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January 28, 2022

Success in ‘A’ league has Christopher High football team prepared for CCS playoffs

The Christopher High football team survived a gauntlet of a schedule playing in the Pacific Coast League’s Gabilan Division. Now, the Cougars are banking on the fact that playing the likes of Salinas, San Benito, Aptos and Palma—four perennial powerhouse programs—have prepared them to...

Christopher field hockey team makes history, earning first CCS semifinal playoff berth

With a riveting 2-1 overtime win in the Central Coast Section playoffs on Nov. 6, the Christopher High field hockey team made history, earning its first semifinal berth in program history.  In the midst of their best season ever, the Cougars (16-1-2) play the section’s...

Christopher, Gilroy field hockey teams advance in CCS playoffs

The Christopher and Gilroy field hockey teams both advanced out of the second round of the Central Coast Section playoffs with dominant victories on Wednesday.  The Cougars (15-1-2) rolled to a 5-0 win over Homestead and advanced to a quarterfinal matchup against a St. Ignatius...

Gilroy, Christopher runners excel in PCAL Cross Country Finals

Several local runners excelled in the Pacific Coast League Cross Country Championships at Toro Park in Salinas on Oct. 30.  Gilroy High senior Karina Rodriguez continued her outstanding season by running to victory in the Gabilan Division race, crossing the tape in a personal-record (PR)...

Christopher High football team shows mettle in grinding out victories

The Christopher High football team didn’t gain any style points in its 20-0 victory against Alisal High on Oct. 21, but then again, artistic value wasn’t necessary.  “We were looking at this as kind of a playoff game,” Cougars coach Darren Yafai said. “We had...

Maya Tabron, 2020 CHS grad, elevates her game at University of Colorado

Homecoming takes on a whole new meaning for 2020 Christopher High graduate Maya Tabron, who will be playing in front of her family and friends for the first time since her senior year of high school.  The starting sophomore outside hitter is one of the...

Rossi Oteri, Christopher High look to make a statement vs. Aptos

The Christopher High football team proved it could hang with an upper-tier A-league team like San Benito High. But now the Cougars have a golden opportunity to show they can actually beat a perennial Central Coast Section power when they play host to Aptos...

Christopher boys, Gilroy girls win in water polo rivalry contests

In the practices leading up to the Christopher-Gilroy boys water polo match on Oct. 5, the Cougars’ Charlie Wheat and Emiliano Grieco worked on their give-and-go sequences and specific set plays.  The work paid off as Wheat scored three goals and Grieco two in a...

Christopher field hockey team tops Gilroy; both squads are top-notch

In one particular sequence in the fourth quarter, the Christopher High field hockey team peppered the Gilroy High goal, unleashing four shots in rapid-fire succession.  None of those shots went in, but it was a microcosm of the match. The Cougars had superior time of...

Live Oak, Christopher football teams involved in another nail-biter

With a chance to ice the game, Live Oak High quarterback Xavier Catano went up to Acorns coach Mike Gemo and said, “Just give me the ball, coach. I’m going to get it.” Catano did just that, running for a 10-yard gain to put the...

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