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October 16, 2021

Sobrato boys water polo team looks to springboard spring season into top 3 league finish

Now in his second season as the Sobrato High boys water polo coach, Dale Dowd couldn’t be more impressed by his players’ effort and performance.  “The guys have played exceptionally well and improved a lot,” he said. “They’re displaying solid fundamentals, making great decisions and...

Sobrato girls water polo team looks solid again

For the second straight season, Sobrato High is the only high school in Morgan Hill fielding a water polo program. The Bulldogs played in the Covid spring season but Live Oak did not, and nothing has changed for the fall 2021 season. The Bulldogs’ girls...

Sobrato football team breaks through in a big way

Nate Ortiz couldn’t believe what he was seeing. His teammate had just returned a kickoff 21 yards before fumbling the ball away.  Ortiz, who was hustling to deliver a block downfield, alertly scooped it up and was gone, going 58 yards for a touchdown. Ortiz...

Live Oak football team’s upcoming Coaches Against Cancer game a special one

When the Live Oak and Los Gatos football teams clash in Morgan Hill on Friday, they’ll be playing for something far greater than trying to notch another ‘W’ in the win column.  They’ll be a part of the first-ever Coaches Against Cancer football game. Coaches...

Live Oak High girls volleyball team rebuilding on the fly

When a high school volleyball team graduates all six of its starters like Live Oak did last season, the next year is often a rebuilding year. Longtime Acorns coach Kathleen Davis described the upcoming season as such, though with a caveat.  “This is a good...

Live Oak, Christopher football teams involved in another nail-biter

With a chance to ice the game, Live Oak High quarterback Xavier Catano went up to Acorns coach Mike Gemo and said, “Just give me the ball, coach. I’m going to get it.” Catano did just that, running for a 10-yard gain to put the...

Sobrato girls volleyball team ready to defend league title

Despite graduating nine seniors off last year’s team, the Sobrato High girls volleyball squad isn’t ramping down expectations. The Bulldogs fully expect to be in contention to defend the Blossom Valley League Santa Teresa Division championship they won in the Covid spring season.  That’s because...

Live Oak’s ‘X’ factor propels Acorns to victory

From the moment Xavier Catano put on a Live Oak High uniform, he’s been a difference-maker. In the season-opener against visiting Gilroy High on Aug. 27, the junior standout had a career-best performance in the Acorns’ 41-26 win.  Catano scored three touchdowns—including a 70-yard TD...

Live Oak football team ready to defend league title

Excellent talent at the skill positions but question marks on the offensive line. That’s the best way to sum up the state of the Live Oak High football team as it enters the season-opener against Gilroy on Aug. 27.  “Seeing what our offensive line does,...

Expectations rise for Sobrato football team

The Sobrato High football team took every opportunity it got this summer to condition, lift weights and compete in 7 on 7 passing league contests. Coach Jubenal Rodriguez is banking on the team’s hard work and diligence to pay off as it plays its...