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June 25, 2024

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,...

Christopher field hockey makes history; Gilroy sees memorable season end in CCS semifinals

In the leadup to the Christopher High field hockey team’s Central Coast Section playoff semifinal match against Los Gatos High Wednesday, Cougars junior Katie Garrison couldn’t believe what she was hearing.  “Everybody I was talking to were like, ‘Well, you’ve had a good season and...

Still undefeated, Gilroy High field hockey team on a historic run

At any level, from youth to the pros, sports teams tend to place pressure on themselves if they get deep into a season with an undefeated record.  They start allowing outside chatter or their own inner voices to creep in and thus place more undue...

Gilroy boys water polo exemplifies the value of team work in winning BVAL Santa Teresa Division championship

Doug Pickford has had some talented teams in his nine seasons as the Gilroy High boys water polo coach, but he said this year’s squad was his best in terms of playing as a unit.  That made Pickford’s experience this season all the more enjoyable....

Gilroy High football team looks to bounce back after loss to Piedmont Hills

The Gilroy High football team entered its Blossom Valley Athletic League Santa Teresa Foothill Division game against Piedmont Hills knowing it was a winnable one.  That’s what made the Mustangs’ 20-7 loss in San Jose on Oct. 20 all the more disappointing.  “I know what we’re...

Fleet-footed Joshua Guzman leads Gilroy High boys cross country team

Joshua Guzman never had the mindset he had big shoes to fill, and that’s one of the key reasons why he’s already achieving some remarkable times in his burgeoning running career.  A year after his older brother Nicholas graduated, Joshua has led the Gilroy High...

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