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February 15, 2020

College Diving: Makin’ it look easy

Nathan Myers jumped off the diving board at Christopher High, thinking the only impact it would have would be his body hitting the water. The then-junior was just fooling around, enjoying the honor luau as a result of his good grades. But from the instant his feet left the board, Cougars diving coach Paul Wells was watching—and his trained eyes realizing natural talent.

NCAA Wrestling: Delgado named Fighting Illini Athlete of the Year

Champaign, Illinois—It’s been quite a year for Jesse Delgado.

College Baseball: Gilroy’s Gaspar wins World Series with FPU

FRESNO—Winning a World Series title is the dream of every young baseball player. For Gilroy-native Kaohu Gaspar, his dream came true.

NCAA Football: Former Gilroy center receives scholarship to Eastern New Mexico University

The morning of Jan. 10 was a dream come true for Cordero Gonzales. He packed up and hit the road to start the next phase of his life — joining the football program at Eastern New Mexico University.

Gavilan soccer suffers first loss

Gavilan men’s soccer team suffered its first loss of the young season, falling 5-0 to Modesto College Tuesday.

Gavilan volleyball loses twice in Santa Rosa tourney

Gavilan volleyball dropped a pair of matches at the Santa Rosa Tournament Saturday, losing 3-1 against Feather River College and 3-2 against Santa Rosa.

Gavilan men’s soccer standout named student-athlete of the year

The Gavilan College Board of Trustees, The Department of Kinesiology & Athletics announced Josh Gonzalez was the 2012-13 Gavilan College Student-Athlete of the Year.

Boxing: SJSU Hall of Fame coach Menendez dies at 90 in Gilroy

Julius Menendez, a San Jose State Sports Hall of Famer who coached Muhammad Ali to a gold medal in the 1960 Olympics, died Sunday in Gilroy, San Jose State announced Thursday. He was 90.

Water Polo: Gilroy’s Jackson earns conference award

Virginia Military Institute women’s water polo star Caitlyn Jackson, who was raised in Gilroy, was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week on Tuesday.

Wrestling: NCAA title begins to sink in for Gilroy High grad Delgado

Jesse Delgado had already accomplished more than most of his peers dream of. The former Gilroy High wrestler won a California Interscholastic Federation state title for the Mustangs in 2009, and he went on to earn All-America honors as a college freshman at Illinois.