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Warriors at 106 regular season games without losing 2 in row

Posted: Sunday, Dec 4th, 2016
OAKLAND -- Nope, Stephen Curry didn't know the last time Golden State dropped two in a row during the regular season.
Draymond Green? Negative.
That's because it's been quite a while: April 2015, to be exact.
"Let's see, I think it was my second year in the league. My third year?" Green pondered. "We didn't lose two in a row

Martin Jones stops 31 shots, Sharks beat Canadiens 2-1

Posted: Sunday, Dec 4th, 2016
SAN JOSE -- Martin Jones came within 80 seconds of a shutout. Sometimes, that's the sort of stingy performance it takes to beat Canadiens goalie Carey Price.
Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski scored in the first period, Jones stopped 31 shots and the San Jose Sharks extended their mastery of Montreal at home by beating the Canadiens 2-1 on Friday

GIrl's MBL Soccer Preview, 2016-17: All 4 local teams figure to challenge for respective titles

Posted: Friday, Dec 2nd, 2016

WATSONVILLE -- The Watsonville High Wildcatz have had scattered success over the past handful of years.
This year, however, they feel like they have the winning formula in place.
And with a majority of their starters returning, including three Monterey Bay League Pacific division First Team selections, their feeling could be a little more than just a hunch.

SCCAL Football: League reps to discuss possible split

Modified: Friday, Dec 2nd, 2016

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY -- Representatives from the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League have voted to look into disbanding as a football league, SCCAL commissioner Pat Lovell confirmed with the Register-Pajaronian newspaper on Thursday night.
Though nothing is "set in stone," according to Lovell, the members of the SCCAL, which was formed in 1976, have essentially been given the OK

MBL Football: 3 Mustangs make MBL-G First Team

Posted: Friday, Dec 2nd, 2016

Monte Vista Christian had three players named to the Monterey Bay League Gabilan division First Team and Mustangs freshman running back D.J. Deas was named the league's Rookie of the Year, the league recently announced.
Along with his Rookie of the Year nod, Deas also made the MBL-G's First Team offense. Senior receiver Holden Lukin joined his fellow Mustang

Local Roundup, 12/3: Felix scores pair of goals to lead WHS over SLV

Posted: Friday, Dec 2nd, 2016

Gaby Felix scored a pair of goals in the second half to lead the Watsonville High Wildcatz past the San Lorenzo Valley High Cougars, 2-0, on Wednesday night in non-league action.
Watsonville (1-0-1) continues its season today in the 11th annual Watsonville Soccer Tournament back at Emmett M. Geiser Field.
• MVC 3, PCS 0 - The Monte Vista

Harden, Rockets snap Warriors' 12 game win streak in 2 OTs

Posted: Friday, Dec 2nd, 2016
OAKLAND -- Kevin Durant just missed the garbage can with his postgame ice bag, and that told the story of Golden State's long night. Then, Draymond Green expressed his disgust with the officiating.
James Harden notched his fourth triple-double of the season with 29 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists, and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Warriors 132-127 in double

Couture leads Sharks to yet another win over Kings, 4-1

Posted: Thursday, Dec 1st, 2016
LOS ANGELES -- Although the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings have one of the NHL's liveliest rivalries, the ice has been tilted decidedly toward the north in the past 14 months.
Particularly when the clubs meet down south at Staples Center, where the Sharks have made themselves at home.
Logan Couture had two goals and an assist,

R-P Q&A Podcast: PV Athletic Director Joe Manfre talks winter sports, football and replacing Joe Gregorio

Posted: Thursday, Dec 1st, 2016

Boy's MBL Soccer Preview, 2016-17: Defending CCS Open champ Watsonville returns for run at 4th section title in 6 years

Modified: Wednesday, Nov 30th, 2016

WATSONVILLE -- The Watsonville High Wildcatz have a lot to live up to this season and they know it.
They are in the midst of a sensational streak, winning three Central Coast Section championships in the last five years and being crowned the section's first-ever Open Division champion last season.
This season the 'Catz debuted at 30th in the

MBL Football: Six locals make MBL-P First Team

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 30th, 2016

WATSONVILLE -- Six locals were named to the Monterey Bay League Pacific division's First Team by the coaches from around the league.
Watsonville High's senior running back Danny Olivarez; North Monterey County High's senior offensive lineman Ricardo Alfaro, senior linebacker Steven Flores and senior defensive back Joseph Barrios; and Pajaro Valley High's senior offensive lineman Alfonso Melgoza and senior

Local Roundup, 12/1: Ferro’s score gives Watsonville soccer season-opening win

Modified: Wednesday, Nov 30th, 2016

The Watsonville High Wildcatz opened the season with a 1-0 non-league win over a much-improved North Salinas High team on Tuesday at Emmett M. Geiser Field in Watsonville.
Armando Ferro scored the game-winning goal and Brian Gonzalez provided the assist during the final 10 minutes for Watsonville, which flew to Hawaii on Wednesday to play in a tournament against

Kevin Durant leads Warriors past scrappy Hawks, 105-100

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016
OAKLAND -- Runner-up for Defensive Player of the Year in two straight seasons, Draymond Green desperately wants to prove how good Golden State can be on that end of the floor.
Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson can have all the scoring glory. Green takes it personally when people question the Warriors' D.
Green blocked two shots in the

Raiders move to top of AFC ‘by any means’

Posted: Monday, Nov 28th, 2016

ALAMEDA -- Khalil Mack has given the Oakland Raiders a motto to live by this season: By any means.
No matter what hurdles have presented themselves, the Raiders have proved adept at dealing with them.
Three early starts in the first four weeks. A full week in Florida between road games. A "home" game at high altitude in Mexico

