A year ago, David Kaplansky took over a Gavilan College men’s basketball program that had finished 1-22 the previous season. It’s apparent the former San Benito High coach has steered the Rams in the right direction.
GILROY—Cal Poly trailed Montana by two points and had just four seconds left on the clock when it turned to Alex Vega. The fate of the game rested on his foot and the Gilroy High alum rose to the occasion. In his debut college game, Vega blasted a career-high 49-yard field goal to lift the Mustangs to a 20-19 win over Montana Sept. 5 in Missoula.
GILROY—Alejandro Flores was a wanted man. He had several Southern California Division I soccer teams knocking on his door, hoping he’d suit up for them this fall. But Flores’ mother, apprehensive to have him go so far away, was praying he’d stay closer to home.
GILROY—Rams’ football player Jeremy Robinson only spent a year with the team, but it was a year that was well spent.
GILROY—It’s been nearly 46 years since Gilroy resident Carlos C. “Bud” Odgen Jr. suited up for the Santa Clara University Broncos men’s basketball team. Even though nearly five decades have passed, he is still recognized as one of the greatest to ever wear the uniform. And on Saturday, he’ll take his place among the West Coast Conference’s finest.
STANFORD—The week of Oct. 3 was all about Elise Ogle.
Nathan Myers jumped off the diving board at Christopher High, thinking the only impact it would have would be his body hitting the water. The then-junior was just fooling around, enjoying the honor luau as a result of his good grades. But from the instant his feet left the board, Cougars diving coach Paul Wells was watching—and his trained eyes realizing natural talent.
Champaign, Illinois—It’s been quite a year for Jesse Delgado.
FRESNO—Winning a World Series title is the dream of every young baseball player. For Gilroy-native Kaohu Gaspar, his dream came true.
The morning of Jan. 10 was a dream come true for Cordero Gonzales. He packed up and hit the road to start the next phase of his life — joining the football program at Eastern New Mexico University.