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High School Wrestling: WHS student athlete Eli Meyers helps teammates, students with tutoring

Modified: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014

WATSONVILLE -- Everybody gets 24 hours in a day.
Watsonville High senior Eli Meyers just makes the most of them.
Meyers is a three-sport athlete, participating in football, wrestling and baseball since his freshman year, holds a 4.33 grade point average and still finds time along his busy day to do something he enjoys: helping people.
Because of his

Local Round Up, 12-18: Chavez hits game-winning 3-pointer v SLV

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014

Tommy Chavez nailed a 30-foot, 3-pointer at the buzzer to push Watsonville High past San Lorenzo Valley High 71-70 in non-league action Tuesday night in Felton.
The 3-point shot was one of 15 the Wildcatz hit on the night.
Chris Rodriguez led the team with eight threes and 24 points, while David Ortiz and Chavez added 12 points each.

High School Basketball: Aptos hands Salinas first loss of year

Modified: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
Aptos -- It took unselfish play and great defense for the Aptos High Mariners to come back from an early 9-0 deficit to win 55-50 over the previously undefeated Salinas High Cowboys Tuesday in Aptos.
With 5 minutes, 21 seconds left in the first quarter, Salinas was celebrating a 9-0 lead and Aptos (5-3) was forced to call a timeout.

High School Soccer: Watsonville survives Aptos, weather in 1-0 win

Modified: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
APTOS -- Not even a mini monsoon could hold back Watsonville High from staying undefeated.
The Wildcatz pushed their record to 6-0 by surviving the scrappy Aptos High Mariners, and the weather, in a Tuesday night non-league contest at Trevin Dilfer Field in Aptos.
Watsonville had come into the night with five wins by two goals or more -- outscoring

Boy's Basketball preview, 2014-15: Youthful Mustangs look for improvement in tough MBL-Gabilan

Modified: Monday, Dec 15th, 2014

WATSONVILLE -- After finishing last in their first season in the Monterey Bay League-Gabilan division, the Monte Vista Christian Mustangs weren't sent down to the Pacific division.
They were given another chance.
They moved up to the Gabilan after winning the Pacific in 2012-2013. Last season they only had one senior and two juniors to go with 10 sophomores

Local Round Up, 12-16: ‘Catz beat Burlingame 3-0 to stay undefeated

Posted: Monday, Dec 15th, 2014

Three different Wildcatz scored for Watsonville High in a 3-0 win against Burlingame High Saturday in another game of the Homestead Christmas Cup.
Cesar Padilla, Kevin Contreras and Anthony Orendain netted the three goals with Jesus Zavala, Alexis Silva and Graham Foster dishing out the assists.

D-League Basketball: Warriors cruise by Curry-less BayHawks

Posted: Sunday, Dec 14th, 2014
The Santa Cruz Warriors defeated the Erie BayHawks 103-84 on Saturday at Kaiser Permanente Arena.
James Michael McAdoo exploded on offense to lead the team to victory, recording a team-high 32 points, eight rebounds, and four blocked shots.
Elliot Williams notched a double-double, scoring 24 points and dishing out 10 assists. Joe Alexander knocked down 19 points and

Stachelek drops in 16 in MVC win v Catalina

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014

Kayce Stachelek scored a team-high 16 points to lead the Monte Vista Christian Mustangs past Santa Catalina 56-23 Friday night in a non-league game at Pacific Grove.
Stachelek added five rebounds to her night, while Delaney Moore added 15 points and three boards and Emma Pirtle scored nine points and grabbed six rebounds.

All-SCCAL Awards: Aptos’ Brandon Pierce, Dante Gomez named co-MVPs

Modified: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014

APTOS -- On a team full of weapons and star players Aptos High seniors Brandon Pierce and Dante Gomez still managed to stick out just above the rest.
Thursday night the coaches of the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League acknowledged that by naming them the co-Most Valuable Players of the league.
Pierce excelled on both sides of the ball

Girl's Basketball Preview, 2014-15: Loaded Monte Vista Christian trying to earn second league title in three years

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014

WATSONVILLE -- When the Monte Vista Christian Mustangs went back and watched the film of last season's, 58-50, loss to Menlo of Atherton in the semifinal of the Central Coast Section Division IV playoffs there were mixed feelings.
A simple mistake there, a missed box out here, a silly turnover there. The mistakes piled up to a close

Local Round Up, 12/11: Scherr’s 30 points helps Kelly earn 250th win

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014

St. Francis High jumped out to a 10-0 lead and held off a second half comeback to defeat North Monterey County 58-40 on Tuesday night in Castroville.
Cooper Scherr paced the Sharks with a game-high 30 points. It marked the second straight game that Scherr has scored 30 points in a game.
Sandor Rene Rodriguez

High School Wrestling Preview, 2014-15: Under new coach, Castillo, Watsonville sets high goals for wrestling season

