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November 24, 2021

Sports Roundup: SV’s girls cross country takes third at Ram Invitational

Scotts Valley Sophomore Ashlyn Boothby won race No. 1 to help the Falcons cross country team take third place at the 2.6-mile Ram Invitational at Westmoor High on Sept. 25. Boothby, the defending Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League champion, finished in 15 minutes, 40 seconds...

Ashley Gettleman named county’s top young golfer

Ashley Gettleman was awarded the Santa Cruz Jr. Golf 2021 Player of the Year on Aug. 28 by the Santa Cruz Junior Golf Association at DeLaveaga Golf Course.  The award came as a surprise to the eighth-grader from Baymonte Christian School in Scotts Valley, who...

Cougars pounce on Dons for second straight win | HS football

San Lorenzo Valley High senior quarterback Jaden Hunter used his legs most of the afternoon in Saturday’s game against Arroyo High of San Lorenzo, moving the chains for first downs and rumbling his way into the end zone three times. He finished with a game-high...

Scotts Valley’s win streak snapped by explosive Santa Cruz

The Scotts Valley High football team has had Santa Cruz High’s number dating back to 2004, going undefeated with a 14-0 record in that time span. The tables turned on Saturday afternoon as the Falcons fell to the Cardinals, 35-6, in non-league play in Scotts...

Covid protocols have football coaches calling audibles

San Lorenzo Valley High canceled its season opener against George Washington High after players and coaches on the Cougars’ team had to quarantine for 10 days. They’ll have to skip another game this week as members of that same group continue to isolate themselves after...

Falcons Eye League Title, State Meet | Cross Country

Scotts Valley cross country
Doug Chase was the head coach of the Scotts Valley High girls cross country team when Todd Hoffman arrived at the school 12 years ago. Shortly after, long-time coach Gretchen Schmitt took over the program and continued to develop a competitive squad on a yearly...

SLVHS alumnus makes dazzling MLB debut

San Lorenzo Valley High School alumnus and former Cougars baseball standout Tyler Gilbert recently made his first Major League Baseball career start on the mound for the Arizona Diamondbacks.  The left-handed pitcher also etched himself into the history books after he threw a no-hitter in...

Jeremy Kain, Falcons eye several titles | HS cross country

Jeremy Kain
Scotts Valley High senior Jeremy Kain has a list of goals he set for this upcoming cross country season. It’s not a long list but it is important to him that each one of those goals gets checked off before his final season in a...

Allan Aragon settling in with Falcons

Last season was special for Scotts Valley High junior Allan Aragon, who battled his way to the football varsity team and into the end zone for his first career touchdown. In fact, last year was the first time he’d ever played football at any level. Aragon,...

Cougars building a brotherhood | HS football

There’s no such thing as time off for San Lorenzo Valley High senior Jaden Hunter. The third-year starting quarterback, who was also on the baseball team, had a short break in between the offseason and jumped right into football conditioning in July.  On top of...

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Cancer Victim Remembered for Culinary Artistry, Community Involvement

She was a hacker turned military operative, a surfer, a sailing instructor and a culinary artist who studied under Julia Child. Now locals are grieving...