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April 24, 2024

Gus Giba, Ashley Brink among Live Oak 2021-2022 Athletes of the Year

After a standout basketball career at Live Oak High that culminated in being named the 2021-2022 Blossom Valley Athletic League’s Santa Teresa East Division Most Valuable Player, Gus Giba was hoping to receive some interest from community college coaches.  Only one, De Anza College, expressed...

Audax women’s soccer team launches with eager anticipation

Soccer continues to boom nationwide at all levels and nowhere is that more apparent than in the Bay Area.  Long a haven for men’s amateur and semi-professional teams, the Audax Soccer Club knows there’s a huge market for women’s soccer teams of the same ilk....

New Gavilan College women’s basketball coach Indira Kaljo knows what it takes to change things for the better

New Gavilan College women’s basketball coach Indira Kaljo knows exactly the situation she’s getting into.  The Rams haven’t fielded a team in three years, and recruiting to Gavilan is notoriously difficult for a variety of reasons.   A challenge for Kaljo? Yes. Daunting? Absolutely not. Not for...

In the classroom or behind the dish, Tyler Pina got the job done

It was getting late in the recruiting process and Tyler Pina still didn’t have anything he was “super excited about.” The soon to be Sobrato High graduate’s goal of playing for a four-year baseball program straight out of high school seemed to be waning.  “I knew...

Shane Callison awaits new challenge at Sonoma State

Shane Callison won’t soon forget the penultimate game of his high school baseball career. The soon to be Sobrato High graduate scored the winning run in the Bulldogs’ 5-4, eight-inning walk-off win over Branham High on May 13.  Callison was hit by a pitch, advanced...

Live Oak softball, baseball teams have their seasons end in CCS playoffs

The Live Oak High softball team’s season came to an end in a Central Coast Section Division III playoff semifinal loss to Salinas High May 24 at the Salinas Sports Complex. The Acorns finished the season 12-13 after losing to Salinas High for the...

Live Oak baseball team in Division I bracket for CCS playoffs; Sobrato in Division IV

Four high school baseball teams in the Weeklys South Valley coverage area—Christopher, Live Oak, San Benito and Sobrato—found out where they were placed after the Central Coast Section seeding meeting on May 18.  All opening round/quarterfinal games take place Saturday. Live Oak (18-8), the Blossom...

The uphill climb is complete: Live Oak High baseball team repeats as BVAL Mount Hamilton Division champions

When the Live Oak High baseball team got swept by Santa Teresa High to open the Blossom Valley League Mount Hamilton Division season, the Acorns knew their margin for error was essentially gone if they wanted to repeat as A-league champions.  They were near perfect...

Sobrato’s swim and dive future is now; Live Oak’s Hail makes history

The future is now for the Sobrato High girls swim and dive team. Nowhere was that more apparent than what the Bulldogs brought to the Central Coast Section Championships May 6-7 at the Santa Clara International Swim Center.  Freshman sensation Zoe Childers was one of...

Live Oak girls lacrosse team completes incredible turnaround, wins BVAL title to earn CCS playoff berth

Talk about an impressive turnaround. In just its second full season as a program, the Live Oak High girls lacrosse team has won the Blossom Valley Athletic League championship.  The Acorns finished 13-5 overall and a perfect 10-0 in league play a year after going...

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