Cross Country | Gonzales runners soar past Soledad

In their only dual meet and home meet of the season, the Gonzales High varsity boys cross country team defeated the Soledad Aztecs by a 24-35 score.

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Football | Spartans overwhelm Mustangs, improve to 7-0

On Friday night, the Spartans made their own mark on history with a decisive 33-13 victory over the King City Mustangs in front of a supportive crowd at Dick Force Stadium.

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Volleyball | South County weekly roundup Oct. 17

For the first time this season, the Gonzales High varsity volleyball team won back-to-back games, avenging an earlier loss to Pajaro Valley and beating the North Monterey County Condors for the second time in divisional play.

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Football | Gonzales player honored by SF Niners

Pablo Villasenor of the Gonzales High School football team was honored by being selected as the Lineman of the Week by the San Francisco 49ers.

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Football | Spartans dominate Mariners, remain undefeated

Six players scored at least one touchdown in the Gonzales High football team’s 44-0 Santa Lucia Divisional win over the Marina Mariners on Friday night at Monterey Peninsula College.

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Cross Country | Mustang boys win invitational

With five runners in the top six places the King City varsity boys cross country team easily won their division at Saturday’s Jackie Henderson Memorial Invitational hosted by North Monterey High School in Castroville. King City scored 17 points to easily defeat second place San Benito with 66 points. Soledad High placed fifth in the division.

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Cross Country | Spartans medal at Westmoor

King City and Gonzales high schools cross country teams stayed busy last weekend with invitational meets at Stanford (Palo Alto) and at Westmoor (Daly City).

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Football | Gonzales defeats Grizzlies

Playing in front of a supportive Homecoming crowd, the Gonzales High football team erupted for 19 unanswered points in the second half to defeat the Pajaro Valley Grizzlies, 40-20, on Friday night at Dick Force Stadium.

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Cross Country | New Center Meets begin

Cross country dual meets have been eliminated this season as the newly formed Pacific Coast Athletic League has opted to run Center Meets with the new divisions competed in various venues.

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Cross Country | Runners gather for Earlybird Invitational

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.

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AWARDS NIGHT

Runners from the Gonzales High School cross country team gathered last Thursday with family and coaches for a banquet and awards presentation at the school cafeteria.

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Spartans finish season

Gonzales High School girls tennis team completed the season by participating in the Mission Trail Athletic League Singles and Tournament on Nov. 1.

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Greenfield earns State meet berth

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.

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Best of the class

Athletes from Gonzales, Soledad, Greenfield and King City were enshrined into the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2017 on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Hartnell College.

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RUNNING CHAMPS

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.

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Gonzales ends season at 3-3

The Gonzales High Spartan football team scored 23 unanswered points to blow past the Harbor Pirates and claim a 38-12 win on Senior Night last Friday at Dick Force Stadium.

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Teams complete dual meets

The defending Mission Trail Athletic League and CCS Division IV champion Greenfield Bruins boys team prepared for tomorrow’s MTAL finals with a dual meet win over King City on Thursday at Oak Park.

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Spartans put scare into Sharks

With four minutes to play against the first place St. Francis Sharks the host Gonzales Spartan football team cut the deficit to just seven points. St. Francis survived the scare with a 65-yard touchdown run by Devon McLeod to seal the Mission Trail Athletic League (Coastal), victory at 40-27 and clinched a share of the Sharks first-ever football championship.

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Spartans beat Bruins on Senior Night, 28-14

Two Gonzales Spartans rushed for over 100 yards apiece and quarterback Raul Morales threw for 100 yards in a 28-14 win at the Greenfield High Senior Night game.

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King City takes gold

Four wins on Saturday earned the King City Lady Mustang volleyball team the championship of the Gold Division at Saturday’s Everett Alvarez Volleyball Tournament in Salinas.

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Locals place at Monterey Bay Invitational

Cross country runners from all four South County high schools traveled to Toro Regional Park in Salinas to run in the Monterey Bay Invitational.

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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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Way to go, Big G

At the end of his sixth game as Gonzales head football coach, Arthur Berlanga was raised off the ground by Pablo Ayala in a bear hug to celebrate the Spartans first victory of the year and first of the Berlanga era.

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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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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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LITTLE BIG WIN

Clay Barbree and Cedrick Perez combined to score five touchdowns as the King City Mustangs beat the visiting Gonzales Spartans 33-12 in the Little Big Game on Friday at War Memorial Stadium.

