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Gilroy, CA
Saturday, September 22, 2018
After getting swept by crosstown rival Gilroy High during the regular season, Christopher High was ready for payback. The Cougars got it in a big way, routing the Mustangs 11-2 last Saturday in a Central Coast Section Division II...
There is no magic formula when it comes to a team playing its best at the most important time of the season—the playoffs. If there were, every coach would bottle that formula up and follow it the letter. Fortunately...
Anthony Gomez accomplished one of his top goals April 28 when San Francisco State wrestling coach Jason Welch offered him a scholarship. “It’s a dream to go and be able to wrestle at SF State,” said Gomez, a Christopher High...
Jacob Newman has been waiting for this opportunity for a while. The 24-year-old Newman is the new Gilroy High football coach, and he can’t wait to get things rolling. “The immediate goal is to get the kids together and establish...
The Gilroy and Christopher High gymnastics teams qualified for the Central Coast Section Championships with strong showings in the Santa Clara Valley League Finals last Thursday. The Mustangs finished third with 141.5 points, while Christopher took fifth with 135.15...
Despite not having a swimming background, Erika Cates tried out for the water polo team in her freshman year. When Cates made that decision, she didn’t think it would lead her to playing for a college years later. But...
Marcela Mantilla couldn’t stop hopping up and down. The Gilroy High sophomore had just won the 100-meter hurdles race in a personal-record (PR) 15.87 seconds in last Friday’s Monterey Bay League Pacific Division Championships, so one couldn’t blame Mantilla...
For the ninth consecutive year and the 13th time overall, the Christopher High girls swimming team earned a Monterey Bay League title. The Cougars were too tough once again in the MBL Gabilan Division Championships last Saturday, totaling 359...
Thanachai “Job” Kapinkan can’t wait for the Blossom Valley League Division Finals. The Gilroy High senior and foreign exchange student from Thailand entered the week with an 11-3 record, with two of those losses coming to Branham’s top player. “I...
When Haley Berube took an official visit to the University of Mary in North Dakota in January, the Christopher High senior knew it was the right fit. Having just visited Linfield College in Oregon—another place she liked—Berube was happy...

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