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February 27, 2024

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...

Injury on the gridiron can’t derail Kingsley Okoronkwo’s quest for CCS jumps titles

Despite suffering a torn meniscus last October during football season, Kingsley Okoronkwo is having his best track and field season yet.  That’s saying a lot considering the Christopher High senior was one of the top triple jumpers in the Central Coast Section last year. Okoronkwo...

CHS junior Thomas Aguero is healthy and faster than ever; GHS swimmers also excel in BVAL Finals

After a disappointing sophomore season last year, Thomas Aguero was determined to have a standout 2023 season.  So far, he’s delivered. The Christopher High junior won two events—the 100-yard breaststroke and 200 individual medley—in the Blossom Valley Athletic League Championship Swim Finals on April 29...

Christopher High softball aims to build and finish season strong

Christopher High softball coach Amanda Tellez has become adept at juggling lineups and adapting to the whims of instability of the high school game.  But the 2023 season has been particularly challenging for the Cougars, who are relatively inexperienced compared to the premier teams and...

Christopher High baseball team doing well in ultra-tough BVAL Mount Hamilton Division

Outside of the West Catholic Athletic League, the Blossom Valley Athletic League’s Mount Hamilton is arguably the toughest baseball division in the Central Coast Section this season.  That’s why Christopher High’s 7-4 league mark—tied for second entering its April 20 game against Live Oak—happens to...

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