There is something happening at Gavilan College. What it is, is pretty clear.
Three wrestlers are two wins away from one ultimate prize. After a long, long Day 1, which began with weigh-ins at 7 a.m. and concluded with the final match of the evening after 9 p.m., Gilroy High will have three wrestlers start Day 2 in the semifinals of the California Interscholastic Federation Wrestling Championships at Raboback Arena in Bakersfield.
With about four hours left in a marathon 12-hour Day 1 at the CIF State Wrestling Championships on Friday in Bakersfield, Gilroy High’s Paul Fox (126), Nikko Villarreal and Willie Fox (145) prevailed in their Championship Round 3 matches, are all 2-0 and into the quarterfinals.
Through two championship rounds at the annual CIF State Wrestling Championships, six of the seven local wrestlers in the field won their opening matches Friday morning at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield.
Bakersfield, here they come. Gilroy will be well represented with seven locals entered into the grueling, two-day, battle of wills that is the CIF State Wrestling Championship tournament today and Saturday at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield.
Super Bowl XLVI is Sunday and pits the New York Giants against the New England Patriots. The Giants stunned the Patriots 17-14 in Super Bowl XLII our seasons ago. Do the Giants have the Patriots' number again? Or will Tom Brady win his fourth ring? The sports writers for the Gilroy Dispatch, Morgan Hill Times and Hollister Free Lance weight in with their predictions.
Members of the Mainstreet Media Group (Hollister Free Lance, Gilroy Dispatch, Morgan Hill Times) decided to predict the winners of Sunday's NFL conference championship games. Here are the picks:
Andrel Gaines, a freshman basketball player at Gavilan College
Andrel Gaines, a freshman basketball player at Gavilan College whose fight for life following a Nov. 6 car accident spurred thousands of prayers and ardent messages of support, died this morning at a San Francisco hospital, the Dispatch has learned.
The Frys.com Open continues through Sunday at CordeValle Golf