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February 27, 2024

Darren Yafai excited to man the Christopher sideline

Make no mistake: Darren Yafai is excited to be the new Christopher High football coach—it just wasn’t on his radar.  “By no means at all (was I thinking of doing this),” said Yafai, who spent the last five years as an assistant coach helping the...

CHS, Song hitting the right notes on the pitch

The Christopher High boys soccer team is projected to have one of its best seasons in program history, and it's probably not a coincidence that Paul Song happens to play a key role on the squad. After all, when one looks at Song's impressive...

Christopher falls short in CIF NorCal quarterfinals

With its season hanging in the balance, the Christopher High boys basketball team got the shot it wanted. Rickey Becker had curled around a screen to the top of the key, and even though there were two defenders in his vicinity, he had just...

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, Christopher baseball teams hit the field

The Gilroy High baseball program had just north of 20 individuals try out for the junior varsity and varsity teams this season. The number wasn’t high enough to field two squads, so the Mustangs decided to put everyone on the varsity squad. Despite its...

Christopher, Gilroy track and field athletes shine

As Gabriela Baxter kept on clearing the bar in the girls high jump event, coaches and fellow competitors marveled in the ease in how she did it. This is basically Baxter’s first full season in the event, as her freshman year on Christopher High’s...

Christopher girls soccer team continues historic march with CIF NorCal win

Three days after repeating as Central Coast Section champions, the Christopher High girls soccer team delivered an encore performance on Tuesday.  And it was a historic one. The Cougars’ 3-1 win over No. 8 seed Colfax in the quarterfinals of the CIF NorCal Regional Division...

Gilroy native Eric De La Cerda realizes dream, signs with Earthquakes second team

For as long as he can remember, Eric De La Cerda dreamed of becoming the starting goalkeeper of the San Jose Earthquakes.  The Gilroy native is one step closer to making that a reality after he signed a Major League Soccer (MLS) NEXT Pro contract...

Fleming, Scourbys latest CHS athletes to reach next level

Joe Fleming and Kaylyn Scourbys made a bit of history as the latest Christopher High athletes who are set to play in college. According to Christopher High golf coach Jeff Driggs, Scourbys is the first golfer from the school who will play at the...

Christopher earns Severance Bowl bragging rights – again

Bragging rights for the Severance Bowl title belongs—and stays—with Christopher High. The Cougars made it so with a convincing 35-0 win over crosstown rival Gilroy High on Friday night in the season-finale for both teams.  Although Christopher has dominated the Severance Bowl—the Cougars are 9-2...

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