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September 22, 2023

Mustang Madness makes triumphant return

When the Gilroy High Cheerleading program puts on its signature event, Mustang Madness, its objective is to bring the community together and raise up the next generation of cheerleaders from an early age. This year’s event performance, which took place at halftime of the Gilroy...

Christopher boys soccer overwhelms Gilroy

For the first time since the 2017-2018 season—a span of eight matches—Christopher High has beaten crosstown rival Gilroy High in boys soccer.  On Jan. 25, the visiting Cougars rolled to a 3-0 win in a Blossom Valley Athletic League Santa Teresa East Division match—nearly five...

Live Oak, Gilroy girls basketball teams display grit in BVAL’s West Valley Division

The Gilroy and Live Oak girls basketball teams have had their fair share of adversity this season.  Both squads have had to navigate injuries and in the Acorns’ situation, they’ve also dealt with a variety of other issues that have prevented them from having their...

Coming off strong Mid-Cals showing, Gilroy High wrestlers gearing into peak form with postseason looming on horizon

For Moses Mirabal, it was personal.  Wrestling in the 138-pound title match in the Mid-Cals Classic tournament on Jan. 21, the Gilroy High junior was squaring off against an opponent from Oklahoma power Tuttle High. Just two-and-a-half weeks earlier, Mirabal lost a close match in...

Gilroy High wrestling juggernaut aims for continued improvement to reach ultimate goal

January is a critical month for high school wrestling teams.  Some of the biggest tournaments are in January and the league duel season begins. The best programs like Gilroy High go through a gauntlet and by the time February rolls around the Mustangs will know...

Gilroy High boys soccer a work in progress, but optimistic it will coalesce

Longtime Gilroy High boys soccer coach Armando Padilla acknowledges the team will be a work in progress, especially when it comes to scoring goals.  The Mustangs (1-4-2) were shut out in four of their first seven matches and scored just five times in that stretch,...

Gilroy High girls soccer poised to build off of last year and has big goals this season

After making the opening round of the Central Coast Section playoffs last year, the Gilroy High girls soccer team has reason to believe it can go a step further this season.  That’s because the Mustangs returned the majority of their starters and have added new...

Gilroy High boys basketball team shows ability to win the close games

If the Gilroy High boys basketball team plays like it did in a 58-51 win over Live Oak High on Nov. 30, Mustangs coach Joe Te will be satisfied.  It wasn’t just the end result that Te was happy with—it was the determination, effort and...

Prep roundup: Gilroy High wrestling makes early-season statement; Joshua Guzman finishes well in State Meet

The Gilroy High boys wrestling team made an early statement by winning the Clovis West Shootout in Fresno on Nov. 19, edging Buchanan High 260.5-258.5.  Buchanan is the six-time defending CIF State champion so the importance of the Mustangs’ victory can’t be overstated. Gilroy, a...

Joshua Guzman’s ascension continues as he earns State berth; GHS boys team finishes a solid 7th in CCS Cross Country Championships

In terms of the upper-echelon running talent in the Central Coast Section, few have improved as much as Gilroy High sophomore Joshua Guzman in a span of just one year. Last season, Guzman finished 21st in the CCS Championship Division III race in 16 minutes,...

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