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February 28, 2024

Oakwood senior Lydia Sattler earns Division I scholarship

In April 2019, Lydia Sattler chose to play in a high-profile tournament with her club soccer team instead of going to the junior prom. For Sattler, the decision was a no-brainer.  “I have a strong desire for soccer, so the answer was easy for me,”...

Morgan Hill native Cade Hall leads SJSU to historic season

College football coaches and scouts get things wrong all the time. They certainly did with Cade Hall, who lived in Morgan Hill until his sophomore year of high school. The San Jose State junior has played a pivotal role in the Spartans’ rise to...

Nyla Valencia makes history as a state champion

Nyla Valencia was never close to being challenged. And that's all you need to know in regards to the Sobrato High sophomore who ran roughshod over the competition in winning the 106-pound weight class in the CIF State Girls Wrestling Championships last Saturday at...

CDPH guidelines give CCS sports a blueprint going forward

Calling it the “document we’ve been waiting for,” Central Coast Section Commissioner Dave Grissom said the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) recent release in regards to youth sports gives him and the other 10 section commissioners in the state a guideline for high...

At the top of their class

After siblings Aden and Nyla Valencia won titles in the inaugural U.S.A. Wrestling High School National Showcase in Coralville, Iowa on March 27, they immediately headed to Fort Worth, Texas for the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials. Though the Valencias are students of the game and...

Sobrato, Live Oak softball teams have plenty of potential

Live Oak High softball coach Sarah Porras was at a softball clinic last year when people told her she would be having a good freshmen class coming in this season. Sobrato High coach Sam Michaels received equally great news when four seniors—who last played...

Oakwood has reason for optimism

Even though the Oakwood High boys basketball team's season just ended, the Hawks are already looking forward to next season. One can say optimism is extremely high around the basketball program, and with good reason. Oakwood, which finished the season with a 20-6 record—including...

Jake Saltonstall has options, even amid coronavirus pandemic

Normally during this time, prospective Division I college football players like Jake Saltonstall would be taking part in spring practice in front of four-year coaches. However, in what has become just the latest unforeseen consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, Saltonstall's recruitment has been postponed....

Gone but not forgotten: Sobrato’s Adrian Alcantara will have lasting impact

Those who knew Adrian Alcantara said he had a heart of service that always went under the radar. Whether he was preparing five-course meals for his friends and family or coaching and mentoring youth football players, Alcantara loved giving back. That’s why the Sobrato High...

Sobrato’s Nick Persing makes his move

When Nick Persing was 6 months old, his dad Jon, could drive for several hours in golden silence. But as soon as the car started slowing down, Nick would start crying. At 8 months, Nick sat in his battery-charged toy car and drove it...

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