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.
King City Lady Mustangs played well at home Oct. 2, defeating the visiting Monte Vista Christian Mustangs in three games, 25-17, 25-18 and 25-22.
With visiting St. Francis of Watsonville working on keeping the King City running game in check, the host Mustangs relied on some timely passes from quarterback Dylan Oliveros and a pair of turnovers to down the Sharks, 14-7, on Homecoming night last Friday.
King City Lady Mustangs won their second Gabilan Division contest last week, beating Christopher High from Gilroy 25-17, 19-25, 25-14, 13-25 and 16-14 in King City.
Ivan Almanza of the King City Boxing Club and Andy Lopez of the San Ardo Boxing Club were victorious with wins Saturday at a boxing show in Visalia.
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).
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.
A standout volleyball player and one of the best King City girls basketball teams ever were enshrined last Friday at the King City High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
Junior running back Alex Valdez ran for 211 yards on 40 carries and scored four touchdowns in the King City Mustangs’ 27-6 victory over the visiting Santa Cruz High Cardinals.
The King City Lady Mustangs played well at home Sept. 8 to the Salinas Cowboys but were beaten at home, 21-25, 16-25 and 20-25, to fall to 0-3 in league play.