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April 11, 2021

Slow start costs Live Oak

On the penultimate play of the third quarter, after watching his defensive back Mason Pena deliver a thundering hit, Christopher High coach Tim Pierleoni said, “The defense is playing like their hair is on fire.” And that pretty much summed up the Cougars’ 17-7...

Gabbani, Faulk win in cross country season-finale

Michael Gabbani has a mantra he repeats to himself when things get tough: pain is temporary. Moments after he crossed the finish line in first place in the cross-country season finale dual meet between Live Oak and Sobrato on Tuesday, the Bulldogs junior was...

Alumni report: Sweeney tough in goal

David Sweeney, a 2019 Sobrato High graduate, was named the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Defensive Player of the Week for March 22-28. The San Jose State sophomore goalkeeper was key in the team’s 4-0 win over Cal Baptist on March 27, finishing with three...

After slow start, Live Oak runs to victory

Leading just 7-0 at halftime, the Live Oak High football team knew it wasn’t playing to its potential. The Acorns got right at halftime, as adjustments from the coaching staff and an increased level of intensity from the players resulted in a 35-8 win...

Sobrato water polo cherishes time in the pool

With 16 seconds remaining in the second overtime period, Sobrato High girls water polo coach Scott Jackson summoned his goalie, Kylie Downing, to leave her post and join in on the attack. A new rule implemented in the offseason allows goalies to move past...

Sobrato looks to build upon season-opening loss

When Sobrato High football coach Jubenal Rodriguez was officially hired last August, he immediately talked about building a culture that put an emphasis on winning and losing with class. The latter was tested Thursday night when the Bulldogs were run over by host Leigh,...

Live Oak kicks off season in impressive fashion

High school football in March. No, that’s not a typo. In a season unlike any other, Live Oak High opened its 2021—actually, 2020—season with an impressive 34-3 win over host Silver Creek Wednesday. It marked the first game of the Blossom Valley Athletic League...

Return of outdoor sports presents logistical hurdles

When Santa Clara County public health officials gave the green light for the resumption of high school outdoor sports last week, it marked a joyous occasion for thousands of student-athletes. It also meant administrators are working overtime to deal with the bevy of logistical...

Football, outdoor sports still in wait-and-see mode

When Sobrato High football coach Jubenal Rodriguez heard the announcement Friday morning that the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) had given the go-ahead for high school football and other outdoor sports to resume play, he was downright ecstatic.  As Rodriguez messaged some of his...

State allows youth sports to resume

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation Outdoor youth sports will soon be allowed to resume in California counties that meet a threshold for coronavirus cases, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday. Outdoor sports like football and baseball will be allowed to resume as early as next...