The San Benito High girls volleyball team has won three consecutive league championships, including the last two in outright fashion. This season, the Haybalers’ quest for a four-peat will be as tough as ever. For one, the...
Before Don Smith started receiving photo assignments from some of the premier publications in the world, he cut his teeth shooting local sports events for the Hollister Free Lance.“I shot every high school or Little League game, and I...
Just call them the comeback teens. The San Benito Babe Ruth 15-and-under All Star team trailed in all four of its games only to win every one of them in capturing the Central State Tournament with a 10-6 victory...
The Hollister American and National 11/12-year-old All Star teams proved to be the best in the District 9 Tournament. Ultimately, American won the winner-take-all game, 4-2, and advanced to the Section 5 Tournament, where it lost an elimination game...
As Abraham Arevalo was being dropped off at Tulsa Airport to catch a flight home, he received the best news possible from Oklahoma Wesleyan University men’s assistant soccer coach Stevan Djukic.“We want you to come back and we will...
As the 85th rip-roaring San Benito Saddle Horse and Rodeo Show at Bolado Park in Tres Pinos closed on Sunday, Hollister natives Cash Robinson and Will Centoni rode home tall in the saddle after winning money in two of...
After finishing the 2017 season 0-10, Gavilan football is brand-new. Well, mostly. John Lango, who coached the Rams from 2000 to 2010, is back for a second go-around, but for the coaching veteran, this is a new era for...
Chace Miguel had done such a great job of convincing herself that she was done with soccer upon graduating from San Benito High in 2015 that even her mom, Gae, thought her daughter would never play again. Apparently, Gae...
Ricky Esqueda spent one year at Hartnell College, and it turned out to be one of the most productive single-seasons by an athlete in school history. The 2013 San Benito High graduate recently concluded a season in which he...
When Jack Breger competed in the St. Francis Invitational on March 17, the soon-to-be San Benito High graduate had no idea how much his performance that day would alter his future. Against many of the Central Coast Section’s best...

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EPA orders study of old mine site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today, Dec. 13, that it has reached a settlement with Buckhorn Inc., ordering the Ohio company...