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January 24, 2022

NorCal Football: Aptos overwhelmed by sizable McClymonds in 4-A final

The Aptos Mariners — battered and bruised by the end of the night — did their best Rocky Balboa impression, swinging away at the “big piece of meat” over and over again, but there was no fairy tale ending for the group of scrappy underdogs.

HS baseball: Aptos High keeps win-streak alive behind all-out team performance

he Aptos High baseball team continues to stay on pace at making another postseason run into the Central Coast Section playoffs.

Girls Basketball: Chris Grieves takes over talented Aptos team

Grieves, a 2009 Aptos graduate, has been hired as the new girls basketball coach, he confirmed with this newspaper on Monday evening. Grieves spent the last three seasons with the school’s boys junior varsity team, and is well acquainted with the talent-rich squad he will inherit for the upcoming 2018-19 winter season. His junior varsity team often scrimmaged with the girls varsity team over the years, and his family is ingrained in the Aptos youth basketball scene.

Aptos burnt by sizzling Soquel in championship

Aptos freshman forward Natalia Ackerman (35) shoots the ball through a pair of Soquel defenders during the second half of their SCCAL tournament championship game on Feb. 18 at Cabrillo College in Aptos. Photo by Tony Nunez

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.”

District 39 All-Stars Tournament, 2018: Aptos, Scotts Valley, Cap-Soquel win titles

Aptos edged the Capitola-Soquel, 5-4, on Saturday at Scotts Valley to finish up its undefeated run to the District 39 Little League All-Stars Majors championship.

CIF Track and Field: Champion state of mind

Aptos High senior Hunter Matys made his trip to the CIF State Track and Field Championships a memorable one by medaling in the long jump event on Saturday.

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...

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...

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.