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Sunday, August 19, 2018
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.
Gavilan men’s soccer team suffered its first loss of the young season, falling 5-0 to Modesto College Tuesday.
Gavilan volleyball dropped a pair of matches at the Santa Rosa Tournament Saturday, losing 3-1 against Feather River College and 3-2 against Santa Rosa.
The Gavilan College Board of Trustees, The Department of Kinesiology & Athletics announced Josh Gonzalez was the 2012-13 Gavilan College Student-Athlete of the Year.
Julius Menendez, a San Jose State Sports Hall of Famer who coached Muhammad Ali to a gold medal in the 1960 Olympics, died Sunday in Gilroy, San Jose State announced Thursday. He was 90.

Water Polo: Gilroy’s Jackson earns conference award

Virginia Military Institute women’s water polo star Caitlyn Jackson, who was raised in Gilroy, was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week on Tuesday.
Jesse Delgado had already accomplished more than most of his peers dream of. The former Gilroy High wrestler won a California Interscholastic Federation state title for the Mustangs in 2009, and he went on to earn All-America honors as a college freshman at Illinois.

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