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May 29, 2020

Christopher aims for higher level

After losing just two seniors off last year’s team, expectations are soaring for Christopher High, which has finished in third place in league in each of the last four years.  “We’re hoping to break through (for a top three...

Gilroy sets the standard in South Valley

The Gilroy High field hockey program has been one of the gold standards in the Central Coast Section for the better part of a decade. Part of the sustained excellence has to do with the standard set by longtime Mustangs coach Adam...

Christopher water polo a splash hit

Despite finishing in last place in the Gabilan Division last year, the Christopher High boys water polo team has plenty of legitimate reasons to feel good about an imminent turnaround. Before starting league play last week, the Cougars defeated South Valley rivals Live Oak,...

Gilroy water polo building success

Gilroy High water polo coach Doug Pickford has visions of building a program where both teams are consistent and competitive. The Mustangs are seemingly well on their way there. The girls team is coming off an undefeated league season, while the boys team returns...

Cougars rally but fall in thriller

In 2017, the Live Oak and Christopher football teams needed double overtime to decide the outcome. Friday night, the teams’ latest game was no less thrilling. Jonathan Singleton connected with Elijah Fernandez on a 9-yard touchdown with 28.9 seconds remaining, and Caleb...

Late field goal lifts Cougars to first win

On Friday night Tyler Davis was what Christopher High coach Tim Pierleoni described as a “rolling razorblade.” The defense was deadly, as it piled up sacks. But it came down to a kick in the end. With 37 seconds to go, senior...

Seniors to drive Christopher offense

Football is a 'what have you done for me lately' kind of sport and Christopher High coach Tim Pierleoni knows it. One year after winning the Central Coast Section Division IV playoff championship, the Cougars won't only be asked to repeat their...

Gilroy steps into high expectations

After going undefeated and winning its first-ever Central Coast Section championship, what can Gilroy High possibly do for an encore? What we do know is that the Mustangs have a new head coach, Jake Newman, a promotion into a tougher division, the...

Seniors to drive Christopher High offense

Football is a 'what have you done for me lately' kind of sport and Christopher High coach Tim Pierleoni knows it. One year after winning the Central Coast Section Division IV playoff championship, the Cougars won't only be asked to repeat their...

Ella Rodriguez is unbreakable

Ella Rodriguez vividly remembers walking into a gymnasium at age 9 and watching a wheelchair basketball game. The moment forever changed her life. “I saw how happy everyone looked, and I wanted to be like that,” said Rodriguez, an incoming Christopher High freshman. “I had...