It's a season anew in more ways that one for the Gilroy High boys varsity soccer team.
Newly hired Gilroy High baseball manager Jared Gamble won't lead the Mustangs onto the diamond until spring, however his stint with the team will begin with replacing equipment that was stolen from the teams' clubhouse.
If you ever lost track of Gilroy High water polo player Michelle Shields in the pool, the first place to look might be all alone in front of an opponents' cage, waiting for a pass after she out-swam the rest of the field.
Bridget Denzel dissolved a 1-1 tie midway through the second half with a nifty back-handed shot that not only found the back of the cage, but also held up as the eventual game winner in a St. Francis 2-1 defeat of Gilroy High in the Central Coast Section field hockey finals Saturday in San Jose.
Casey Lester has watched a fair share of fellow teammates and friends sign their names on the dotted line, finalizing their commitment to four-year institutions to continue their athletic careers. Lester said she cried at every one of them.
Talk about an instant classic. Faint of heart need not apply.
Seeded No. 2 in the the Central Coast Section playoffs, the Gilroy High field hockey team, moved past No. 10 Live Oak 3-1 in the quarterfinals on Saturday at Del Mar High School in San Jose.
With the chance to qualify for the state meet on the line, the Central Coast Section's top cross country runners converged on the visually inspiring yet physically challenging 2.95-mile Crystal Springs course in Belmont on Saturday.