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July 21, 2024

Live Oak puts together another terrific season

As the Live Oak High girls basketball team gathered in the locker room after a 46-36 loss to Aptos in the Central Coast Section Division III semifinals on Feb. 27, Acorns guard Adrianne Gomez said you could hear a pin drop. As one could...

Live Oak girls soccer finishes up-and-down season

After three rough losses to open the season, Live Oak High School girls soccer regrouped and got rolling. The Acorns were basically in every game, even against powers like Valley Christian and Gilroy. Yet it was a bit of an up and down campaign. “Overall...

Acorns take zap out of Chargers

If the Live Oak High football team wanted to keep its goal alive to win a Blossom Valley League Mount Hamilton Division championship, it needed to beat Leland in San Jose on Friday. Mission accomplished. The Acorns overcame a sluggish start to win in...

Sobrato makes deep CCS playoff run

Up 21-15, the Sobrato High girls basketball team could almost visualize a spot in the Central Coast Section Division III playoff championship game. It wasn’t meant to be. The Bulldogs went ice-cold the rest of the way en route to a 56-38 loss to...

Nyla Valencia a CCS champion

Nyla Valencia felt she could've wrestled better leading up to her Central Coast Section 106-pound title match against Santa Cruz's Greta Gustafson last Saturday at Independence High. When it came down to the championship match, however, the Sobrato High sophomore was on her game....

Local football players compete in Wedemeyer all-star game 

Football, fun, rain and more competition than usual in an all-star game. That was the story for many local gridiron seniors on Feb. 3, in the 49th annual Charlie Wedemeyer Game at Los Gatos High.  Athletes from Gilroy, Christopher, Live Oak and Sobrato filled out...

Live Oak lacrosse rolling to league title

The Live Oak boys lacrosse team is rolling to the Blossom Valley Athletic League title. The Acorns are 5-0 and have outscored opponents 72-8. The recent first-place showdown with Christopher High resulted in an 11-1 win, with three Acorn goals from Kenyon Castro and...

Harris, Reed and Marcotullio state-bound

A year ago, Emily Harris endured a rough cross country season. The Sobrato High senior battled illness, limiting her fitness and leading to a subpar season. Her confidence took a hit, and yet deep down inside Harris had an inkling she was still capable...

Amid uncertainty, Sobrato’s Erin Hoge will play at the next level

At the beginning of the year, Erin Hoge’s mom, Jill, clicked on a Facebook ad that directed her to information about Southern Virginia University. Erin didn’t know it then, but Jill’s simple maneuver started Erin on the path toward realizing a big goal—playing soccer...

Live Oak football team marches all over Saints

Brandon Hooks admitted the Live Oak High football team has a tendency to play down to their competition at times. But when the Acorns are focused and zoned in as they were against Santa Teresa High on Oct. 30, this is what happens.  Live Oak...

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