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February 29, 2024

Acorns girls’ basketball up for the challenge to repeat as league champion

A different league challenge looms this year for the Live Oak High girls’ basketball team, but the defense is in mid-season form and the offense has shown sparks of potential. After reaching the second round of last year’s Central Coast Section Division III playoffs, the...

Bulldogs up to the challenge

Sobrato girls basketball is coming off two productive seasons in which they qualified for the post-season playoffs. A young Bulldogs squad is off to a good start this year, with a new challenge lying ahead as they have been shifted up one level to...

Acorns football edges Cougars to capture league title

A back-and-forth donnybrook between rivals Live Oak and Christopher came down to the last play with four seconds remaining on the clock.  And it was the Acorns’ defense that made its third straight stand to hold the Cougars out of the end zone and preserve...

Sobrato’s Noah Taylor is in a league of his own

Sobrato High senior Noah Taylor is knocking down both school rushing records and opposing ball carriers as a two-way star for the Bulldogs’ football team.  The 6-foot-1, 195-pound stud running back ranks first in rushing yards in the Central Coast Section, third in the state...

Acorns trounce Lincoln in Mount Hamilton Division opener 

In Live Oak High’s league opener, visiting Lincoln High began the game with an eight-play 80-yard touchdown drive. “They smacked us in the mouth,” Live Oak coach Mike Gemo said. “We had to wake up a little bit.” They woke up quite a bit. After the...

Acorns girls volleyball hangs with mighty Christopher in BVAL action

It was “Dig Pink” night at Christopher High for the anticipated volleyball showdown between the top two teams in the Santa Teresa East Division.  In the second set, the Cougars took a big “dig deep for a big dig” to rally to a dramatic come-from-behind...

Sobrato girls tennis rallies past Live Oak in BVAL action 

Live Oak High rallied past cross-town rival Sobrato High recently to win the El Toro Bowl, the football competition between the two Morgan Hill schools.  On a sunny breezy Tuesday afternoon, it was “El Toro Bowl 2” as the Bulldogs visited the Acorns in girls...

Acorns football cancels non-league game with Los Gatos

The Live Oak High football team last week was supposed to play Central Coast Section powerhouse Los Gatos High in a battle that had excitement written all over it.  Instead, in an unexpected turn of events the Acorns canceled their non-league contest against the Wildcats...

Acorns, Bulldogs set to kick off 2023 season 

The dog days of summer football camp are over and the time has finally arrived for Live Oak and Sobrato high schools to kick off the 2023 season. The Acorns finished in a three-way tie for the Blossom Valley Athletic League Mt. Hamilton Division title...

John Ellis, 1998 Live Oak High graduate, is a U.S. Open championship caddie

Though most golf fans were pulling hard for favorites Rory McIlroy and Ricky Fowler in the final round of the 2023 U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club on June 18, those affiliated with Live Oak High were no doubt rooting for Wyndham Clark.  That’s...

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