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September 29, 2023

Former Live Oak, Sobrato standouts look to lead Gavilan’s turnaround

From strictly a won-loss standpoint, the Gavilan College football program has been mired in mediocrity for nearly two decades.  The last time the Rams had a winning season—either overall or in conference play—was in 2006, when they finished 4-6 overall but 3-1 with two other...

New Gavilan College women’s basketball coach Indira Kaljo knows what it takes to change things for the better

New Gavilan College women’s basketball coach Indira Kaljo knows exactly the situation she’s getting into.  The Rams haven’t fielded a team in three years, and recruiting to Gavilan is notoriously difficult for a variety of reasons.   A challenge for Kaljo? Yes. Daunting? Absolutely not. Not for...

Gavilan basketball coach makes history

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Melissa “Moe” Llanes knew something was up when Gavilan College men’s basketball coach Derek Jensen called her during the team’s Feb. 9 game-day shootaround.  Moments later, Gavilan Athletic Director Ron Hannon and trainer Erik Hilliker walked into the gym and Llanes, the team’s assistant coach,...

Gavilan men’s hoops look to finish season strong and springboard to Coast title contention next year

As long as Derek Jensen is the coach of the Gavilan College men’s basketball program, the Rams should be in good shape.  Like his predecessor and brother, Dallas, who went on to become the coach at College of the Sequoias, Derek has shown to be...

Gavilan College football team stays resilient amid Covid game cancelations

No team has been affected by Covid more than the Gavilan College football program. The Rams (1-4 overall, 1-2 conference) have had three games cancelled this season due to Covid protocols. They also had their season-opener at Feather River in Quincy canceled due to...

Gavilan College women’s volleyball team filled with local talent

After longtime women’s volleyball coach Kevin Kramer left Gavilan College to become the athletic director at Chabot College in 2018, Tyson Norton assumed the responsibilities for the 2019 season.  But Norton was gone after just one season, taking a job as an assistant coach at...

Gavilan College football team looks to buck history

From a numbers standpoint, Covid was not kind to the Gavilan College football team. Rams coach John Lango said the team lost several players from March 2020 to now, putting Gavilan’s roster number at 44 through the end of July. However, Lango expects the...

Gavilan optimistic for turnaround

The Gavilan College football program is in a much different place than it was a year ago. The Rams, who finished 0-10 last season and had just 31 players available in their final game of the season, enter padded practices next week with a...

Veteran trades uniform for Gavilan pads

For soldiers in Army green, unless they're career military professionals, there's life after the military. There's life after football too. Gavilan College two-way starter Branden Garcia is a seven-year Army veteran, and now that he’s out of the service, he’s working on his post-military dreams: an education and...

Rams start anew

Last year was a season to forget for Gavilan College. Amid violations and an 0-10 record, stability is what the program needed. John Lango stepped in, back in charge of a team he led from 2000 to 2010. If Lango is going to bring back wins for the Rams, he'll need big seasons from two local players in particular.