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February 29, 2024

South Monterey County athletes set to compete at Central Coast All-Star Football Game

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SALINAS — The 38th Annual Central Coast 2023 All-Star High School Football Game is taking place at Rabobank Stadium in Salinas on Saturday at 7pm.  The game will feature players from Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito County high schools who were selected by their...

Basketball | Soledad stock soars after starting 4-1 in Cypress Division

SOLEDAD — It wasn’t a great start for the Soledad Aztecs boys’ basketball team, but the season is looking up as they have won four of their last five games. Coming into the season, the Aztecs had lost much of their talent from a year...

Soccer | South Monterey County teams roll on offense

Soccer ball sports
SALINAS VALLEY — In a game where one goal might be enough to win a game, the high school girls’ soccer teams from Gonzales and Greenfield produced 28 goals combined in the second week of Pacific Coast Athletic League divisional play. Goal production was not...

Soledad High cheer team competes for first time

Soledad Aztecs Cheer Team
SOLEDAD — Soledad Aztecs cheer coaches Anyssa and Krystal Santoyo, who have been involved in cheer since they were little, recently completed a dream of theirs, as the Soledad High School cheerleading team competed in their first-ever competition in school history. The Santoyo sisters have...

Cross Country | Gonzales Spartan runners earn honors

GONZALES — Gonzales High cross country athletes and their parents and coaches gathered on Dec. 8 for an awards night and banquet inside the school’s cafeteria. Gonzales head coach and athletic director Margie Daniels was pleased that the team had such a good showing for...

Monterey Bay Football Club to host third annual open tryouts

Monterey Bay Football Club
SEASIDE — Monterey Bay Football Club has announced that its third annual open tryout for the first team will take place over two days beginning on Saturday, Jan. 20, and will continue on Sunday morning, Jan. 21.  From there, 30 players will be invited back for...

Soccer | South Monterey County teams get back on the pitch

Soccer ball sports
SALINAS VALLEY — Soccer teams from South Monterey County high schools are back on the pitch after time off to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s. With the non-league schedule winding down, the boys and girls teams are ready for Pacific Coast Athletic League divisional play. BOYS’...

Basketball | Soledad Aztec boys take part in Hawaii tournament

Soledad Aztecs
SOLEDAD — Last month the Soledad Aztecs boys’ basketball team said “Aloha” to Honolulu, Hawaii, and participated in the Punahou Invitational. Not all students during their high school career get the opportunity to travel to Hawaii, let alone be able to play basketball, while their...

Soledad Aztecs’ Martel ends high school soccer career

Sophia Martel soccer
SOLEDAD — Soledad High soccer standout Sophia Martel finished her playing career as a Lady Aztec with a 5-0 win and a goal against visiting Morro Bay on Dec. 12 in Soledad. Martel helped the Lady Aztecs improve to 6-1-1 in the pre-season and will...

Wrestling | Gonzales wrestlers take 1st in county-wide tournament

GONZALES — Gonzales Spartans’ wrestling team hosted the Spartan Winter Crucible at Gonzales High School on Dec. 9.  More than 300 wrestlers from schools across the county participated in the tournament. The Spartans’ Josiah Rosales, who wrestled at 215 pounds, was able to keep the gold...

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Jury convicts Soledad man of murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while...

SOLEDAD — David Merino Ramirez, 32, of Soledad was convicted by a jury of murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving on a...