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May 22, 2024

Mustangs cross country program galloping to success 

Gilroy High cross country coach Matthew Castillo has the program running well ahead of the pack in 2023.  Leading the boys team is junior Josh Guzman, who qualified for the CIF State meet last year and has turned in several sensational performances this season.   He had...

Cougars field hockey sneaks past Mustangs in overtime thriller

A lot was on the line last week at Gilroy High as Christopher High and the host Mustangs met in a showdown of two of the best girls field hockey teams in the Central Coast Section. For starters, it is a city rivalry.   There was also...

Joshua Adams ready to make his mark as new Gilroy High AD

For Joshua Adams, the transition to becoming the new athletic director at Gilroy High has been years in the making.  The 45-year-old has a total of 20 years of high school coaching experience—15 as a head coach—and spent the previous six years as the assistant...

Quinn Larson flat-out dominant in leading GHS baseball to league title and CCS playoff berth

If the Gilroy High baseball team was going to win a league championship this season, it would need Quinn Larson to be dominant on the mound and at the plate.  The Cal Berkeley-signee has been nothing short of spectacular this year, going a perfect 8-0...

CHS junior Thomas Aguero is healthy and faster than ever; GHS swimmers also excel in BVAL Finals

After a disappointing sophomore season last year, Thomas Aguero was determined to have a standout 2023 season.  So far, he’s delivered. The Christopher High junior won two events—the 100-yard breaststroke and 200 individual medley—in the Blossom Valley Athletic League Championship Swim Finals on April 29...

Gilroy High wrestlers to compete in college

Five Gilroy High wrestlers—Micah Doug Porter, Valerie Glenn, Daniel Glenn, Oscar Alfaro and Zack Fierro—had an honorary signing ceremony on campus April 25 signifying their intent to compete in college.  Porter (King University, Tennessee), Valerie Glenn (Colorado Mesa University), Daniel Glenn (Oklahoma Wesleyan), Alfaro (University...

Quinn Larson, Gilroy baseball team bring the heat to BVAL Santa Teresa

Eleven scouts—the majority of them from MLB teams—were on hand to watch Gilroy High senior Quinn Larson’s start against Silver Creek High on April 7.  That’s a large turnout even for a top level talent such as Quinn, who has signed with Cal. The 6-foot-4,...

Avis Kelley Track and Field Invitational takes on added significance

The 50th Avis Kelley Track and Field Invitational at Gilroy High on March 25 went off like usual, with hundreds of athletes from the South Valley and beyond competing in the annual event.  But this year’s meet had a hint of both celebration and poignancy...

Gilroy High softball team hope for bats to start coming around

Gilroy High softball coach Dusty Lester said if the team’s hitting starts coming around, another upper league finish is possible.  So far, the Mustangs’ bats haven’t come around, though it’s still early in the season.  “We haven’t hit yet, not like this team is capable of,”...

On top of their (weight) class: Gilroy High wrestlers Daniel Zepeda and Elijah and Isaiah Cortez win State championships

Daniel Zepeda, Elijah Cortez and Isaiah Cortez all started wrestling at age 5. It wasn’t too long before they started dreaming of winning a CIF State Wrestling Championship.  On Feb. 25, reality was better than a dream. The Gilroy High standouts—all sophomores—made history in capturing...

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