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November 28, 2021

Christopher boys basketball team building something special

The 2019-2020 season was a historic one for the Christopher High boys basketball team, which advanced to a Central Coast Section championship game and won a game in the CIF NorCal playoffs before falling in the regional semifinals.  On paper, incredibly enough, this year’s team...

Christopher, Gilroy track and field athletes shine

As Gabriela Baxter kept on clearing the bar in the girls high jump event, coaches and fellow competitors marveled in the ease in how she did it. This is basically Baxter’s first full season in the event, as her freshman year on Christopher High’s...

Darren Yafai excited to man the Christopher sideline

Make no mistake: Darren Yafai is excited to be the new Christopher High football coach—it just wasn’t on his radar.  “By no means at all (was I thinking of doing this),” said Yafai, who spent the last five years as an assistant coach helping the...

Christopher High baseball team rounding into playoff form

Early in the season, the Christopher High baseball team was still finding its identity. With the playoffs looming, the Cougars have found it. Potent hitting, solid defense and improved pitching has Christopher coach Ryan Dequin feeling good about his team, especially after a 10-0...

Christopher poised for another strong season

In the last three years, the only thing the Christopher High girls soccer team hasn’t accomplished is win a Central Coast Section championship. The Cougars have won three consecutive league titles and reached a CCS championship game two years ago before being bounced out...

Christopher gets back on the track and field

Melia Middleton got in the blocks for her 100-meter hurdles race, focused as always. Competing for the first time in over a year, Middleton heard the gun go off and got out of the blocks solidly. By the 70-meter mark, she was all alone—literally...

Christopher field hockey nears perfect season

The Christopher High field hockey team doesn’t just have one particular standout—it has many. In fact, Cougars coach Dani Hameon said “we don’t have a weak spot anywhere on the field,” a statement that seemed a matter of fact in a 2-0 win over...

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...

Cody Ahola knows how to get open

Before the season started, Cody Ahola had no idea how his first varsity football season would turn out. With only one game left in the year, it's safe to say the Christopher High wide receiver has been a breakout star. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound sophomore...

Gilroy, Christopher softball teams to make most of season

Gilroy High softball coach Dusty Lester knows how important Senior Night is for the players who are set to graduate in June. Given the unpredictable nature of Covid-19, Lester decided to hold Senior Night early in the season rather than near the end.  “If something...