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May 25, 2024

John Ellis, 1998 Live Oak High graduate, is a U.S. Open championship caddie

Though most golf fans were pulling hard for favorites Rory McIlroy and Ricky Fowler in the final round of the 2023 U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club on June 18, those affiliated with Live Oak High were no doubt rooting for Wyndham Clark.  That’s...

Sobrato roller hockey team dominates area, wins three titles in all three seasons

If measuring athletic success comes down to winning championships, the Sobrato High roller hockey team can rightfully lay claim as the top high school sports team in the Central Coast Section—and perhaps any section in California.  In the recently completed 2022-2023 school year, the Bulldogs...

After fabulous high school career, Dre DeJesus to play for Team Puerto Rico in Triple Crown International Challenge

Dre DeJesus had such a memorable experience playing for team Puerto Rico last year in the Triple Crown Fastpitch International Challenge that she decided to run it back for 2023.  The recent Live Oak High graduate will play for Puerto Rico’s 18U squad June 23-25...

Live Oak’s Gavin Herr named U.S. Lacrosse Coach of the Year

Gavin Herr literally eats, breathes and sleeps lacrosse.  If he’s not coaching the sport, he’s refereeing games. If he’s not refereeing matches, he’s flying to different parts of the U.S. to play in tournaments. And if Herr isn’t doing any of those things, he’s either...

Live Oak High School hosting wrestling camp with Isaiah Martinez

Live Oak High School is hosting a wrestling camp June 11 from 8am to 2:30pm. The event is being done in conjunction with West Hills College Wrestling Camps. The clinician/camp leader is none other than Isaiah Martinez, a decorated wrestler who is a four-time NCAA...

Morgan Hill celebrates ‘Coach’ Green with Britton Gym renaming

Longtime Morgan Hill coach and educator Jim Green’s ability to motivate and mentor young students and athletes throughout his 45-year-plus career was evident in the turnout of generations of supporters who packed the visitors’ side of Britton Gymnasium for a June 2 ceremony renaming...

Live Oak softball team’s incredible season culminates with CIF NorCal championship

Good things come to those who wait. That was the motto for the Live Oak High softball team (15-11), whose CIF NorCal Regional Division V playoff championship game against North Salinas (15-13) June 3 was delayed an hour on account of an umpire scheduling mishap.  When...

San Jose Earthquakes attempt to break Guinness World Record Saturday in Morgan Hill

Former San Jose Earthquakes standout Shea Salinas has been retired for less than a year but hasn’t lost his competitive streak.  That’s why he’s pumped to lead the Quakes’ attempt to break the official Guinness World Record title for the largest soccer lesson. The event,...

Coming full circle, Live Oak softball CCS champs again

Led by another sensational pitching performance from freshman Hailey Nguyen and potent hitting from Dre DeJesus and Ava Chapman, the Live Oak High softball team proved to be unstoppable in winning the Central Coast Section Division IV playoff championship May 27 at San Jose...

Live Oak softball bashes way to CCS Division IV title game; Sobrato sees fine season end in D-I semis

Through the first two rounds in the Central Coast Section Division IV playoffs, it’s apparent the Live Oak High softball team is vastly underseeded in terms of division placement.  The No. 2 seed Acorns have played just one inning above the minimum amount possible after...

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