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September 24, 2021

Stump dominates on the bump

Landon Stump has a predicament most people would love to inherit.  “I have trouble gaining weight,” the incoming Live Oak High junior said. “One of my goals this summer is to put on at least five pounds. I try to eat as much as I...

Aidan Keenan’s rapid rise leads to verbal commitment to Cal

When Aidan Keenan’s older brother Tyler committed to play baseball at Sacramento State in August 2019, it gave him some added inspiration to start grinding everyday.  From that moment to early 2021, Keenan hit a growth spurt, got in the weight room, gained 40 pounds...

Acorns fall to Los Gatos in CCS playoffs

As the final out was recorded, several Live Oak players stood motionless against the dugout railing as their Los Gatos counterparts celebrated. The anticipation of playing the best of the best gave way to disappointment and melancholy as the Acorns fell 6-4 in eight...

Live Oak girls lacrosse team ready to build upon 2021 season

The Live Oak High girls lacrosse program was ready to make its debut in the 2020 season. But then Covid-19 hit, and the Acorns had to wait until 2021 to play their first official match. Even though the Acorns didn’t win a game—they finished...

Acorns beat Cupertino; ready for trilogy game vs. Westmont

The Live Oak softball team entered Tuesday’s Central Coast Section Division I playoff quarterfinal having lost two of its previous three games, including an 11-1 mercy-rule defeat to league rival Westmont. Clearly, the minor skid did nothing to deter the No. 7 seed Acorns...

Live Oak’s top athletes also excel off the field

Zach Souza, Emma Courtney, Logan Wiemann, Isabella Fiorentino, Thomas Dougherty and Emily Funk all made their mark as Live Oak High student-athletes. The six—along with dozens of their fellow students—received recognition at the school’s Senior Awards Night on May 24.  Souza and Courtney were named...

Sobrato tops Live Oak to complete wrestling season

Whether there will be an official league champion designation this season or not, coaches of the Live Oak and Sobrato wrestling teams considered their May 20 match the one to decide the Blossom Valley League’s Santa Teresa East Division title.  The Bulldogs came away with...

Live Oak boys lacrosse team has the makings of becoming a CCS power

The May 19 boys lacrosse match between Live Oak and San Benito featured endless back-and-forth action, big hits and impressive shotmaking. In the end, the Acorns ran away with a 14-5 win. Live Oak freshman sensation Ben Ledwith outscored San Benito all by himself...

Live Oak boys basketball team wins first league title in 33 years

When the Live Oak High boys basketball team fell short in its quest to win a league championship last season, standout J.T. Carvalho thought it had wasted its best opportunity to make some history.  “I remember last year how bad it hurt to lose at...

Live Oak softball team set up for present, future success

It was apparent early on the Live Oak High softball team was the premier squad in the Blossom Valley League’s Santa Teresa Division this season. Live Oak won its first eight league games in dominating fashion, including victories by 10, 11, 12, 15 and...