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Local Roundup, 7-2: Mariners looking for baseball coach

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015

The Aptos High Mariners baseball team is looking for a new coach, according to Athletic Director Mark Dorfman.
All interested contact Dorfman at 688-6565 extension 483 or at mark_dorfman@pvusd.net.
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DISTRICT 39 LITTLE LEAGUE ALL-STARS
• 11-12 Tournament - The Pajaro Valley Little League All-Stars will play the Watsonville American Little League All Stars Friday at 5:30 p.m. at
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Local ADs: Having 1 less day to sell will not have a big impact on HS fundraising

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015

WATSONVILLE -- This year fireworks sales in Watsonville were cut back by one day, now starting Wednesday at 9 a.m. and running until 10 p.m. on Fourth of July.
Does that one day make a big difference for local high school athletics fundraising?
"Not at all," said Pajaro Valley High Athletic Director Joe Manfre.
Watsonville High Wildcatz athletics
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Watsonville Criterium bike race returns for 38th year

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015

The Watsonville Criterium will be back in Watsonville on July 11 for its 38th edition.
Approximately 200 bicycle riders will take part in seven separate races, split up by age and ability, that will start at noon and run until 6:30 p.m. The 3/4-mile long course will have a start-finish line at the intersection of Brewington Ave. and California
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Local Roundup, 6/30: Three locals make National Junior Olympics

Modified: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
Daniel Rangel, Jacob Cervantes and Braxton Rico qualified for the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympics by placing in the top five of their respective event at the regional championship at Diablo Valley College.
Rangel took fifth in the shot put (44 feet, 3.5 inches), Cervantes was fourth in the 400-meters (50.72 seconds) and Rico took second in the
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Watsonville High has many traditions, one of them is written with a ‘z’

Modified: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
There are some things in life that are commonly accepted.
The sky is blue, grass is green -- when not in a drought -- and, if you're a Watsonville High grad like myself, the name of your mascot is spelled with a "z."
Before last week I was never curious as to why. Like I said, I accepted it. It's
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Ocean Speedway, 6/30: D.J. Netto wins Pombo-Sargent Classic

Posted: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- On Friday night, Hanford's D.J Netto won the 30th presentation of the Pombo-Sargent Classic at Ocean Speedway. The event honors two of the winningest drivers in an era when racing was as demanding as a Tri-Athlon.
This year, the track became the new home for the long-running event, featuring the King of the West 410 sprint
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Lifeguard competition canceled after great white sighting

Posted: Friday, Jun 26th, 2015
APTOS -- Lifeguards canceled all water events at a NorCal Junior Lifeguards competition at a Central Coast beach due to a suspected great white shark sighting.
Junior Lifeguard teams of children and teens had come from as far as Folsom Lake and Monterey for the annual summer competition that includes paddling, swimming and running. But they were called out of
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Watsonville alum Sherman Cocroft to bring 5-Star Football Camp to hometown

Posted: Friday, Jun 26th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Sherman Cocroft is bringing a little slice of his own brand of football. He's also bringing a bit of help, too.
The former pro football player and Watsonville High alum will be running the 5-Star Football Camp, presented by 7-on-7 Training Academy, on July 11 and 12 at the home of the Wildcatz, Emmett M. Geiser Field.
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Aaron Soto selected for National Development Games

Posted: Friday, Jun 26th, 2015

WATSONVILLE -- Leadership, intensity and heart.
According to Aaron Soto's father, Oscar, these are the factors that are sending the 14-year-old to the National Development Games in Canton, Ohio to play and practice with some of the best young football players in the country for the coming week.
"We're stoked," Oscar Soto said.
Aaron Soto, an incoming freshman at
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Watsonville's John Kane to make his third straight appearance at CrossFit Games

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 24th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- He's 62, he's a Watsonville native and he's one of the 20 fittest men in the world at his age. Three years running.
For the third straight year, John Kane will make the trip to Carson in Southern California to compete in the Reebok CrossFit Games and compete for the title of fittest on earth.
He'll compete
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Pro Football: Watsonville native, Sambrailo, catching on

Modified: Monday, Jun 22nd, 2015

A quick Google search of Ty Sambrailo's name will bring up plenty of national stories of the Watsonville native pro football player paired with words like "pressure" and phrases like "under the microscope."
But along side those reports are plenty that dub the St. Francis Central Coast Catholic High alum as a "quick study" and several others that say
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Tony's Thoughts: It’s that time of the year, again

Modified: Monday, Jun 22nd, 2015
The summer is always a weird time for prep sports writers.
There are definitely still stories to write, people to talk to and newspapers to put together, but there's all this time that was usually filled with planning out schedules around Central Coast Section contest that is now filled with meeting people for a 40-plus minute sit down interview.
I'm
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Motocross: Torres brothers Jordan, Curtis qualify for Amateur National Championships

Modified: Monday, Jun 22nd, 2015

WATSONVILLE -- The Torres family's house is a sight to see.
Open up the garage and there's three sponsor-clad bikes, two for Jordan Torres and one for little brother Curtis. A few feet away from their bikes sit a few other bikes, which have been picked apart for spare parts for the aforementioned racing bikes, and to the
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