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Saturday, September 22, 2018
When Jubenal Rodriguez received a call in mid-November that he was being nominated by the San Francisco 49ers as their NFL High School Coach of the Year, he thought one of his friends was playing a joke on him. “I...
As an undersized nose tackle and cornerback on this year’s Central Coast Section Division V championship-winning Gilroy High football team, Alex Felix could’ve been considered an underdog, as he was routinely giving up anywhere from 20 to 50 pounds...
Dallas and Derek Jensen vividly remember the individual 1-on-1 times they had with their dad, Kort, from the time they were adolescents into their college years. Most of those moments—they number in the thousands—took place at the Church of...
Eric Ortega is known for never taking a play off, in practice or in the games. He’s the proverbial player who has a motor that never stops, and in Ortega’s case, he’s always stuck in fifth gear. The Christopher...
There have been times this season when Dean Tognetti felt like he couldn’t miss. The Christopher High senior combo guard has already amassed three 30-point games for a Cougars squad that entered the week with a 7-5 record, with...
When Anthony Gomez was in the middle of a losing streak during an otherwise solid freshman season, his coaches kept on encouraging him. “They said, ‘Wait, it’ll be your time.’ That is what pushed me through my freshman year,” Gomez...
For high school athletes, the recruiting process can be long, arduous and at times excruciating. For Kalena Paredes, the path to play softball at New York University (NYU) barely hit a speed bump. The Christopher High senior utility player...
CAMPBELL—Tyler Davis ran for 163 yards and two touchdowns and Ethan Crawford had two interceptions as Christopher brought home its first Central Coast Section championship with a 24-7 win over Leland. Just 24 hours after crosstown rival Gilroy won the...
CAMPBELL—When the Central Coast Section Division V championship was on the line, the Gilroy football team turned to the players who already knew what it takes to win a CCS title. Joseph Barnes rushed for 234 yards and five touchdowns...
Christopher took its lumps a year ago as the boys basketball team adjusted to a new coach and to his way of doing things. Now Derek Jensen has had a full offseason to get to know his team and vice...

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