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Council recognizes Soledad baseball champs

Three of the Soledad High School baseball team MTAL champions were recognized by the City Council along with their Coach Damien Ryan and Athletic Director Brian Vazquez on June 6.

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Aztecs duo tops MTAL team

Mission Trail Athletic League baseball champion Soledad High earned the top individual awards for the league with the Most Valuable Player in Isaac Lopez and the Pitcher of the Year with Andru Holguin.

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Aztecs place 2nd at section

One of the most successful baseball seasons ever came to end on Saturday for the Soledad Aztec team as they completed the season with a second place finish in the Central Coast Section Division II Championship.

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Rodriguez named Soledad head coach

Longtime Soledad junior varsity head football coach Eric Rodriguez was named the Aztec varsity football head coach last week.

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Soledad reaches semifinals

Victories in the opening round of play and the quarterfinals earned the Soledad Aztec baseball team a spot in today’s Central Coast Section Division II Semifinals against Christopher High School as San Jose’s Municipal Stadium.

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Soledad Aztecs shut down Breakers

A week off break energized the Soledad High Aztec football team as they shutout host Pacific Grove last Friday at Breaker Stadium.

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Greenfield teams win Valley Meet

Led by first place finishers Luis Meza and Maria Hernandez the Greenfield boys and girls won the varsity divisions of the Valley Meet on Thursday at King City’s San Lorenzo Park. The cross country meet featured South County teams Greenfield, Soledad and host King City.

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Local boxers fight in Sacramento

A pair of San Ardo Boxing Club member came home with split decisions after boxing matches in Sacramento on Saturday.

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King City, Greenfield win matches

The King City Lady Mustangs are 5-1 in the Mission Trail Athletic League as they defeated the Anzar Hawks in three games in San Juan Bautista and beat visiting Soledad High in three games.

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Clutch plays lead KC to win over Aztecs

Key plays in critical moments enabled the King City Mustangs to improve to 2-0 in the Mission Trail Athletic League after a 24-17 win over the host Soledad Aztecs on Friday night in Soledad.

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Fourth quarter uprising lifts Aztecs over Padres

The defending Central Coast Section Division III Soledad High Aztec football came through in crunch time to defeat the visiting Carmel High Padres 23-21 in the league opener.

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Aztecs win 2, while other local teams suffer losses

Two victories last week improved the Soledad High volleyball teams record to 3-1 in the Mission Trail Athletic League and 5-3 overall. Other South County teams, however, suffered losses this past week.

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South County teams run in Peninsula

All four local high school cross country teams were on the Monterey Peninsula last week with races at Carmel Valley, Monterey, and Pacific Grove.

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Runners compete at Earlybird Invitational

Cross country runners from Gonzales, Greenfield, and King City joined over 70 teams and 2000 plus runners at the Earlybird Invitational Cross Country Meet.

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Ortega scores five TDs in win over Greenfield

Soledad High running back Emanuel Ortega scored five touchdowns to lead the Aztec football team to a 41-0 victory over the host Greenfield Bruins last Friday in Greenfield.

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Soledad wins in comeback

Angel Olivas scored on a 22-yard pass reception to complete a 24-17 comeback win for the Soledad High Aztecs over the visiting Alisal High Trojans.

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South County teams run at invitational

The Greenfield High varsity boys cross country team placed third in their division at the Chieftain-Spirit Classic Invitational on Saturday at Toro Regional Park in Salinas. The meet featured over 700 runners competed in three divisions for the boys and girls.

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Greenfield Bruins win battle of bears

An early miscue for a touchdown was quickly forgotten on Saturday as the Greenfield High Bruins outscored the Pajaro Valley Grizzlies 48-0 the rest of the way in a 48-6 season-opener at Cabrillo College in Aptos.

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King City volleyball team improves to 3-0

Led by the double-digit performances in kills and assists by Grace Shepherd and Megan Flores, the King City Lady Mustang volleyball team defeated the North Salinas Vikings and Seaside Spartans to improve to 3-0 at the start of non-league play.

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Horned Toads run by Gonzales, 48-14

A potent running game and a short field was all the Coalinga High Horned Toads needed to defeat the Gonzales Spartans on Friday at Dick Force Stadium. Coalinga improved to 2-0 after the 48-14 win and Gonzales fell to 0-2 in non-league play.

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Gonzales cross country participates in cleanup

With the cross country running season right around the corner, the Gonzales High team joined other local teams to prepare the Toro Park Course in Salinas for the many competitions that will take place on the site.

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Aztecs come up short

A balanced offensive attack by Seaside High wore down the host Soledad Aztecs in the season opener for both football teams.

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Teams excel at jamboree

The South County Jamboree proved to be a success for local high school football teams in terms of preparing for upcoming season. With King City, Soledad and Gonzales facing non-league opponents this week and Greenfield starting play next week, the jamboree served as way for teams to access their progress.

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Boxers fight travel to fights

There was no rest last weekend for San Ardo and King City Boxing Club head coach Rodolfo Tapia as he traveled to a boxing match at Santa Margarita on Friday and headed north on Saturday for another boxing match in San Leandro.

