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January 17, 2022

Christopher, Gilroy field hockey teams advance in CCS playoffs

The Christopher and Gilroy field hockey teams both advanced out of the second round of the Central Coast Section playoffs with dominant victories on Wednesday.  The Cougars (15-1-2) rolled to a 5-0 win over Homestead and advanced to a quarterfinal matchup against a St. Ignatius...

Gilroy, Christopher runners excel in PCAL Cross Country Finals

Several local runners excelled in the Pacific Coast League Cross Country Championships at Toro Park in Salinas on Oct. 30.  Gilroy High senior Karina Rodriguez continued her outstanding season by running to victory in the Gabilan Division race, crossing the tape in a personal-record (PR)...

Gilroy High hammers Gonzales; showdown with Santa Cruz next

Everyone got paid. The Gilroy High football team has that as one of its mottos and even printed out T-shirts with that exact phrase.  It comes from longtime coach Skip Bloom, who is currently the Mustangs’ junior varsity defensive coordinator. Bloom and Gilroy varsity head...

Gilroy High volleyball team looks to finish strong

Even though the Gilroy High girls volleyball team’s season hasn’t gone the way it expected, the Mustangs still own wins over region rivals Christopher High and Live Oak High.  Even though the former came in a scrimmage, it's still particularly noteworthy because for many years...

Gilroy High football team perseveres in latest win

Winning ugly. Over the course of a football season, teams will endure games in which their performance is far from impressive. But in the end, they persevere to record a victory.  That was exactly the situation for Gilroy High as it edged Soledad High 21-20...

Christopher boys, Gilroy girls win in water polo rivalry contests

In the practices leading up to the Christopher-Gilroy boys water polo match on Oct. 5, the Cougars’ Charlie Wheat and Emiliano Grieco worked on their give-and-go sequences and specific set plays.  The work paid off as Wheat scored three goals and Grieco two in a...

Christopher field hockey team tops Gilroy; both squads are top-notch

In one particular sequence in the fourth quarter, the Christopher High field hockey team peppered the Gilroy High goal, unleashing four shots in rapid-fire succession.  None of those shots went in, but it was a microcosm of the match. The Cougars had superior time of...

Senior stalwarts Nicholas Guzman and Karina Rodriguez lead Gilroy High cross country teams

From freshmen sensations to senior stalwarts, Nicholas Guzman and Karina Rodriguez have anchored the Gilroy High cross country program for the past four years.  Now in the twilight of their prep careers, Guzman and Rodriguez are in solid shape to have their best seasons yet....

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...