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June 30, 2022

Athletes of the Week: May 22

Each week we recognize one area male and female athlete for their performance on the field of play. This week's are:

Christopher High’s sports complex vandalized

GILROY—Christopher High’s new and stunning Don Christopher Sports Complex was marred sometime over the weekend after vandals ripped up part of the field.

Melia Middleton leads CHS track and field team in PCAL Masters/CCS Qualifier Meet

Melia Middleton is still trying to find the form that pushed her to second place in the 300 meter hurdles race in the Central Coast Section Championships last year.  The Christopher High junior feels like she’s getting close, and just at the right time. Middleton...

Prep Water Polo: Cougars ease past Gilroy

GILROY—Christopher had to work to get on the board, but ultimately scored in bunches as it beat Gilroy 18-5 in the final Friday game of the Stinky Rose Tournament.

Prep Football: Mustangs look for first win against Sobrato

Gilroy coach Brian Boyd contributes the loss to Live Oak to three key plays: two bad snaps on third and short that were recovered, but forced the Mustangs to punt and a play where the ball took a funny bounce on an Acorns kickoff that Gilroy thought was going out of play, but was recovered by the hosts and returned for a touchdown.

Emotional night, emotional win for Gilroy football

Gilroy’s emotional week culminated with an emotional win 37-14 over North Monterey County Friday as the Mustangs closed out the regular season in honor of Dylan Holler.

Hoops: Acorns stun Mustangs in Hagen tourney

It was nearly eight years ago that the Acorns last won a game at Gilroy High. In 2004 - Live Oak’s second to last year in the same league with the Mustangs - the Acorns upset the Mustangs 44-34 in Gilroy.

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...

Prep Softball: 3-run blast lifts Balers past Gilroy

GILROY—Suzy Brookshire hit a three-run home run in the second inning off Gilroy ace Lauren Castro to lead San Benito to a 6-4 win over the Mustangs at Gilroy High.

BASKETBALL: Suttles, CHS boys win big at Oracle

Junior post player Shane Suttles scored 21 points to lead Christopher’s boys basketball team to a 62-43 win against Overfelt of San Jose on Saturday at Oracle Arena in Oakland.