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Morgan Hill
April1, 2020

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...

Cabuag, Valencia win BVAL titles

Nyla Valencia drove her opponent onto the mat within the first six seconds of her opening match in last Saturday's Blossom Valley League Championships. The Sobrato High super sophomore then grabbed her hapless opponent's shoulder and used a turk that had her...

Sobrato aims to win Santa Teresa Division title

When a high school sports team struggles in the win-loss column, often times it has as much to do with a dearth of talent as it does a lack of chemistry. Perhaps it was the latter a year ago with the Sobrato...

Sobrato looks to be bulldogs the rest of the way

At the end of a practice 2 ½ weeks ago, Sobrato High girls basketball coach Erica Wallace gathered the players for what was supposed to be a brief conversation. The meeting ended up taking an hour. It was well worth it. Since...

Sobrato aims to be bulldogs in Mount Hamilton

The coaches in the Blossom Valley League thought highly enough of the Sobrato High boys basketball team to bump the Bulldogs up to the Mount Hamilton Division this season. Now it's up to Sobrato to show why it earned that distinction despite...

Nyla Valencia on a mission to win state

For one of the few times in her burgeoning career, Nyla Valencia didn't finish. Last May in the World Cadet Team Trials in Irving, Texas, Valencia won the first of a best-of-three series against one of her rivals, Sage Mortimer, by technical...

Lyle, Parish sign with Division I programs

Lexi Parish will play with her sister Sam after all. And fellow Sobrato High senior Kaitlyn Lyle has also realized her dream of competing for a Division I program in gymnastics. The two have signed athletic scholarships—Parish with Sacramento State and Lyle...

Sobrato displays grit, resiliency in CCS

"Incredibly shocked." That's how Noah Lee described the state of the Sobrato boys water polo team's predicament at halftime of last Saturday's Central Coast Section Division II playoff quarterfinal match against Christopher at Santa Teresa High in San Jose. Given that the...

Hatch, Jensen and Storlie save their best for last

When Cameron Storlie decided he wasn't going to play football in his sophomore year, his friends—Jacob Hatch and Nicholas Jensen—recommended to give water polo a shot. Even though Storlie had never played the sport before and wasn't crazy on the idea of...

In defeat, Sobrato stands tall

Even in the midst of defeat, the Sobrato High football players stood tall—especially Jose Reyes, the junior all-everything player who dazzles with his play but even more impressively hasn't let adversity harden his spirits. Last Saturday, the Bulldogs fell behind early and...