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September 29, 2020

Gilroy wrestling dynasty stronger than ever

Just call him The Comeback Kid. After winning the 170-pound title in the Central Coast Section Championships last Saturday at Independence High, Chad Sakamoto was greeted by a flood of teammates, coaches, family members and friends as he came off the mat....

Christopher focuses on the process

The Christopher High girls basketball team has a goal to be its own version of a D.R.E.A.M. team. It's their acronym for discipline, respect, effort, attitude and mentality. The Cougars want to grade high in all of those categories. If they do,...

Gilroy cruises in league; CCS next

For the Gilroy High wrestling team, last Saturday's Pacific Coast League Gabilan Division Championships was all about one thing: get in, get out. And that's exactly what the Mustangs did. They totaled 274 points to cruise to another league championship victory in...

Sometimes the games don’t go on

For the local high school spring sports teams, the season has been put on hold—for now. The Gilroy Unified School District, Morgan Hill Unified School District and San Benito High School District last week made the decision to suspend all athletic events...

Christopher girls soccer team still unbeaten

After winning a second straight league championship and advancing to a Central Coast Section playoff title match last year, what could the Christopher High girls soccer team possibly do for an encore this season? How about winning a third consecutive league title...

Ayala ascends to the top of CCS rankings

In both her sophomore and junior year at Gilroy High, Aphrodite Ayala competed in four—count 'em, four—sports. That's all you need to know about Ayala, who is looking to win a Central Coast Section championship this year in wrestling, which has become...

Christopher falls short in CIF NorCal quarterfinals

With its season hanging in the balance, the Christopher High boys basketball team got the shot it wanted. Rickey Becker had curled around a screen to the top of the key, and even though there were two defenders in his vicinity, he...

Aphrodite Ayala makes fast ascent

When Aphrodite Ayala decided to compete in wrestling for the first time in her sophomore year, she had it in the back of her mind that it could lead to something greater. The Gilroy High senior proved prescient, as she signed her...

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...

Diokno, Tabron sign to play in college

Maya Tabron doesn't get emotional too often. But whenever high school athletes sign their letter of intents to play a sport in college—as Tabron did at Christopher High on Nov. 20—that would assuredly bring some tears down Tabron's face, wouldn't it? Not a chance....