Municipal Stadium in San Jose.

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CCS Track & Field: Grizzlies enjoying ‘best ever’ season

The times, the heights, the grades and the clutch performances in big moments, it’s been a little bit of everything for Avila’s Grizzlies in a season dubbed the “best ever” before it even started. And Genis and Sedano, both seniors, will try to keep the m

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St. Francis High quintet signs letters of intent

Sandor Rene Rodriguez signed with Linfield College for basketball, Braxton Rico signed with Notre Dame de Namur University for cross country and track and the Sharks’ trio of baseball players Ruben Ibarra, Conor Bagchee and Andrew Ciandro signed to San Jo

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CCS Playoffs Roundup: Watsonville softball scores 1st postseason win since 2007

The No. 4-seeded Watsonville High Wildcatz notched their first postseason win since 2007 on Wednesday, shutting out No. 13 Santa Clara High, 4-0, in the first round of the Central Coast Section Division I playoffs in Watsonville.

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CCS Baseball: Watkins tosses gem for Sharks; Ciandro, Ibarra chip in to hold off Mustangs

Junior starting pitcher Chase Watkins tossed 6 1/3 innings of four-hit ball and Ibarra made a clutch diving stop for the final out in the No. 7-seeded Sharks’ thrilling 2-1 win over the No. 10-seeded Mustangs in Watsonville.

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Local Roundup, 5/18: Hocom named to Cal-Hi Sports All-State team

Aptos High’s Hannah Hocom was recently named one of 20 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore team selections.

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Boy's CCS Golf: Aptos' Meltzer wins CCS title on playoff

Meltzer, who is the first from the county to win the CCS title since fellow Mariner Nick Ragsac accomplished the feat in 2007, fired a 4-under par 67 to tie Murphy for first. He won the playoff with a par on the 1st hole, which was a par-4 hole.

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Five local teams make CCS playoffs

No. 10 MVC will play at No. 7 St. Francis on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the first round of the Central Coast Section Division II playoffs.

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Local roundup, 5/16: Cabrillo baseball season ends in Super Regional

The Cabrillo College Seahawks were swept out of the California Community College Athletic Association NorCal Super Regional round by Ohlone College over the weekend, losing the best-of-three series 2-0. They dropped Game 1, 5-4, on Friday and saw their se

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MBL Master's Meet: 14 local individuals, 2 relay teams advance to CCS

Pajaro Valley High's Jose Sedano was one of 14 individual local athletes that will return to Gilroy High for the CCS semifinals, which are scheduled for May 20. The Monte Vista Christian 4x100 relay (44.3, 5th) and North Monterey County High’s 4x400 relay

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