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- For the first time in 35 years, Gary Garcia will not be coaching the Watsonville High Wildcatz.
Instead, it will be 2011 Watsonville graduate Josh Castillo at the helm.
In his 35 years, Garcia had 19 Central Coast Section champions, 13 Californian Interscholastic Federation state meet qualifiers and two state champions. Those are some big shoes to fill,

ALL-MBL Awards: Rebottaro named MBL-P best defensive player

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014

WATSONVILLE -- It's not every year that a defensive tackle garners most valuable player of the year recognition, let alone being named the best defensive player in the league.
But that's just how good Monte Vista Christian's Christian Rebottaro was for the Mustangs this season.
In a recent meeting between coaches from the Monterey Bay League Pacific, the junior

League realignment, Fall 2014: MVC football, WHS volleyball move to Gabilan despite 2nd place finishes

Modified: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014

WATSONVILLE -- Two local second place teams were moved up from the Monterey Bay League Pacific to the Gabilan and another fell from the upper division to the lower after finishing last, it was announced Monday by MBL Commissioner Tim McCarthy over email.
The Monte Vista Christian football team and the Watsonville High volleyball team will compete in

High School Football: Watsonville, Aptos call off Black and Blue Bowl game for forseeble future

Modified: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014

WATSONVILLE -- For the first time since 1983 Aptos High and Watsonville High will not play the annual Black and Blue Bowl football game next season, the teams' respective head coaches confirmed Monday.
The classic rivalry game between the two Pajaro Valley Unified School District schools was first played on 1969 with Watsonville High taking it 44-0. Aside from

Tony's Thoughts: 49ers should be careful what they wish for, it looks like it just might happen

Modified: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
Pretty soon all of this will be over.
Jim Harbaugh will be somewhere else, Colin Kaepernick will get another chance with a new system and somewhere in Santa Clara the San Francisco 49ers ownership will be popping a bottle champagne in celebration.
Though after guzzling down that second glass, and once the positive vibes have left the air, they'll have

CCS D-IV Football Championship: Monte Vista Christian comes up short of first-ever CCS title

Modified: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
SAN JOSE -- Monte Vista Christian School's football team held leads on two different occasions but ultimately the Mustangs pursuit of the school's first Central Coast Section Division IV title in the programs first trip to a CCS title game came up short.
Terra Nova star quarterback Anthony Gordon threw for 228 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions and running

CCS D-III Championship: Mariners win second consecutive CCS D-III title, 11-8, over St. Ignatius

Modified: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
CAMPBELL -- What fluke?
Behind a blitzkrieg from the defense and an iconic six-minute, game-winning drive on offense the Aptos High Mariners won their second consecutive Central Coast Section Division III championship with a 11-8 decision in a rematch with St. Ignatius.
"Our whole goal of the season was to get to this point and we made it," said Aptos

Local Round Up: ‘Catz blast Overfelt 3-0 in Homestead Cup

Posted: Monday, Dec 8th, 2014

The Watsonville High Wildcatz took down Overfelt High 3-0 in their first game of the Homestead Christmas Cup Saturday.
Cesar Padilla score twice and Alberto Saldana scored once. Issac Murrillo and Anthony Orendain added assists for Watsonville (2-0).
The Wildcatz hosted Santa Cruz High Monday and play Los Altos Thursday to continue the Homestead Christmas Cup at 3:30 p.m.

JC Volleyball State Championship: Irvine Valley stops Cabrillo repeat in State Championship

Posted: Monday, Dec 8th, 2014
Aptos -- The Cabrillo College Seahawks women's volleyball finished in second place in the California Community College Athletic Association state finals when they fell 25-15, 25-19, 22-25, 25-18 to the undefeated Irvine Valley Lasers Sunday at Cabrillo College in Aptos.
Going into Sunday, the Seahawks had to win two games to repeat as state champions and they knew it would

CCS D-III Football Championships: Deep stable of backs power Mariners to brink of consecutive CCS titles

Posted: Friday, Dec 5th, 2014

APTOS -- Aptos High head coach Randy Blankenship was a little surprised when looking over the box score of last week's 29-6 Central Coast Section Division III playoff win against Burlingame.
Next to senior Greg Bjur's name read "17 carries."
Blankenship -- now in his fifth year with the Mariners -- didn't realize until after Aptos had moved on

CCS D-IV Football Championship: Mustangs trying to capture first-ever CCS championship

Posted: Friday, Dec 5th, 2014

The Monte Vista Christian Mustangs will play for their first-ever Central Coast Section championship when they meet Terra Nova, of Pacifica, today at Independence High in San Jose.
The two teams will battle it out for the CCS Division IV crown.
The game will start at 7 p.m.

Local Round Up: St. Francis’ Scherr drops career-high 31 v York

Posted: Friday, Dec 5th, 2014

Senior Cooper Scherr scored 20 of his career-high 31 points in the first half as St. Francis defeated York 73-35 on Thursday night.
Scherr knocked down 12 of 14 shot attempts and added six rebounds and three steals for the Sharks.

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