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...
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...
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...
After a third-place finish in the Morningstar Invitational in Los Banos on Dec. 15, Albert Rodriguez realized he needed to make a dramatic improvement in one area of the sport: conditioning. Rodriguez watched the video of his...
Kaiya Dickens got the ball on the left wing, dribbled to the top of the key and drained a 3-pointer—just the way the play was drawn up by Mitch Burley, the longtime San Benito High girls basketball...
Jordan Yeager likens the San Benito High boys basketball team practices to a boxing match. “Guys are almost to the point of breaking sometimes,” the senior shooting guard said. “We’re going toe to...

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The ground shook and buildings fell

Nearly 30 years ago, on Oct. 17, 1989, the Masonic Temple clock tower in Hollister was frozen at 5:04 pm, the exact...