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McEnroe wins gold

Steve McEnroe brought back two gold medals after placing first in the shot put and discus at the World Police and Fire Games last week in Los Angeles.

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Valley of the runners

A nice cloud cover protected the lead runners on Saturday during the Salinas Valley Half Marathon that began at the Soledad Mission and finished 13.1 miles later at Pessagno Winery in Gonzales.

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Villanueva helps team win championship

Lisa Villanueva had an outstanding tournament as a member of the Salinas Wildcats 10-and-under softball team that won the National Softball Association (NSA) Western World Series last week in Reno, Nev.

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Scholarship runners

Three South County high school runners were awarded scholarships for their accomplishments as runners and their work in the classroom by the Monterey Bay Wednesday Night Laundry Runners (WNLR).

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Verduzco to attend CSUMB

Gonzales High School and Hartnell College graduate Norma Verduzco will be attending Cal State Monterey Bay to continue her studies and pursue a spot on the Otter women’s soccer team.

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REACHING HIGH

South County high school athletic teams began observing “dead week” this past Sunday and athletes will have no contact with their coaches until July 30. Football, cross country and volleyball teams will resume regular practice after that date.

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Lopez named to Cal-Hi Sports team

Adrian Lopez of Soledad was named last week to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State small school second team as a pitcher.

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SEASON PREP

South County High School football teams in the final weeks of summer conditioning in preparation for the upcoming season.

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Local baseball All-Star teams fall in semi-finals

All five local Little League All-Stars teams were beaten in the semi-finals of the California District 9 section.

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Orange is the new black

An excited group of runners and walkers took to the streets of Gonzales for the annual Gonzales Orange and Black 5K Race on the Fourth of July.

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San Ardo boxers win in Salinas

Marlen Arreola and Kevin Perez of the San Ardo Boxing Club were victorious in their matches on Saturday night at the Rock Gym in Salinas, coming home with unanimous decisions.

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PLAYOFFS BEGIN

Two teams from King City, two teams from Soledad and one team from Gonzales have qualified to play in the semifinals of the California District 9 Little League All-Star Playoffs.

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Soledad wins Tournament of Champions

On Sunday, June 18, the Soledad Minor Giants won the Tournament of Champion Minor title, beating Hollister-American 18-6 in the finals.

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South Valley Stealth team places 3rd

The South Valley Stealth softball team placed third in the 16 and under B Division at the Northern California Qualifying Tournament this past weekend at the Twin Creeks Softball Complex in Sunnyvale.

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Hit Squad plays two games in Temecula

The Monterey County Hit Squad ended the spring football season on Friday with games against the Arizona Bandits and the Arizona Rams. The Hit Squad featured five players from Greenfield and is a member of the American Youth Football League.

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Battle of the All-Stars

The Gonzales Little League 11 and 12-year-old All-Star baseball team began the All-Star Tournament last weekend with wins over King City and Ferrasci.

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Perez a headliner at Paso show

San Ardo Boxing Club member Kevin Perez was the headliner at the Battle of the Coast Boxing Show that took place in the Kennedy Fitness Club on Saturday, June 10.

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Dodgers place 2nd at TOC

The Gonzales Major Little League Dodgers completed a great season with a 21-5-1 overall record for a second place finish in the California District 9 Tournament of Champions.

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Local boxers attend Battle of the Coast

Over 20 boxing clubs attended Saturday’s Battle of the Coast boxing show that was hosted by the San Ardo Boxing Club at the Kennedy Fitness Club in Paso Robles.

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RUN LIKE WILDFIRE

Fort Hunter Liggett hosted its first Wildfire Triathlon this past Saturday, with 40 participants completing the 1/4-mile swim, 12-mile bike ride and 5K run.

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Additional Articles

  • South County graduates named Athletes of the Year

    King City graduate Megan Flores and Soledad High graduate Aaron Rodriguez were chosen by the Monterey County Herald as its 2017-2018 Athletes of the Year.

  • New Pacific Coast Athletic League divisions announced

    The newly formed Pacific Coast Athletic League (PCAL) has announced the divisions of play for next spring’s baseball, softball, tennis and track and field teams.

  • Soledad girls make league's 2nd team

    Three members of the Soledad High School softball team were chosen to the Mission Trail Athletic League Softball second team. The Lady Aztec players were Skylah Fregoso, Evelina Ramirez and Celeste Parra.

  • South County athletes compete at finals

    The track and field season ended at the Central Coast Section finals for Pablo Villasenor of Gonzales, Noora Hautamaki of Soledad, and Dylan Oliveros of King City.

  • Trio qualifies for CCS finals

    A trio of track and field athletes from Soledad, King City and Gonzales will represent their high schools and South County at Friday’s Central Coast Section Track and Field Championships at Gilroy High School.

  • 12 locals picked for All-Star roster

    All four South County High Schools will be represented at the 33rd Annual All-Star High School Football Game on Friday at Rabobank Football Stadium in Salinas.

