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October 17, 2021

Christopher boys, Gilroy girls win in water polo rivalry contests

In the practices leading up to the Christopher-Gilroy boys water polo match on Oct. 5, the Cougars’ Charlie Wheat and Emiliano Grieco worked on their give-and-go sequences and specific set plays.  The work paid off as Wheat scored three goals and Grieco two in a...

Gavilan College women’s volleyball team filled with local talent

After longtime women’s volleyball coach Kevin Kramer left Gavilan College to become the athletic director at Chabot College in 2018, Tyson Norton assumed the responsibilities for the 2019 season.  But Norton was gone after just one season, taking a job as an assistant coach at...

Christopher field hockey team tops Gilroy; both squads are top-notch

In one particular sequence in the fourth quarter, the Christopher High field hockey team peppered the Gilroy High goal, unleashing four shots in rapid-fire succession.  None of those shots went in, but it was a microcosm of the match. The Cougars had superior time of...

Senior stalwarts Nicholas Guzman and Karina Rodriguez lead Gilroy High cross country teams

From freshmen sensations to senior stalwarts, Nicholas Guzman and Karina Rodriguez have anchored the Gilroy High cross country program for the past four years.  Now in the twilight of their prep careers, Guzman and Rodriguez are in solid shape to have their best seasons yet....

Gilroy High boys, girls water polo teams tough as usual

Even after graduating 13 seniors combined from the boys and girls teams, Gilroy High water polo coach Doug Pickford has a solid group of players who have already shown the ability to compete at a high level.  Entering this week’s action, the girls were 4-2...

Balers top Christopher in titanic defensive battle

If the San Benito High football team came to Don Christopher Stadium on Sept. 10 expecting to roll to victory, Christopher High had other ideas. Though ranked 17 spots below the Haybalers in the Central Coast Section, the Cougars held their opponent down for most...

Gilroy High’s Chimezie Elias having breakout season

On the team’s first offensive play in the season-opener, Gilroy High junior Chimezie Elias knew things would be vastly different this year compared to the Covid spring season in March and April.  “I lined up, ran the first route and knew I was going to...

Live Oak, Christopher football teams involved in another nail-biter

With a chance to ice the game, Live Oak High quarterback Xavier Catano went up to Acorns coach Mike Gemo and said, “Just give me the ball, coach. I’m going to get it.” Catano did just that, running for a 10-yard gain to put the...

Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero looks ahead for potential title shot

At a time when most professional boxers are either retired or washed up, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (37-6-1) still has plenty left in the tank. That much was evident after the 38-year-old Gilroy native won a unanimous decision over Victor Ortiz in a welterweight...

Christopher High football team picks apart Sobrato

Usually when a team out-gains its opponent by just 26 yards in total offense, the outcome is razor close. That wasn’t the case in Christopher High’s season-opener against Sobrato on Aug. 28. After a somewhat slow start, the Cougars turned it on en route...