The King City, Soledad and Gonzales High School volleyball teams began non-league games this week to kick off the season.
Track and field athletes from all four South County high schools will be running, throwing, and jumping on Saturday at the Central Coast Section Track and Field Semifinals at Gilroy High School.
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.
The South Valley Stealth (SVS) Softball program completed the summer season with great results and great community support.
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
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.
With the regular season complete, teams from the Shield Bearers Flag Football Program of Gonzales will begin the first round of the league tournament on Friday as the second and third place teams in each conference will play each other for the right to play the conference leader in a double header for the league title.
Gonzales High School had three players voted first-team in girls soccer for the Coastal Athletic League at a meeting of league coaches. This was the first year that the Spartans participated in the Coastal Athletic League (CAL) after being part of the Mission Trail Athletic League since 1996.
Needing to win two games to finish with a .500 league record, the Gonzales High Spartan baseball team won on the road and at home against the Robert Louis Stevenson.
Heavy smoke that has spread from the Camp Fire in Butte County to much of Northern California, the Bay Area and the Tri-county area has forced the rescheduling of many Central Coast Section sporting events.