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April 23, 2021

Alysa Gutierrez earns scholarship to play at Colorado Mesa

It was probably one of Alysa Gutierrez’s most nerve-wracking moments in her life. In late October, the Gilroy High senior was in the Colorado Mesa University softball facility throwing a bullpen session as her potential future coaches and teammates looked on.  “All eyes were on...

Jesse James Guerrero to make pro boxing debut

The last month has been a whirlwind for 16-year-old Jesse James Guerrero, who will make his professional boxing debut against an undetermined opponent in a 108-pound bout on Saturday in Rosarito, Mexico. The incoming Gilroy High junior was planning on becoming a pro when...

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...

Chase Saldate completes his mission, wins state title

Three days before the start of the Central Coast Section Championships, Gilroy High senior Chase Saldate was at the American Kickboxing Academy wrestling with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. After two five-minute rounds, Saldate was exhausted. After all, not only was Saldate grappling with...

Gilroy wrestling dynasty stronger than ever

Just call him The Comeback Kid. After winning the 170-pound title in the Central Coast Section Championships last Saturday at Independence High, Chad Sakamoto was greeted by a flood of teammates, coaches, family members and friends as he came off the mat. The comeback...

Fresh off CCS appearance, Gilroy poised for repeat

A 3-0 loss to Menlo School in the opening round of the Central Coast Section Division III playoffs couldn't put a damper on what the Gilroy High girls soccer team accomplished this season. The Mustangs, who accumulated the most points to earn the No....

Gilroy cruises in league; CCS next

For the Gilroy High wrestling team, last Saturday's Pacific Coast League Gabilan Division Championships was all about one thing: get in, get out. And that's exactly what the Mustangs did. They totaled 274 points to cruise to another league championship victory in what they...

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)...

Gilroy aims for Mission Division title

For the first 40 minutes of its Nov. 26 season-opener, the Gilroy High boys soccer team was on the defensive, unable to possess the ball for even short periods of time. The Mustangs were fortunate to be tied at halftime in their home match...

Saldate, Villarreal sign with Division I programs

Chase Saldate and Nick Villarreal felt a wave of emotion during their national letter of intent signing event Nov. 12 at Gilroy High. In front of a throng of family members and friends, the standout seniors reflected on their achievements and how much work...