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Youth Football | Soledad Warriors fall short in Super Bowl

SOLEDAD — Soledad Warriors Youth Football and Cheer played in the Super Bowl against the Alvarez Titans in the Pee Wee Division, but they ultimately came up short. Before last Saturday’s loss, the Soledad Warriors were 9-0 this season and winners of the National Conference...

Soledad alum named college soccer MVP

SOLEDAD — Soledad High graduate Belinda Ascencio led the Hartnell Panthers women’s soccer team to the Coast Conference championship, helping her team attain an 18-2-2 overall record.  For her leadership on the pitch, the 22-year-old forward was awarded the Coast Conference’s Most Valuable Player. The Panthers...

Football | Soledad reclaims rivalry trophy after defeating Gonzales, 28-12

SOLEDAD — The last two times the Gonzales Spartans played the Soledad Aztecs for the Heritage Trophy, they have kept the trophy in Gonzales, but this time it will stay in Soledad. “Even though the season hasn't gone the way we wanted it to, if...

Coronavirus concerns shut down Salinas Valley sports

Gonzales Little League Players
SALINAS VALLEY — From Little League baseball to fitness programs to enhanced fitness for adult seniors, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted the day-to-day sports activities of youth and adults alike in South Monterey County and beyond. Beginning with the suspension of Little League programs, to Friday’s school closures for...

Kobe Bryant spent time with Soledad youth before sudden death

SOLEDAD — A chance to meet with a basketball legend brought joy to a Soledad family for a short time before an accident less than 24 hours later brought pain to the family and basketball-loving fans worldwide. The family of Efrain and Mari Villegas was...

Lady Aztecs volleyball team crowned champions of Cypress Division

SOLEDAD — Needing two wins to complete an undefeated regular divisional season, the Soledad Lady Aztec volleyball team beat Anzar High, 3-0, at home on Senior Night and won on the road two nights later by a 3-1 score in Watsonville against the St. Francis Sharks. The wins...

Soledad Aztecs ground Scotts Valley Falcons for Homecoming win

SOLEDAD — With three running backs sharing the carries and Josiah Freeman catching important passes from Damien Mejia, the Soledad Aztec football team downed the Scotts Valley Falcons 21-7 on Homecoming night last Friday. The win helped Soledad improve to 3-1 in the Mission Division, where the Aztecs are...

South County Jamboree kicks off football season

The high school football season began last Friday at Dick Force Stadium in Gonzales with the South County Football Jamboree.

Soccer | South County weekly roundup

Soledad Lady Aztec and Greenfield Lady Bruin soccer teams played to ties last week in divisional play, and the King City Lady Mustangs defeated Pacific Collegiate in divisional play.

Wrestling | South County wrestlers place at Apple Cider

Led by three weight class winners, the Gonzales High wrestling team placed sixth overall at the Apple Cider Wrestling Tournament on Saturday in Watsonville.