CCS Track & Field Semifinals: Ruiz, Salazar, Zlatunich lead locals into championships

Heart, resolve and courage, Ruiz showcased all of the above while punching her ticket to next week’s CCS Championships back at Gilroy High. She took fourth in her star-studded heat, which featured a trio of highly-decorated seniors: Rebecca Hasser, Kaylah Grant and Mari Friedman.

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CCS Baseball: St. Francis set to play Palma in D-III Semis

St. Francis (19-7) will play No. 4 Palma High on Wednesday at Washington Park in Santa Clara for a spot in the D-III section final. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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CCS Softball: Watsonville advances to Open semifinals

A handful of clutch hits, a gritty pitching performance and a couple of lucky bounces in key moments. That was the winning formula for No. 3 Watsonville in its 5-1 triumph over No. 6 Los Gatos High in the quarterfinals of the CCS Open Division playoffs on Saturday.

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Girls Basketball: Hocom named Academic All-American by NHSCA

The Aptos High star junior basketball player was named an Academic All-American by the National High School Coaches Association late last month, and also earned a spot on Cal-Hi Sports’ All-State Underclassmen Third Team.

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CCS Track & Field: Dozens of local athletes ready to earn spots in final

More than 40 local athletes from Aptos High, North Monterey County High, Monte Vista Christian, Mt. Madonna, Pajaro Valley High, St. Francis High and Watsonville High will be competing at Saturday’s Central Coast Section Track and Field Semifinals at Gilroy High.

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HS Softball Roundup, 5/18: Sharks finish strong

St. Francis High finished its record-setting season with a 22-0 blowout win over Harbor High on May 10 in Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League action.

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HS Athletes of the Week, 5/18: Shea Garcia & Michael Spinelli

High School Athletes of the Week for the week of May 7-May 13.

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CCS Softball: Watsonville’s freshmen stepping up to plate for defending D-I champ

The No. 3-seeded Wildcatz will play at No. 6 Los Gatos High on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the quarterfinal round, and they’ll be banking on their crop of newcomers to continue their recent stellar play through the high-pressure bracket featuring the section’s best teams.

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CCS Golf Championships, 2018: Tran’s stellar season ends in section championships

Tran this season led M.V.C. to a Monterey Bay League Pacific division championship and was also named the division’s Most Valuable Player after carding a league-best 73 at the MBL Championships, which also took place at the Laguna Seca Golf Ranch.

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Local Roundup, 5/18: Mariners’ tennis players bounced in first round of CCS

All three of the Aptos High Mariners’ tennis players in the Central Coast Section individual tournament lost in the first round on Tuesday at Imperial Courts Tennis Club in Aptos.

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National Roundup, 5/17: Rockets rout Warriors 127-105 to tie series at 1-all

They played like it Wednesday night, using a balanced scoring attack to rout the Golden State Warriors 127-105 and even the Western Conference finals at one game apiece.

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CCS Softball: Aptos sheds no tears after early postseason exit

Aptos High was all smiles despite having its season stopped in the first round of the Central Coast Section Division II playoffs. And even if the No. 12-seeded Mariners were looking to throw a fit after their 3-2 loss to No. 5 Carmel High, they didn’t have much to pout about.

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CCCAA Beach Volleyball: Cabrillo captures first state team title

The Seahawks knocked off the defending California Community College Athletic Association champion MiraCosta College, 3-0, on May 10 at West Valley College to become the first team from Northern California to win the state beach volleyball championship.

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Boys CCS Volleyball: Aptos falls in D-II final

The top-seeded Mariners came up short of winning the program’s first-ever Central Coast Section championship, falling to No. 2 Branham High, 26-24, 25-14, 29-27 in the Division II final at St. Francis-Mountain View.

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HS Athletes of the Week, 5/11: Rolando Llamas & Anastacia Alba

High School Athletes of the Week for the week of April 30-May 6

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MBL Masters Meet: Watsonville's Ruiz, Salazar advance to CCS in multiple events

Salazar, a senior, took first in the 800-meters with a time of 2 minutes, 19.99 seconds, and Ruiz, a freshman, placed first in the 3,200 in 11:45.66.

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SCCAL Softball: Aptos rallies past SLV for 1st title since 2011

Sophomore shortstop Shea Garcia capped a 10-run explosion with a monumental grand slam over the centerfield fence, and Aptos High cruised to a 10-6 victory over San Lorenzo Valley High on Friday to clinch its first Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League title since 2011.

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PDL Soccer: Breakers FC keeping dreams alive

Madrigal is part of the Santa Cruz Breakers FC inaugural Premier Development League (PDL) soccer team, which is set to play its first home match on Saturday at Cabrillo College at 7:30 p.m. against the San Francisco Glens SC.

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HS Baseball Roundup, 5/11: Aptos names diamond after brothers Paul, Robert Bailey

Aptos High dedicated its baseball diamond to brothers Paul and Robert Bailey on Tuesday before the Mariners’ Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League game against Soquel High.

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MBL-G Softball: Watsonville clinches share of league title

The Watsonville High Wildcatz followed through on a gift from Christopher High on Thursday evening by beating Salinas High, 5-0, at the Salinas Sports Complex to earn a share of the Monterey Bay League Gabilan division title.

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CCS Golf Regionals, 2018: M.V.C.'s Tran advances to championship round

Tran, the Monterey Bay League Pacific division Most Valuable Player, finished tied for 12th with four other golfers to squeak into the championship round. He will return to Monterey on May 15 at 8 a.m.

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Girls Track & Field: Mariners' Zlatunich commits to Cal

An avid surfer, Zlatunich won’t be too far away from the waves or home next fall while attending Cal Berkeley. She recently verbally committed to run both cross country and track for the NCAA Division I Golden Bears.

