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...

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For the first time in 49 years, the Gavilan College men’s basketball team can call itself champions. The Rams defeated San Jose City College 75-57 last Friday, clinching just their second conference title in program history (the only other...
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...
It was a sight to see during lunch break Feb. 8 at San Benito High School as the inaugural Gifted Soccer game matched teams of Life Skills students.The friendly yet competitive game received an assist from student-athletes from the...
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...
Growing up, Shantay Tamez’s parents—Rachel and A.J.—forced her to skip her friends’ birthday parties or other social outings in favor of playing in a club soccer tournament. At the time, it didn’t sit well with Tamez, a senior standout...

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Color blast in Hollister

The streets of Hollister were alive with blooms of color Saturday, July 28, when more than 400 participants gathered for the first Hollister Wild...

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New multi-use facility opens

San Benito High School’s new physical education and athletic multi-use field was officially dedicated with a Sept. 10 ribbon-cutting ceremony prior to...

Medieval Faire returns