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HS Lacrosse: Aptos’ Wolfe named All-American

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 29th, 2016

APTOS -- When Noah Wolfe started playing lacrosse at Aptos High as a freshman he did not have high expectations.
"I didn't even think I was going to be on varsity," Wolfe said.
He was wrong.
Not only did Wolfe make the varsity squad in his first year at Aptos, he was a crucial player for the Mariners
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District 39 Little League tournament continues

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 29th, 2016

The Aptos Little League All-Stars continued their domination of Pool B in the District 39 Little League Majors tournament with an emphatic 23-3 win over the Watsonville American Little League All-Stars on Tuesday at Ruso Field in Watsonville.
The Aptos Little League All-Stars have won their first three games by a combined score of 57-4 and conclude pool play
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Smolinski's 3-run pinch-hit HR leads A's past Giants 13-11

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 29th, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO -- After nearly 4 hours and more than 350 pitches in a topsy-turvy game that featured nearly as may momentum swings as big hits, Oakland closer Ryan Madson said the only games he enjoyed more in his career were when he won a championship.
This game might have lacked the stakes of October baseball but not the drama.
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Little league roundup: District 39 All-Stars tournament starts in county

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2016

The Aptos Little League Majors All-Stars won a pair of pool play games and Pajaro Valley Little League Majors All-Stars split their first two games of the District 39 Little League All-Start Majors tournament, which is hosted at Ruso Field in Watsonville.
Aptos beat the Santa Cruz American All-Stars 23-0 in their first contest in Pool B and continued
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Area teams get a taste of competition in the summer

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2016

WATSONVILLE -- The winter might be a handful of months away but high schools from around the area are already getting a taste of hoops in the Watsonville High summer league basketball summer league.
A small but appetizing taste.
Now in its fourth year, the summer league has 20 teams overall (12 varsity and eight junior varsity) running games
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Mengden gets all the run support for first big league win

Modified: Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO -- Rookie Daniel Mengden, with that quirky double-pump delivery and old-school handlebar mustache, thought his first major league win might come sooner than this as well as he had pitched so far.
He got promoted to the big leagues June 11, far sooner than expected -- after just 43 outings in the minors. Even Mengden had figured he
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Register-Pajaronian names Aptos senior runner Matti Peoples the female Student-Athlete of the Year

Modified: Monday, Jun 27th, 2016
APTOS -- Anne-Elsye Smith, Leanorra Sanchez, Jessica Van Ausdall, Marissa Ferrante, Nikki Hiltz, Clare Peabody.
All of those runners are part of the Aptos High girl's cross country lore but none have accomplished what Matti Peoples has: back-to-back Central Coast Section championships.
In fact, no other female runner from the powerhouse program has ever won more than one CCS championship.
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Chile wins Copa; Messi misses, says he's quitting Argentina

Posted: Monday, Jun 27th, 2016
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Lionel Messi put his penalty kick over the crossbar, grabbed his shirt, clenched his teeth and covered his face with both hands.
A few minutes later he walked off the field, a dazed, pained look on his bearded face. The greatest player of his generation, perhaps soccer's best ever, he was still without a title on
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Athletics blow late lead in 7-6 loss to Angels

Posted: Monday, Jun 27th, 2016
ANAHEIM -- Coco Crisp and the Oakland Athletics had a chance for a four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels. The bullpen just couldn't hold on.
Crisp hit a grand slam, but Oakland lost 7-6 Sunday when Jefry Marte hit a game-ending sacrifice fly for Los Angeles.
Mike Trout led off the Angels ninth with a single against Liam Hendriks
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Gillaspie gets Giants past Phillies for Bochy's 80

Posted: Monday, Jun 27th, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO -- Bruce Bochy's 800th victory as Giants manager was anything but typical.
Three blown leads, four hit batters, a rare shaky outing from Johnny Cueto, and back-to-back doubles in the ninth inning by two seldom-used players that provided the winning run.
However, with the third-best record in baseball, Bochy certainly isn't complaining.
Conor Gillaspie hit a game-ending RBI
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Aptos Minors take 4th; WALL Majors fight to 3rd

Posted: Monday, Jun 27th, 2016

The Aptos Little League Minor White Sox took fourth in the District 39 Tournament of Champions at Ruso Field in Watsonville, while the Pajaro Valley Little league Athletics and the Watsonville American Little League Yankees both loss their only two games of the tournament.
The White Sox started TOC play off on the right foot, winning their first
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Panik, Giants beat Pirates for 12th win 14 games

