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May 23, 2024

Gilroy cruises in league; CCS next

For the Gilroy High wrestling team, last Saturday's Pacific Coast League Gabilan Division Championships was all about one thing: get in, get out. And that's exactly what the Mustangs did. They totaled 274 points to cruise to another league championship victory in what they...

High school sports pushed to 2021

In a move that came as little surprise but was no less impactful, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) announced Monday that the start of the high school sports fall season will be pushed back to December or January.  A combination of factors led to the...

Football coach’s profile rises after receiving prestigious award

Rob Mendez and Brian Lammi first met in March 2019 at Donald Driver's Driven to Achieve Awards event in Milwaukee. A week or two later, the Gilroy-born Mendez reached out to Lammi for advice after a movie producer asked to meet with Mendez, whose...

CDPH gives CCS sports a blueprint going forward

Calling it the “document we’ve been waiting for,” Central Coast Section Commissioner Dave Grissom said the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) recent release in regards to youth sports gives him and the other 10 section commissioners in the state a guideline for high...

Christopher focuses on the process

The Christopher High girls basketball team has a goal to be its own version of a D.R.E.A.M. team. It's their acronym for discipline, respect, effort, attitude and mentality. The Cougars want to grade high in all of those categories. If they do, they'll look...

Gavilan is ready to spring athletes back into action

Once Gavilan College receives the go-ahead from the state of California and Santa Clara County to resume in-person classes and athletics competition, athletic trainers Rebecca Northon and Erik Hilliker will be ready to spring student-athletes back into action in the safest way possible.  The two...

Prep roundup: Gilroy High wrestling makes early-season statement; Joshua Guzman finishes well in State Meet

The Gilroy High boys wrestling team made an early statement by winning the Clovis West Shootout in Fresno on Nov. 19, edging Buchanan High 260.5-258.5.  Buchanan is the six-time defending CIF State champion so the importance of the Mustangs’ victory can’t be overstated. Gilroy, a...

Christopher High a rising soccer power

Jenna Urrabazo spent last year being mentored by Aurea Martin, who is now playing at Northwestern University. Urrabazo, a Christopher High sophomore striker, was like a sponge, taking in everything that Martin said and did, whether it was in practice or in a match....

Christopher girls soccer team still unbeaten

After winning a second straight league championship and advancing to a Central Coast Section playoff title match last year, what could the Christopher High girls soccer team possibly do for an encore this season? How about winning a third consecutive league title and doing...

Local goaltender has eyes set on National Hockey League

If Dustin Wolf continues on his upward trajectory, he would become the first South Valley-born player to make the National Hockey League. Talk about heady stuff. Born in Gilroy, Wolf moved to Southern California when he was 9 or 10 to pursue his dream of...

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