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.
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.
The Mission Trail Athletic League season opened up last week with the Greenfield Bruins hosting the King City Mustangs and the Soledad Aztecs hosting the defending league champion Gonzales Spartans.
A sixth straight championship also meant an end of an era for the King City boys track and field team. The Mustangs won the Mission Trail Athletic League in what was the last championship meet for them in the MTAL as next year King City, Gonzales, Greenfield and Soledad will be members of the Pacific Coast Athletic League.
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.
Soledad senior guard Beto Tinajero scored in double figures in three straight games as the Soledad High boys basketball team went 2-1 in the Central Coast Section Division III Playoffs.
The King City boys won 10 events and the girls team won eight events in victories over South County opponents at Thursday’s Daines-Stireman Track and Field Meet at War Memorial Stadium.
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.
Shotokan Karate students from Soledad, San Luis Obispo and Greenfield took karate exams for the first time ever in Greenfield.
For the third straight year the Greenfield boys are cross country champions of the Mission Trail Athletic League. The Bruins had five runners earn All-MTAL medals after out running the rest of the field. Greenfield finished first, followed by Pacific Grove and King City.