Jimmie Lopez, Ricardo Bribiescas and John Riffle all took home individual titles en route to propelling the Christopher High wrestling team to a second-place finish at its home tournament Saturday at the second annual Bert Mar Invitational.
Andrew Foster had 21 points, Wyatt Rocheleau 20 and Takoda Bowers 16, as the Christopher High boys varsity basketball team trumped visiting Pajaro Valley with its highest scoring out put of the season in a 85-53 victory Thursday night.
The Christopher High wrestling team's expectations are through the roof this season. Its list of goals starts with a clean run through the Monterey Bay League. Priority No. 1 looked to be in jeopardy as a short-handed Cougars squad entered Wednesday night's dual meet against visiting Watsonville.
After a three-week layoff and eager to begin defense of their fifth Tri-County Athletic League title, the Gilroy High girls varsity soccer team returned to the pitch for its TCAL opener and hit the ground running. Four different Mustangs registered goals in a 7-0 drubbing of host Alisal on Wednesday in Salinas.
Sara Makanani converted 1-of-2 free throws with 5.6 seconds remaining in the game, and after one final defensive stand, North Salinas defeated Gilroy High 40-39 in a gritty Tri-County Athletic League tilt Tuesday in Gilroy.
If last Wednesday's 5-0 loss to Monterey was the wake up call, the Christopher High boys varsity soccer team answered the bell Friday. With 11 players to fill out the roster, and no substitutions available, the Cougars hit the road against Monterey Bay League opponent Monte Vista Christian and salvaged a 0-0 tie.
Watsonville, the defending Monterey Bay League boys basketball champion, reached 2-0 in league action Friday by handing the host Christopher High Cougars a 65-53 setback. The Cougars, 0-1 in MBL play and 4-9 overall, visit Seaside Tuesday before hosting Pajaro Valley on Thursday.
Though early in the league season, the Christopher High varsity girls basketball team has asserted itself as a contender for the league title come mid-February.
First-year Christopher High boys soccer head coach Ricardo Espinosa demands unwavering commitment from his players. He has preached the importance since Day 1. So when certain members of the team showed little interest in attending practice on a consistent basis during the two-week winter break, Espinosa re-iterated his stance, benching the offenders for much of the first half in the Cougars' Monterey Bay League opener Wednesday in Gilroy.