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November 24, 2021

Conor Gilliam wins gold medal at Junior Olympic Championships

Conor Gilliam
Scotts Valley native Conor Gilliam brought home a gold medal after a strong performance at the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Championships in Jacksonville. He won the boys’ 13-14-year-old 800-meter run in 2-minutes, 6.24-seconds and earned All-American status on July 28 at the...

Scotts Valley football team stays united

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Last year, the Scotts Valley High football team had a season full of uncertainty, not knowing if it’d get to play a game because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. They got through a six-game season in what would’ve been the Falcons’ spring training period, and...

Scotts Valley’s Jeremy Kain wins 1,600 at state championship

Jeremy Kain
Scotts Valley High School star distance runner Jeremy Kain continued his record-breaking season with a victory in the 1,600-meter run in 4 minutes, 10.91 seconds at June 26’s California State Track and Field Championships at Arcadia High School. “It ranks probably as number one,” Kain...

Falcons soar into CCS track and field finals

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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...

Cougars’ boys’ hoops win first SCCAL title since ’07

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There are words that will define this generation of children who were raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains, impacted by Covid and chased from their homes by fire: Strong. Resilient. Tested. Driven. Those words also fit the 2021 San Lorenzo Valley High School boys’ basketball...

SLVHS girls basketball team captures first-ever SCCAL title

SLVHS girls basketball
The Covid-19 pandemic nearly put a damper on this year’s season for the San Lorenzo Valley High girls basketball team for a second straight year. But, the Cougars were allowed to continue their season due to changes in the state’s youth sports guidelines. They made...

SLV student-athletes to compete at next level

San Lorenzo Valley High signing day
FELTON—A group of San Lorenzo Valley High student-athletes will continue their athletic careers after officially signing a Letter of Intent to play sports at the collegiate level.     Seniors Cory Nounnan, Casey Crouch, Azalea Groleau and Erin Johnson all signed their letters during a ceremony that...

Scotts Valley football sweeps top honors in SCCAL’s B Division

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SCOTTS VALLEY—This year’s football season was supposed to be somewhat of a learning experience for Isaiah Velez, who came in as the backup running back for Scotts Valley High.   Instead, he was inserted into the starting lineup during the season opener against St. Francis High...

Cougars’ athletes shine at SCCAL finals

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San Lorenzo Valley High senior Alex Castro-Neri competed in track field for the first time this year. His performance at the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League track and field championships on April 24 made that hard to believe. Castro-Neri notched three first-place finishes in the...

Dave Poetzinger to retire after 28 years of coaching at SLV

San Lorenzo Valley High football coach Dave Poetzinge
FELTON—Dave Poetzinger, who has spent the past 28 years as a coach at San Lorenzo Valley High School, has put on the headset for the final time. The Cougars’ lead man coached his final game on April 17 against Harbor High. His student-athletes gave him...


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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...