Posted: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
PITTSBURGH -- A makeshift lineup was more than enough for the San Francisco Giants.
Joe Panik hit a bases-loaded triple, Mac Williamson launched a 446-foot home run and the Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Thursday for their 12th win in 14 games.
The NL West leaders, already missing injured Hunter Pence and Chris Duffy, played without regulars Brandon Belt,
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Semien, Davis lead A's to 5-4 win over Angels

Posted: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
ANAHEIM -- It had been more than three weeks since an Oakland Athletics starting pitcher got a win. In the 17 games during that stretch, the A's won just four times.
Kendall Graveman gave the rotation a needed strong out Thursday night, limiting Los Angeles to two runs and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings as the Athletics held on
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Warriors select Vanderbilt's Damian Jones in first round

Posted: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
OAKLAND -- The Golden State Warriors got the big man they were looking for and then went looking for a supplemental pick.
The Warriors locked in on Damian Jones early, grabbing him with the 30th overall pick of the first round Thursday night. They were a little lucky in obtaining Patrick McCaw, whom they got from the Milwaukee Bucks eight
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Panik's 2-run double rallies Giants to 7-6 win over Pirates

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
PITTSBURGH -- Derek Law had pitched at PNC Park twice as an American Legion player, once throwing a one-hit shutout in a seven-inning game.
The San Francisco Giants rookie reliever was pretty impressive Wednesday night, too, in his first major league appearance in his hometown, working two scoreless innings for the win after starter Jeff Samardzija matched the shortest start
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A’s rookie Mengden strikes out nine, still no MLB win

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016

OAKLAND -- Sure, Oakland manager Bob Melvin and pitching coach Curt Young will reassure rookie pitcher Daniel Mengden he is doing just fine, even without a win to show for it yet.
"He knows we think he's good, and he is," Melvin said. "He knows he's good, too. He might not tell you that but he knows he's good."
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Longtime Aptos coaches Gruber, Roberts named 2 of state’s top mentors by CCA

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016

APTOS -- Both Dan Gruber and Reggie Roberts believe coaching is all about giving back.
On Saturday, the California Coaches Association (CCA) gave back to them.
The longtime Aptos High coaches were both honored by the CCA at the 59th annual award night at the Picadilly Inn in Fresno along with more than 60 other coaches and athletic directors
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Pagan hits grand slam as Cueto, Giants clobber Pirates 15-4

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
PITTSBURGH -- A day after one of their worst offensive games of the season, the San Francisco Giants had their best.
Angel Pagan hit a grand slam during a seven-run fourth inning, Johnny Cueto shut down Pittsburgh into the seventh and the Giants clobbered the Pirates 15-4 on Tuesday night.
Conor Gillaspie also homered during the fourth among his four
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Athletics score 3 in 7th to beat Brewers 5-3

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
OAKLAND -- Marcus Semien was more surprised to see his two-out hit in the seventh inning get past left fielder Ryan Braun for a pivotal two-run triple than he was by the Athletics' late scoring burst.
He might have been the only one, particularly on a night Oakland's bats were silent for most of the first six innings.
Semien's triple
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Messi leads Argentina over US 4-0, into Copa America final

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
HOUSTON -- Lionel Messi pretty much ended the United States' Copa America hopes in less than three minutes.
Argentina's diminutive dribbling and scoring machine showed the skills, speed and brilliance that made him a five-time world player of the year, exposing the huge gap between the U.S. and soccer's elite.
Messi set up Ezequiel Lavezzi's opening goal 175 seconds in,
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Giants' 8-game winning streak ends with 1-0 loss to Pirates

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
PITTSBURGH -- The San Francisco Giants' eight-game winning streak ended in improbable fashion.
Jeff Locke followed consecutive horrible starts with 6 2/3 scoreless innings, Erik Kratz hit his first home run since 2014 and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Madison Bumgarner and the Giants 1-0 on Monday night.
Locke (6-5) allowed five hits, no walks and struck out three, helping the
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Monte Vista Christian tabs Hasan Houston as new boy’s basketball coach

Posted: Monday, Jun 20th, 2016

WATSONVILLE -- Hasan Houston has big shoes to fill.
Two pairs, actually.
Houston, the son of one of the greatest prep basketball players to ever come from the St. Louis area, has taken over as the head coach at Monte Vista Christian, Mustangs Athletic Director David Reese recently confirmed to the Register-Pajaronian.
"I've been looking forward to this
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MBL Realignment: Wildcatz softball, baseball on the move

Posted: Monday, Jun 20th, 2016
By TONY NUNEZ
of the register-pajaronian
Two Watsonville High spring teams are moving in the Monterey Bay League.
The Wildcatz softball team will move up to the Gabilan division, while the baseball team is moving back down to the Pacific division, the league announced over the weekend.
The Watsonville softball program is fresh off one of its most successful seasons
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Disappointed Warriors vow to get back to NBA Finals stage

