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February 27, 2024

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...

Gilroy High boys basketball engineers nice turnaround in recently completed season

An opening round loss in the Central Coast Section Division II playoffs on Feb. 17 did little to dampen the Gilroy High boys basketball team’s season.  The Mustangs had one of their best campaigns in recent memory, finishing 16-9, including an 11-1 mark to earn...

Gilroy High wrestling extends record with 22nd CCS championship; six boys and four girls win titles

Gilroy High’s Coby Merrill sat expressionless as he got back in clean clothes during the Central Coast Section Masters Finals tournament Feb. 18 at Watsonville High.  Judging by his posture, one would’ve never guessed the freshman had just won the 195-pound weight class title in...

Jaterius Lee among CHS, GHS players who earned distinction of playing in Charlie Wedemeyer All-Star Game

Jaterius Lee was in the stands in February 2022 watching his former Christopher High football teammates in the Charlie Wedemeyer All-Star Game.  At that moment, Lee made it a goal to get selected for the annual contest in his senior year. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound Lee...

Gilroy High’s Kaiulani Garcia on a State mission

Kaiulani Garcia admits that at times she can be her own worst enemy during the heat of competition in a wrestling match.  However, the Gilroy High junior—who has just two losses in 20-plus matches this season—took a huge step mentally in winning the 152-pound division...

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...

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