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Local Round Up: Watsonville’s Godoy falls by unanimous decision

Posted: Monday, Jul 28th, 2014

Watsonville's Oscar Godoy lost by unanimous decision, 80-72, 79-72, 80-72, to Cecil McCalla in a Welterweight battle Friday night in the 200th episode of ShoBox: The New Generation.
Godoy's record drops to 13-3-0.
• Garcia beats Balasi by unanimous decision - Watsonville Jonathan Garcia beat Michael Balasi by unanimous decision, 79-73, 80-72,

42nd Wharf to Wharf: Kenyan Simon Ndirangu pulls away for 25-second win

Modified: Monday, Jul 28th, 2014

CAPITOLA -- Perhaps it was running on the trails of Denver, Colo., which Simon Ndirangu said is the perfect mix of weather and elevation for endurance training, that gave him the upper hand.
Or, maybe, it was a close friend that gave him the upper hand.
Whatever it was, Ndirangu was in a world of his own.
The 28-year-old

Pony Super Regional Tournament: Watsonville's furious comeback falls short in championship

Modified: Monday, Jul 28th, 2014

LOS ALTOS -- It wasn't quite the Cinderella finish the Watsonville Pony baseball team was hoping for in the championship game of the Super Region Tournament, but getting this far into the tourney was already a story of its own.
Watsonville might have came up short in a 10-5 loss to Santa Clara Pony on Saturday but the hard

Local Round Up: Last year’s Wharf to Wharf victors return

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014

The male and female winners of last year's Wharf to Wharf Nelson Oyugi and Emily Infeld, respectively, will run in the 42nd rendition of the "best little road race in California" Sunday.
Last year oyugi, 21, left the field in the dust and since then has won half marathons across the nation.
The last man to repeat as champion

Santa Cruz Breakers Cup: 13th annual Breakers Cup taking over County

Modified: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014

APTOS -- Slowly, but surely, soccer is making its way to Santa Cruz County.
Come these two consecutive weekends, soccer will be all the county will see.
The 13th Annual Breakers Cup boys and girls soccer tournament will take over the county this weekend and the following, bringing in quality soccer, many families and money for the county.

Aztecas Soccer program: Castañeda bridging gap between youths, officers with soccer

Modified: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014

WATSONVILLE -- It's been a little more than eight years since Gina Castañeda and several of her co-workers from the Santa Cruz County Probation Department helped raised funds to start up an indoor soccer team.
Only thing was it wasn't them playing.
Instead, they formed a group of high-risk youngsters ranging from 15- to 19-years old to

Pony Super Regional Tournament: Watsonville evades elimination through drama filled game against Campbell

Modified: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
LOS ALTOS -- An amazing comeback effort was sadly wiped away by an unbelievable turn of events, which almost turned into a royal rumble.
Watsonville Pony erased a six-run deficit and shut out Campbell Pony through the final five innings to sidestep elimination with a 9-6 win and move to the semifinals of the Pony Super Regional tournament.
But instead

Local Round Up: Ty Sambrailo makes preseason All-MW team

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014

Colorado State University staring tackle and St. Francis Central Coast Catholic Alum Ty Sombrailo was named to the All-Mountain West Conference preseason team, it was announced during the MW football media days in Las Vegas.
He was one of three selections the Rams had on the team.
The 6-foot-5-inch, 315-pounder is the lone returner of a Colorado State

Pony Super Regionals: Watsonville comes back in the face of elimination

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014

LOS ALTOS -- Resilience has been Watsonville Pony's strong suit this season.
Tuesday was no different.
Despite spotting South San Francisco Pony a 3-0 lead in the first inning, Watsonville rallied back twice to stave off elimination at Rosita Park in Los Altos.
"Today we came out a little bit flat in the beginning," said Watsonville Manager Jason

San Francisco 49ers: Tight end Vernon Davis arrives at training camp

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014

SANTA CLARA -- For anyone figuring Vernon Davis has some catching up to do during training camp, quarterback Colin Kaepernick has no concerns.
The star tight end joined the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday after sitting out the offseason program and mandatory minicamp hoping for a new contract.
"It feels great!" Davis said in a text message. "I miss

Local Round Up: Watsonville Warriors win Moonshot Classic

Posted: Monday, Jul 21st, 2014

The Watsonville Warriors 18U baseball team won the Moonshot Classic Open Division at Mountain View High School over the weekend by going undefeated.
The Warriors outscored their opponents 28-11 in their four games.
In the championship game against the Novato Eagles John Angel threw a complete game and allowed one earned run, while striking out six batters.
Billy Mullins

Speedway: S.C. County law enforcement race, raise money for NorCal Special Olympics

Posted: Monday, Jul 21st, 2014

WATSONVILLE -- There was good and "not so much" for the California Highway Patrol Friday night at Ocean Speedway in round two of the Police-N-Pursuit racing series.
Bryan Mutoza and Kevin Devery made it a one-two finish for the Highway Patrol in the feature event benefiting the Special Olympics of Northern California. Mutoza swept the night's racing action

Motocross: Watsonville’s Torres, Garroutte Jr. riding to Loretta Lynn’s Motocross championships

Modified: Monday, Jul 21st, 2014

WATSONVILLE -- From one year to another, Watsonville's Jordan Torres has made strides both on the motocross track and in life.
Oh, and he's picked up a little buddy.
Now a year older and with three more national championships under his 7-year-old belt, Torres, along with his father, Bobby, and mother, Vanessa, are making a return to Tennessee for

San Francisco 49ers: Aldon Smith sentenced to probation in weapons case

Posted: Friday, Jul 18th, 2014

SAN JOSE -- San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was sentenced Friday to serve three years of probation and to spend 11 days with a work crew after he pleaded no contest to drunken driving and weapons charges.
The sentence came after Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Daniel Nishigaya reduced three felony counts of possessing illegal assault rifles

San Francisco 49ers: 49ers unveil $1.2 Billion Levi’s Stadium

Modified: Friday, Jul 18th, 2014

SANTA CLARA -- After years of knocking on doors of homes in Santa Clara, going through the tough task of leaving the city of San Francisco and four years of construction, Levi's Stadium is now open for business.
With a 10-second countdown, and swift cut of three ribbons by-way of extra-large red and gold scissors, the San Francisco 49ers

Local Round Up: Sambrailo on Rotary Lombardi Award watch list

Posted: Friday, Jul 18th, 2014

Colorado State University senior offensive lineman, and St. Francis Central Coast Catholic High alum, Ty Sambrailo was named to the watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award, which is an award for the best lineman in the country.
The 6-foot-5-inch, 315-pound Sambrailo was also named to the first-team preseason All-Mountain West team by The Sporting News and USA

San Francisco 49ers: Tackle, Joe Staley, signs 2-year extension

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
SANTA CLARA -- The San Francisco 49ers have signed left tackle Joe Staley to a two-year contract extension through the 2019 season.
The 49ers announced the extension after Thursday's ribbon-cutting ceremony at Levi's Stadium. Staley was among the players at the event.
San Francisco selected Staley 28th overall in the 2007 draft out of Central Michigan. He has earned Pro

Never Stop The Fight: Gerardo Loyola continues his son's fight against cancer with the Jerry Loyola Foundation

Modified: Thursday, Sep 19th, 2013

"Cancer is a horrendous disease," says Gerardo Loyola. "It beats you up mentally, physically, emotionally... It takes your youth away, and it takes your children."
Millions of people in the United States alone are affected by cancer, and most have no help or hope of defeating this brutal disease. Loyola is trying to bring that hope and help back

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