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Karate students take exams

On June 15 students from Carrillo’s Karate Studio took exams to improve their rankings.

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South County football teams prep for season

With the high school football season under two months away, local teams are preparing for fall games with weight lifting, overall conditioning, and taking part in seven-on-seven football games.

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Johnson competes in rodeo finals

West Hills College (Coalinga) freshman Caleb Johnson of King City had a fantastic season as a member of the rodeo team.

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Battle of the Coast

Hot weather and hot boxing took place in King City for the Battle of the Coast Boxing Show hosted by the King City and San Ardo Boxing Clubs. A total of 13 bouts were fought, including four matches that featured members of the local clubs.

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King City's Robinson medals at State Meet

King City resident Natalie Robinson concluded her last year competing for the Monterey Peninsula College Lobo Track and Field team with an eighth place finish at the California Community College State Meet at Bakersfield Community College.

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Almanza wins title in Modesto

Ivan Almanza of the King City Boxing Club put his club on the map as he won a championship belt at Saturday’s Louie Jordan Championship Tournament in Modesto.

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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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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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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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Clutch plays lead KC to win over Aztecs

Key plays in critical moments enabled the King City Mustangs to improve to 2-0 in the Mission Trail Athletic League after a 24-17 win over the host Soledad Aztecs on Friday night in Soledad.

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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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King City Mustangs beat Pirates in league opener

The King City Mustang defense dominated while the offense produced 330 yards to hand the visiting Robert Louis Stevenson Pirates a 27-6 loss on Friday at War Memorial Stadium.

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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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Boxers march in El Grito parade

The San Ardo and King City Boxing Clubs took part in the El Grito de Independencia Parade on Sunday in King City.

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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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Lady Mustangs score wins in league

The King City Lady Mustangs won on the road and at home to start the Mission Trail Athletic League with a 2-0 record and improved to 9-0 overall.

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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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KC volleyball places at Watsonville

The King City Lady Mustangs placed second in the gold division at Saturday’s Watsonville Volleyball Tournament, falling in the championship game to Mountain View.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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King City High hosts volleyball camp

A volleyball camp was hosted by the King City High School volleyball program for athletes from fourth to 10th grade on July 17-21 the King City High School Gym.

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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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Munoz and Owens named Athletes of the Year

Roman Munoz, a two-sport athlete, and Madison Owens, a three-sport athlete, were chosen as the 2016-2017 Athletes of the Year for King City High School.

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Physicals take place at KCHS

Doctors from Mee Memorial Hospital and from Natividad Medical Center provided free sports physicals to 130 students/athletes on June 6 at King City High School.

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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

  • South County graduates named Athletes of the Year

    King City graduate Megan Flores and Soledad High graduate Aaron Rodriguez were chosen by the Monterey County Herald as its 2017-2018 Athletes of the Year.

  • 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.

  • King City boys drop 2 in Salinas

    The King City Mustang basketball ended the non-league schedule with a .500 record after dropping two of three games at last week’s North Salinas Bob Steinbach Classic 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.

  • Mustangs beat North Salinas Vikings in overtime

    Andy Barrios his a buzzer beater and Cedric Perez took charge in overtime as the King City Mustang basketball team defeated the visiting North Salinas Vikings on Friday 75-69.

  • 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.

  • KC girls 1-2 to start season

    Last week was a challenge for the King City Lady Mustangs as the fell to two strong programs in Seaside and Templeton to fall to 1-2 in non-league play.

  • 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.

  • King City routs Bruins in last game

    Six players scored touchdowns as the King City Mustangs beat Greenfield 50-20 on Friday night at War Memorial Stadium for the final regular season game for both teams. King City improved to 6-4 and Greenfield fell to 3-7 overall after the non-league loss.

  • 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.

  • King City takes lead in league

    A second quarter explosion of 28 points highlighted the King City Mustangs 49-0 win over the Pacific Grove Breakers on Friday night at War Memorial Stadium.

  • 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.

  • Mustangs survive omens to beat Cougars

    The King City Mustang football team was determined to just play football on Homecoming Night and they succeeded doing that with a 27-9 win over the visiting San Lorenzo Valley Cougars of Felton.

  • Falcons shut down Mustangs, 24-0

    A little trickery and a lot of size by host Scotts Valley dropped the King City Mustang football to 2-1 in the Mission Trail Athletic League after a 24-0 loss to the Falcons.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bravo to enter KC Hall of Fame on Friday

    King City class of 1987 graduate Ramon Bravo will enter the King City High School Hall of Fame this Friday night at War Memorial Stadium.

  • Turnovers cost Mustangs in loss to Seaside

    The host Seaside High Spartans capitalized on turnovers to defeat the King City Mustangs 44-19 on Friday night in Seaside.

  • 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.

  • Tryouts for teams at King City High School

    Team tryouts for the fall sports season at King City High School will begin take place on Friday, Aug. 4, for volleyball and football, and on Monday, Aug. 7, for the boys and girls cross country teams.

  • 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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