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D-League Basketball: Santa Cruz Falls to Bakersfield 119-107

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 26th, 2014
The Santa Cruz Warriors dropped their second straight game to the Bakersfield Jam 119-107 on Tuesday evening.
Joe Alexander was explosive on offense, leading all scorers with 35 points on the night, and shooting 78.9 percent from the field. James Michael McAdoo added 13 points, seven rebounds, and three blocked shots, while Sean Kilpatrick notched 15 points in 26 minutes.

JC Volleyball, NorCal playoffs: Cabrillo advances to 2nd round of CCCAA playoffs after knocking out Los Medanos

Modified: Wednesday, Nov 26th, 2014
Aptos -- Besides a slow start in Game 2, the No. 1-seeded Cabrillo College Seahawks dominated No. 16 Los Medanos College 25-12, 25-14, 25-8 in the first round of the CCCAA Northern California playoffs Tuesday in Aptos.
Cabrillo won their 59th straight game and improved to 28-0 this season. They are now just four games away from defending their 2013

Local Round Up: Six local athletes named to All-MBL teams

Posted: Monday, Nov 24th, 2014

Six local volleyball players were named All Monterey Bay League first team team selections, it was announced Monday morning.
Monte Vista Christian sophomore outside, Sjea Anderson, earned All-MBL Gabilan first-team honors for helping the Mustangs to a 18-13 record and their second straight Central Coast Section postseason appearance.
She led her team in kills and aces with 247 and

High School Baseball: St. Francis junior infielder, Valenzuela, gives verbal to CSU Fullerton

Posted: Monday, Nov 24th, 2014

WATSONVILLE -- St. Francis High's Sahid Valenzuela had a goal.
Be committed to an NCAA Division I school for baseball by his junior year.
After Sunday, he'll have to set a new goal.
The Sharks standout junior infielder verbally committed to play baseball at CSU Fullerton over the weekend.
"I'm really happy with the decision," Valenzuela said. "This is

CCS Tennis: Caspers’ senior season ends in 2nd round

Posted: Monday, Nov 24th, 2014

LOS GATOS -- The historic high school career of St. Francis High senior Caroline Casper came to a close Monday in the first day of the Central Coast Section tennis tournament at Bay Club Courtside in Los Gatos.
Casper, ranked as the No. 4 seed, lost to the No. 5 seed Lanie Van Linge 6-3, 6-0 in the second

CCS Division IV Football: Monte Vista Christian hangs on to 31-28 win to move to 2nd round

Modified: Saturday, Nov 22nd, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Monte Vista Christian will get a second chance at Pacific Grove, only this time there will be much more on the line.
The No. 3-seeded Mustangs punched their ticket to the second round of the Central Coast Section Division IV playoffs with a 31-28 win against the visiting Live Oak Acorns, the No. 6 seed, Friday in Watsonville.

D-League Basketball: Warriors notch second win of season

Posted: Saturday, Nov 22nd, 2014
The Santa Cruz Warriors defeated the Texas Legends 114-106 Friday evening, improving their perfect all-time edge on the Legends to 5-0. The Warriors improved to 2-1 on the early season and 1-0 on their current three-game road trip.
Aaron Craft recorded a triple-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists, becoming the second player to score a triple-double in

CCS Division III Football: Aptos dominates Branham, 50-3, in first round of CCS

Posted: Saturday, Nov 22nd, 2014
Aptos -- Branham High was no match for the Aptos High Mariners at Trevin Dilfer Field in Aptos on Friday.
No. 2 Aptos defeated No. 7 Branham 50-3 in the first round of the Division III Central Coast Section playoffs.
The win advances them to a home second-round matchup against Burlingame High (10-1, 4-1) Friday at 7 p.m.

CCS D-V Volleyball: Hawks, small in numbers, height, take on juggernaut Notre Dame in CCS final

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Mt. Madonna School senior Alyssa Feskanin couldn't quite remember the entirety of her final season with the Hawks.
All she knew was she was enjoying the ride.
"I like to let the last point, game, practice go and play in the moment," she said.
Feskanin is a microcosm of the entire Hawks team. They're not looking back,

CCS Division IV Football: No. 3 Monte Vista Christian takes on No. 6 Live Oak

Modified: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014

The Monte Vista Christian Mustangs will host the Live Oak High Acorns Friday at 7 p.m. in the first round of the Central Coast Section Division IV playoffs.
For the Mustangs it is their second time in three years that they have made the CCS playoffs, after having a tough go in the Monterey Bay League Gabilan last season.

Ramsay Park tennis wins sectionals, makes way to national stage

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014

WATSONVILLE -- The Ramsay Park tennis courts are small and tucked away from, what feels like, the rest of Watsonville.
Their 18-and-over tennis team likes that. It thrives on it.
Recently, their Mixed Doubles 6.0 team won the Northern Californian Section Championship to earn the right to play at the United States Tennis Association National Championships at Tucson, Ariz.

