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Albert Michael “Buck” Buchner  Gilroy Dispatch

Passed away in his home in Clearlake, Calif. Buck was born in San Jose, CA, and raised in Morgan Hill and San Martin. As a youngster, Buck was a member of ...



Teachers strike would suspend fall sports  Gilroy Dispatch

As time is running out in the contract impasse between the Gilroy Unified School District and its teachers, time also may be ticking for fall athletics—and many ...



'Sleepy' is a nightmare for opponents  Gilroy Dispatch

His nickname may be Sleepy, but don't mistake Nick Villarreal's calm, laid-back demeanor for an inability to get excited or pumped up. The Gilroy High junior lets ...



Suspect Arrested After Officer-Involved Shooting, Chase at Gilroy High School  NBC Bay Area

An officer-involved shooting on the campus of Gilroy High School prompted the evacuation of the school's football stadium during a youth tournament Sunday ...



Gilroy has reason for high expectations  Gilroy Dispatch

In the immediate aftermath of a 2-0 defeat to Lincoln High last year in the opening round of the Central Coast Section Division I playoffs, Gilroy High boys soccer ...



Gilroy aims to win division title  Gilroy Dispatch

Gilroy High boys basketball coach Mike Suarez believes this year's team can develop into something special. The Mustangs, who entered the week with a 3-2 ...



Gilroy steps into high expectations  Gilroy Dispatch

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 ...



Teachers, parents confront board, district about fair contract  Gilroy Dispatch

As negotiators with Gilroy Unified School District and Gilroy Teachers Association await their next sitdown Sept. 14 at a fact-finding hearing, a Gilroy High School ...



Cormier starts new Gilroy wrestling era  Gilroy Dispatch

The Gilroy High wrestling program—one of the great prep sports dynasties in California—received a jolt of star power when Gilroy resident Daniel Cormier was ...



Gilroy High School wrestling students celebrate coach's UFC title  KGO-TV

Daniel Cormier now has two UFC titles under his belt, light heavyweight and heavyweight, which he won Saturday night. He's become only one of two fighters to ...



Ryan Reyes signs with Fresno State  Gilroy Dispatch

It's been a long way coming for Gilroy High senior Ryan Reyes, who started wrestling at 3 years old. From Fresno to Gilroy and soon back to Fresno, Reyes, who ...



Locsin grows stronger through adversity  Gilroy Dispatch

After a tumultuous junior year, Cisco Locsin's comeback came full circle at two points this season: In the season-opener against Liberty Union of Brentwood and ...



Stick and Move inspires youngsters  Gilroy Dispatch

On the east side of the railroad tracks in old Gilroy, in an old square brick building that used to be a PG&E substation, kids spend the night punching each other ...



Gilroy field hockey wraps up season  Gilroy Dispatch

It was déjà vu for the Gilroy High field hockey team in its opening match of the Central Coast Section playoffs. Matched up against Willow Glen—the Mustangs ...



Ex-Hollister cop saw 'ghosts' during rampage on Gilroy High athletic field  KSBW Monterey

A former Hollister police officer was high on methamphetamine when he caused chaos with a stolen car in front of hundreds of youth football players at Gilroy ...



New math building nears completion at GHS  Gilroy Dispatch

In a concerted effort to capture equity among its two high school facilities as well as expand capacity for a growing population, Gilroy district officials have ...



UFC champ, Gilroy resident to become high school wrestling coach  KGO-TV

Gilroy High School is adding some star power to its coaching staff.



Harold Francis Costa  Gilroy Dispatch

HAROLD FRANCIS COSTA, passed away Friday, January 18, 2019 after a short illness. Husband of 60 years to the late Jean Costa (2012). Son of the late ...



Vizcarra superb in signing with Cal Poly  Gilroy Dispatch

When Dan Vizcarra first started wrestling in the seventh grade, he was baffled by the fact that his parents—Elias and Veronica—kept on taking him to club ...



