After the 2017 swimming season ended, Elizabeth Fleming had a tough decision to make. Fleming, a San Benito High junior, had just completed a fine sophomore season in which she excelled on both the basketball court and in the...
In last year’s Monterey Bay League Track and Field Trials, Peter Reikowski was in street clothes and on crutches, wondering what could’ve been. The San Benito High senior was having an outstanding season until he suffered a severely sprained...
The San Benito High softball team entered Tuesday’s home game against Alvarez at 0-4, having been outscored by a combined margin of 33-15. Granted, the Haybalers have faced some powerhouse programs—Clovis is ranked 26th nationally and Huntington Beach 30th—but...
Before Alexandra Ortiz starts a performance, her coach, Jonathon O’Dougherty, usually says these words to her: “Be perfect like you usually are.” O’Dougherty, who is a renowned ice skating coach, admits, “The pep talk is not necessary with that...
Despite returning only a couple of starters off last year’s squad, the San Benito High baseball team can never be counted out to win a league championship and make a deep run in the playoffs. True, outside of Ryan...
Skylar Seyffert had just started responding to a question from a reporter when one of her teammates came up to her to say a couple of poignant words. The two embraced in a hug as tears welled in their...
After a 5-1 demolition of a solid Serra team in the Central Coast Section Division I playoff quarterfinals, the San Benito High boys soccer team seemed primed to go the distance. It wasn’t meant to be. The No. 2...
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...

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