Gilroy, CAGilroy Dispatch

Mustang tough: Gilroy baseball team makes history with CCS victory

Jacob Godwin knew he and the Gilroy High baseball team had just accomplished something historic against Pacific Grove on Saturday. Godwin had a home run, triple and three RBIs to help lead the Mustangs to a 5-4 win in 10 innings to earn the first Central Coast Section championship in program history.
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Soquel, CAEast Bay Times

How Palo Alto’s Aaron Kim reached rarefied air in high jump at CCS track finals

SOQUEL — Palo Alto’s Aaron Kim had already won the Central Coast Section championship in the high jump Saturday when officials raised the bar once again. The Boston University-bound senior had just cleared 6-foot, 10 inches — tied for both the state lead this season and best mark at the CCS meet since Overfelt’s Jeff Rogers cleared 7-3 in 1985 — when he took aim at 7-0.

Laguna Seca has long been a motorsports destination. New management says it needs to be more.

Since taking over operation of Laguna Seca Recreation Area on Jan. 1, 2020, John Narigi has not seen a spectator-attended event at the park’s world-renowned WeatherTech Raceway. That’s set to change this summer with waning pandemic restrictions and a full lineup of motorsport competitions at the track; however, over the year-and-a-half lull, Narigi and his team found the facility needs millions of dollars in immediate upgrades if Laguna Seca is going to continue to compete as a motorsport destination.

Aptos’ Elizabeth Churchill readies for three events | CCS Track and field

Aptos High junior Elizabeth Churchill will compete in three events—100-meter hurdles, high jump and long jump—at Saturday’s Central Coast Section finals at Soquel High School. Churchill qualified for the 100 hurdles with the seventh-fastest time of 16.62 seconds at the CCS semifinals last week. She jumped 16-feet, 1.5-inches in the...

Justin Sanders Continues Winning Ways at Ocean Speedway

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (June 18, 2021) — Justin Sanders won the winged 360 Sprint Car feature Friday night at Ocean Speedway. Mitchell Faccinto, Bud Kaeding, Jake Andreotti, and Kurt Nelson rounded out the top five. Winged 360 Sprint Cars. Qualifying. 1. 88A-Joey Ancona, 11.350[11]. 2. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, 11.371[5]. 3. 16A-Justin Sanders,...

Catz’s Arroyo leaps into CCS track and field finals

This track and field season has been nothing close to what Watsonville High senior Jonathan Arroyo has experienced in years past. He described it as a short and stressful season chock full of surprises. “It was unexpected,” he said. The unexpected season took another surprising turn after he qualified for...
Seaside, CAMonterey County Herald

City of Seaside hosts first ‘Seaside’s Largest Swim Lesson’

The City of Seaside is hosting its first-ever “Seaside’s Largest Swim Lesson” on Saturday, July 3. The swim lesson is between noon and 3 p.m. and those who sign up can enjoy a free 30-minute swim lesson. Check-in for the first lesson is at 11:30 a.m. Check-in for the second...
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Falcons soar into CCS track and field finals

A group of runners from the Scotts Valley High track team will attempt to bring home the gold at this weekend’s Central Coast Section track and field championships. Junior Austin George will compete in the 800-meter run, while senior Patrick Goodrich, junior Jeremy Kain, sophomore Amber Boothby and freshman Ashlyn Boothby will race in the 1,600. Kain and Amber will also race in the 3,200.
Gilroy, CAGilroy Dispatch

Gilroy baseball team reaches first-ever CCS championship game

When Jalen Hernandez broke his right pitching hand punching something out of frustration a little over a month ago, he had no idea he would get a chance to make things right. “I broke my hand and punched something I shouldn’t have, but I learned my lesson,” he said. “I worked through it, I worked through all my emotions and I’m back and better.”
Soquel, CAMonterey County Herald

CCS track and field finals: Johnson, Graessley win section titles

SOQUEL — Track was suppose to be a tool to help Evan Johnson get faster on the football field. And it has. Yet, as foreign as the sport is to the Stevenson junior, a growing love for stepping into the blocks is building. Johnson became the first male Stevenson athlete...

Boxing | King City, San Ardo boxers ready to return

SALINAS VALLEY — Over a year away from competition has not diminished the love of the sport of boxing for the members of the King City and San Ardo Boxing Clubs. With Covid-19 keeping boxing shows and tournaments from taking place, the two clubs — under the direction of head coach Rodolfo Tapia and his son Alexis Tapia — will be training to compete at the 2021 National Junior Olympics for USA Boxing. The tournament takes place from July 7 to 17 at Lubbock, Texas.