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September 29, 2020

Christopher volleyball team scores historic win

History was made Tuesday night as the Christopher High girls volleyball team captured the school's first-ever volleyball Central Coast Section playoff win—boys or girls—since the school opened 11 years ago. The top-seed Cougars overcame a slow start to win going away against No. 8...

Christopher girls repeat as tennis champs

After winning the Pacific Coast League's Cypress Division championship in 2018, the Cougars were promoted to the Mission Division this season. The results were more of the same as Christopher went 11-1 to capture the Mission Division title. The Cougars saw their team season...

Cody Ahola knows how to get open

Before the season started, Cody Ahola had no idea how his first varsity football season would turn out. With only one game left in the year, it's safe to say the Christopher High wide receiver has been a breakout star. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound sophomore...

Critzer, Cougars strong in the pool

Chris Critzer's water polo career at Christopher High is coming to an end soon, and coach Paul Wells knows he'll be losing a special player. "Chris is like the third real standout we've had at Christopher," Wells said. "Often times what happens is everyone else...

Mustangs clinch Mission Division title

Gilroy High doesn't have a storied girls golf tradition, but coach John Torres said it's never too late to begin one. The Mustangs took a step in that direction by clinching the Pacific Coast League Mission Division championship last Thursday with a dual-meet win...

Gilroy in driver’s seat to win Mission title

Nate Cazares knows he brings a lot of energy to the pool. His enthusiasm is infectious, and often times it rubs off on his team in a beneficial way. Last Wednesday was one of those times. Cazares, who was switched to the field after...

Ashton Pluckhan defies the odds

As Ashton Pluckhan started his ascent up one of the hills on the Gavilan Cross Country Course, his mom, Piper, couldn't help but well up with tears. After all, what Ashton was doing was nothing short of monumental—and that could be considered a vast...

Mustangs all about hustle, heart

What the Gilroy High girls volleyball team lacks in height, it makes up for in determination. The Mustangs made it a point to pride themselves this season on defense, whether it was hustling for every ball, producing textbook passes and coming up with a...

Cougars in midst of special season

Christopher High field hockey coach Dani Hameon knew she had the makings of a special team before the season started. Monday's match was more evidence of that intuition coming to fruition. The Cougars, who dominated host San Benito High 4-0 in a Pacific Coast...

Christopher could have its best team yet

The Christopher High girls volleyball team has qualified for the Central Coast Section playoffs, but has never advanced out of the first round. Barring key injuries, the Cougars should smash that playoff barrier this season. Christopher fields perhaps the best team in program history,...