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February 26, 2024

Mustang tough: Gilroy baseball team makes history with CCS victory

Jacob Godwin knew he and the Gilroy High baseball team had just accomplished something historic against Pacific Grove on Saturday. Godwin had a home run, triple and three RBIs to help lead the Mustangs to a 5-4 win in 10 innings to earn the...

Recent GHS grad Jackie Torres gets it done on and off the course

For Jackie Torres, starting golf at age 10 represented something more than just playing a sport—it was an opportunity to bond further with her dad John—the Gilroy High golf coach—every time they took the course together. After all, there is no other sport in...

Aphrodite Ayala makes fast ascent

When Aphrodite Ayala decided to compete in wrestling for the first time in her sophomore year, she had it in the back of her mind that it could lead to something greater. The Gilroy High senior proved prescient, as she signed her letter of...

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, 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 wins first title since 2005-2006 season

The Gilroy High boys basketball has clinched at least a co-championship in the Pacific Coast League Cypress Division. However, the Mustangs (13-10 overall, 8-1 in league) can clinch the title outright in their regular-season finale against second-place St. Francis of Watsonville (7-2 in league)...

Talent-laden Gilroy High girls soccer team looks to put things together and thrive on the pitch

Since coaches Efren Pineda and Roney Cardoza took over the reins of the Gilroy High girls soccer team four years ago, it has never had a roster filled with so many players who also compete on club programs in the off-season. The increased level...

Gilroy’s Cody Merrill and Jennifer Soto capture CIF State titles

Cody Merrill and Jennifer Soto treated the CIF State Wrestling Championships like a business trip. Get in, accomplish the tasks, and if they met their goals, do a little celebrating afterward. That’s exactly what the two Gilroy High standouts did as they took home state...

Gilroy High football team kicks off new era

Gilroy High football coach Tim Pierleoni liked what he saw after his team scrimmaged Seaside on Aug. 20.  “I’m very happy with the way the kids played,” said Pierleoni, who returned to his alma mater in the off-season after spending 11 seasons on the sideline...

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...

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