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October 15, 2021

Tim Pierleoni takes over as Gilroy High’s new football coach and athletic director

In a move that has caught many off guard, Tim Pierleoni has left Christopher High to become the new athletic director and football coach at Gilroy High. Pierleoni, 58, had been Christopher’s only head football coach since the program’s inception 12 years ago. A...

Christopher takes it to Oakwood

On the inbound play to start the second half, Owen McCarry came up with a steal before dribbling the length of the floor and making a nifty behind the back pass to Duncan Ellis, who scored an uncontested layup. The play summed up Christopher...

Christopher girls basketball team has the right focus

For many high school sports teams at this time, having fun and enjoying the experience of playing a season supersedes wins and losses—especially given what’s happened in the last year dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.  Christopher and San Benito’s girls basketball teams—while still wanting to...

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...

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...

Gilroy, Christopher baseball teams hit the field

The Gilroy High baseball program had just north of 20 individuals try out for the junior varsity and varsity teams this season. The number wasn’t high enough to field two squads, so the Mustangs decided to put everyone on the varsity squad. Despite its...

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 earns Severance Bowl bragging rights – again

Bragging rights for the Severance Bowl title belongs—and stays—with Christopher High. The Cougars made it so with a convincing 35-0 win over crosstown rival Gilroy High on Friday night in the season-finale for both teams.  Although Christopher has dominated the Severance Bowl—the Cougars are 9-2...

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...