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SV Little League to open Saturday

Scotts Valley Little League will have opening day ceremonies Saturday, March 2, at Siltanen Park, 127 Vine Hill Road, in Scotts Valley.

The festivities will begin with a Hit-A-Thon fundraiser from 7:45 to 10:30 a.m., and team photos will be taken between 8 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. during the fundraiser.

The opening ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. at the amphitheater at the park. 

AA teams have games at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; AAA teams at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; and Majors at 9 a.m. 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

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Surf team wins again

The Santa Cruz Mountains surf team won a third victory in four contests in the Santa Cruz Scholastic Surf League season, claiming a 63.5-51.5 win against Aptos High on Sunday, Feb. 24, at Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz.

Eight surfers from the Santa Cruz Mountains team made it to the semifinal or final level in individual competition: Sophie Northcott, Rose Schroeder and Devon Northcott of San Lorenzo Valley High School; Evan Milnes of Scotts Valley High; and St. Francis freshmen Shelby Robinette, Paul Colosi and Luke Colosi.

Three out of six of the competitors in the individual bodyboard finals were from the Santa Cruz Mountains team. Senior Devon Northcott placed third overall in bodyboard, Milnes placed fourth and Luke Colosi was fifth.

Paul Colosi made it to the finals in men’s longboard, taking fifth place overall.

Conditions for the contest at Pleasure Point were challenging at times, with powerful set waves and sweeping currents in some heats. The weather was clear and sunny with favorable offshore winds grooming the waves in early heats.

The final contest of the league season will be Sunday, March 10, at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz.


Felton Freeze tournament a success

The fifth annual Felton Freeze disc golf tournament at Black Mouse Disc Golf course in Felton raised more than $1,100 and 150 pounds of food for Second Harvest Food Bank last weekend.

The Feb. 23 tournament featured four divisions.

The men’s Open Division was won by Shasta Criss (-13) from Aptos, followed by Matt Bell (-12, Santa Cruz) and Chris Edwards (-9, Santa Cruz).

The Men’s Advanced Division was won by Robbie Visel (-11, Santa Cruz), followed by Andy Leaf (-9, San Francisco) and Mike Antos (-8, Santa Cruz).

The Men’s Intermediate Division was won by Ryan McNamara (-1, Monterey), followed by Robert Bales (-1, Santa Cruz), who lost in a playoff, and Soli Newtree (even, Felton).

The Women’s Open Division was won by Johanna Atkinson (+6, Santa Cruz), followed by Jenna Johnson (+14, Santa Cruz) and Faith Green (+14, lost in playoff, Felton).

Now in its fifth year, the tournament, directed by T.J. Goodwin, has donated more than $4,000 and 750 pounds of food.


Holes-in-one reported

Two locals sank holes-in-one at Valley Gardens Golf Course in Scotts Valley in February.

On Feb. 15, Jason McLean of Ben Lomond aced the 118-yard ninth hole with a seven iron. The 61-year-old’s shot was witnessed by Gail McLean.

Then, on Feb. 24, Jared Wheeler of Santa Cruz used his seven iron to bury the 108-yard third hole from the tee box. Wheeler, 26, had his shot witnessed by three fellow golfers.


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