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February 28, 2021

Spartan athlete inspires others to challenge themselves

"What the hell am I doing? I can't even pick these things up."  That is what Jana Eastus was thinking at one point in the Lake Tahoe Spartan Beast World Championship race last September. Eastus was carrying two heavy sandbags up a mountain in rainy...

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...

Sometimes the games don’t go on

For the local high school spring sports teams, the season has been put on hold—for now. The Gilroy Unified School District, Morgan Hill Unified School District and San Benito High School District last week made the decision to suspend all athletic events until at...

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...

Teams, coaches hopeful for fall

As if high school football coaches weren’t busy enough, another layer was added to their duties when the coronavirus pandemic hit. When fall sports teams were allowed to start summer conditioning workout sessions on June 22, it marked the beginning of a new era...

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...

Christopher falls short in CIF NorCal quarterfinals

With its season hanging in the balance, the Christopher High boys basketball team got the shot it wanted. Rickey Becker had curled around a screen to the top of the key, and even though there were two defenders in his vicinity, he had just...

Gilroy grad to play for Division 1 team

For the longest time, Ellie Pickford thought she would be competing in gymnastics in college. It was Pickford's sport of choice growing up, and she did it for 15 years. "But in the ninth grade, I had to give myself a reality check," the recent...

Aphrodite Ayala makes fast ascent

When Aphrodite Ayala decided to compete in wrestling for the first time in her sophomore year, she had it in the back of her mind that it could lead to something greater. The Gilroy High senior proved prescient, as she signed her letter of...

Fleming, Scourbys latest CHS athletes to reach next level

Joe Fleming and Kaylyn Scourbys made a bit of history as the latest Christopher High athletes who are set to play in college. According to Christopher High golf coach Jeff Driggs, Scourbys is the first golfer from the school who will play at the...