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June 30, 2022

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...


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.”

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...

Athletic Conditioning- Conditions

Santa Cruz City Schools, San Lorenzo Valley Unified, Scotts Valley Unified, and Pajaro Valley Unified recognize that athletics is an integral part of the high school experience, positively contributing to students’ physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Proper training and conditioning are essential in order to provide a safe and healthy environment. In collaboration with the County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency, Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League (SCCAL), and California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), all four PK-12 school districts have developed the following outdoor facility use guidelines for athletics summer conditioning. This document was developed using the California Interscholastic Federation’s Return to Physical Activity/Training Guidelines, and the California Department of Education Stronger Together Reopening Guide. These documents provide guidance that allows student-athletes to condition and develop skills while following physical distancing guidelines. Following the guidelines established below, beginning the week of July 6, 2020, athletic conditioning/workouts will be permitted providing all guidelines are followed. All coaches must provide a health screening plan, and sanitation protocol before conditioning sessions may begin. Any component that is not adhered to will jeopardize ongoing summer conditioning at the school site or across the individual school district.

College Bound Athletes Adjust to Pandemic

Scotts Valley’s college bound student athletes are considering their post-pandemic futures.

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...

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...

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...

Scotts Valley’s Jeremy Kain holds off challenger to repeat as SCCAL champ

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The Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League boys cross country championships have traditionally produced epic finishes. This year’s meet on March 26 was no different. Scotts Valley High junior Jeremy Kain and Aptos High senior Ben Laughlin made last week’s race another one to remember as they...

Unflagging passion


Scotts Valley active shooter drill

Real-World Scare Briefly Halts ‘Active Shooter’ Drill

Officers and firefighters running through “active shooter” drills at Scotts Valley High School had to make a quick shift into a real-world situation on...