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September 30, 2020

Football coach’s profile rises after receiving prestigious award

Rob Mendez and Brian Lammi first met in March 2019 at Donald Driver's Driven to Achieve Awards event in Milwaukee. A week or two later, the Gilroy-born Mendez reached out to Lammi for advice after a movie producer asked to meet with...

Spartan athlete inspires others to challenge themselves

"What the hell am I doing? I can't even pick these things up."  That is what Jana Eastus was thinking at one point in the Lake Tahoe Spartan Beast World Championship race last September. Eastus was carrying two heavy...

Mendez: ‘Who says I can’t go further?’

"When you dedicate yourself to something and open your mind to different possibilities and focus on what you can do instead of what you can't do, you really can go places in this world."

Starks works hard to realize dream

Moments before every softball game, Sarah Starks feels at peace. The Christopher High senior has a very good reason for feeling this way.  “My mindset going into every game is I know it’s not necessarily what you do on the...

Stick and Move inspires youngsters

On the east side of the railroad tracks in old Gilroy, in an old square brick building that used to be a PG&E substation, kids spend the night punching each other in the face. Usually, that means trouble. But...

Late field goal lifts Cougars to first win

On Friday night Tyler Davis was what Christopher High coach Tim Pierleoni described as a “rolling razorblade.” The defense was deadly, as it piled up sacks. But it came down to a kick in the end. With 37 seconds to go, senior...

Seniors to drive Christopher offense

Football is a 'what have you done for me lately' kind of sport and Christopher High coach Tim Pierleoni knows it. One year after winning the Central Coast Section Division IV playoff championship, the Cougars won't only be asked to repeat their...

Gilroy steps into high expectations

After going undefeated and winning its first-ever Central Coast Section championship, what can Gilroy High possibly do for an encore? What we do know is that the Mustangs have a new head coach, Jake Newman, a promotion into a tougher division, the...

Seniors to drive Christopher High offense

Football is a 'what have you done for me lately' kind of sport and Christopher High coach Tim Pierleoni knows it. One year after winning the Central Coast Section Division IV playoff championship, the Cougars won't only be asked to repeat their...

Rams start anew

Last year was a season to forget for Gavilan College. Amid violations and an 0-10 record, stability is what the program needed. John Lango stepped in, back in charge of a team he led from 2000 to 2010. If Lango is going...