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April 19, 2021

Mendosa, Gilroy football back on the field

On the second play of Gilroy’s second drive, Matt Mendosa took the handoff before going over center for a six yard gain. It took multiple defenders to take down Mendosa, who bowled over one player at the end. In football lingo, Mendosa absolutely trucked...

Gilroy field hockey has bright future

With seven freshmen on the team—six of whom are starters—the Gilroy High field hockey team’s future looks as bright as ever. In this truncated season—which ends on March 29 against Presentation—the Mustangs (3-2-1) showed why they’ve been a perennial Central Coast Section playoff participant...

Christopher field hockey nears perfect season

The Christopher High field hockey team doesn’t just have one particular standout—it has many. In fact, Cougars coach Dani Hameon said “we don’t have a weak spot anywhere on the field,” a statement that seemed a matter of fact in a 2-0 win over...

Gilroy sweeps Christopher in water polo

Gilroy High goalie Emmitt Silva had already made two point-blank saves early in the fourth period when Christopher scored to cut its deficit to 6-5 with 3 minutes, 35 seconds remaining in Monday’s contest. Moments later, Silva made another tremendous point-blank save, backstopping the...

Christopher returns to triumph on the gridiron

For the first time since the 2018 season, the Christopher High football team was able to walk off the field having scored more points than its opponents. The Cougars, who went 0-9 in the 2019 season, started the much anticipated and delayed 2020 season...

Alysa Gutierrez earns scholarship to play at Colorado Mesa

It was probably one of Alysa Gutierrez’s most nerve-wracking moments in her life. In late October, the Gilroy High senior was in the Colorado Mesa University softball facility throwing a bullpen session as her potential future coaches and teammates looked on.  “All eyes were on...

Jesse James Guerrero to make pro boxing debut

The last month has been a whirlwind for 16-year-old Jesse James Guerrero, who will make his professional boxing debut against an undetermined opponent in a 108-pound bout on Saturday in Rosarito, Mexico. The incoming Gilroy High junior was planning on becoming a pro when...

Teams, coaches hopeful for fall

As if high school football coaches weren’t busy enough, another layer was added to their duties when the coronavirus pandemic hit. When fall sports teams were allowed to start summer conditioning workout sessions on June 22, it marked the beginning of a new era...

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 until at...

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 letter of...