Catholic high school denied again  Gilroy Dispatch

A Catholic high school has been talked about in the South County for nearly a decade, but the Diocese of San Jose has run into a series of setbacks getting its ...



Gilroy HS pool project on the horizon  Gilroy Dispatch

Gilroy High School's two swimming pools will be merging into a single large competition pool, as early as next year. The Gilroy Unified School District staff had ...



Gilroy Unified names two new principals  Gilroy Dispatch

Gilroy native Jeremy Dirks was promoted from vice principal at South Valley Middle School to principal at Christopher High School for the 2018-19 school year, ...



Assistant Principals Named For 3 GUSD Schools  Patch.com

Assistant Principals Named For 3 GUSD Schools - Gilroy, CA - "All three of these leaders are well-respected in their fields," said Gilroy Unified Superintendent ...



New offer by GUSD could end impasse  Gilroy Dispatch

Gilroy teachers and their bosses agree they made some headway in contract negotiations last week, with the district claiming this week that “both the district and ...



GUSD elementary school on chopping block for 2020  Gilroy Dispatch

Declining enrollments and increased wages and benefits could force the Gilroy Unified School District to close an elementary school by the 2020-21 school year ...



Gilroy captures Division I championship  Gilroy Dispatch

In a game that was every bit as good as advertised, the Gilroy High softball team edged San Benito 4-3 in the Central Coast Section Division I playoff ...



Union boss: 'Strike is not inevitable'  Gilroy Dispatch

Gilroy teachers are holding out hope that they won't strike, that a deal can get done by Sept. 14, when union and district negotiators are scheduled to hear the ...



Gilroy school board swears in new trustees  Gilroy Dispatch

In a meeting of firsts and lasts, Gilroy Unified School District ushered in new trustees and honored departing members last week. First-term Board of Education ...



Former cop in GHS incident charged  Gilroy Dispatch

Former Hollister Police Officer Chad Browning has been charged with four crimes in relation to an alleged Sept. 9 crime spree that started with vehicle theft in ...



Gilroy water polo building success  Gilroy Dispatch

Gilroy High water polo coach Doug Pickford has visions of building a program where both teams are consistent and competitive. The Mustangs are seemingly ...



Vega knows how to kick it  Gilroy Dispatch

Alex Vega's college football career was like a roller coaster, marked by euphoria one moment and frustrating lows the next. Vega, a recent Cal Poly graduate ...



Seniors to drive Christopher High offense  Gilroy Dispatch

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 ...



Police respond to student with knife at GHS  Gilroy Dispatch

A student armed with a kitchen knife at Gilroy High School prompted an evacuation and standoff with police. On Friday, April 27, Gilroy Police responded to a ...



Newman is the new Gilroy football coach  Gilroy Dispatch

Jacob Newman has been waiting for this opportunity for a while. The 24-year-old Newman is the new Gilroy High football coach, and he can't wait to get things ...



Christopher looks to put it all together  Gilroy Dispatch

With four returning starters off last year's team, Christopher High has high hopes to capture the Pacific Coast League Mission Division championship this season.



GUSD promotes 3 to assistant principal  Gilroy Dispatch

Three new assistant principals will soon be helping to welcome students and parents at Gilroy Unified School District campuses. trio of new administrators, ...



Teachers, district reach agreement  Gilroy Dispatch

The Gilroy Unified School District late Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 18, announced it had reached a tentative agreement with the Gilroy Teachers Association on a ...



Gilroy cross country on the fast track  Gilroy Dispatch

In a sport where it's a race against the clock, Maddie Eastus performs a delicate balancing act. The Gilroy High sophomore has been the team's second fastest ...



A look at Gilroy's year in education  Gilroy Dispatch

Battle lines were drawn in 2018 between members of the Gilroy Teachers Association and officials in the Gilroy Unified School District as contract negotiations ...



Hero Gilroy parent helps stop ex-cop's rampage  KSBW Monterey

Chad Browning, a former Hollister police officer, was high on methamphetamine and thought ghosts were chasing him when he drove a stolen car onto Gilroy ...



