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February 26, 2024

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...

Gilroy High softball team hope for bats to start coming around

Gilroy High softball coach Dusty Lester said if the team’s hitting starts coming around, another upper league finish is possible.  So far, the Mustangs’ bats haven’t come around, though it’s still early in the season.  “We haven’t hit yet, not like this team is capable of,”...

Christopher’s Melia Middleton signs with D-I Nevada-Reno, aims for early PRs in senior season

Last season, Melia Middleton didn’t establish a personal-record (PR) in her best event until the Central Coast Section Semifinals.  The Christopher High senior is intent on setting a new best early in the final season of her prep career. Having signed with Division I program...

Christopher High basketball teams see tremendous seasons end in NorCals

In search of their first Central Coast Section championships, the Christopher High boys and girls basketball teams ran into buzzsaws against their St. Francis counterparts.  The West Catholic Athletic League power from Mountain View proved to be too much in their Division II title games...

On top of their (weight) class: Gilroy High wrestlers Daniel Zepeda and Elijah and Isaiah Cortez win State championships

Daniel Zepeda, Elijah Cortez and Isaiah Cortez all started wrestling at age 5. It wasn’t too long before they started dreaming of winning a CIF State Wrestling Championship.  On Feb. 25, reality was better than a dream. The Gilroy High standouts—all sophomores—made history in capturing...

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