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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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Champions crowned in Gonzales softball league

After a summer of league play, the Wrecking Crew and the Bad News Beers were crowned as champions of the City of Gonzales Adult Co-Ed Softball League.

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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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Lights replaced at Dick Force Stadium

In an effort to improve the lighting for football and soccer games at Gonzales High School’s Dick Force Stadium, 190 watt LED lights were installed last week just in time for the football season.

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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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Natividad offers sports physicals at Gonzales

Natividad Medical Center from Salinas sent many doctors and interns to Gonzales High last Thursday and provided free sport physicals to the student athletes that will be participating in extra-curricular sports this year.

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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

  • Tennis | Gonzales tennis splits league games

    Gonzales High girls tennis team played two matches last week, blanking the Watsonville Wildcatz 7-0 and then losing by a 5-2 score to Christopher High School.

  • Volleyball | South County weekly roundup

    A young Gonzales High varsity volleyball team lost in three games to the visiting Soledad Aztecs last Thursday night in the Roger Fernando Gym.

  • Volleyball | Gonzales swept by Gilroy

    Gonzales High varsity volleyball is 1-4 in the Santa Lucia League after a three-game road loss to the Gilroy High Mustangs and a three-game loss to the Anzar Hawks at home last Thursday.

  • Tennis | Gonzales tennis 2-1 in league

    The Gonzales High tennis team is 2-1 in league after a road loss to Christopher High in Gilroy and a home win against the Gilroy High Mustangs. Gonzales lost 5-2 to Christopher and beat Gilroy High by a 7-0 last Thursday on the Spartan tennis courts.

  • Football | Spartans conquer Knights, 54-7

    Wanting to make a statement after an undefeated preseason, the Gonzales High football team did just that, crushing the visiting Soquel Knights 54-7 on Friday night at Dick Force Stadium.

  • Volleyball | Spartans defeat Condors in 4-game matchup

    The Gonzales High varsity volleyball team won their first game in the Pacific Coast Athletic Leagues Cypress Division, beating the visiting North Monterey County Condors, 25-17, 17-25, 25-14 and 25-10.

  • Volleyball | Spartan girls place 0-2 in Cypress Division

    Divisional play began last week for the Gonzales High girls volleyball team in the Cypress Division.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Alumni enter Hartnell Hall of Fame

    Melissa Kirby, a 1993 King City High School graduate, and Michelle Courrejou, a 1981 Gonzales High School graduate, will enter the Hartnell College Athletic Hall of Fame this Saturday.

  • 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.

  • Spartans play well against York

    The Gonzales High tennis team played well in a 5-2 loss to York, winning a singles and doubles match last Thursday on the Spartan courts.

  • Spartans play well in loss to Oakwood

    The Gonzales tennis team fought hard in a 7-0 setback against Oakwood. The Spartans scored multiple points for most of the singles and doubles matches.

  • Stevenson sweeps Gonzales, 7-0

    The Robert Louis Stevenson Pirate tennis team swept the Gonzales singles and doubles team 7-0 last Monday afternoon in Pebble Beach.

  • 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.

  • Padres blank Spartans, 7-0

    A strong Carmel Padres tennis team blanked the host Gonzales 7-0 on Thursday at the Spartan tennis courts.

  • Cardinals outlast Spartans, 28-21

    For the second straight week in Santa Cruz County, the Gonzales football team lost after holding an early lead.

  • 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.

  • Breakers and Cougars sweep Spartans

    The Gonzales High tennis team lost a pair of matches last week, dropping contests to the visiting Pacific Grove Breakers and the Santa Catalina Cougars.

  • Gonzales Spartans lose heartbreaker, 28-27

    Payton Flores ran for 130 yards and scored touchdowns but it was not enough as the Gonzales Spartan football team was edged 28-27 in Santa Cruz County in a game with the Soquel Knights.

  • Breakers down Spartans, 13-6

    Second half scores by the Pacific Grove Breakers sent the host Gonzales Spartans to a 13-6 home loss at Dick Force Stadium.

  • GUHS tennis hits the courts

    The Gonzales High School girls tennis team completed the non-league schedule last week with matches against the York School Falcons and the Everett Alvarez Eagles.

  • 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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