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December 1, 2022

Christopher boys basketball team building something special

The 2019-2020 season was a historic one for the Christopher High boys basketball team, which advanced to a Central Coast Section championship game and won a game in the CIF NorCal playoffs before falling in the regional semifinals.  On paper, incredibly enough, this year’s team...

Prep Girls Golf: Balers top Mustangs

GILROY—Thursday’s match between Gilroy and San Benito was less about competition and more about friendship. After the scores were tallied and the medalist announced, girls from both sides exchanged handshakes, hugs and smiles; the results were the furthest thing from their minds.

Prep Football: Mustangs look to rebound against Gonzales

The Gilroy Mustangs were so close to victory they could taste it.

Prep Lacrosse: Crosse-ing over

As a teenager, Christopher’s Athletic Director Darren Yafai dreamed of playing lacrosse. He knew the game inside and out, learning all the skills from his father, who had played in Canada. He frequently talked lacrosse with Gary Podesta—the head coach of the Santa Clara University team at the time—during his shift at Nob Hill where he bagged groceries. There was only one thing stopping Yafai from playing—Gilroy didn’t have a team.

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.

Prep Volleyball: Cougars sweep Gilroy

GILROY — For both Gilroy and Christopher, Wednesday’s crosstown game was about improvement.

VOLLEYBALL: Year-end awards rain down on local athletes

If the Tri-County Athletic League gave out an annual Most-Enthusiastic award, a likely frontrunner for that distinction this year could have been Gilroy High volleyball player Connor Escobar.

Gilroy field hockey rich in tradition

Gilroy High has a rich tradition in field hockey, having won a Central Coast Section playoff championship while finishing as the runner-up five times. Only 11 different teams have won a CCS field hockey title, proving the Mustangs are truly one of the sport's...

Gilroy High softball team battles back but falls short

The San Benito and Gilroy softball teams both finished with seven hits apiece in their May 11 contest. The difference was the Haybalers committed just one error, while the Mustangs had five that led to five unearned runs.  Near flawless defense and another strong pitching...