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SCCAL Softball: Reyes leads Falcons past Mariners

Modified: Thursday, Mar 26th, 2015
APTOS -- Death, taxes and Sarah Reyes' pitching.
Behind Reyes, the Scotts Valley Falcons put an end to the Aptos High Mariners four-game winning streak with a 9-0 Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League contest Thursday in Aptos.
Reyes allowed four hits, one walk and struck out 10 Aptos batters in the complete-game shutout victory, which was Scotts Valley's (9-3, 4-0)

JC Softball: Ohlone snaps Cabrillo's 8-game win streak

Posted: Thursday, Mar 26th, 2015
APTOS -- Despite a late rally, the Seahawks couldn't get enough runs across and lost 4-2 to Ohlone College snapping their eight-game winning streak.
Cabrillo (24-8, 7-3) went into the bottom of the seventh down by two runs and nearly tied it up to send the game into extra innings.
Two freshman outfielders, Lexi Gonzales and Kristina Mio, started

Local Round Up, 3/26: Wolfe, Wilson lead Aptos in win v Soquel

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
Noah Wolfe had two goals and six assists, Kordell Wilson added four goals and the Aptos High Mariners made quick work of the Soquel High Knights in a 17-3 Mission Trail Athletic League win Tuesday night in Soquel.
Jonny Goode had nine ground balls and was 8 of 10 on face offs.
Aptos (2-6, 2-2) plays at Salinas High Friday

SCCAL Baseball: Everything goes right for St. Francis in 9-0 trashing of SLV

Modified: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- As St. Francis High head coach Kenny Nakagawa said, when the Sharks are good, "they are really good."
St. Francis was just that in a 9-0 bludgeoning of the defending Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League tri-champion San Lorenzo Valley High Cougars Tuesday in Watsonville.
The Sharks (8-2-1, 2-0-1) racked up 11 hits on offense and sophomore pitcher Ruben

SCCAL Baseball: Reckers shuts down Falcons

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
SCOTTS VALLEY -- Early runs and dominant pitching gave the Aptos High Mariners the momentum they needed to defeat Scotts Valley High, 8-0, in Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League play Tuesday in Scotts Valley.
Aptos (2-9-1, 1-1-1) didn't get off to the start they wanted this season, but that has all started to change. Coming off a tie against

D-League Basketball: Warriors erase 19-point deficit in 121-118 win

Modified: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
SANTA CRUZ -- Santa Cruz Warriors head coach Casey Hill said forward Dominique Sutton described his team as "grown men."
They were just that Saturday night as the Warriors erased a 19-point deficit just one night after coming back from 20 points down to beat the visiting Reno Bighorns 121-118 and notch their 13th win in the past 14 games.

Little League Round Up, 3/24: Giants blank Padres behind Mendoza

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015

The Giants shutout the Padres in a 10-0 Pajaro Valley Little League Majors win Friday in Watsonville.
Donovan Mendoza had two hits for the Giants in the win.
• Diamondbacks 18, Rays 15 - The Diamondbacks beat the Rays in a 18-15 Saturday in Pajaro Valley Little League Majors play in Watsonville.
Clay Acevedo hit three singles and

Local Round Up, 3/24: Jeske steps down as volleyball HC

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015

Watsonville High volleyball coach Sue Jeske has decided to step down as the girl's coach but said she will continue to coach the boy's team for the foreseeable future, the coach told the Register-Pajaronian recently.
Watsonville Athletic Director Saul Ruiz, who confirmed the move to the Register-Pajaronian Monday morning, said that Jeske will be missed.
"She help us

D-League Basketball: Santa Cruz overcomes 20-point deficit

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
The Santa Cruz Warriors defeated the Los Angeles D-Fenders 99-92 on Friday night to improve to 31-14 on the season, officially clinching a playoff berth.
Santa Cruz was led by Mychel Thompson, who notched 22 points, four rebounds and four assists. Ognjen Kuzmic, on assignment from Golden State, recorded a double-double, collecting a total of 17 points and 19 rebounds.

Local Round Up, 3/21: Grizzlies track beats Monterey, 62-61

Modified: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
The Pajaro Valley High boy's track and field team edged Monterey High 62-61 to begin its Monterey Bay League Pacific season.
John Mason won the 100-meter sprint with a time of 11.87 seconds. Rodrigo Jimenez took first in the long jump with a 18 foot, 7 inch leap and was second in the 200 by crossing the finish line at

Little League Round Up: Acevedo drives in winning run for D-backs

Modified: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
The Diamondbacks outlasted the Giants 10-9 in a seven-inning battle Monday afternoon in Pajaro Valley Little League Majors play.
Clay Acevedo had two triples and a singles. He scored the game-tying run in the home sixth and drove in Rylee Gomez to win the game in the seventh. Gomez finished with three singles.
Derek Quintana had two singles and a

