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August 9, 2020

Boys soccer: Lazo named top player in the PCAL-Gabilan

Alex Lazo spent his first three years playing soccer at Watsonville High but the team colors he sported weren’t exactly black and gold. However, the 5-foot, 10-inch, 160-pound defender decided to put on a Wildcatz’s jersey for his senior...

HS Sports: Spring season put on hold due to COVID-19 concerns

The local sports world came to a sudden halt last week. Prep and college athletics took a seat due to rising concerns of the COVID-19 virus. Travis Fox, athletic director at Aptos High, said all athletic activities including games,...

Togo’s Athletes of the Week, 03/13: Damian Rivas, Anastacia Alba

Damian Rivas, Watsonville: Wildcatz’s senior won the 1600 and 800 meter races at the Winter Time Trials at Watsonville High on March 6. He helped Watsonville finish third as a team with 91.5 points. Anastacia Alba, Watsonville: Wildcatz’s junior...

Weekly Roundup, 03/13: Rivas shines at track and field winter trials

Watsonville High’s Damian Rivas won the 1600 and 800 meter races at the Winter Time Track and Field Trials at Watsonville High on March 6. Rivas finished in 4 minutes, 39.42 seconds in the 1600 and 2:09.96 in the...

On the Lowdown: High school sports continue despite coronavirus scare

*NOTE: This story was written prior to Thursday night’s decision to suspend school athletics.  Make no joke about it. The coronavirus is real and it’s slowly making its way into the Pajaro Valley. But the big...

HS football: Watsonville taps alumnus Anthony Valdivia as new head coach

WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville High School athletics department announced this week that Anthony Valdivia was named the new head coach of the varsity football program.  Valdivia, a Watsonville alumnus and former player from 2001-04, returns to the team after a 15-year...

Togo’s Athletes of the Week, 3/6: Luke Brothers, Gabby Giuffre

Luke Brothers, Monte Vista Christian: Mustangs’ senior went four innings with eight strikeouts and earned the win against San Lorenzo Valley in non-league play on Feb. 25. Brothers also recorded a double in a win against Santa Cruz to help MVC go...

Weekly Roundup, 3/6: Catz pounce on Mariners in softball season opener

Anastacia Alba helped the Watsonville High softball team kick off the season with a bang with a smashing win Wednesday. The Junior infielder finished with three hits, two home runs–including a grand slam–, seven RBI and four runs scored...

Boys soccer: Catz stunned by Titans in state playoffs

WATSONVILLE–The Gunn High boys’ soccer team came into the CIF NorCal State playoffs as one of the Cinderella stories.  Senior forward James Hahn helped keep the Titans’ fairytale story going with an upset road win against top-seeded Watsonville High...

Girls basketball: Mariners bring home second straight CCS title

REDWOOD CITY–The Aptos High girls’ basketball team has relied on its defense throughout the season.  That approach helped the Mariners bully the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League en route to regular season and tournament titles.  It...