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July 20, 2024

Cougars football rallies past Menlo

The Christopher High football team was part of another miraculous come-from-behind playoff victory following a 21-17 win over No. 5 Menlo School in the Central Coast Section Division II semifinals on Nov. 18.   After trailing 17-0 in the third quarter, the No. 8 seed Cougars...

Cougars football edges powerhouse Mitty in CCS playoff thriller

Christopher High earned the lowest seed in the Central Coast Section Division II playoff bracket and was going up against Mitty High—one of the most powerful and prestigious West Catholic Athletic League teams in the section.  That essentially meant there was little to no chance...

Gilroy’s Joshua Guzman places third at CCS Cross Country Championships

Gilroy High’s Joshua Guzman ran a spectacular race at the Central Coast Section Cross Country Championships on Nov. 11. The Mustangs’ junior placed third in the Division II finals, crossing the finish line in 15 minutes, 29.6 seconds at the 2.95-mile Crystal Springs course in...

Cougars football falls short in battle for league title

A back-and-forth donnybrook between rivals Live Oak and Christopher came down to the last play with four seconds remaining on the clock.  And it was the Acorns’ defense that made its third straight stand to hold the Cougars out of the end zone and preserve...

Mustangs cross country program galloping to success 

Gilroy High cross country coach Matthew Castillo has the program running well ahead of the pack in 2023.  Leading the boys team is junior Josh Guzman, who qualified for the CIF State meet last year and has turned in several sensational performances this season.   He had...

Cougars field hockey sneaks past Mustangs in overtime thriller

A lot was on the line last week at Gilroy High as Christopher High and the host Mustangs met in a showdown of two of the best girls field hockey teams in the Central Coast Section. For starters, it is a city rivalry.   There was also...

Cougars girls volleyball off to hot start in BVAL play

It was “Dig Pink” night at Christopher High for the anticipated volleyball showdown between the top two teams in the Santa Teresa East Division.  In the second set, the Cougars took a big “dig deep for a big dig” to rally to a dramatic come-from-behind...

Mustangs girls field hockey on pace for spectacular season 

The geographical center of Central Coast Section girls field hockey expertise and success lies within the city of Gilroy as both local high schools are among the section’s elite. With September ending and the season at the halfway point, Gilroy High is on top with...

Cougars, Mustangs girls tennis programs continue to flourish

The top two girls tennis teams in the seven-team Blossom Valley Athletic League West Valley Division are both in the city of Gilroy.  On Monday afternoon, Gilroy High hosted cross-town rival Christopher High in the battle of unbeatens.  In the end, the scoreboard showed the Cougars...

Mustangs girls volleyball have eyes set on league title

It was an unlikely scenario for the Gilroy High girls volleyball team to find some early success this year after a 2022 season that was full of challenges and struggles along the way.   But Mustangs head coach Sonya Beck along with a motivated and focused...

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