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June 14, 2021

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 fights hard before dropping another close one

Tip-toeing the sideline as if he was on a tightrope, Gilroy’s Jonathan Rodriguez waited for the high-arcing ball. And waited. And waited. Arms extended, the senior receiver/cornerback made the next-level play late in the second quarter to highlight the Mustangs’ 21-20 win over visiting...

Gabbani, Faulk win in cross country season-finale

Michael Gabbani has a mantra he repeats to himself when things get tough: pain is temporary. Moments after he crossed the finish line in first place in the cross-country season finale dual meet between Live Oak and Sobrato on Tuesday, the Bulldogs junior was...

Sobrato water polo cherishes time in the pool

With 16 seconds remaining in the second overtime period, Sobrato High girls water polo coach Scott Jackson summoned his goalie, Kylie Downing, to leave her post and join in on the attack. A new rule implemented in the offseason allows goalies to move past...

Sobrato looks to build upon season-opening loss

When Sobrato High football coach Jubenal Rodriguez was officially hired last August, he immediately talked about building a culture that put an emphasis on winning and losing with class. The latter was tested Thursday night when the Bulldogs were run over by host Leigh,...

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’s Miguel Gutierrez earns national recognition

Miguel Gutierrez saw the value of hard work from an early age. His mom, Elvira, worked three jobs to provide for Miguel and his four siblings.  “Her work ethic is something I noticed when I was young,” said Gutierrez, who guided the Sobrato High girls...

Jubenal Rodriguez comes home to Sobrato

A philosopher once said home is where the heart is, and no one knows that better than Jubenal Rodriguez. The 30-year-old was a part of Sobrato High’s first graduating class in 2007, and started his coaching career as a defensive coordinator under Nick Borello...

Sobrato High has open coaching positions

With the high school sports calendar being changed due to Covid-19, several coaching positions are open at Sobrato High. The school is hiring for the following Varsity positions: football, boys water polo, boys volleyball, boys golf, boys swimming and girls swimming. Sobrato is also...

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...