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February 24, 2021

CHS, Song hitting the right notes on the pitch

The Christopher High boys soccer team is projected to have one of its best seasons in program history, and it's probably not a coincidence that Paul Song happens to play a key role on the squad. After all, when one looks at Song's impressive...

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...

Christopher’s dream season continues

Immediately after the Christopher High boys basketball team lost to Hillsdale last Saturday in the Central Coast Section Division II championship game, CHS principal Jeremy Dirks approached coach Tim Von Urff and said, "Get ready to go to Humboldt." When a team loses in...

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)...

Christopher’s dream season continues

Duncan Ellis lay in his bed, reliving the indelible moments of Christopher's 52-45 win over host Gunn-Palo Alto in a Central Coast Section Division II playoff semifinal. Thursday night had bled into Friday morning, and Ellis couldn't fall asleep, too excited and pumped after...

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....

Ellis, Ezeokeke look to lift CHS to new heights

Tobenna Ezeokeke vividly remembers Duncan Ellis giving him the cold shoulder when the two first met each other in elementary school. Ellis, who is one grade ahead of Ezeokeke, made sure to let Ezeokeke know just how competitive he was.  "He asked me what my...

Diokno, Tabron sign to play in college

Maya Tabron doesn't get emotional too often. But whenever high school athletes sign their letter of intents to play a sport in college—as Tabron did at Christopher High on Nov. 20—that would assuredly bring some tears down Tabron's face, wouldn't it? Not a chance....

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...

Becker powers Christopher into CCS semifinals

The shortest player on the Christopher High boys basketball team made the biggest impact in the Cougars' 43-37 win over Santa Clara on Tuesday in a Central Coast Section Division II playoff quarterfinal. Sophomore Rickey Becker, a 5-foot-8 shooting guard, went off for a...