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Boys CCS Volleyball: Aptos sweeps Prospect to advance

Fresh off winning an outright Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League championship on Friday, top-seeded Aptos showcased its stingy defense and solid passing in a 25-21, 25-20, 25-20 sweep over No. 8 Prospect High in the Central Coast Section Division II quarterfinals.

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Weekend Roundup, 5/7: Aptos volleyball wins SCCAL outright

The Aptos High boys’ volleyball team completed its Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League season with a 12-25, 25-23, 25-23, 26-24 win over Pacific Collegiate School in the league tournament championship match at Harbor High on Friday night.

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Boys SCCAL Track & Field Championship, 2018: Deep Aptos wins another title

The quartet of team of Jordan Kadlecek, Anthony Cardenas-Ramos, Diego Hammana and Hunter Matys set the track at Trevin Dilfer Field ablaze with a time of 43.98 seconds — a little less than half a second off the school record — and the Mariners’ boys cruised to their fourth Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League championship in the last five years on Saturday.

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Girls SCCAL Track & Field Championships, 2018: Lyons beats the heat, Aptos beats S.C. on technicality

The defending Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League champion in the 100-meter hurdles took the best the league had to offer and used it as motivation, running a personal best to repeat as a league champion at Saturday’s league finals in Aptos.

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Boys MBL Track & Field Championships, 2018: Bachman finds 'love' for track, Llamas a double winner for 'Catz

Stuck in fourth place for the first half of the race, Bachman split a trio of runners during the final lap to secure the inside track to the division championship and a spot at next week’s MBL Masters Meet, which serves as the league Central Coast Section qualifier.

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Girls MBL Track & Field Championships, 2018: Ruiz, Salazar lead Watsonville to title

Ruiz pushed Watsonville into first and helped the Wildcatz clinch their first Monterey Bay League Pacific division title of the decade on Friday night at Gilroy High.

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HS Athletes of the Week, 5/4: Jessica Rodriguez & Will Murphy

The athletes of the week are selected based on the stats and results submitted by coaches. Send stats to [email protected]

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HS Baseball Roundup, 5/4: Watsonville stops slump with 5-inning win over Pajaro Valley

Watsonville High put an end to a three-game losing streak with a 10-0, five-inning romp over cross-city rival Pajaro Valley High on Wednesday night at Harlan Guy Field in Watsonville.

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HS Softball Roundup, 5/4: St. Francis bounces back from tough loss to make history

The Sharks lost 9-4 Tuesday to defending SCCAL champion S.L.V. The loss eliminated the Sharks from the SCCAL title hunt, but they bounced back on Thursday with a 14-1 win over Santa Cruz High at home to set the program record for most wins in a single season (11).

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CCS Boys Tennis: Aptos bounced in 1st round of team tournament by S.I.

The Aptos High Mariners saw their superb season come to a close on Wednesday evening via a 7-0 loss to St. Ignatius in the first round of the Central Coast Section team tournament at the Seascape Sports Club in Aptos.

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Local Roundup, 5/4: Aptos lacrosse wins MTAL division title

Jack Hegerle and Blake Welle scored four goals apiece, goalie Matthew Quinn made several clutch saves and the Aptos High Mariners clinched the Mission Trail Athletic League’s “A”-division title with an 11-5 win over Scotts Valley High on Wednesday in Scotts Valley.

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MBL Golf: Tran named Pacific division M.V.P. for champion Mustangs

Tran was the overall medalist at Monday’s MBL Golf Championships at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey. He fired a two-over par 73 through the unusually windy and cloudy conditions in the Monterey hills.

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Women's JC Beach Volleyball: Cabrillo returns to state tournament

The undefeated Coast Conference champions continued their dominance over Northern California by blanking Foothill, 5-0, and nearly shutting out West Valley, 4-1, to push their win streak to 10 matches.

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SCCAL Boys Golf Championships, 2018: Gavasse edges teammate Staka with 'monster' performance

Gavasse edged teammate Johnny Staka by one stroke with a 6-over-par 76 to capture the SCCAL Individual crown.

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National Roundup, 5/2: Curry returns to score 28, Warriors beat Pelicans

Then — mouthpiece dangling, of course — Curry finally entered at the 4:20 mark of the first quarter to a roaring ovation from the Oracle Arena crowd and immediately got to work. He knocked down a 3-pointer from the left wing 11 seconds later and was off and running in Golden State's 121-116 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night.

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Weekend Roundup, 4/30: Rodriguez pitches Watsonville back into league-title race

Watsonville High softball regrouped from its slump with a pair of Monterey Bay League Gabilan division wins over Gilroy High and Notre Dame-Salinas on Thursday and Friday, respectively.

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SCCAL Swimming & Diving Championships, 2018: Clarke evens odds, leads Aptos boys to 5th straight title

Away on a college recruiting trip during his team’s league loss on March 16, Clarke was back in a big way. He cruised to victories in the 500-yard freestyle and 200 individual medley, while also swimming a leg on a pair of scoring relay teams for the Mariners.

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HS Athletes of the Week, 4/27: Hunter Matys and Martina Churchill

Athletes of the Week for the week of April 16-April 22

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Boys' SCCAL Tennis Championships, 2018: Safari repeats in singles; Bond, Kluger victorious in doubles for team champ Aptos

Senior Kourosh Safari repeated as the SCCAL singles champ with a grueling 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 win over Santa Cruz High’s Jack Tierney, while the Mariners’ duo of Carter Bond and Jake Kluger breezed through Soquel High’s pair of Lincoln Cooley and Casey Valcarcel, 6-1, 6-3, for the doubles title at the Seascape Sports Club.

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