JC Baseball: Seahawks put it all together in win over Lobos

The Seahawks put all the ingredients together and dominated Thursday’s contest against the Monterey Peninsula College Lobos at the Hawks’ Nest, 4-1.

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Togo's HS Athletes of the Week, 3/22: Jason Bettencourt & Juliana Wilson

Togo's High School Athletes of the Week for the week of March 11-17.

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All-Register-Pajaronian Basketball Team, 2019: Pajaro Valley’s star scorers Christian Quintero, Jayleen Solorzano named area’s top players

Quintero carried the boys’ team to its first-ever Central Coast Section quarterfinals berth, and also earned league M.V.P. honors. Solorzano, meanwhile, powered the girls’ squad to its first-ever winning season and league championship, while also being named the M.V.P. in her respective league.

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Weekly roundup, 3/22: Santa Cruz Warriors clinch Pacific division title

Damion Lee scored a team-high 28 points, Kendrick Nunn chipped in 18 points off the bench and the Santa Cruz Warriors clinched the Pacific division title with a 120-116 win over the Capital City Go-Go on Wednesday in Santa Cruz.

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Threading the needle: Cabrillo's Moody takes aim at pro dreams

A contact hitter who has the frame to develop power with increased body mass, Moody projects as a prototypical middle infielder capable of getting on base in a variety of ways while providing solid defense up the middle.

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Girls' SCCAL basketball: Grieves named Coach of the Year

With Grieves at the helm, Aptos pieced together a 23-7 overall record, won a share of the SCCAL crown and captured the Central Coast Section Division III championship for the second time in three years.

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Togo's HS Athletes of the Week, 3/15: Hunter Matys & Layla Ruiz

Togo's HS Athletes of the Week for the week of March 4-10.

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HS baseball roundup, 3/15: St. Francis splits series, M.V.C. sweeps Palma

St. Francis split its opening series of Pacific Coast Athletic League Gabilan division action against Salinas.

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HS softball preview, 2019: Senior talent giving way to strong crop of freshmen

Some of the top high school softball players in South Santa Cruz County are getting ready to sing their swan songs, and a strong group of underclassmen — mostly consisting of freshmen — is primed to fill their large shoes.

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Weekly Roundup, 3/15: Pajaro Valley volleyball blocks Gilroy

Esteban Fernandez had 13 kills and four blocks and Dennar Ocampo finished with 33 assists, three digs and two aces, as the Pajaro Valley boys’ volleyball beat Gilroy, 20-25, 25-22, 25-15, 25-19, in Pacific Coast Athletic League Mission division action on Wednesday night.

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Girls' PCAL soccer: Watsonville's Magdaleno, M.V.C.'s Bessa earn top honors

Watsonville’s junior forward Elyanna Magdaleno was named the Most Valuable Player in the Mission division, and Monte Vista Christian junior defender Sophie Bessa earned M.V.P. honors in the Cypress division.

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HS baseball preview, 2019: New leagues move emphasis from arms to depth, fundamentals

Depth, defense and fundamentals — more than ever — will be the determining factors over the course of league play.

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JC roundup: Sweet-swinging Seahawks slog through soggy conditions

Freshman pitcher Gio Besio (5-1) threw a complete game of three-hit ball, allowing just one run while striking out four, as Cabrillo easily took the first of a three-game series, 6-1, against Skyline College Trojans in Aptos on Monday.

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Girls' PCAL-C basketball: Sharks’ Yniguez named league’s best

With Yniguez leading the way, the Sharks won a share of the PCAL-Cypress crown — the program’s first league title since the 2010-11 season — and advanced to the Central Coast Section Division V semifinals.

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Women's JC basketball: Seahawks to dance with Blue Devils in state playoffs

After defeating the No. 11 seeded College of the Siskiyous on March 2 in the Adobe Palace, Cabrillo has progressed to the third round of the NorCal CCCAA playoffs for the first time since 1979. Now, armed with the Coast Conference South MVP and Coach of the Year, the No. 7-seeded Seahawks will face their greatest challenge so far when they travel to the Central Valley to play against the No. 2-seeded Merced College Blue Devils.

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Boys' SCCAL basketball: Bowyer named top coach; Matys, Pepperdine also honored

The coaches of the SCCAL determined first-year coach Brian Bowyer played a big role in the program’s impressive bounce back season, recently naming him the Coach of the Year.

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Boys' PCAL soccer: Watsonville leads local teams in all-league first team selections

Thirteen local soccer players earned all-league first team honors in the Pacific Coast Athletic League, the four-tiered league announced on Tuesday.

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Girls' SCCAL soccer: Mariners’ Mitchell, Miller earn special honors

Aptos junior Brynn Mitchell and senior Caroline Miller were recently honored by the coaches of the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League. Mitchell was named the league’s Midfielder of the Year, and Miller earned the Goalie of the Year.

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JC basketball: Free throw woes ground Seahawks' men

On Friday night during the second round of the NorCal regional tournament in the Adobe Palace, the high-flying, No. 16-ranked Cabrillo College Seahawks’ season-long struggles with free-throw shooting caught up to them, as they fell to the visiting No. 18-ranked Canada College Colts, 64-58.

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Boys' NorCal Soccer: Watsonville stunned by Marin Academy's last-second goal in D-II final

Watsonville’s stellar season came to an end in heart-wrenching fashion, as No. 3 Marin Academy stunned the No. 6-seeded ‘Catz, 2-1, on a last-second goal mere moments after they found an equalizer on the other end.

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Togo's HS Athletes of the Week, 3/1: Max Pepperdine & Natalia Ackerman

Togo's HS Athletes of the Week for the week of Feb. 18-24.

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Girls' PCAL basketball: Solorzano named M.V.P. following stellar year

According to the stats kept by MaxPreps, Solorzano, a three-year varsity starter, led the state in scoring this winter, dropping 28.8 points per game to help Pajaro Valley win its first-ever league title and break the program record for most wins in a single season.

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JC roundup, 3/1: Cabrillo bats come alive as Seahawks split double-header

The satisfying “ping” of leather-wrapped cork being launched off double-walled aluminum filled the air around the Cabrillo College softball field on Feb. 23, as the Seahawks flexed their muscles against the College of the Siskiyous Eagles.

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Weekly roundup, 3/1: Local players sign letters to college football programs

Aptos High two-sport athlete Shane Modena on Wednesday signed his national letter of intent to play football at NCAA Division III Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash.

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HS wrestling: M.V.C.’s Cabuag battles to sixth place at state meet

Monte Vista Christian sophomore Christian Cabuag took sixth in the 113-pound division of the California Interscholastic Federation state tournament at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield on Feb. 23.

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Boys' NorCal soccer: Watsonville outlasts Richmond, earns spot in D-II final

No. 6 Watsonville will play in its first-ever CIF NorCal championship game after edging No. 2 Richmond, 3-2, in a seesaw battle on Thursday night in the East Bay. The Wildcatz will travel to San Rafael — their third 100-plus-mile trip of the tournament — to play No. 4 Marin Academy for the Division II championship.

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Boys' NorCal soccer: Watsonville advances to D-II semifinals with OT win

The No. 6-seeded Wildcatz stunned No. 3 Bella Vista, 1-0, on Ricardo Alvarado’s game-winning goal in overtime at Casa Roble High to advance to the semifinal round.

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