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October 21, 2021

Football | South Monterey County teams complete passing league

SALINAS VALLEY — The summer seven-on-seven football season ended for South Monterey County high schools last Wednesday at Dick Force Stadium in Gonzales and at the Carmel 7 on 7 Tournament on Saturday. Teams will now observe “Dead Week” before returning to the practice fields...

Game of the Week | King City vs. Gonzales, Sept. 17

GONZALES — For the first time since Oct. 5, 2019, the King City Mustangs will play the Gonzales Spartans. The longest football rivalry in Monterey County will resume as King City will travel to Gonzales. Coming into this game on Friday, these two teams' seasons...

The ‘Californization’ of the Olympics

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: If California were its own country, it would rank fifth in an Olympic medal count. Dr. Bill Mallon, who had recently landed in Tokyo when I reached him by phone this week, couldn’t say for sure whether...

Football | Mustangs dominate Trailblazers, 28-0

KING CITY — Last Thursday King City High School played football against Rancho San Juan, but the game wasn’t the most important thing that night. During the Sept. 30 home game, the King City Mustang cheerleading team honored former cheerleader Ebony Vega Politron, who died...

Boxing | Activities keep King City boxers busy

KING CITY — Three boxers from the King City Boxing Club will compete at a boxing show in Hanford on Aug. 21. Traveling to the Central Valley will be: Aiden Almanza (80 pounds), Kaleb Almanza (70 pounds) and Joseph Madrigal (122 pounds). Kaleb Almanza and Madrigal...

Football | South County Jamboree reunites teams

SALINAS VALLEY — For the first time in over a year, South Monterey County high school football returned Friday night after last year’s fall season was canceled due to Covid-19. This year’s South County Jamboree took place Aug. 20 in Greenfield, where all four local...

Game of the Week | Rancho San Juan vs. King City, Sept. 30

KING CITY — When the King City Mustangs beat the Gonzales Spartans, they broke a two-game losing streak that improved their record to 3-0; the one streak remaining to break is the consecutive years without going to the playoffs. For the first time in the...

Game of the Week | King City vs. Watsonville, Oct. 8

KING CITY — When the King City Mustangs beat Ranch San Juan by 28-0 last Thursday, normally the mood would have been more ecstatic, especially since they are off to a 4-0 start. The King City defense outscored its offense, 21-7, making it the lowest...

Guest Column | Grateful for All the Memories

This sports edition is my last as a writer for New SV Media. Throughout the past 30 years I have been fortunate to have the best seat in the house for hundreds of high school and youth sporting events. While I will miss creating...

New pedestrian bridge opens in time for annual Salinas rodeo

SALINAS — A ribbon cutting took place Sept. 23 for the new Taylor Farms Pedestrian Bridge, which was completed just in time for last week’s California Rodeo Salinas. Funded entirely by private donations, the bridge took 10 months to complete and connects the west grandstand...
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