Local Round Up: Aptos names Schroeder boy’s volleyball coach

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014

Aptos High brought aboard Rich Schroeder as its new boy's volleyball coach, Athletic Director Mark Dorfman announced Monday.
Schroeder is the boy's program director and the U15 head coach for Main Beach Volleyball Club, while also serving as an assistant to Gabby Houston-Neville with the defending state champions Cabrillo College Seahawks.
The new Mariners lead man helped the UC

CCS Division III football: Defending CCS D-III champ, No. 2 Aptos, hosts undefeated No. 7 Branham

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014

APTOS -- Defense wins championships.
It's one thing to mouth the phrase but it's another to live it.
Aptos High falls into the latter.
The Mariners have taken a defense from last season, which was considered the best in the county hands down -- it posted four shutouts in an 11-2 year -- and made it into one of

High School Baseball: Rivera signs letter of intent to Long Beach

Modified: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014

WATSONVILLE -- With the complete support of 60-plus friends and family, Watsonville High pitcher Chris "Bubba" Rivera signed his national letter of intent to play baseball at Long Beach State Monday at Watsonville High.
"There was a lot of times along the road where I had to put things into perspective," Rivera said. "I never let anything get me

CCS D-III Volleyball: Mariners eliminated by St. Ignatius

Modified: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
APTOS -- Despite being knocked out of the Central Coast Section playoffs by a West Catholic Athletic League team for the eighth year in a row the Aptos Mariners found two silver linings to Saturday's game.
The program's bright future and the amount of heart they showed.
No. 3 Aptos fell 25-15, 26-24, 25-15 to the visiting No. 4-seeded St.

Local Round Up: Cabrillo's season ends with loss to Merced

Modified: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014

The Cabrillo College Seahawks ended their season with a 34-7 loss at Merced College Saturday in American Golden Coast play.
Watsonville High alum Fabian Serrano ran for 41 yards and caught four balls for 39 yards for Cabrillo (2-8, 1-5) in the loss.
• Evergreen 4, Cabrillo 0
Cabrillo College finished out its season with

D-League Basketball: Warriors dropped by Energy, 102-100

Posted: Sunday, Nov 16th, 2014
The Santa Cruz Warriors fell to the Iowa Energy 102-100 in the second game of a back-to-back home-stand, after winning Friday night's contest against the Los Angeles D-Fenders.
Santa Cruz (1-1) was led by James Michael McAdoo, who had a game high of six blocked shots, and logged a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Sean Kilpatrick had 19

CCS D-V Volleyball: Mt. Madonna advances with sweep of PCS

Modified: Sunday, Nov 16th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- The No.2-seeded Mt. Madonna School Hawks swept No. 7 seed Pacific Collegiate School 25-19, 25-11, 29-27 in the first round of the Division V Central Coast Section playoffs Saturday in Watsonville.
They advance to the second round to play No. 3 Pinewood Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Thomas More High School.
The Hawks played great defense in Games

CCS Boy's Cross Country: Mariners sneak into state meet

Modified: Sunday, Nov 16th, 2014

SALINAS -- All seniors Jack Rose and Morgan Miller were hoping for were solid finishes to their senior season, instead they bought themselves one more race.
In an unexpected turn of events the Aptos Mariners qualified for the California Interscholastic Federation state meet by taking third place as a team in the Central Coast Section Division III finals Saturday

CCS Girl's Cross Country: Peoples wins individual title as Aptos dominates D-III

Posted: Saturday, Nov 15th, 2014

SALINAS -- Matti Peoples etched her name among the Aptos High greats and her team continued its domination of the section.
Peoples secured her first Central Coast Section Division III championship by completing the Toro County Park 3-mile course in 18 minutes, 38 seconds and the Mariners won their fourth consecutive team title by filing in behind Peoples in

D-League Basketball: Warriors take opening night win, 122-95, over D-Fenders

Posted: Saturday, Nov 15th, 2014
The Santa Cruz Warriors defeated the Los Angeles D-Fenders 122-95 Friday night.
Santa Cruz was led by Justin Holiday, who was on assignment from the Golden State Warriors, with 26 points. James Michael McAdoo scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds, while Elliot Willliams logged 16 points and dished out four assists. Ognjen Kuzmic, also on assignment from Golden State,

Prep. Football, Week 10: Mariners dominate Santa Cruz to win 4th consecutive SCCAL outright championship

Posted: Saturday, Nov 15th, 2014
Aptos -- The Aptos High Mariners won their fourth consecutive outright Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League title in dominating fashion with a 43-7 win over Santa Cruz High Friday on Senior Night in Aptos.
"It feels really good," said senior running back Brandon Pierce. "It means we played really hard this whole season."
Pierce started the first Aptos (9-1, 5-0)

Prep. Football, Week 10: Watsonville takes back Belgard Kup with 28-0 win

Modified: Saturday, Nov 15th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- The Belgard Kup will call 250 East Beach St. home for the next 12 months.
Behind a career day from junior running back Israel Aguirre and a shutout from their defense, the Watsonville High Wildcatz beat the Pajaro Valley High Grizzlies 28-0 in the ninth-annual Belgard Kup game to reclaim the celebratory ceramic mug after losing it for

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