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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Nic Aguilar knows what it’s like to have a state championship within his grasp—literally—only to have it slip away. In last year’s 113-pound title match in the CIF State Championships, Aguilar had Jesse Vasquez of St. John Bosco’s on...
The Christopher High girls soccer team showed plenty of promise in a 2016-2017 season that concluded with a 1-0 loss to eventual Central Coast Section Division I co-champion Santa Clara in the opening round. A season later, the Cougars...
Whenever Gilroy High plays Christopher High—in any sport—it always carries a little more meaning. The boys soccer teams from the respective schools have extra incentive to win in the form of the Garlic Cup trophy. The Cougars are in...
Brothers Drew and Mason Gumin agree on many things, but there’s one thing they disagree on—who wins when they play NBA 2K. “We’ve played hundreds of times, and I think Drew has beaten me two times the entire time,” Mason...
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...

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