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HS Baseball: St. Francis dismantles North Monterey County

Modified: Wednesday, Apr 1st, 2015

CASTROVILLE -- It's one thing to play St. Francis High on a normal day. Now facing a St. Francis team that is coming off a close Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League loss against rival Soquel High, that's a completely different beast.
The Sharks came out on fire and never cooled off in a 17-2 non-league win over host North

MBL Volleyball: 'Catz swept by Meza, Seaside

Modified: Wednesday, Apr 1st, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- After narrowly losing the first set, Watsonville High lost its energy and fell 29-27, 25-17, 25-20 to Alfonso Meza and visiting Seaside High in Monterey Bay League play Tuesday.
Down 21-15 in the first set, Watsonville (4-15, 2-3) clawed its way back into the game by going on a 10-3 run to take a 25-24 lead.
With the

HS Baseball: Watsonville unable to get timely hitting in 2-1 loss to Stevenson

Modified: Wednesday, Apr 1st, 2015
PEBBLE BEACH -- What has been somewhat of an up-and-down offensive season for Watsonville continued Tuesday at Pebble Beach.
Despite a lights-out performance from starting pitcher David Ortiz, the Wildcatz were unable to get the timely hitting they needed in a 2-1, eight-inning, non-league loss to the Stevenson Pirates.
Ortiz went the distance allowing seven hits and a walk,

MBL-Pacific Baseball: After years of struggles, Pajaro Valley baseball finally showing signs of growth

Posted: Monday, Mar 30th, 2015

WATSONVILLE -- From the outside looking in, it may be a little hard to see growth in the Pajaro Valley High baseball team.
After all, the Grizzlies are still looking for their first league win since 2010 and since that last win -- a 7-6 upset of cross-town rival Watsonville -- they've only managed five wins overall, according to

Local Round Up, 3/31: Aptos’ girls take 5th at Avis Kelly

Posted: Monday, Mar 30th, 2015

Aptos High freshman Marea Zlatunich won the 1600- and 3200-meter race with times of 5 minutes, 11.99 seconds and 11:40.01, respectively, and the Mariners finished fifth as a team at the Avis Kelly Invitational Saturday in Gilroy.
Yulisa Abundis was fourth in the 1600 (5:20.87) and third in the 3200 (11:49.55). Annika McBride and Olivia Quinn took fourth

Little League Round Up: Jo Jo Diaz drives in two for Braves

Posted: Monday, Mar 30th, 2015

Jo Jo Diaz drove in two runs in the Braves 6-4 win against the Diamondbacks Friday in Pajaro Valley Little League Majors play in Watsonville.
Nick Aguayo had two hits for the Braves.
Clay Acevedo recorded a hit, an RBIs and a scored run for the D-Backs.
• Rays 17, Padres 7 - Behind a big day from

D-League Basketball: Warriors tie Jam for 1st in West Division

Posted: Monday, Mar 30th, 2015

SANTA CRUZ -- The Santa Cruz Warriors defeated the Texas Legends 119-111 on Sunday night at Kaiser Permanente Arena to tie the Bakersfield Jam for the best record in the NBA D-League and the West Division at 34-14.
The Warriors remain perfect (4-0) against the Legends this season, and the win extended their franchise record for most in a

All Register-Pajaronian Girl’s Basketball: The Register-Pajaronian names St. Francis forward Sonja Shumake its Player of the Year

Modified: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- The St. Francis High girl's basketball program, which was started in 2005, has a short but rich history.
But, considering her entire body of work, senior forward Sonja Shumake is in the conversation as one of the greatest to ever play for the Sharks.
Head coach Randy Braga took it a step further.
"I think she's the best,"

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

Modified: Friday, Mar 27th, 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,

SCCAL Softball: Reyes leads Falcons past Mariners

Modified: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015

APTOS -- Death, taxes and Sarah Reyes' pitching.
Behind Reyes, the Scotts Valley High Falcons put an end to the Aptos High Mariners four-game winning streak with a 9-0 Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League win 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

Local Round Up, 3/28: Cervantes wins 3 events for Watsonville

Modified: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
Jacob Cervantes won three events to help Watsonville wallop Gilroy 78-44 in a Monterey Bay League Pacific division dual meet Thursday in Gilroy.
Cervantes crossed the finish line first in the 100-meters, 200 and the 400 with times of 11.89, 23.61 and 51.96, respectively.
• Aptos 97, Soquel 30 - C.J. Pisturino was a triple winner for the Aptos High

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

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