  • Basketball teams compete in non-league games

    With the league seasons a month away, local high school basketball teams are traveling near and far to play in non-league contests.

  • South County teams on the pitch

    Three of the four boys soccer teams from South County were victorious on the soccer pitch and two girls teams won games in non-league play last week. This is the final week of non-league games for the local teams.

  • Realignment begins next fall for local teams

    Change is coming next fall for local high school athletic teams as 33 schools that make up the tri-county area will be realigned to form new divisions as part of the Pacific Coast Athletic League (PCAL).

  • All-League Coastal team announced

    Greenfield High School quarterback Andy Hernandez was voted the Back of the Year of the Mission Trail Athletic League Division. Hernandez, a senior exhibited his versatility on the field gaining over 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards passing for the season.

  • Aztecs host Scotts Valley in playoffs

    The defending Central Coast Section Division IV champion Soledad Aztecs are moving down to Division V this season and will be playing Mission Trail Athletic League member Scotts Valley at home on Friday night.

  • Tourney kicks off basketball season

    Basketball balls will be flying through the air on Friday as local teams take part in the South County high school basketball tournaments at King City High School for the boys and Gonzales High for the girls.

  • Soledad tames Cougars, 31-7

    Needing a victory to stay in contention for a share of the league title the Soledad Aztecs downed the host San Lorenzo Valley Cougars 31-7 on Saturday in Felton.

  • Runners compete in MTAL Center Meet

    In a preview of the upcoming Mission Trail Athletic League Cross Country Championships, the Greenfield boys teams won the varsity boys, JV boys and frosh boys divisions.

  • South County teams complete league season

    The regular season ends this week for local high school volleyball teams as Mission Trail Athletic League games were played on Monday and today. King City has two games remaining and will be seeded on Saturday in the Central Coast Section Division IV Playoffs.

  • King City continues solid play

    With over half the league season completed, the King City Lady Mustangs are in second place in team standings with a 7-1 record. King City won two games last week, defeating the host Carmel Padres 3-1 and beating the Pacific Grove Breakers on the road.

  • Gonzales, Soledad teams defeat Stevenson at meet

    The Gonzales boys and Soledad boys cross country teams defeated Robert Louis Stevenson on Thursday at Dick Force Stadium in Gonzales.

  • Aztecs fall to Panthers

    A 35-14 loss to the ranked Antioch Panthers did not dampen the spirits of the Soledad Aztec football as they fell to 0-2 at the start on non-league play.

  • Bruins, Aztec runners place at Hollister

    The Greenfield High School and Soledad High School cross country teams came home with team awards and medals for their participation at the Third Annual Dry River Run at Hollister.

  • Tigers rip Spartans, 62-7

    A physical imposing Fremont High Tigers football team spoiled the season debut of the host Gonzales Spartans, manhandling the host by a 62-7 score.

  • Lady Mustangs start season with win

    Junior Grace Shepherd finished with 17 kills and senior Megan Flores had 22 assists as the King City Lady Mustangs won their season opener 3-0 over the host Alisal High Trojans last Thursday in the Mustang Gym.

  • Mustangs lose opener to Monte Vista Christian

    The King City High School football team opened the regular season with a 37-20 setback against the Monte Vista Christian Mustangs last Friday night in Watsonville.

  • Football games begin Friday

    Three local high school football teams will be in action on Friday at the start of the non-league schedule and one high school will be off to observe a bye week.

  • Volleyball teams kick off season this week

    The King City, Soledad and Gonzales High School volleyball teams began non-league games this week to kick off the season.

  • Jamboree kicks off South County football season

    The football season begins Friday for South County high schools at the South County Jamboree at War Memorial Stadium. The jamboree will kick off at 5 pm with a JV jamboree followed afterwards by the varsity jamboree.

  • Half Marathon resumes Saturday

    Hundreds of runners and walkers will take to South County backroads on Saturday to take part in the eighth annual Salinas Valley Half Marathon the will start at the Soledad Mission and finish at Pessagno Winery on 1645 River Road.

  • Boxers prepare for Oakland fights

    Members of the San Ardo Boxing Club are currently in training to compete at the Battle Royale Boxing show that will take place in Oakland on Saturday, July 29.

  • Courrejou selected to Hall of Fame

    Gonzales High multi-athlete Michelle Courrejou of the Class of 1981 has been chosen as a member of the Hartnell College Athletic Hall of Fame for 2017.

  • South County league plays tonight

    High School football teams from Gonzales, Soledad and King City will be competing tonight at Greenfield High in the South County Seven on Seven Passing League.

  • 7 on 7 league begins

    The seven on seven passing league for South County high school football teams start today at 5 pm at Soledad High School.

  • Karate Club prepares for England tournament

    Blackbelt students from Carrillo’s Karate Studio in Greenfield are training for an international tournament that will take place Oct. 26-30 in England.

  • All-Star tourneys begin this weekend

    Little League baseball teams of all ages will begin play this weekend in the California District 9 All-Star Tournaments. Teams from King City, Greenfield, Soledad and Gonzales are participating in the tournament that will conclude with championship games

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