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July 21, 2024

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...

Gilroy records first win since 2018 season

Tip-toeing the sideline as if he was on a tightrope, Gilroy’s Jonathan Rodriguez waited for the high-arcing ball. And waited. And waited. Arms extended, the senior receiver/cornerback made the next-level play late in the second quarter to highlight the Mustangs’ 21-20 win over visiting...

Mendosa, Gilroy football back on the field

On the second play of Gilroy’s second drive, Matt Mendosa took the handoff before going over center for a six yard gain. It took multiple defenders to take down Mendosa, who bowled over one player at the end. In football lingo, Mendosa absolutely trucked...

Gilroy field hockey has bright future

With seven freshmen on the team—six of whom are starters—the Gilroy High field hockey team’s future looks as bright as ever. In this truncated season—which ends on March 29 against Presentation—the Mustangs (3-2-1) showed why they’ve been a perennial Central Coast Section playoff participant...

Gilroy sweeps Christopher in water polo

Gilroy High goalie Emmitt Silva had already made two point-blank saves early in the fourth period when Christopher scored to cut its deficit to 6-5 with 3 minutes, 35 seconds remaining in Monday’s contest. Moments later, Silva made another tremendous point-blank save, backstopping the...

Alysa Gutierrez earns scholarship to play at Colorado Mesa

It was probably one of Alysa Gutierrez’s most nerve-wracking moments in her life. In late October, the Gilroy High senior was in the Colorado Mesa University softball facility throwing a bullpen session as her potential future coaches and teammates looked on.  “All eyes were on...

Jesse James Guerrero to make pro boxing debut

The last month has been a whirlwind for 16-year-old Jesse James Guerrero, who will make his professional boxing debut against an undetermined opponent in a 108-pound bout on Saturday in Rosarito, Mexico. The incoming Gilroy High junior was planning on becoming a pro when...

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