Taylor Fabing had no inclination to play softball again. Fabing, a 2013 San Benito High graduate who played two years at Pima Community College in Arizona, didn’t receive any offers after the 2015 season ended in early May. That was OK, though, because Fabing had a terrific season, as she ranked among the team’s leaders in several offensive categories.
Three weeks ago, Tommy Hernandez was still deciding on whether to enroll at Gavilan College or Hartnell College to play baseball. Jacob Trujillo’s future was a bit clearer, as he had enrolled at Gavilan after playing a year at Mission College in Santa Clara.
Gavilan football coach Mike Dovenberg could easily be mistaken for one of his players. During last Thursday’s practice, the first-year coach was out on the field, tossing the ball and training alongside his fellow players. Temperatures rose into the high 80s, but that did little to wear Dovenberg down. The newly minted head coach’s energy is infectious and it has spread to his players.
GILROY—Gavilan College defensive lineman Troy Donovan was beaming as he signed his letter of intent with Trinity International University Thursday. As he peered out at the crowd of friends, family, teammates and coaches who came to share in the moment with him, he couldn’t help but remember who was missing.
Only one baseball player in Northern California gets the honor of being called the player of the year, and that honor went to Gavilan College pitcher Erik Barron.
Will Cross always wanted to compete against older players form an early age, displaying a confidence and boldness belying his age.
Reality was better than a dream for Diego Leon in the California Community College State Track and Field Championships last weekend.
After Diego Leon completed his freshman season on the Hartnell College men’s cross-country team, Panthers coach Chris Zepeda said Leon could go down as one of the school’s all-time greats, and perhaps the best ever.
GILROY—Gavilan’s historic season came to an end Saturday.
Cody Hendricks was told he would never play football again.

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