Modified: Monday, Jun 20th, 2016
OAKLAND -- Draymond Green wants to maintain the momentum from a special season that fell short by competing in the Rio Olympics. Klay Thompson plans to take his mind off basketball and missed chances entirely and go watch brother Trayce play baseball for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Stephen Curry's toddler daughter, Riley, helped the crestfallen MVP begin to put things
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Warriors cap greatest Finals collapse with Game 7 loss

Posted: Monday, Jun 20th, 2016
OAKLAND -- Stephen Curry tried to shake Kevin Love with a dribble and let loose with one of those long 3-pointers he seemed to make at every big moment this season.
Instead of a game-tying splash in the final minute, the ball rimmed out and so did the Golden State Warriors' chances of adding a second straight championship to a
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Game 7 draws top NBA Finals rating since Jordan's last title

Posted: Monday, Jun 20th, 2016
NEW YORK -- Game 7 between the Cavaliers and Warriors has drawn the highest television rating for the NBA Finals since Michael Jordan's last championship.
Cleveland's tense 93-89 win Sunday night to capture the city's first title in more than a half-century averaged a 15.7 rating and nearly 30.8 million viewers on ABC. ESPN said Monday that both numbers are
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All In: Cleveland rocks as title drought ends with NBA crown

Posted: Monday, Jun 20th, 2016
CLEVELAND -- More tears. Only this time, tears of joy.
Cleveland's championship drought, crossing 52 years, generations and noted by a long list of near misses, is over at last.
On Father's Day, LeBron James, the kid from nearby Akron raised by a single mother, brought the title home.
As the final seconds of Cleveland's 93-89 victory at Golden State
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James and Cavaliers win thrilling NBA Finals Game 7, 93-89

Modified: Monday, Jun 20th, 2016
OAKLAND -- LeBron James cradled the shiny gold trophy and struggled to sum up what might be his sweetest championship yet, the one he is so proudly bringing home to his native northeast Ohio just as he promised to do when he returned to the Cavaliers two summers ago.
Later, flanked by his three children on Father's Day, a cigar
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Tony's Thoughts: LeBron James is still best player in NBA

Posted: Friday, Jun 17th, 2016
A month ago I tweeted this out: I still think LeBron is the best player in the game but games like this get me thinking.
By "games" I was referring to Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Golden State Warriors and the Portland Trail Blazers.
It's a game that will I will always remember because
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Local Roundup, 6/18: Mio, Bugayong move from Cabrillo to 4-years

Posted: Friday, Jun 17th, 2016

A pair of local softball players are heading to four-year colleges.
Watsonville High alumna Kristina Mio and Aptos High alumna Marissa Bugayong are heading to Arizona Christian University and Cal State Monterey Bay, respectively.
Both played softball for the Cabrillo College Seahawks the past two seasons, helping the junior college team to a 29-15 overall record and
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WHS alum Chris Rivera named NCBWA All-American

Posted: Friday, Jun 17th, 2016

Watsonville High alum Chris Rivera was recently recognized as one of the best first-year players in all of Division I college baseball by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
The Long Beach State freshman right-handed pitcher was named to the NCBWA Freshman All-American second team, it was announced Monday.
"It's just an honor to be up on that
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Colby Lewis loses no-hit bid in 9th, Rangers beat A's

Posted: Friday, Jun 17th, 2016
OAKLAND -- When the ball left Max Muncy's bat leading off the ninth inning, Colby Lewis thought it was another fly that would move him one out closer to a no-hitter.
Instead the ball kept carrying and glanced off Texas right fielder Nomar Mazara's glove as he crashed into the wall for Oakland's first hit of the game.
"I thought
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Kerr, Curry each fined $25,000 for Game 6 incidents

Posted: Friday, Jun 17th, 2016
CLEVELAND -- Steve Kerr and Stephen Curry let their frustrations with Game 6 of the NBA Finals be known, and it came at a price.
Each was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Friday for separate incidents. Kerr, the league's coach of the year, was fined for publicly criticizing officiating after the game, which Cleveland won 115-101 to force a
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Going back to Cali: LeBron, Cavs down Warriors, force Game 7

Posted: Friday, Jun 17th, 2016
CLEVELAND -- From the edge of elimination to the brink of history.
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have pushed the NBA Finals to their limit. Game 7 is necessary.
James scored 41 points, delivering another magnificent performance with no margin for error, Kyrie Irving added 23 and the Cavs sent the finals packing for California by beating the rattled
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