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January 17, 2021

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’s dream season continues

Immediately after the Christopher High boys basketball team lost to Hillsdale last Saturday in the Central Coast Section Division II championship game, CHS principal Jeremy Dirks approached coach Tim Von Urff and said, "Get ready to go to Humboldt." When a team loses in...

Christopher’s dream season continues

Duncan Ellis lay in his bed, reliving the indelible moments of Christopher's 52-45 win over host Gunn-Palo Alto in a Central Coast Section Division II playoff semifinal. Thursday night had bled into Friday morning, and Ellis couldn't fall asleep, too excited and pumped after...

Ellis, Ezeokeke look to lift CHS to new heights

Tobenna Ezeokeke vividly remembers Duncan Ellis giving him the cold shoulder when the two first met each other in elementary school. Ellis, who is one grade ahead of Ezeokeke, made sure to let Ezeokeke know just how competitive he was.  "He asked me what my...

Diokno, Tabron sign to play in college

Maya Tabron doesn't get emotional too often. But whenever high school athletes sign their letter of intents to play a sport in college—as Tabron did at Christopher High on Nov. 20—that would assuredly bring some tears down Tabron's face, wouldn't it? Not a chance....

Becker powers Christopher into CCS semifinals

The shortest player on the Christopher High boys basketball team made the biggest impact in the Cougars' 43-37 win over Santa Clara on Tuesday in a Central Coast Section Division II playoff quarterfinal. Sophomore Rickey Becker, a 5-foot-8 shooting guard, went off for a...

Cougars swim in the fast lane

The Christopher High girls swim team entered the week with a couple of remarkable streaks on the line. The Cougars have won 64 consecutive dual meets and seven straight league championships, making for a dynasty. Jeff Ross has been the coach to oversee both...

Christopher field hockey makes history

Three minutes into overtime, and Mikaela Santiago did what she does best—score. Her tally in the extra session lifted the Christopher High field hockey team to a nail-biting 1-0 home win over Prospect on Wednesday in the second round of the Central Coast Section...

Christopher starts fast, finishes strong

Midway through Game 3, Sara Krueger displayed all of her immense skills in a seven-second snapshot. With Tuesday's CIF NorCal playoff match leveled at one game apiece, the Christopher High junior middle blocker proved instrumental once again. On the third contact of the rally...

Christopher volleyball team scores historic win

History was made Tuesday night as the Christopher High girls volleyball team captured the school's first-ever volleyball Central Coast Section playoff win—boys or girls—since the school opened 11 years ago. The top-seed Cougars overcame a slow start to win going away against No. 8...