What Nick Nickerson did from his sophomore year to his junior year at Anzar High has been nothing short of mind-boggling. The 5-foot-6, 185-pounder said he dropped 50 pounds in that time period, driven by his desire...
If there ever was a must-win situation for Hollister High, it was last Friday’s game against Los Gatos High. The Haybalers entered the contest at 0-2, having been outscored 86-20 in the process. The Balers just didn’t...
Now in its fourth year as a program, the San Benito High field hockey team hits a milestone today when a ribbon cutting ceremony precedes its Pacific Coast League Gabilan Division match against Gilroy. The event celebrates...
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...

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Growing up in farmworker housing in Paicines, California informed how newly elected state Assemblymember Robert Rivas ran his campaign for his District...