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January 28, 2022

Christopher girls soccer team looks to rest, rebound amid atypical start

Coming off its first Central Coast Section playoff championship in program history, the Christopher High girls soccer team isn’t off to its customary fast start to begin a season. No championship hangover here, just a couple of injuries and club soccer and field hockey...

Christopher girls basketball deep, balanced and hits the floor running

Splitting the defense on her way to the basket, freshman guard Kaycee Carasco showed the future is now for the Christopher High girls basketball team.  The Cougars, who beat Live Oak High 48-14 in their season-opener on Nov. 23, are balanced, deep and have talented...

Despite loss, Christopher football team can hold heads high

When the Central Coast Section football playoff brackets were released, Christopher High coach Darren Yafai felt Sacred Heart Cathedral was the best team in the Division III field.  He was correct. The Fightin’ Irish put forth dominating performances including one on Saturday night in the...

Christopher looks to trample the Irish in CCS Division III title game

Christopher High football coach Darren Yafai and his staff traveled to San Francisco last Saturday to scout the Sacred Heart Cathedral-Mountain View game. To say the Fightin’ Irish looked impressive would be a vast understatement.  “They’re the real deal,” Yafai said. “Seeing them in person,...

Christopher dominates Leland, advances to CCS D3 title game

It wasn’t even close.  The Christopher High football team outclassed Leland in every phase of the game in a 36-11 win in a Central Coast Section Division III playoff semifinal on Friday in San Jose. The No. 4 seed Cougars (7-5) advance to the championship...

Christopher standout Skyler Turiello to play field hockey at Maryville University

Skyler Turiello always thought if she would ever have the opportunity to play a sport in college, it would be soccer. After all, it’s the sport she’s been playing the longest, having first taken the pitch at age 4.  So, when it came time to...

Gilroy High distance ace Nicholas Guzman earns CIF State Championship berth

As he was running in the Central Coast Section Championship Division II race at Crystal Springs in Belmont on Nov. 13, Gilroy High senior Nicholas Guzman’s plan was simple yet exceedingly difficult: stay with the leaders the entire way of the 2.95-mile course.  Guzman did...

Christopher is the perfect example of ‘next man up’ as it advances in playoffs

Despite being undersized and losing several players to injuries throughout the season, the Christopher High football team keeps finding ways to win. The Cougars’ latest example of beating a bigger team came in the Central Coast Section Division III playoff quarterfinals against Palo Alto...

Mia Katsuyoshi realizes dream, commits to play for Cal field hockey team

Mia Katsuyoshi remembers the car ride home as if it was yesterday. The Christopher High senior was with her parents and left Berkeley on the night of Oct. 22 after Cal field hockey coach Shellie Onstead offered Katsuyoshi a spot on next year’s team.  It’s...

Christopher High field hockey team’s greatest season ever ends in hard-fought CCS semifinal loss

Take all the motivational sports quotes and one can apply it to the Christopher High field hockey team after a hard-fought 1-0 loss to Los Gatos High in the Central Coast Section playoff semifinals on Wednesday at Saratoga High.  Perhaps no saying describes the Cougars’...

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