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July 21, 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,”...

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...

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...

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...

Sobrato High wrestling team set to have its greatest season ever

The Sobrato High wrestling team is set to have its greatest season in program history. The Bulldogs have several section and state-ranked athletes, and, barring some unforeseen circumstances, should fulfill the promise of their lofty preseason rankings.  On the girls side, Sobrato returns state champion...

Live Oak’s wrestling revival

For the first time since the 2011-2012 season, the Live Oak High wrestling team has won a championship. The Acorns went a perfect 7-0 in the Blossom Valley League's Santa Teresa Division to win the title, and with that those around the team are...

Live Oak, Sobrato baseball teams were poised for terrific seasons

The Live Oak and Sobrato baseball teams were set to have their best seasons in recent memory when the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. With the high school spring sports season suspended until at least April 13, there is a distinct possibility that the...

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