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January 22, 2021

Live Oak looks to regain form as title chase continues

J.T. Carvalho refused to settle for the outside shot. Even though the junior has a sound shooting stroke, the junior forward stayed aggressive and repeatedly attacked the basket in the Acorns' 66-54 win over host Lincoln High in a Jan. 22 Blossom Valley League...

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 High girls...

Acorns look to take the next step in league, CCS

The Live Oak High girls soccer team will only go as far as its chemistry will take it.  "Our chemistry is holding us back right now," said Bella Fiorentino, a junior defender. "We're all good individually, but we're not playing as a team. If we...

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 then—coincidence or...

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 finishing in...

Acorns focus on process, and wins will come

After starting the season at 6-0, the Live Oak High girls basketball team ran into a buzzsaw in Leland High last Saturday, dropping a 57-25 contest. The result did nothing to take away from the Acorns' hot start; rather, it showed Leland's superiority and...

Live Oak seeks first league title since 1988

The Live Oak High boys basketball team never came close to having a winning record at any point of the season last year, losing its first two games en route to a 6-18 record. What a difference a year makes. With the continued growth...

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 fall. However,...

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 with UC...

Acorns experience emotional end to season

As far as No. 1 vs. No. 8 matchups go, last Friday's Los Gatos-Live Oak football game had the potential to be a doozy. Even though the Wildcats were the clear favorite, the Acorns have an explosive offense that could give a lot of...