100 Westridge Dr., Watsonville, CA 95076 • Ph: 831-761-7300 • Fax: 831-722-8386
Current E-Edition

Local news Sports State/Nation Obituaries Opinion Movie Times Photos Home 

Local Round Up:Santa Cruz Warriors hire two associate GMs

Posted: Saturday, Aug 30th, 2014

The Golden State Warriors have named Patrick Sund and Jonnie West as associate general managers for the Santa Cruz Warriors, the team announced.
In these roles, Sund and West will co-manage all basketball operations activities for the Warriors D-League team.
Additionally, it was announced that Kirk Lacob will relinquish his duties as the D-League team's GM, a position he

Prep Football: Second Ron Myers era begins with strong line, defensive tweaks

Posted: Saturday, Aug 30th, 2014

WATSONVILLE -- The Watsonville High football team will look extremely different from last year.
The Wildcatz will showcase a new defense, new offense, new quarterback, new throwback inspired uniforms and the biggest of all, a new coach.
With changes in the program from top to bottom the thought was Watsonville was possibly a year away from competing for a

SCCAL Jamboree: Mariners defense, offense back to business

Posted: Saturday, Aug 30th, 2014
APTOS -- For a team that ran away with the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League jamboree championship, literally, there was still an ounce of disappointment in the Aptos Mariners.
"I was mad when we gave up first downs," Randy Blankenship joked. "This defense has me spoiled a little bit because they can play."
After giving up just eight points while

Local Round Up: Watsonville’s Cody Webb comes in second

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 27th, 2014

Watsonville's Cody Webb took second in the first ever Geico AMA EnduroCross race held in Georgia over the weekend.
• Aptos Mariners' Brandon Pierce in need of help to reach Bowl - Aptos High running back and linebacker Brandon Pierce is in need of donations to help the senior football player

MBL Volleyball Preview: Monte Vista Christian’s seniors stepping up for new challenge in MBL-Gabilan

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 27th, 2014

WATSONVILLE -- Repeating and perhaps besting what the Monte Vista Christian Mustangs did last season won't be an easy task even at full power.
Now take away one of their major weapons and things get even more complicated.
Making their second appearance in the Monterey Bay League Gabilan, the upper division of the league, the Mustangs are shooting for

Local Round Up: Aptos’ Pierce trying to go to All-American game

Posted: Monday, Aug 25th, 2014

Aptos Mariners' Brandon Pierce in need of help - Aptos High running back and linebacker Brandon Pierce is in need of donations to help the senior football player play in the prestigious Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Tampa Bay, Fla.
Anyone interested in helping Pierce play in one of the top national all-star games in the country should contact him

Ocean Speedway: Abreu takes home win

Posted: Monday, Aug 25th, 2014

WATSONVILLE -- Before the 6.0 quake rocked his hometown of St Helena, Rico Abreu rock and rolled to his second consecutive win in the 54th Johnny Key Memorial race at Ocean Speedway Saturday night.
"It's great to be home," Abreu said. ""The first 25 laps of this thing were awesome. I hope all of you fans enjoyed that. I

Cabrillo Men's Soccer: Seahawks shooting for Coast Conference championship, playoffs

Modified: Monday, Aug 25th, 2014

WATSONVILLE -- Last year the Cabrillo College Seahawks soccer team were the most productive squad in the area, in terms of scoring.
Problem was they gave up the most goals in a season in the 10 years under head coach Paolo Carbone.
This year's team is ready to try and reverse that trend.
Powered by two high-scoring sophomores and

Cabrillo Football: Local talent continues to power Hawks

Posted: Monday, Aug 25th, 2014

APTOS -- The doors are open and locals continue to walk through it.
Whether they come from Watsonville or Aptos, local athletes continue to show up and continue to impress for the Cabrillo College Seahawks football team and the 2014 season is no different.
"You always want to have your doors open and your arms open to the local

Prep. Football: Mustangs have speed experience at skill positions, need to fill QB, O-line spots

Posted: Saturday, Aug 23rd, 2014

WATSONVILLE -- Changes, Changes, Changes.
The Monte Vista Christian Mustangs will be in a new division, with a new offense and some new players in multiple spots, but not everything has changed for a program that is one year removed from making the Central Coast Section playoffs.
One area that remains in uniform is skill.
The Mustangs return their

Local Round Up: Grizzlies holding fundraiser for sports tonight

Posted: Saturday, Aug 23rd, 2014

The Pajaro Valley Grizzlies are hosting their second annual DJ mixer fundraiser at the Appleton Grill in Watsonville tonight from 7 p.m. to midnight.
All funds raised go directly to the football and baseball programs at Pajaro Valley High School.
• Mariner standout needs help reaching All-Star game - Aptos Mariners'

Local Round Up: Watsonville’s Webb wins Tennessee Knockout

Modified: Thursday, Aug 21st, 2014

Watsonville's Cody Webb won the fourth running of the Tennessee Knockout last weekend at Sequatchi, Tennessee.
Webb won all three preliminary races and won the five-lap final. This makes two years in a row that the local has won the event.
• Grizzlies earn All-American honors, win awards as UC Santa Cruz camp

FIBA World Cup: Watsonville’s Zamora goes from humble beginnings to FIBA World Cup

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- The old saying goes, hard work pays off.
According to the family, it's a saying that is common in Zamora household.
Like the people before him, Adrian Zamora worked.
The Watsonville native worked through major setbacks, moments of self-questioning and everything in between.
Now he's on one of the world's biggest stage, the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup

Prep Football: The progression of Nick Ciandro and why the Sharks love their schedule

Modified: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Approximately 481.
That's how many miles the St. Francis Central Coast Catholic Sharks football team will clear during this year's schedule -- it's about the same distance as a drive from Watsonville to the Mexican border.
And they wouldn't have it any other way.
"It brings our team together," said senior linebacker Wyatt Ryan. "We get to talk

Watsonville Aggies host first-ever showcase

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Don't overthrow to first base so it ends up in right field. Don't let a simple grounder slip through the glove. Make contact with the ball and don't swing for the fences.
Those are only a handful of thoughts rumbling through the minds of any potential prospects performing in front of dozens of scouts.
The Watsonville Aggies

Keeping his memory fresh

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Gerardo Loyola wants to do only one thing: help.
Keeping the memory of his son, Jerry Jr., alive and fresh, Loyola is hosting the fifth annual JL Challenge Saturday at Spring Hills Golf Course in Watsonville to raise money for the Jerry Loyola Foundation Inc.
The foundation, now in its fourth year, gives help, big or small,

Tarlton wins first feature of season

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Tommy Tarlton picked the perfect night to win his first feature of the season. Already a previous winner of the Johnny Key Memorial race, the two-time track champion earned the final guaranteed starting spot for next week's 54th running of the prestigious short track event.
"This win means more than most," Tarlton said. "I'm happy to earn a

Special Sections

Select Page:


Follow RP Sports Hide

Translate Website Hide

Sports Pictures Hide


Copyright 2014 News Media Corporation

News    Classifieds    Shoppe    Search    ContactUs    TalkBack    Subscribe    Information    E-Edition    Business Portal