CCS Basketball Roundup: PV's boys go down swinging behind Quintero’s 33 points

The Pajaro Valley High boys’ basketball team rallied, but ultimately fell short in a 64-60 loss to No. 12 Soledad High in the first round of the Central Coast Section Division III playoffs on Tuesday night.

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HS Football: M.V.C. hires Jubenal Rodriguez — coach who led Gilroy to 13-0 season

In a stunning move Tuesday, Monte Vista Christian announced Jubenal Rodriguez was leaving his post at Gilroy High to take over the football program at the private school in the outskirts of Watsonville.

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Girls' CCS Basketball: Galvan, Quintana help Watsonville notch first playoff win since '08

Playing in their first Central Coast Section playoff game since 2013, the No. 12-seeded Wildcatz made even more history by surviving a possible game-winning shot at the horn to beat unseeded Milpitas High, 47-46, for their first postseason win since 2008.

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Girls' SCCAL Basketball Tournament: Aptos corrals historic outright title

The Mariners were pumping their fists, dishing out hugs and taking photos with their outright Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League championship banner after downing Soquel, 63-54, in the league tournament final on Saturday.

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Girls' CCS Basketball: Watsonville earns 1st postseason berth since 2013; Aptos get No. 2 in D-III

The Wildcatz earned the No. 12 seed in Division I, and will host unseeded Milpitas High on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the first round of the bracket.

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Boys' CCS Basketball: P.V. once again traveling to Soledad in 1st round; defending champ St. Francis gets top seed

For the second straight season, the Pajaro Valley High boys’ basketball team will travel to Soledad High in the first round of the Central Coast Section Division III playoffs.

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Boys' SCCAL Basketball Tournament: St. Francis falls to 'buzzsaw' Santa Cruz in final

Santa Cruz High conducted an orchestra of sweet swish music on Saturday night en route to a 71-59 win over St. Francis High in the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League tournament championship game.

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CCS Soccer: Watsonville boys draw top-seeded Los Gatos; Aptos girls given rematch

Watsonville High received the No. 8 seed and will play at top-seeded Los Gatos High when the brutal division starts up on Saturday at 3 p.m.

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Girls' Volleyball: Woods steps down after 7 years at M.V.C.

WATSONVILLE — Kiley Woods, the coach responsible for ending Monte Vista Christian’s 19-year Central Coast Section title drought, is stepping down from her post after seven seasons, she announced earlier this week.

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Boys' SCCAL Basketball Tournament: St. Francis cruises past Aptos into final

Senior forwards Chase Watkins and Jason Gallo combined to score 45 points, and the Sharks’ defense held Aptos High to its lowest scoring total in nearly a month to advance to the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League tournament championship with a 64-47 win on Thursday night.

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Girls' Soccer: Watsonville’s Felix signs with Holy Names University

For the second straight season, the Watsonville High girls’ soccer program had a player sign a letter of intent to a four-year university, as Gabriella Felix penned her commitment to NCAA Division II Holy Names University on Wednesday afternoon.

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Local Roundup, 2/15: Aptos girls’ soccer blanks St. Francis in 9th straight win

Monserrat Hernandez Marquez and Bella McDaniel scored two goals apiece in Aptos High’s 4-0 Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League win over St. Francis High on Tuesday afternoon.

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Next Level Local, 2/15: Chris Rivera

Watsonville High alumnus Chris Rivera last week was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Preseason All-American third team.

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Boys' SCCAL Basketball Tournament: Hays returns as Wooden, Welle lead Aptos into semis

The Mariners’ senior forward flashed some signs that he was returning to form in his first start in nearly a month, and Rashaun Wooden and Blake Welle combined for 45 points to move Aptos into the semifinals of the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League basketball tournament with a 68-45 win over San Lorenzo Valley High on Tuesday night.

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Local Roundup, 2/13: Santa Cruz Warriors halt 3-game losing streak in OT

The Santa Cruz Warriors halted a three-game losing streak on Sunday night with a 131-127 overtime victory over the South Bay Lakers.

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HS Athlete of the Week, 2/5-2/10: Christian Quintero

Pajaro Valley High sophomore guard notched his third and fourth 30-point games of the season last week for the Grizzlies, scoring 32 against Seaside High and pouring in 33 against Alvarez High two days later.

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MBL Wrestling Championships: M.V.C.'s Cabaug wins title; two locals finish runner-up

Cabaug stunned No. 2-seeded Nathan Aguilar, of Gilroy High, in the semis with a 6-5 decision and knocked off top-seeded Joe Delgado, of San Benito High, via 7-4 decision in the championship match.

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Boys' SCCAL Basketball: St. Francis falls to Santa Cruz with title on the line

Santa Cruz junior forward Robert Bishop hit the game-winning shot with 26.7 seconds left and Felix made a big defensive stop on the following possession to knock off the defending league champion St. Francis High Sharks, 52-49, on Friday night.

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HS Wrestling: Aptos sends off Roberts with perfect SCCAL season

The Aptos High Mariners finished up Reggie Roberts’ final Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League dual meet season perfectly with a pair of wins over Scotts Valley High and St. Francis High on Wednesday night at home.

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Boys' Basketball: MVC’s Schmidt signs with Division 1 North Dakota

Lucas Schmidt, Monte Vista Christian’s standout center, signed his letter of intent to play basketball for NCAA Division I North Dakota on Wednesday afternoon in front of dozens of friends, family and teammates.

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Girls' Soccer: MVC’s Montes finds home with HNU

On Wednesday Monte Vista Christian’s star keeper made it official, signing her letter of intent to play soccer for the NCAA Division II Hawks with several friends, family and teammates in attendance.

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Girls' SCCAL Soccer: Aptos captures 5th straight league crown; locks up spot in Open Division

Aptos got goals from three players and its defense posted its fourth straight shutout to cruise to its fifth straight Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League championship with a 3-0 win over Scotts Valley High.

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Girls' SCCAL Basketball: Aptos completes perfect SCCAL regular season

Tuesday night’s 68-49 victory over St. Francis High locked up the program’s first 12-0 Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League season since 1983. It’s also the first time the Mariners’ can call themselves league champions — period — since 2001.

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Next level local, 2/8: Nikki Hiltz

Aptos High alumna Nikki Hiltz, now a redshirt senior with Arkansas, placed ninth in the Millrose Games Wanamaker Mile in New York while competing against several of the top female milers in the country on Saturday.

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Boys' SCCAL Basketball: St. Francis withstands Aptos' upset bid; sets up big meeting with Santa Cruz

Senior forward Jason Gallo had 18 points, fellow senior forward Chase Watkins added 22 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter, and St. Francis outlasted Aptos 56-53 on senior night to set up a pivotal Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League showdown with Santa Cruz High on Tuesday night.

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