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January 21, 2022

Gavilan College football team stays resilient amid Covid game cancelations

No team has been affected by Covid more than the Gavilan College football program. The Rams (1-4 overall, 1-2 conference) have had three games cancelled this season due to Covid protocols. They also had their season-opener at Feather River in Quincy canceled due to...

Gilroy High hammers Gonzales; showdown with Santa Cruz next

Everyone got paid. The Gilroy High football team has that as one of its mottos and even printed out T-shirts with that exact phrase.  It comes from longtime coach Skip Bloom, who is currently the Mustangs’ junior varsity defensive coordinator. Bloom and Gilroy varsity head...

Christopher High football team shows mettle in grinding out victories

The Christopher High football team didn’t gain any style points in its 20-0 victory against Alisal High on Oct. 21, but then again, artistic value wasn’t necessary.  “We were looking at this as kind of a playoff game,” Cougars coach Darren Yafai said. “We had...

Gilroy High volleyball team looks to finish strong

Even though the Gilroy High girls volleyball team’s season hasn’t gone the way it expected, the Mustangs still own wins over region rivals Christopher High and Live Oak High.  Even though the former came in a scrimmage, it's still particularly noteworthy because for many years...

Maya Tabron, 2020 CHS grad, elevates her game at University of Colorado

Homecoming takes on a whole new meaning for 2020 Christopher High graduate Maya Tabron, who will be playing in front of her family and friends for the first time since her senior year of high school.  The starting sophomore outside hitter is one of the...

Gilroy High football team perseveres in latest win

Winning ugly. Over the course of a football season, teams will endure games in which their performance is far from impressive. But in the end, they persevere to record a victory.  That was exactly the situation for Gilroy High as it edged Soledad High 21-20...

Rossi Oteri, Christopher High look to make a statement vs. Aptos

The Christopher High football team proved it could hang with an upper-tier A-league team like San Benito High. But now the Cougars have a golden opportunity to show they can actually beat a perennial Central Coast Section power when they play host to Aptos...

Gilroy trainer earns IFBB pro card

Just five years after stepping into a gym for the first time, Diana Rivera is a physique champion. A trainer at LoveFix Gym, Rivera won her division in the National Physique Committee (NPC) North American Championships in Pittsburgh on Sept. 4.  The 36-year-old Gilroy resident...

Christopher boys, Gilroy girls win in water polo rivalry contests

In the practices leading up to the Christopher-Gilroy boys water polo match on Oct. 5, the Cougars’ Charlie Wheat and Emiliano Grieco worked on their give-and-go sequences and specific set plays.  The work paid off as Wheat scored three goals and Grieco two in a...

Gavilan College women’s volleyball team filled with local talent

After longtime women’s volleyball coach Kevin Kramer left Gavilan College to become the athletic director at Chabot College in 2018, Tyson Norton assumed the responsibilities for the 2019 season.  But Norton was gone after just one season, taking a job as an assistant coach at...