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June 11, 2021

Gilroy High stalwart Drew Gumin finishes strong

One of the all-time great stalwarts in Gilroy High boys basketball team history is set to play the final game of his prep career next week. Point guard Drew Gumin, a four-year varsity standout, put himself in elite company among Gilroy High standouts by...

Tim Pierleoni takes over as Gilroy High’s new football coach and athletic director

In a move that has caught many off guard, Tim Pierleoni has left Christopher High to become the new athletic director and football coach at Gilroy High. Pierleoni, 58, had been Christopher’s only head football coach since the program’s inception 12 years ago. A...

Gilroy High softball team battles back but falls short

The San Benito and Gilroy softball teams both finished with seven hits apiece in their May 11 contest. The difference was the Haybalers committed just one error, while the Mustangs had five that led to five unearned runs.  Near flawless defense and another strong pitching...

Gilroy’s Maddie Eastus is Division I bound

As a 7-year-old, Maddie Eastus played up a few age groups as a forward on the OVYSL Shark Bites U9 club team. Eastus’ 23 goals over 10 games was more than the rest of the nine other teams in the Coast Copper A South...

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, 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...