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October 17, 2021

Gilroy High boys, girls water polo teams tough as usual

Even after graduating 13 seniors combined from the boys and girls teams, Gilroy High water polo coach Doug Pickford has a solid group of players who have already shown the ability to compete at a high level.  Entering this week’s action, the girls were 4-2...

Gilroy High’s Chimezie Elias having breakout season

On the team’s first offensive play in the season-opener, Gilroy High junior Chimezie Elias knew things would be vastly different this year compared to the Covid spring season in March and April.  “I lined up, ran the first route and knew I was going to...

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...

Happy swings: Gilroy girls volleyball team finds joy in playing again

The past year of uncertainty with high school sports has left the Gilroy High girls volleyball team excited about the upcoming season. “Our No. 1 goal is to enjoy the sport,” Mustangs coach Brian Calimpong said. “After the last 18 months, I am just thankful...

Gilroy field hockey team back in the swing of things

For one of the few times in his 20-plus seasons as the coach of the Gilroy High field hockey team, Adam Gemar has inherited a roster that is 20 deep. That’s mostly a good problem to have, Gemar said, as it creates fierce competition...

Gilroy, Christopher football teams prepare for season

Don’t look now but the start of the high school football season is just seven weeks away. Gilroy and Christopher have already competed in two 7 on 7 passing league scrimmages, giving Mustangs coach Tim Pierleoni and Cougars coach Darren Yafai a small glimpse...

Zoey Zeller competes in U.S. Olympic Swim Trials

On a recent sun-drenched day, Zoey Zeller swam laps with the South Valley Makos club team at Live Oak High School. Save for some good-natured ribbing she received from her fellow swimmers after talking to a reporter, Zeller blended in with the rest of...

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...

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...

Gilroy baseball team reaches first-ever CCS championship game

When Jalen Hernandez broke his right pitching hand punching something out of frustration a little over a month ago, he had no idea he would get a chance to make things right.  “I broke my hand and punched something I shouldn’t have, but I learned...