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June 24, 2024

Hometown star makes it big on the ice

Gilroy native and professional ice hockey goalie Dustin Wolf was selected to his second straight American Hockey League All-Star team.  All-star events took place in early February and were particularly special for Wolf as the host city was San Jose, with the Skills Competition and...

Local football players compete in Wedemeyer all-star game 

Football, fun, rain and more competition than usual in an all-star game. That was the story for many local gridiron seniors on Feb. 3, in the 49th annual Charlie Wedemeyer Game at Los Gatos High.  Athletes from Gilroy, Christopher, Live Oak and Sobrato filled out...

Clash between city rivals brings excitement to the soccer pitch

There was no shortage of thrills in last week’s friendly cross-town rivalry match between Gilroy and Christopher High girls’ soccer teams.  On a clear, pleasant night, both squads had success mixed with some struggles, and the real winners were probably the several hundred fans from...

Cougars boys basketball proving to be top contenders for a league title 

The Christopher boys’ basketball team has reached the Central Coast Section playoffs the last four years and advanced to the final in three of those seasons.   This year, they are battling through a challenging 2023-24 league season with eyes on more playoff successes. “We have...

Photos: Stanford’s VanDerveer becomes all-time NCAA’s basketball leader in wins 

Stanford University women's basketball head coach Tara VanDerveer etched herself into the record books this past weekend by becoming the all-time NCAA’s leader in wins for either men or women’s basketball.   VanDerveer surpassed former Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski with her 1,203rd career victory at...

Mustangs starting to jell in challenging BVAL Santa Teresa East Division

After a league championship and a playoff appearance, the Gilroy High boys’ basketball team moved up a division.  With eight seniors graduating, the strength of that performance put on caps and gowns and left.  The new Mustangs are starting to jell in the challenging Blossom Valley...

Cougars girls’ basketball off to hot start going into league play 

For the Christopher High girls’ basketball team, the holidays brought a big tournament championship and extension of a school-record win streak.  And the new year brought two more wins, with league play on the horizon. The Cougars won the title in the Gold Bracket of the...

Locals compete at 55th Pat Lovell Wrestling Tournament

A group of wrestlers from both Gilroy and Christopher high schools competed at the 55th Pat Lovell Wrestling Tournament at Aptos High School on Dec. 27-28. Jose Guerrero of Gilroy won the 215-pound weight class bracket and scored 32 team points to help the Mustangs...

Brendan Doyle fits right in at Memphis

The term “statistics can be misleading” is meant for players like former Gilroy High and Monte Vista Christian standout Brendan Doyle, who is second on the tight end depth chart on the University of Memphis football team.  On Friday, the Tigers (9-3) play Iowa State...

Cougars boys’ soccer team on cusp to end playoff drought

After a series of sub- .500 records, the Christopher High boys’ soccer team posted winning records the last two seasons but still came up a bit short of a postseason bid.  The Cougars continue to have their sights set on reaching the Central Coast Section...

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