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December 7, 2021

Gilroy High distance ace Nicholas Guzman earns CIF State Championship berth

As he was running in the Central Coast Section Championship Division II race at Crystal Springs in Belmont on Nov. 13, Gilroy High senior Nicholas Guzman’s plan was simple yet exceedingly difficult: stay with the leaders the entire way of the 2.95-mile course.  Guzman did...

Christopher is the perfect example of ‘next man up’ as it advances in playoffs

Despite being undersized and losing several players to injuries throughout the season, the Christopher High football team keeps finding ways to win. The Cougars’ latest example of beating a bigger team came in the Central Coast Section Division III playoff quarterfinals against Palo Alto...

Mia Katsuyoshi realizes dream, commits to play for Cal field hockey team

Mia Katsuyoshi remembers the car ride home as if it was yesterday. The Christopher High senior was with her parents and left Berkeley on the night of Oct. 22 after Cal field hockey coach Shellie Onstead offered Katsuyoshi a spot on next year’s team.  It’s...

Christopher High field hockey team’s greatest season ever ends in hard-fought CCS semifinal loss

Take all the motivational sports quotes and one can apply it to the Christopher High field hockey team after a hard-fought 1-0 loss to Los Gatos High in the Central Coast Section playoff semifinals on Wednesday at Saratoga High.  Perhaps no saying describes the Cougars’...

Success in ‘A’ league has Christopher High football team prepared for CCS playoffs

The Christopher High football team survived a gauntlet of a schedule playing in the Pacific Coast League’s Gabilan Division. Now, the Cougars are banking on the fact that playing the likes of Salinas, San Benito, Aptos and Palma—four perennial powerhouse programs—have prepared them to...

Christopher field hockey team makes history, earning first CCS semifinal playoff berth

With a riveting 2-1 overtime win in the Central Coast Section playoffs on Nov. 6, the Christopher High field hockey team made history, earning its first semifinal berth in program history.  In the midst of their best season ever, the Cougars (16-1-2) play the section’s...

Christopher, Gilroy field hockey teams advance in CCS playoffs

The Christopher and Gilroy field hockey teams both advanced out of the second round of the Central Coast Section playoffs with dominant victories on Wednesday.  The Cougars (15-1-2) rolled to a 5-0 win over Homestead and advanced to a quarterfinal matchup against a St. Ignatius...

Gilroy, Christopher runners excel in PCAL Cross Country Finals

Several local runners excelled in the Pacific Coast League Cross Country Championships at Toro Park in Salinas on Oct. 30.  Gilroy High senior Karina Rodriguez continued her outstanding season by running to victory in the Gabilan Division race, crossing the tape in a personal-record (PR)...

Gilroy High hammers Gonzales; showdown with Santa Cruz next

Everyone got paid. The Gilroy High football team has that as one of its mottos and even printed out T-shirts with that exact phrase.  It comes from longtime coach Skip Bloom, who is currently the Mustangs’ junior varsity defensive coordinator. Bloom and Gilroy varsity head...

Christopher High football team shows mettle in grinding out victories

The Christopher High football team didn’t gain any style points in its 20-0 victory against Alisal High on Oct. 21, but then again, artistic value wasn’t necessary.  “We were looking at this as kind of a playoff game,” Cougars coach Darren Yafai said. “We had...