It’s often said there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. When it comes to the local high school sports world, it’s virtually guaranteed San Benito High will roll out a solid baseball team. So it...
Every time the San Benito High players open up the storage equipment container before practice starts, they see a blown-up picture of the Gilroy High softball team celebrating a Central Coast Section playoff championship, with the Mustang...
Noah Nelson and Khader Yasin represent the future of the San Benito High wrestling program. The duo recently capped tremendous freshmen seasons, as both finished third in the Pacific Coast League Gabilan Division Championships and advanced to...
There’s an old saying that says “Familiarity breeds contempt,” but when it comes to the Gavilan College women’s basketball team, it’s more like familiarity leads to success. Take Rams coach Erik Nelson. Before his successful playing days...
In his third start of the season, Jorge Molina Ruiz showed why he’s one of the best offensive talents on the San Benito High boys soccer team. Playing against North Monterey County on Jan. 18, Ruiz had...
Despite moving up two weight classes from a year ago, Ethan Rossi is having his best season yet. The San Benito High junior entered the week at No. 3 in the Central Coast Section rankings at 126...
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...
The Rotary Club of Hollister knows how to ring in the New Year, and they do it with a running start. Hosting its 36th annual Mission 10 Race in San Juan Bautista on Saturday,...
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.
Manny Luna defines versatility. The San Benito High goalkeeper was pressed into field duty in the team’s showdown against Watsonville on Tuesday—the score of the match was not available before the completion of this article—a direct result...

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Hollister Police Chief David Westrick anticipates certain aspects of his life won’t change much after he retires from a 30-year law enforcement career before the end of this month.