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September 26, 2021

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...

Hope springs eternal for Gilroy High in CCS playoffs

The disappointment of an underwhelming regular-season has turned into an assurance of hope for the Gilroy High baseball team in the Central Coast Section playoffs. The No. 8 seed Mustangs are peaking at the perfect time, as evidenced by a 6-5 win over top-seed...

Gilroy High softball team wins fourth CCS title in program history

For the fourth time in program history, the Gilroy High softball team has won a Central Coast Section championship. The No. 8 seed Mustangs made it happen after a 8-5 win over Woodside on Thursday in the Division III title game.  “I can’t be more...

Youth is served: Emma Van Laar paces Gilroy High swim team

Emma Van Laar admits the monotony of swimming lap after lap gets to her occasionally.  “I really do get bored of it at times, and that’s when I know I should set new goals so I can stay motivated,” said Van Laar, who just completed...