SCCAL SOFTBALL: Rough 3rd inning spoils Sharks’ chances

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- St. Francis High will have to wait a little longer to try and win its first Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League game since 2010, but as new head coach Art Doten said: "the future is bright."
The Sharks didn't give up in a 14-6 league loss to Santa Cruz High Thursday evening, but a seven-run third inning ultimately

Boy's MBL Volleyball: Watsonville starts fast, falls off in four-set MBL loss to San Benito

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Watsonville High started off strong but couldn't keep up with the height of the San Benito High frontline in a 26-28, 25-14, 25-16, 25-20 Monterey Bay League loss Thursday in Watsonville.
"My guys played as well as they could," said Watsonville head coach Sue Jeske. "We just didn't matchup well."
Once the pair of Saul Robles and

Local Round Up, 3/19: Mariners golf takes 1st league loss

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015
Aptos High took its first Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League loss in a 184-204 defeat against unbeaten Harbor High Tuesday afternoon at DeLaveaga Golf Course in Santa Cruz.
Max Meltzer shot a 36 and Noah Clarke had a 40 for Aptos (5-1).
Deane Rinaldi was the Medalist finishing with a 35 for Harbor (6-0).

HS Track and Field Preview: Pajaro Valley senior, Zack Davis, looks to finish four-year career with records

Modified: Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Pajaro Valley High senior runner Zack Davis doesn't just want to break the school record for the 1600-meters. He wants to shatter it.
A year after coming just a few seconds short of setting a school-best mark on the track, he'll give it a final go at putting his name in the record books.
The school record in

All-SCCAL Basketball: Aptos’ Dorfman named MVP of SCCAL

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015
APTOS -- Whenever Aptos High needed a big shot or a stop on defense this season, senior forward Ben Dorfman was there to answer the bell.
"He came up big in clutch moments," said Aptos head coach Joseph Smith.
The other coaches from around the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League agreed with Smith as the 6-foot-5 sharpshooter was named the

Boy's Basketball: Pajaro Valley names Bailey boy’s head coach

Modified: Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- After building up the Pajaro Valley High girl's basketball program, Andre Bailey will be tasked with doing the same for the Grizzlies' boys.
Pajaro Valley named Bailey the head coach of its boy's basketball program, Athletic Director Joe Manfre told the Register-Pajaronian Wednesday.
"It's an opportunity," Bailey said. "It's something that I've been working towards."
Pajaro Valley has

SCCAL Baseball: Sharks win opener against Cardinals, 4-1

Modified: Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015
SANTA CRUZ -- St. Francis High opened up Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League play with a 4-1 win over Santa Cruz High Tuesday in Santa Cruz.
St. Francis (7-1, 1-0) was led by sophomore pitcher Ruben Ibarra and junior shortstop Sahid Valenzuela, who put the Sharks up early while not allowing the Cardinals to put much together on offense.

Boy's All-MBL Basketball: Graves named MVP of MBL-Pacific

Posted: Monday, Mar 16th, 2015

CASTROVILLE -- Each year that's passed since Jordan Graves arrived on campus, North Monterey County High has improved. After he won Sophomore of the Year in 2013-2014, Graves was named MVP of the Monterey Bay League-Pacific this year taking his team to an undefeated league record, while averaging 18 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 3.5 steals per game,

Boy's All-MBL Soccer: Watsonville, Pajaro Valley both produce MVPs in MBL

Modified: Monday, Mar 16th, 2015

WATSONVILLE -- The city of Watsonville left its mark on the Monterey Bay League this season.
Watsonville High won the Gabilan division, the upper division of the league, and Pajaro Valley High won the Pacific division.
In a recent meeting between the coaches of the league the city's two teams added a few more accomplishments to their seasons.

HS Softball Preview, 2015: Five returning seniors have Monte Vista Christian’s hopes high in MBL-P

Posted: Monday, Mar 16th, 2015

WATSONVILLE -- In the Monterey Bay League Pacific division there is perhaps no other team that returns more talent from last year than the Monte Vista Christian Mustangs.
They have 2014's co-Pitcher of the Year, senior Kelly Graham, and at the plate they have three girls that held a .347 bating average or higher. Pair that returning talent with

Local Round Up, 3/17: Mariners end season in NorCals

Posted: Monday, Mar 16th, 2015

The Aptos High Mariners season came to a close with a 61-54 loss to Drake in the quarterfinals of the California Interscholastic Federation NorCal Division III playoffs Saturday in San Anselmo.
Ben Dorfman scored a team-high 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds, while Dante Gomez added a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Cole Rothman finished with 11

D-League Basketball: Warriors push winning streak to 11, clinch playoff spot

Modified: Saturday, Mar 14th, 2015
The Santa Cruz Warriors defeated the Austin Spurs 104-94 Friday to improve to 30-13 on the season, clinching a third consecutive playoff berth. Today's victory extends the longest winning streak in franchise history with eleven consecutive wins.
Mychel Thompson and Darington Hobson led Santa Cruz with 21 points each. Hobson (21 points, 11 rebounds) and Dominique Sutton (20 points, 10

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