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March 26, 2023
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Los Gatos boys basketball, girls soccer teams clinch outright league titles

Two more Los Gatos High sports teams have clinched league championships in the current winter sports season.

With the school having already won titles in girls basketball and wrestling, the boys basketball team pulled off a remarkable repeat title season. A year after earning a share of the El Camino Division championship, the Wildcats were promoted to the league’s upper De Anza Division and won it outright after a 37-35 win over Mountain View on Feb. 10, avenging their only league loss in the process.

Tommy Ankenbrandt had eight points and eight rebounds, Scotty Brennan finished with seven points and three blocks, and Nolan Koch grabbed 10 rebounds in the win. Meanwhile, the Los Gatos girls soccer team went into its Feb. 14 regular-season finale against Wilcox primed to clinch an outright Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division championship.  

And they did just that, dominating the Chargers 4-1 to finish 11-0-1 in league play. Brynn Gipson screed two goals and Leila Pozas and Sam Elliott had one goal each in the victory.

Look for a full game report and a story on the team on this website and in next week’s edition of the Los Gatan.

Tommy Ankenbrandt dunks during the Wildcats’ 63-52 win over Saratoga Feb. 8. Photo by Jonathan Natividad.
Brynn Gipson, seen here earlier this season against Milpitas, had two goals in the league-title clinching win vs. Wilcox.

Emanuel Lee
Emanuel Lee is the sports editor of the Los Gatan, Gilroy Dispatch, Hollister Free Lance and Morgan Hill Times. An American High and University of Kentucky alumnus, he primarily covers high school athletics, Gavilan College, various youth sports in south Santa Clara/San Benito counties and pro sports on occasion. Two decades of journalism experience and recipient of several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. With the Weeklys/NewSVMedia group since 2013. Emanuel has run eight marathons with a PR of 3:13.40 (7:24 mile pace), counts himself as a devoted follower of Jesus Christ and loves spending time with his wife and their two lovely daughters, Evangeline and Eliza. Coaches, athletic directors and parents are encouraged to report scores to [email protected]

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