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February 27, 2024

Cougars embody the Warrior spirit

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Christopher coach Jim Falvey sometimes feels he is coaching the Golden State Warriors: winning first-place trophies, such as in last weekend’s six-team Watsonville tournament, and describing players on his team.  “It starts with our three seniors,” Falvey said. “Nat (Javier) is a natural scorer. She...

Mustangs cross country program galloping to success 

Gilroy High cross country coach Matthew Castillo has the program running well ahead of the pack in 2023.  Leading the boys team is junior Josh Guzman, who qualified for the CIF State meet last year and has turned in several sensational performances this season.   He had...

Gilroy golfer grabs gold in tournament

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At the end of the first day of the Northern California Golf Association Net Amateur Championship, Josh Torres was locked in a three-way tie for first. The Gilroy native, competing for the Gilroy Golf Course, needed a big round during the second and final day...

Cougars field hockey sneaks past Mustangs in overtime thriller

A lot was on the line last week at Gilroy High as Christopher High and the host Mustangs met in a showdown of two of the best girls field hockey teams in the Central Coast Section. For starters, it is a city rivalry.   There was also...

San Jose Sharks players visit the South Valley

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There was a Sharks sighting last week in the South Valley. San Jose Sharks players Thomas Bordeleau and Henry Thrun made a special appearance at Great Clips on East Dunne Avenue in Morgan Hill, followed by a visit to the Mt. Madonna YMCA enrichment program...

Gilroy’s Triple Crown baseball team plays in Cooperstown

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What happens when 11 Gilroy boys go to Cooperstown, New York, for a week-long baseball tournament?  A lifetime of memories.  The 12U Triple Crown Baseball team played in Cooperstown, New York, on July 9-15 representing Gilroy. All these players proudly came through the Gilroy Little League...

Hypatia Shen knows how to hit the mark

Although shooting—and Air Rifle Marksmanship in particular—is one of the oldest Olympic sports and contested as a championship-sanctioned sport by the NCAA with high school state championships in Georgia and Hawaii—it’s hardly ubiquitous in California.  That’s what makes Hypatia Shen’s achievements all the more unique....

Joshua Adams ready to make his mark as new Gilroy High AD

For Joshua Adams, the transition to becoming the new athletic director at Gilroy High has been years in the making.  The 45-year-old has a total of 20 years of high school coaching experience—15 as a head coach—and spent the previous six years as the assistant...

Gavilan College men’s soccer aims to make noise in its return to the pitch

For anyone thinking the Gavilan College men’s soccer team is going to be a pushover in the upcoming season—its first time on the pitch since 2018—coach Josue Salgado said to think again.  “Why can’t we be good the first year back,” he said. “If you...

After 18 years, women’s soccer returns to Gavilan

In 2005, the Gavilan College women’s soccer team finished 0-17, scoring one goal while allowing 100.  No, that’s not a typo. Not surprisingly, the program went under and into a prolonged dormant period before it was announced earlier this year that women’s soccer was returning...

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