Christopher aims to bring intensity  Gilroy Dispatch

No matter what happens on the scoreboard this season, the Christopher High boys basketball team will be known for its tough and intense play. Cougars coach ...



Veteran Gilroy teachers call it a career  Gilroy Dispatch

With more than 60 years' combined experience in education, Gilroy schoolteachers Susan Freiberg and Jeff Manker will retire with a litany of accomplishments.



Christopher aims for historic season  Gilroy Dispatch

The 2017-2018 season was one of historic proportions for the Christopher High girls soccer team. The Cougars established a couple of firsts in program history, ...



Teachers authorize strike if deal not reached  Gilroy Dispatch

If a new contract agreement cannot be reached over the summer months, Gilroy teachers have voted to strike at the start of the 2018-19 school year. In a June 6 ...



Big week for Gilroy, Christopher grads  Gilroy Dispatch

Gilroy High School's Class of 2018 was the first to receive diplomas this week, at a June 7 commencement ceremony on the 750 W. 10th St. campus, as their ...



Christopher water polo a splash hit  Gilroy Dispatch

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 ...



GHS, CHS seniors bid farewell  Gilroy Dispatch

Christopher High School. Class of 2018 Valedictorian Speech. Good afternoon to Christopher High School's lovely staff, families, friends and, of course, my ...



Gilroy looks to be CCS power again  Gilroy Dispatch

Gilroy High softball coach Bria DeLorenzo acknowledges she's almost in a dream scenario. As the coach of a team filled with talented and hard-working players ...



Ruelas running fast at Hartnell College  Gilroy Dispatch

In the middle of her freshman season running cross country at Hartnell College last year, Monica Ruelas felt like quitting. “I wanted to give up on running ...



Four school board seats up for grabs in Nov.  Gilroy Dispatch

As a retired Gilroy Unified School District educator and current Board of Trustees president, Linda Piceno has helped sculpt much of the local education ...



Christopher girls play inspired golf  Gilroy Dispatch

For Samantha Vogel, playing golf has been downright inspiring. The Christopher High senior started hitting balls on the range when she was 5 or 6, but it was ...



Gilroy, Christopher shine in league finals  Gilroy Dispatch

The Gilroy and Christopher High gymnastics teams qualified for the Central Coast Section Championships with strong showings in the Santa Clara Valley ...



GUSD names Employee Recognition recipients  Gilroy Dispatch

Four Gilroy Unified School District employees were honored with Employee Recognition Program awards at the May 17 Board of Trustees meeting.



South County Catholic HS plans hinge on LAFCO's decision  Gilroy Dispatch

The Diocese of San Jose said fundraising, a construction timetable and overall project costs have been put on hold until the Local Agency Formation ...



GUSD schools, staff earn 2018 honors  Gilroy Dispatch

Rod Kelley Elementary School in Gilroy garnered a pair of honors during the 2017-18 school year, named both a California Distinguished School by State ...



Gilroy is only city in county to allow fireworks  Gilroy Dispatch

“Safe and sane” fireworks are legal in Gilroy, but with many important safety and fire prevention restrictions. Gilroy is the only city in Santa Clara County that ...



Ex-Hollister officer confirmed as suspect in Gilroy police shooting  The Mercury News

Chad Browning, who was arrested after being shot during a confrontation with Gilroy police, is a former Hollister police officer who served in the mid-2000s, ...



Dolan, Lewis strong in the middle  Gilroy Dispatch

The Gilroy High boys volleyball team is still trying to find its identity and cohesiveness on the court. Fortunately for the Mustangs, the players—including senior ...



Teachers in Gilroy picket district  Gilroy Dispatch

With signs that read “Keep Good Teachers With Fair Pay,” “You can't put students FIRST if you put teachers LAST” and “WTF? Where's the Funding,” more than ...



Muslim family brings awareness to schools  Gilroy Dispatch

A Christopher High School student is enjoying her school experience much more this year than last year, when she and her family say she was emotionally ...



