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April 12, 2024

Gavilan College women’s volleyball team filled with local talent

After longtime women’s volleyball coach Kevin Kramer left Gavilan College to become the athletic director at Chabot College in 2018, Tyson Norton assumed the responsibilities for the 2019 season.  But Norton was gone after just one season, taking a job as an assistant coach at...

Leifheit excels on and off the court

As Haley Leifheit looked out in the crowd and saw her loved ones, she couldn’t help but well up with tears. Leifheit, who was in Morgan Hill on Aug. 14 to accept the Gavilan College Student Athlete of the Year award, reflected on the...

Gavilan beach volleyball makes history

The Gavilan College volleyball program has never been better, making history year after year. Last November, the indoor team advanced to the State Final Eight for the second time in three years and won a match at that stage for the first time in...

Gavilan College football team believes turnaround is imminent

From strictly a won-loss standpoint, the Gavilan College football program has been mired in mediocrity for nearly two decades.  The last time the Rams had a winning season—either overall or in conference play—was in 2006, when they finished 4-6 overall but 3-1 with two other...

Gavilan seeks huge turnaround

Gavilan College football coach John Lango affectionately refers to community college athletics as second chance U, a play off of the wildly popular Netflix series Last Chance U. At the community college level, student-athletes earn second and sometimes third or fourth chances in pursuit...

Gavilan seeks greatest season yet

On paper, this year’s Gavilan College women’s volleyball team could be the best one yet since coach Kevin Kramer took over the program 12 years ago. Considering the Rams are the two-time Coast Conference South Division champions and a perennial NorCal playoff participant, that...

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...

Vet trades uniform for Gavilan pads

For soldiers in Army green, unless they're career military professionals, there's life after the military. There's life after football too. Gavilan College two-way starter Branden Garcia is a seven-year Army veteran, and now that he’s out of the service, he’s working on his post-military dreams:...

Rams start anew

Last year was a season to forget for Gavilan College. Amid violations and an 0-10 record, stability is what the program needed. John Lango stepped in, back in charge of a team he led from 2000 to 2010. If Lango is going to bring...

Gavilan stays with a Jensen

Under former coach Dallas Jensen, the Gavilan College men's basketball program has been one of the best in Northern California the last two years. Jensen took a job with College of the Sequoias approximately six weeks ago, leaving the Rams in a tough position...

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