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April 12, 2024

Clash between city rivals brings excitement to the soccer pitch

There was no shortage of thrills in last week’s friendly cross-town rivalry match between Gilroy and Christopher High girls’ soccer teams.  On a clear, pleasant night, both squads had success mixed with some struggles, and the real winners were probably the several hundred fans from...

Cougars boys basketball proving to be top contenders for a league title 

The Christopher boys’ basketball team has reached the Central Coast Section playoffs the last four years and advanced to the final in three of those seasons.   This year, they are battling through a challenging 2023-24 league season with eyes on more playoff successes. “We have...

Cougars girls’ basketball off to hot start going into league play 

For the Christopher High girls’ basketball team, the holidays brought a big tournament championship and extension of a school-record win streak.  And the new year brought two more wins, with league play on the horizon. The Cougars won the title in the Gold Bracket of the...

Locals compete at 55th Pat Lovell Wrestling Tournament

A group of wrestlers from both Gilroy and Christopher high schools competed at the 55th Pat Lovell Wrestling Tournament at Aptos High School on Dec. 27-28. Jose Guerrero of Gilroy won the 215-pound weight class bracket and scored 32 team points to help the Mustangs...

Cougars boys’ soccer team on cusp to end playoff drought

After a series of sub- .500 records, the Christopher High boys’ soccer team posted winning records the last two seasons but still came up a bit short of a postseason bid.  The Cougars continue to have their sights set on reaching the Central Coast Section...

Cougars embody the Warrior spirit

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Christopher coach Jim Falvey sometimes feels he is coaching the Golden State Warriors: winning first-place trophies, such as in last weekend’s six-team Watsonville tournament, and describing players on his team.  “It starts with our three seniors,” Falvey said. “Nat (Javier) is a natural scorer. She...

Cougars football falls to mighty Soquel in CCS finals

With the season just a few months away, longtime Christopher High football coach Tim Pierleoni departed in June 2021.  School officials had to convince a reluctant Darren Yafai to jump onboard.   The experienced skipper agreed to help out and the decision turned into a spectacular three-year...

Cougars football rallies past Menlo

The Christopher High football team was part of another miraculous come-from-behind playoff victory following a 21-17 win over No. 5 Menlo School in the Central Coast Section Division II semifinals on Nov. 18.   After trailing 17-0 in the third quarter, the No. 8 seed Cougars...

Cougars football edges powerhouse Mitty in CCS playoff thriller

Christopher High earned the lowest seed in the Central Coast Section Division II playoff bracket and was going up against Mitty High—one of the most powerful and prestigious West Catholic Athletic League teams in the section.  That essentially meant there was little to no chance...

Cougars football falls short in battle for league title

A back-and-forth donnybrook between rivals Live Oak and Christopher came down to the last play with four seconds remaining on the clock.  And it was the Acorns’ defense that made its third straight stand to hold the Cougars out of the end zone and preserve...

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