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...
With 12 seniors on the roster, the San Benito High girls soccer team may have its best chance yet to make the deepest playoff run in program history. The Haybalers are nothing if not consistent. They’ve finished...
After finishing sixth in the Central Coast Section Championships last year, Michael Guzman knew he needed to make improvements to realize his goal of making the podium this season and advancing to state. The San Benito High...
The San Benito High boys soccer team is coming off two of its best seasons in program history, reaching the high water mark last year when it advanced to the semifinals of the Central Coast Section Division...

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