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.
Shotokan Karate students from Soledad, San Luis Obispo and Greenfield took karate exams for the first time ever in Greenfield.
Two epic games that were decided by single runs marked the end of the league season for the Soledad Aztecs and King City Mustangs.
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.
The Greenfield boys cross country team placed second in the Central Coast Division III championships on Saturday to earn a trip to the State Meet.
six-game league win streak ended for the Soledad boys basketball team as the lost 69-53 last Friday at home against the first-place Carmel Padres. The Aztecs fell to 7-4 in the Mission Trail Athletic League after the loss and are now 10-11 overall.
Soledad High varsity thrower Daniel Contawe won the discus and placed second in the shot put at Saturday’s Bill Kearney Track and Field Invitational at Hartnell College in Salinas. Contawe had a winning mark of 148-6 in the discus and finished with a mark
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).
With a handful of games remaining in the Mission Trail and Coastal League, South County boys and girls teams are playing hard for a shot at a league title or Central Coast Section Playoff spot.
Road runners will be gathering at the Soledad Mission and on River Road in Gonzales on Saturday for the Salinas Valley Half Marathon and 5K.