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May 25, 2024

Aptos native Nikki Hiltz wins B.A.A. mile race

Nikki Hiltz made her first-ever trip to Boston to compete at the Boston Athletic Association Invitational Mile on April 13 and did what she’s been doing throughout her prestigious running career.

Men’s basketball: Seahawks seek return to conference title with young squad

Cabrillo College men’s basketball coach Tony Marcopulos is entering his 20th season with the program and he is facing one of his biggest challenges yet. It’s the first time in more than a decade he’ll be taking on such an inexperienced group that’ll feature just...

Cabrillo football program suspends operations for two years

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It’ll be a few years before fans will see any action from the Cabrillo College football team.  The community college’s Board of Trustees held a special virtual meeting Tuesday evening and came to a unanimous decision to suspend football operations for at least two years. Cabrillo...

Boys basketball: Mariners ready to battle in hotly contested SCCAL

The Aptos High boys’ basketball team turned on the afterburners before the start of Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League play last season and soared to a share of the league championship.  The Mariners shared the SCCAL title with Santa Cruz High by beating the Cardinals...

HS Football Roundup, 10/26: Mariners cruise past Cougars for league win

The Aptos High football team took an unexpected week off in the middle of the season.   But the Mariners showed little signs of rust in a 49-19 win over Christopher High on Friday in Pacific Coast Athletic League Gabilan division action.    Senior Dre Gomez finished with...

HS baseball: Aptos edged by Santa Cruz in season finale

The Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League title wasn’t on the line, the Cardinals already had that wrapped up, but the Mariners were on a quest to spoil a perfect season in league play for their longtime adversary.

Girls volleyball: Mariners fall to Harbor in season finale

APTOS — The Aptos High girls’ volleyball team was two points away from having at least a share of this year’s Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League championship.  But the Mariners came up short in a five-set loss to Harbor High on Thursday. The scores were...

College football: Doomsday 'D'Hawks

The Seahawks began the season with a 31-7 thumping of Contra Costa College in non-conference play.

New SCCAL commissioner banking on tradition, history in proposed rebuild

Over the last nine years as the head coach of the Cabrillo College baseball team, Bob Kittle has had numerous student-athletes from all over Santa Cruz County pour into his program. Just last spring, Kittle had at least one player from all but one public school in the county on his roster. Bringing in the best of the best, and watching the talent and personalities from various backgrounds mesh into a powerhouse representation of the county has been one of his favorite aspects of the job. “Santa Cruz County is unique,” Kittle said in a recent phone interview. “There’s a sense of pride in this county… It’s connected.”

College Football: Seahawks beat Rams in conference play

GILROY—The Cabrillo College football team took a short road trip to Gilroy High School on Saturday but freshman Christian Rodriguez felt right at home.    The former Mustangs standout recorded an interception return for a touchdown to help the Seahawks fly away with a convincing 38-10...