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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Josh Weaver

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COLUMN: Nice to meet you

An old adage in newspapers that every night is election night for sports proved especially true last weekend for South Valley athletes.

WEAVER: Head ’em up, move ’em on

Looking back to when I took this job three years ago, I realize that I had no clue what I was getting myself into. My first full-time newspaper gig. I had hopes, ideas and a spring in my step.

WEAVER: A little this and a little that

I can only imagine what was going through Randy Guerrero's mind as he waited and waited and waited and .... waited, to make his professional boxing debut Saturday night at Oracle Arena.

BOXING: Guerrero scheduled to be guest on ‘Chronicle Live’ tonight

Robert Guerrero will be a guest on Comcast SportsNet's Chronicle Live tonight at 5 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area prior to the Giants-Dodgers at AT&T Park.

WEAVER: Melky’s mistake sours more than his season

Melky “The Melkman” Cabrera kind of spoiled his stay in San Francisco didn't he?

VOLLEYBALL: Holding down the court

The Gavilan College women's volleyball program reappeared in 2005 after an 11-year hiatus. Two years later, Kevin Kramer took over as head coach, quickly, and quietly, turning a team that totaled a combined eight victories in 2005-06 to a conference contender.

WEAVER: There will be no missing this ghost anymore

To deafening screams of adulation and applause, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, anchored his on the ropes, arms raised with a green belt in his left hand, crowned champion once more. The stage was his, and he owned it.

WEAVER: The Ghost’s moment is now

I almost hesitate speaking of this. The journalists’ jinx can and will strike at any moment. Recognizing that, admitting it and respecting it, maybe, pads any consequence.

WEAVER: Catching a dose of Olympic fever

During the 2008 Olympics my now-wife (we had only been dating for seven months then) was a sports copy editor intern at the Denver Post. From inside that vast, and might I add vibrant, newsroom - the same newsroom where Post columnist Woody Paige records his piece on ESPN's Around the Horn - I watched American swimmer Michael Phelps win one of his eight gold medals in Beijing.

THE GHOST FILES: Catching up with Robert Guerrero’s father/trainer Ruben Guerrero

Throughout Robert Guerrero's boxing career, the Gilroy native has had a strong supporting cast to buffer bad times and celebrate the good.

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