In the last decade, there have only been a couple of San Benito High golfers who have gone on to play and excel at the college level. Brad Sparrer, a 2017 graduate, could end up having the...
Long before the 2019 season started, Roxanne Black had Aug. 9 marked on two of her calendars, a digital one and a paper one. Why was the date so important? It was the first day of tryouts...
Even though Oscar Arias felt like he did well in summer conditioning and practices, the San Benito High senior didn't know if he had done enough to earn a spot on the roster. In fact, when the...
The shots came from everywhere: from five meters and beyond, from close range, from point-blank range. Through it all, Haybalers goalie Tyler Oelrich—to borrow an ice hockey term—was standing on his head. Despite an outstanding performance from...
Lauren Okamoto is having fun running again, and that is great news for her and the San Benito High cross country program. The junior is having a strong season leading a young Baler girls squad, while seniors...
San Benito High senior Trinity Mumm was first introduced to the sport of golf at an early age. But it wasn't until the last couple of years when Mumm's passion for the sport took a quantum leap...
Christopher High field hockey coach Dani Hameon knew she had the makings of a special team before the season started. Monday's match was more evidence of that intuition coming to fruition. The Cougars, who dominated host San...
In 2018, San Benito High fielded a girls water polo team for the first time in three or four years. Not surprisingly, things didn't go well. The Haybalers finished 0-15, often losing by huge margins. Fast forward...
Jose Arriaga admits he was "very immature" as a freshman at Anzar High three years ago. The standout defensive end has matured over the years and has developed into one of the Hawks' best players over that...
The skies were clear, the sunset brilliant, the bleachers were standing-room-only in a sea of red and the new Andy Hardin Stadium at San Benito High School in Hollister was ready for some football. The team, playing...

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Most San Benito campaign cash goes to incumbents and ballot measures

The hotly contested races—and the incumbents—attracted the most contributions in San Benito County’s primary election campaigns, according to the latest reports filed...