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February 5, 2023

After late start Scotts Valley, San Lorenzo Valley youth baseball registration begins

Registration has opened for both Scotts Valley and San Lorenzo Valley little leagues, with hopes to begin games soon. The schedules for both leagues have been greatly delayed due to the pandemic, the CZU Lightning Complex fires and the recent debris flow evacuations. Still, both...

Scotts Valley blanks SLV to remain undefeated

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Scotts Valley High senior defensive lineman Andre Nice recorded a sack and seven tackles for the Falcons in a 28-0 shutout win over rival San Lorenzo Valley High in Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League play on March 27. The Falcons remained undefeated at 3-0 and...

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...

Boothby sisters blaze past competition, finish 1-2 at SCCAL championships

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When the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League was given the green light to allow the cross country season to proceed, most coaches and students figured they’d get to at least one or two meets, at the most. Six weeks later, and with no reported Covid-19...

Justin Hansen aims to rebuild Cabrillo | College Football

The Cabrillo College football program is slowly piecing itself together after receiving a two-year suspension following a rules infraction in 2020. Justin Hansen, 45, a former Seahawks linebacker and defensive coordinator, is the first step of the rebuilding process.  He was recently named the program’s new...

Sports Roundup: Scotts Valley volleyball thumps Harbor

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The Scotts Valley High School girls’ beach volleyball team beat Harbor High School, 4-1, in its opening duel match of the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League (SCCAL) season. The scores were as following: No. 1 slot (Svea anderson and Hannah Fleming): Scotts Valley, 21-8, 21-17No. 2...


Patrick Sweeney, soon to be graduate of Scotts Valley High School, has recently committed to pitch for CSU, Stanislaus.  He has played baseball since he was five, and coaches refer to him as “a team player with a mid-80’s fastball and a devastating slider, pitching with great command,” great work ethic,” “smart kid who hustles,” “bulldog mentality on the bump.” Principal, Mike Hanson describes him as a “scholar athlete,” “known to have great integrity, “and his youth pastor says, “Patrick has a relentlessly positive attitude,” and “he lights up the room with his presence.”

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Covid-19 outbreak puts a damper on local prep and college sports

A rise in Covid-19 cases throughout Santa Cruz County has put a halt to some collegiate and high school sports events in the area. The Cabrillo men’s basketball team was supposed to begin its California Community College Athletic Association Coast Conference South Division season this...

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...



San Lorenzo Valley Water assesses storm damage at $4M

Now that January’s series of atmospheric rivers has finally let up, the San Lorenzo Valley Water District has come up with a calculation of...