For the last couple of months, San Benito High senior Mariana Magana’s favorite time during school was her lunch period. A couple of months ago, Magana, the Haybalers’ starting goalkeeper, started playing soccer with several of the school’s Life...
Members of the Anzar High boys basketball team—all seven of them—drove in separate cars to San Jose Tuesday for their Central Coast Section Division V playoff opener against St. Thomas More. What many high school sports teams take for...
For San Benito High, wrestling has become far more than just a sport; it’s a way of life. This year, the Haybalers enjoyed a strong season, highlighted by an impressive win over Alvarez High earlier in the season. The...
Growing up, Shantay Tamez’s parents—Rachel and A.J.—forced her to skip her friends’ birthday parties or other social outings in favor of playing in a club soccer tournament. At the time, it didn’t sit well with Tamez, a senior standout...
For the first time in program history, San Benito High will be sending two girls to the CIF State Wrestling Championships. Sophomore Jenna Hartman and senior Maribel Saucedo earned state berths with strong showings in last Saturday’s Central Coast...
After opening the season with a 15-0 loss to North Monterey County, the Anzar High boys soccer team had nowhere to go but up. And that’s exactly what the Hawks have done. Anzar entered the week with a 6-1-1...
When Jason White started playing lacrosse for the first time in his freshman year, he made it a goal to land an athletic scholarship. White, a San Benito High senior, has made that goal a reality after making a...
At 5-foot-5, Matt Ramon has always had a height disadvantage in his athletic career. The San Benito High senior grew up playing baseball and soccer before eventually taking up football and wrestling in his freshman year. Whatever sport Ramon...
When Vanessa Garcia took the field on Jan. 10 against Christopher High, it proved to be a milestone moment. The San Benito High junior was appearing in a game for the first time this season after suffering a broken...
The San Benito High boys soccer team won a Central Coast Section playoff game for the first time in program history last season. The Haybalers are showing that was no fluke, as they have looked downright impressive in posting...

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