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June 20, 2024

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

After fabulous high school career, Dre DeJesus to play for Team Puerto Rico in Triple Crown International Challenge

Dre DeJesus had such a memorable experience playing for team Puerto Rico last year in the Triple Crown Fastpitch International Challenge that she decided to run it back for 2023.  The recent Live Oak High graduate will play for Puerto Rico’s 18U squad June 23-25...

Live Oak’s Gavin Herr named U.S. Lacrosse Coach of the Year

Gavin Herr literally eats, breathes and sleeps lacrosse.  If he’s not coaching the sport, he’s refereeing games. If he’s not refereeing matches, he’s flying to different parts of the U.S. to play in tournaments. And if Herr isn’t doing any of those things, he’s either...

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