49ers search for positives following 10th straight loss

Posted: Monday, Nov 28th, 2016
SANTA CLARA -- Ever since the season opener, the results for the San Francisco 49ers haven't changed each week: 10 straight losses for the worst skid in franchise history.
With the playoffs, a winning record and just about any positive now officially out of reach this season, the 49ers (1-10) are left searching for any signs of progress that could

D-League Basketball: Bighorns ram Warriors, 100-84

Posted: Monday, Nov 28th, 2016
Elgin Cook came off the bench to score 27 points but the Santa Cruz Warriors could not overcome the Reno Bighorns in a 100-84 loss on Sunday at the Reno Events Center.
Cam Jones added 16 points, five rebounds and five assists and Scott Wood contributed 12 points, going 4-of-5 from beyond-the-arc.
Santa Cruz (2-4) led by eight early

CIF Cross Country: Aptos girls return to podium

Posted: Monday, Nov 28th, 2016

For the second straight season the Aptos High Mariners landed a spot on the podium at the California Interscholastic Federation state meet, finishing third in the Division III race on Saturday in Fresno.
A year after capturing their second-ever state title, Aptos returned to Woodward Park with the hope of simply finding its way into the top three.

JC Volleyball: Cabrillo finds its 'roar'; returns to state playoff

Modified: Sunday, Nov 27th, 2016
APTOS -- Earlier this season, the Cabrillo College Seahawks struggled to find the killer instinct that was ever-present in last year's squad that won the California Community College Athletic Association state championship.
That problem seems to be long gone. And the timing could not be more perfect.
The top-seeded Seahawks made quick work of the No. 8-seeded Folsom Lake College

Warriors eventually find flow without Green, beat Minnesota

Posted: Sunday, Nov 27th, 2016
OAKLAND -- Do-everything Draymond Green is fiery, vocal and brings energy on both ends of the court.
On a night the Golden State Warriors were without their emotional leader, it took them a while to find a flow.
Stephen Curry had 34 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and Golden State overcame Green's absence to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 115-102

NorCal Volleyball: MVC not itself in D-IV final loss to Menlo

Posted: Sunday, Nov 27th, 2016
ATHERTON -- The Monte Vista Christian Mustangs had it all going late.
But, in the end, it made no difference.
They had run out of time.
The No. 2-seeded Mustangs fought to the end but came up short of history, falling 25-9, 25-14, 28-26 in the NorCal Division IV championship to the top-seeded Menlo School Knights on Saturday

D-League Basketball: Warriors fall to Skyforce

Posted: Saturday, Nov 26th, 2016
The Santa Cruz Warriors dropped their second straight game, falling to the Sioux Falls Skyforce, 100-93, on Friday night at Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz.
Cam Jones had a team-high 22 points and added seven assists and six rebounds but it was not enough for the Warriors (2-3), who led by two early in the fourth quarter before the

Durant leads Warriors' 2nd straight win over Lakers, 109-85

Posted: Saturday, Nov 26th, 2016
LOS ANGELES -- Steve Kerr and Luke Walton remained close friends and daily confidantes after their coaching careers sent them to opposite ends of California this summer.
Although they've enjoyed the chance to spend time together while the Warriors and the Lakers played each other five times in the past 43 days, they'll both be grateful for a little space

Marleau's late goal leads Sharks past Islanders 3-2

Posted: Saturday, Nov 26th, 2016
SAN JOSE -- Instead of sagging after giving up a late tying goal, the San Jose Sharks went on the attack.
Patrick Marleau scored with 22.5 seconds left and the Sharks rebounded after giving up a goal 35 seconds earlier to win their third straight game, 3-2 over the New York Islanders on Friday.
"It was just get right back

Local Roundup, 11/26: Canes win 8th annual Watsonville Turkey Bowl

Modified: Friday, Nov 25th, 2016
Register-Pajaronian Staff report
The Canes went undefeated, winning five straight games, to win the eighth annual Watsonville Turkey Bowl on Thanksgiving Day at Emmett M. Geiser Field in Watsonville.
The Canes, led by team captain Jerry Alvarez, beat the Young Gunz, 6-4, in the championship game of the flag football double-elimination tournament.
The Young Gunz lost to the Canes in

Jones, Ward lead Sharks to over Blackhawks 2-1

Posted: Friday, Nov 25th, 2016
SAN JOSE -- Joe Pavelski figured if the extra goal wasn't going to come, then the Sharks needed extra defense. Martin Jones happily obliged.
Logan Couture and Joel Ward scored in the first period and San Jose gave the Chicago Blackhawks their second straight loss with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday night.
"Guys are competing," Pavelski said. "We're coming back,

Curry, pass-happy Warriors rout Lakers this time, 149-106

Posted: Friday, Nov 25th, 2016
OAKLAND -- The pass-happy Golden State Warriors put on a spectacular offensive show for their former coach, and Luke Walton had to watch the onslaught against his Los Angeles Lakers from the other bench this time.
Stephen Curry had 31 points with seven 3-pointers and nine assists, Kevin Durant scored 28 and Golden State discovered an astonishing first-half offensive flow

The R-P Q&A: Joe Gregorio talks life after football, coaching and more

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 23rd, 2016

NorCal Volleyball: MVC holds off SHP; advances to NorCal final

Modified: Wednesday, Nov 23rd, 2016
WATSONVILLE -- As resilient as the Monte Vista Christian Mustangs have been all season, head coach Kiley Woods couldn't quite predict how her team would react after failing to close out the Sacred Heart Prep Gators despite having three match points.
"You never know how your team's going to react when it's so emotionally draining," Woods said. "We were so

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