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March 29, 2020

FOOTBALL: Gilroy, Christopher geared for Week 2 of league play

Christopher High faces a Palma team that has given up 66 points through four games. Gilroy High hosts Monterey, a team that scored more than 40 points in each of its first three games this season. And so begins Week 2 of the vaunted Monterey Bay League Gabilan Division.

Prep Volleyball: Cougars out to prove dominance in their division

GILROY—The Christopher volleyball team made the move to the Monterey Bay League’s tough Gabilan Division last season, joining powerhouse teams such as Salinas, San Benito and Notre Dame. The perennial favorites took the top three spots, but the Cougars proved they deserved to be there, too and finished fourth in the division with a 14-18 overall record. Now that it has a year of experience under its belt, Christopher is looking to infiltrate the top three.

Prep Water Polo: Cougars ease past Gilroy

GILROY—Christopher had to work to get on the board, but ultimately scored in bunches as it beat Gilroy 18-5 in the final Friday game of the Stinky Rose Tournament.

Prep Softball: Gilroy’s Clarks breaks slump in big win over Cougars

GILROY—Gilroy’s Liezl Clark had been in a slump and struggling at the plate. She was off her mental game, Mustangs coach Julie Berggren said, but on Tuesday, Clark showed why she deserves her lead-off spot.

WRESTLING: Lopez’s gold leads way for Cougars at El Camino Colt Invitational

Five medalists, including one champion, helped lift the Christopher High wrestling team to a third-place showing out of 44 teams at the El Camino Colt Invitational on Saturday in South San Francisco. The team bronze is the Cougars', who are ranked No. 7 in the Central Coast Section, second-best placing at a tournament this season.

Track and Field: The sky’s the limit

GILROY — The same day Natalie Gutierrez broke Christopher’s high jump record, her shoes were stolen. It turns out, she doesn’t need them.

Track: Morlang gets P.R. in shot put during CCS finals

The track and field season ended for all but one local athlete Friday at Gilroy High during the Central Coast Section track and field championship.

SOFTBALL: Four first-team selections lead class of nine Cougar honorees

Over the years, Christopher High softball seniors Aly Olvera and Mariah Martinez have played a lot of catch together. Without including Little League and travel ball, the duo has logged countless hours of pitch and catch as the starting battery for the Cougars.

Prep Swimming: Cougars sweep Balers

GILROY—History was made last Friday as the Christopher High swimming team beat San Benito for the first time in its six-year existence as a program.

TRACK: Locals set to take aim at Top 8

The meet location is different, but don't expect anything less than stellar performances at Friday's 34th annual Top 8 Invitational hosted by Los Gatos High School.