To underscore the competitiveness of the Pacific Coast League’s Gabilan Division this season, San Benito High coach Mitch Burley noted two websites predicted the Haybalers would finish fifth in the standings this year. Mind you, there are...
Even when the San Benito High girls soccer team lost its first three matches and four of its first five, coach Becky Bonner didn’t worry. After all, she was sacrificing short-term victories for long-term goals.
The San Benito High boys soccer team is coming off two of its best seasons in program history, reaching the high water mark last year when it advanced to the semifinals of the Central Coast Section Division...
When it comes to on-court success, the San Benito High girls volleyball team is the gold standard in the Pacific Coast Athletic League. Even though the Haybalers finished second in the Gabilan Division this season—champion Salinas snapped...
After a 2017 season that was marred by a previous injury, Hailey Cross entered last Saturday’s Pacific Coast League Gabilan Division Championships with plenty of motivation. Even though Cross didn’t record a personal-record (PR) at Toro Park...
Greg Arispe was angry. The Anzar High senior had just allowed a completion of over 20 yards in the first half in a game against Pinewood on Sept. 28, perhaps the longest ball caught against him all...
The Hollister High football program has always been known to have a solid offensive line. This season is no different. In left tackle Diego Ramirez, left guard Jesus Toscano, center Blaze McShane, right tackle Aidan Pung and...
Julia Pearson gets out of bed every morning wondering if she woke up too late. On the drive to school, Pearson goes through her backpack, frantically making sure she hasn’t forgotten anything. Perhaps she forgot to pack...
Owen Branon checks off all the boxes in terms of being the ideal high school athlete. Hard worker. Earns excellent grades. Leader in words and example. Hollister football coach Bryan Smith was effusive in his praise for...
With a team GPA of 3.74, the San Benito High girls golf squad excels in the classroom. The Haybalers are also doing some impressive things on the links. In Trinity Mumm, Bailey Carmichael and Taryn Mills—their top...

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