Three sports highlights on the high school season worth revisiting
King City soccer
King City will never forget seeing the entire student body send them off with a human tunnel to the bus for a Northern California Division III playoff soccer semifinal road game.
Or the 500 plus fans that greeted them at midnight in 37-degree temperatures when they returned with the NorCal Division III boys soccer title – easily one of the stories of the year.
The Mustangs logged nearly 800 bus miles in five days, as Victor Narez scored seven goals in three games to provide an historical finish to the season.
Calling the final seven games of the season Game 7’s, Monterey went out and ran off seven straight wins to produce the first Central Coast Section title for girls’ sports on campus.
The Toreadores needed a play-in game win to reach the postseason, then overcame a No. 8 seed in the CCS Division II playoffs to knock off three higher seeded teams, avenging a loss from 26 years ago to Capuchino in their last finals appearance.
Oh, Monterey was not down with its historical season, as it went out and won three more games to capture the Northern California Division IV title behind the arm of Ella Myers and the bat of Mia Henson.
Evan Johnson, Stevenson
Juggling track and baseball at the same time, the Brigham Young University bound defensive back hit over .500 in baseball, while setting a new county record in track in the 100 meters at 10.41.
Johnson saved his best moment for his final meet wearing the Stevenson green, as he became just the second athlete in the county to finish in the top five in the 100 meters at the CIF State meet, placing fourth.
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