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July 21, 2024

Melia Middleton breaks records en route to hurdles title; Baxter, Okoronkwo and fleet of CHS Unified, ambulatory athletes qualify for State

Since Melia Middleton started to focus on herself instead of the competition, she’s taken her speed to another level.  The Christopher High senior broke through to win the title that has eluded her since she was a sophomore: a Central Coast Section Championship in her...

Quinn Larson flat-out dominant in leading GHS baseball to league title and CCS playoff berth

If the Gilroy High baseball team was going to win a league championship this season, it would need Quinn Larson to be dominant on the mound and at the plate.  The Cal Berkeley-signee has been nothing short of spectacular this year, going a perfect 8-0...

Injury on the gridiron can’t derail Kingsley Okoronkwo’s quest for CCS jumps titles

Despite suffering a torn meniscus last October during football season, Kingsley Okoronkwo is having his best track and field season yet.  That’s saying a lot considering the Christopher High senior was one of the top triple jumpers in the Central Coast Section last year. Okoronkwo...

CHS junior Thomas Aguero is healthy and faster than ever; GHS swimmers also excel in BVAL Finals

After a disappointing sophomore season last year, Thomas Aguero was determined to have a standout 2023 season.  So far, he’s delivered. The Christopher High junior won two events—the 100-yard breaststroke and 200 individual medley—in the Blossom Valley Athletic League Championship Swim Finals on April 29...

Christopher High softball aims to build and finish season strong

Christopher High softball coach Amanda Tellez has become adept at juggling lineups and adapting to the whims of instability of the high school game.  But the 2023 season has been particularly challenging for the Cougars, who are relatively inexperienced compared to the premier teams and...

Gilroy High wrestlers to compete in college

Five Gilroy High wrestlers—Micah Doug Porter, Valerie Glenn, Daniel Glenn, Oscar Alfaro and Zack Fierro—had an honorary signing ceremony on campus April 25 signifying their intent to compete in college.  Porter (King University, Tennessee), Valerie Glenn (Colorado Mesa University), Daniel Glenn (Oklahoma Wesleyan), Alfaro (University...

Christopher High baseball team doing well in ultra-tough BVAL Mount Hamilton Division

Outside of the West Catholic Athletic League, the Blossom Valley Athletic League’s Mount Hamilton is arguably the toughest baseball division in the Central Coast Section this season.  That’s why Christopher High’s 7-4 league mark—tied for second entering its April 20 game against Live Oak—happens to...

Quinn Larson, Gilroy baseball team bring the heat to BVAL Santa Teresa

Eleven scouts—the majority of them from MLB teams—were on hand to watch Gilroy High senior Quinn Larson’s start against Silver Creek High on April 7.  That’s a large turnout even for a top level talent such as Quinn, who has signed with Cal. The 6-foot-4,...

Avis Kelley Track and Field Invitational takes on added significance

The 50th Avis Kelley Track and Field Invitational at Gilroy High on March 25 went off like usual, with hundreds of athletes from the South Valley and beyond competing in the annual event.  But this year’s meet had a hint of both celebration and poignancy...

Christopher High wrestler chosen for Japan trip

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Logan Corona comes from a long line of wrestlers in Gilroy that spans five decades. The Christopher High School junior’s father, Matt, is an accomplished wrestler himself, having wrestled at the Division I level in college, as well as enjoying a successful coaching career for...

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