GUSD board approves pay hikes for supes  Gilroy Dispatch

After securing a new three-year deal with its teachers union to avoid a possible work stoppage last month, the Gilroy Unified School District Board of Trustee ...



Benavides realizing immense potential  Gilroy Dispatch

One moment, Alex Benavides was baffling the Monterey hitters with a wicked slider. The next moment, the Gilroy High senior was making a nifty snag playing ...



Gilroy's wrestling dominance continues  Gilroy Dispatch

For nearly two decades, Gilroy High has been the premier wrestling program in the Central Coast Section, collecting an unrivaled 15 consecutive Central Coast ...



Ella Rodriguez is unbreakable  Gilroy Dispatch

Ella Rodriguez vividly remembers walking into a gymnasium at age 9 and watching a wheelchair basketball game. The moment forever changed her life.



Mayor should earn $80000  Gilroy Dispatch

To the Editor, We should consider paying our mayor $80,000 salary plus benefits. This is a small amount compared to what other public employees are paid.



Gilroy softball all stars shine in district  Gilroy Dispatch

Gilroy Majors Softball All Star team manager/head coach Augusto Correia had a problem in the District 59 championship game against the San Jose Spartans ...



Gilroy football coach quits for MVC  Gilroy Dispatch

After three years as the coach of the Gilroy High football team—including a historic 2017 season in which the Mustangs went 13-0 and won their first-ever ...



District battles teacher attrition  Gilroy Dispatch

It promises to be a busy recruiting season for Gilroy Unified School District, which will have to replace at least 40 teachers who recently gave their resignation ...



Teachers see no contract when school opens  Gilroy Dispatch

At the end of July and with the new school term less than three weeks away, Gilroy teachers were no closer than they were months ago reaching a contract ...



Paula Alexander  Gilroy Dispatch

Paula was a 1984 graduate of Gilroy High School where she was an outstanding athlete playing 3 sports for 4 years all at the. Varsity level. She will be missed ...



Gilroy the front runner for league title  Gilroy Dispatch

Meghan Popma grew up with two older brothers who never took it easy on her. The Gilroy High senior credits her upbringing for helping her to develop into a ...



2018-19 GUSD school budget approved  Gilroy Dispatch

The Gilroy Unified School District's Board of Trustees approved a $126 million budget for the 2018-19 school year at its June 14 meeting. The budget, which can ...



Former Gilroy School Teacher Arrested in Campbell for Alleged Sex Crime  CBS San Francisco

CAMPBELL (CBS SF) — A man who has previously been convicted of catfishing students while teaching in Gilroy was arrested Tuesday in Campbell for ...



Gilroy, MH teachers recognized by county  Gilroy Dispatch

Morgan Hill Unified School District's Debra Chappell and Gilroy Unified School District's Rachael Cornaggia are among 36 top teachers who were honored “for ...



Gavilan cancels classes due to air quality  Gilroy Dispatch

With “Unhealthy” air quality levels reaching south Santa Clara County because of smoke from Butte County wildfires, Gavilan College canceled all classes at ...



Late field goal lifts Cougars to first win  Gilroy Dispatch

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.



Police investigate two indecent exposure crimes  Gilroy Dispatch

Sheriff's deputies are asking the public to be on the lookout for a man who exposed himself to a 13-year-old girl at a bus stop in unincorporated Morgan Hill last ...



GECA ranked 23rd in California for academics  Gilroy Dispatch

Dr. TJ Owens Gilroy Early College Academy is among the top 25 high schools in California, according to recently released U.S. News & World Report's 2018 ...



DUI checkpoint in Gilroy Dec. 14  Gilroy Dispatch

The Gilroy Police Department's Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI and driver's license checkpoint Dec. 14 at an undisclosed location within the city limits.



Davis twins excel on and off the field  Gilroy Dispatch

Christian and Tyler Davis have competed against each other their entire lives. When the two Christopher High senior twins lived in Hawaii from age 5 to 8, their ...



