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December 8, 2023

Cougars field hockey sneaks past Mustangs in overtime thriller

A lot was on the line last week at Gilroy High as Christopher High and the host Mustangs met in a showdown of two of the best girls field hockey teams in the Central Coast Section. For starters, it is a city rivalry.   There was also...

Cougars girls volleyball off to hot start in BVAL play

It was “Dig Pink” night at Christopher High for the anticipated volleyball showdown between the top two teams in the Santa Teresa East Division.  In the second set, the Cougars took a big “dig deep for a big dig” to rally to a dramatic come-from-behind...

Cougars, Mustangs girls tennis programs continue to flourish

The top two girls tennis teams in the seven-team Blossom Valley Athletic League West Valley Division are both in the city of Gilroy.  On Monday afternoon, Gilroy High hosted cross-town rival Christopher High in the battle of unbeatens.  In the end, the scoreboard showed the Cougars...

Cougars girls volleyball holds its own during tough preseason

Christopher High girls’ volleyball team missed out on the Central Coast Section playoffs by the narrowest of margins in 2022.  This year’s pride of Cougars features several of those returnees along with some new faces who are focused on winning the close matches, while also...

Christopher football strives to overcome growing pains 

Christopher High’s football team lost about half of its starters from last season’s group that won a share of the league title and went on a postseason run.   The good news is that head coach Darren Yafai has the other half returning but in order...

Cougars, Mustangs set to kick off 2023 season

The time has finally arrived for both Christopher and Gilroy high schools to kick off the 2023 football season. The Cougars finished in a three-way tie for the Blossom Valley Athletic League Mt. Hamilton Division crown and advanced to the Central Coast Section Division II...

Recent Christopher High grad Cloey Turiello signs letter of intent to play at D-II program Maryville University

Recent Christopher High graduate Cloey Turiello got accepted into 17 of the 20 colleges she applied to, so it goes without saying that she had plenty of great options on where to spend the next four to five years of her life.  In the end,...

Former CHS standout Sarah Starks has breakthrough junior season at UC Davis

When the 2022 season was finished, Sarah Starks had one thought: to improve in all facets of the game—both mentally and physically—as a member of the UC Davis softball team.  “I can’t lie, last year I did struggle a little bit,” said Starks, a 2019...

CHS senior Melia Middleton caps season with a flourish

Melia Middleton capped off a sensational season in the CIF State Track and Field Championships May 26-27 at Veterans Memorial Stadium at Buchanan High in Clovis. The Christopher High senior competed in the 400-meter run and 300-meter hurdles, qualifying for the finals in the...

Melia Middleton breaks records en route to hurdles title; Baxter, Okoronkwo and fleet of CHS Unified, ambulatory athletes qualify for State

Since Melia Middleton started to focus on herself instead of the competition, she’s taken her speed to another level.  The Christopher High senior broke through to win the title that has eluded her since she was a sophomore: a Central Coast Section Championship in her...

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