The competition was tough for local high school cross country runners at the 23rd Annual North Monterey County Earlybird Invitational Cross Country Meet at Toro Park on Saturday.
First-year Soledad varsity football head coach Eric Rodriguez watched nervously as the host Palma Chieftains got more and more efficient throughout last Friday’s game at the Salinas Sports Complex. Unfortunately for Rodriguez and his Aztecs team, the Chieftains could not be stopped and downed Soledad by a 52-6 tally.
In the final tune-up before the start of non-league play, South County high school football teams took the field last Friday at the South County Jamboree, hosted by Soledad High School at the Gene Martin Stadium.
Weeks of training will be put to the test on Friday as football teams from King City, Greenfield, Gonzales and host Soledad High suit up for the South County Jamboree.
Seven South County runners were among the top placers at Saturday’s Salinas Valley Half Marathon and 5K.
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.
South County’s first-ever traveling soccer team was honored by the City of Soledad on July 11 during its regular council meeting.