Schools prepare for the worst  Gilroy Dispatch

Four years ago, students, staff and faculty within the Gilroy Unified School District collaborated with more than 15 law enforcement agencies to help produce a ...



Gilroy All Stars shine in Sectionals  Gilroy Dispatch

It would've taken a herculean effort for the Gilroy 11- and 12-year-old Majors All Star teams to win their respective Section 5 Tournaments. Both squads had to go ...



Brolin, Harding look to nail CCS marks  Gilroy Dispatch

In their final year of high school swimming, Ashley Harding and Katelyn Brolin are making it count. The two, along with Rachell Carnell and Ellie Pickford, make ...



AKA's South Valley connection  Gilroy Dispatch

Javier Mendez needed to hear those words only once for it to have a profound effect on his life. Mendez was 12 years old when he heard those words from his ...



Officials warn of smoky air in South County  Gilroy Dispatch

Santa Clara County officials are advising residents to stay indoors as much as possible today, as wildfires at numerous locations in California are contributing to ...



Air Force sergeant surprises step-daughter  Gilroy Dispatch

One South Valley Middle School student, along with her entire family, got a welcome surprise June 6 as she was being recognized at the eighth-grade ...



2018 Election: School elections set  Gilroy Dispatch

Here are the local candidates at a glance: Gilroy Unified School District. Board of Education. Enrique Diaz. Enrique Diaz. Age: 47. Family: Wife, CHS English ...



Rams have State Final 8 aspirations  Gilroy Dispatch

Last year, the Gavilan College men's basketball team won its first conference championship since 1969, including a victory in the California Community College ...



Bonanza Days parade is Saturday  Gilroy Dispatch

The Leadership Gilroy Class of 2018 is re-introducing a taste of the original Gilroy Bonanza Days to the community with a parade on Saturday, Sept. 29, starting ...



Talks stall between teachers, district  Gilroy Dispatch

Contract negotiations officially hit an impasse with the Gilroy Teachers Association last week, and Gilroy Unified School District officials immediately went on the ...



Christopher lacrosse program on the rise  Gilroy Dispatch

The Christopher High lacrosse team is in the midst of having its best season in program history. Coach Mike Henry has helped build a foundation that seemingly ...



Celebration of life for former Gilroy coach  Gilroy Dispatch

Tom Burt, educator and legendary football coach of Los Altos and Gilroy High Schools passed away on Oct. 16 from stroke complications at the age of 94.



Gilroy sets the standard in South Valley  Gilroy Dispatch

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 ...



Rams are playing full speed ahead  Gilroy Dispatch

Late in the second set of last Friday's match, Kevin Kramer sat quietly on a chair and stared ahead. The Gavilan College women's volleyball coach was rather ...



Gilroy sex offender arrested after allegedly exposing himself to women, girls  The Mercury News

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested 29-year-old Damian Arellano on three counts of indecent exposure Friday, according to a statement ...



CCS boys track finals: Historic evening for Serra in Gilroy  East Bay Times

Padres earn second section title after fifth-straight victory in final event — the 1600 relay.



Mustangs aim for big turnaround  Gilroy Dispatch

After going 3-15 in Monterey Bay League Gabilan Division play last year, the Gilroy High baseball team has nowhere to go but up this season. And that's exactly ...



Bond bucks shifted to middle schools  Gilroy Dispatch

Gilroy school district leaders have decided to shift Measure E priorities from an immediate need to build a new elementary school to a more pressing issue of ...



Logan Flores wins CCS championship  Gilroy Dispatch

In last year's Central Coast Section Track and Field Championships, Logan Flores finished in a tie for third place in the pole vault, barely missing out on a berth ...



Murphy's law: never give up on your dream  Gilroy Dispatch

Cecil Murphy IV has learned to be *content* in his circumstances. The Gavilan College sophomore was raised in Tampa, Fla., under difficult circumstances. Money ...



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