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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

Professional Boxing: Watsonville’s Godoy to fight in 200th episode of ShoBox, Garcia tussles in Ontario

Modified: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014

WATSONVILLE -- Since Oscar Godoy could remember, he has always wanted to travel to big arena for a fight.
On July 25, the stage will be set and the nation will be watching.
The Watsonville native will fight undefeated Cecil McCalla in Verona, N.Y. for the 200th episode of ShoBox: The New Generation on Showtime.
It'll be the first

Local Round Up: Santa Cruz County Generals win All-Star tourney

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014

The Santa Cruz County Generals 13U went undefeated in the five-team 14U division, scoring 62 runs and allowing 24 on defense, to win the All-Star Weekend Championship.
Generals would face the No. 1 seed CV Marlins of Fresno in the finals.
The CV Marlins team came into the Championship allowing only 6 runs and scoring 50 in the

Golden State Warriors: Warriors, Brandon Rush agree to 2-year deal

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014

OAKLAND -- Brandon Rush and the Golden State Warriors are headed for a reunion.
Rush and the Warriors agreed to a two-year, $2.5 million contract Wednesday. Rush's agent, Mark Bartelstein, said the small forward will hold the option in the second year of the deal.
Rush was Golden State's top reserve and best perimeter defender during the 2011-12 season

Major League Baseball: A’s, Giants give Bay Area high hopes for playoffs

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
OAKLAND -- The small-budget Oakland Athletics are baseball's best team at the break in a division featuring some of the sport's highest-paid stars. The San Francisco Giants are right in the chase for the NL West title despite recent stumbles.
Bay Area baseball has delivered a stellar first half. It's only mid-July and there is already talk of a special

Ocean Speedway: Kaeding wins King of West finale; Brad Furr takes Taco Bravo

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 15th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Excitement was the key word for the fourth annual, two-day Howard Kaeding Classic at Ocean Speedway. There were 37 winged sprint cars for each night of racing.
Bud Kaeding won Saturday night's King of the West finale and Brad Furr took home his first win Friday night in the Taco Bravo, California Civil War duel.
It was

Local Round Up: Seth Curry goes off for 26 in Summer League

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 15th, 2014

Santa Cruz Warriors alum, Seth Curry, scored 26 points Sunday for the Phoenix Suns Summer League team in a 93-82 win against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Curry, the younger brother of Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry, finished 7-of-9 from the field and hit five 3-pointers in just more than 21 minutes of action.
Curry will be back in action

Prep. Baseball: Watsonville's Chris Rivera verbally commits to Long Beach

Posted: Sunday, Jul 13th, 2014
Watsonville -- Years of hard work for Watsonville High's Chris Rivera paid off in a big way.
The hard throwing right-hander verbally committed to play baseball at CSU Long Beach.
"I always wanted to go down south and play ball," Rivera said. "It's been a dream of mine since I was a kid. I'm looking forward to being a part

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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