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June 21, 2024

Cougars’ football team says chemistry is key to success

San Lorenzo Valley High senior Artem Wunar and his teammates are officially kicking off the new football season this weekend. The starting quarterback is just three weeks into his new role but he’s already noticed some big changes within the group. Wunar said the biggest difference...

Falcons distance runners soar to new heights at CIF State finals | High school track

Scotts Valley High senior Jeremy Kain and sophomore Ashlyn Boothby have soared sky-high for the Falcons track team this season. The dynamic duo made quite the splash after winning both the boys and girls 1,600-meters at the Central Coast Section Track and Field Championships...

Valley athletes earn All-SCCAL honors for winter sports

Another chapter of the winter sports season is officially in the books following the conclusion of the Central Coast Section and California Interscholastic Federation NorCal playoffs. Scotts Valley High girls’ soccer team was snubbed from a postseason berth, yet they still stood out as one...

Cougars prep for SCCAL’s juggernauts | High school cross country

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the San Lorenzo Valley High cross country team was routinely overwhelmed with the number of runners that sought to compete for the Cougars. Now the school is struggling to bring in coaches to lead the program. “Covid just knocked the snot...

SLV’s Damian Aguilar dazzles in shutout victory over Soquel | High school baseball

San Lorenzo Valley High junior Damian Aguilar took command of the mound and he was on full display for the Cougars baseball team in last week’s decisive win over Soquel High.  Aguilar finished with eight strikeouts in a 7-0 shutout win against the Knights in...

Falcons girls’ basketball team back on the winning track

Scotts Valley High senior Elaina Benoit has been begging to shoot the ball more often this season, telling the girls’ basketball coaching staff that she’s ready to make some noise. The senior guard scored a career-best 24 points, including five 3-pointers, and made three steals...

SLV’s Amelia Sizemore named Girls Athlete of the Year

San Lorenzo Valley High senior Amelia Sizemore was already at the top of her game following a stellar junior year on both the girls’ basketball and softball teams. So it was no surprise that she would continue competing at the highest standard going into her...

Falcons hope to stay hot going into the CCS playoffs | High school baseball

There was a time during the 2024 regular season when the Scotts Valley High baseball team was embarking on a collision course to implode. They talked as a group about the need to step their game up. Nothing major was discussed, yet senior catcher Jack Abel...

Cougars record first winning season in 16 years | Boys soccer

San Lorenzo Valley High boys’ soccer team has historically not been one of the strongest programs in the area. In fact, Twitter had just launched the last time they had a winning season in 2006.  However, there was a slight turnaround this season for the...

SV’s Quinn Turowski named the Press Banner’s Boys Athlete of the Year

Scotts Valley High graduate Quinn Turowski has always been competitive in anything he does.  Whether it's making a move to grab the last slice of pizza or being involved with the go-ahead score, winning was always the driving force behind it all. “I'm a competitor and...

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News Briefs | Published June 21, 2024

Scotts Valley 4th of July Parade route extended this year Scotts Valley Police Department has announced the annual Scotts Valley 4th of July Parade and...