Darrin Gillies could not have asked for a better start to his professional baseball career. On Tuesday night, Gillies was pitching in the Midwest League All-Star Game. The next morning, he was on a flight to join his new team, the Bakersfield Blaze. Gillies went from the low-A level to the high-A ball level in half a season. The timing was fortuitous for Gillies, who still has roots in Hollister.
Conner Menez grew up watching the San Francisco Giants and 2014 World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner.
When Roy Sims achieves success in the sport of sumo wrestling, an entire community experiences that feeling, too.
One of the greatest legends in the bodybuilding industry made an appearance in Hollister recently. Jay Cutler—not to be mistaken for the inconsistent Chicago Bears quarterback—was at Pumped Up Fitness Nutrition on March 12 to promote his supplement line, Cutler Nutrition.
A year ago, the San Benito High wrestling team didn’t have an individual winner in the Monterey Bay League Championships. On Saturday at Watsonville High, the Haybalers had two in Michael Camacho and Miguel Puga. Just as important, the Haybalers (171 points) finished in second place in the team standings, behind state power Gilroy (267.5).
The NFL Experience at the Moscone Center in San Francisco can best be described as an amusement park for football fans. On Wednesday, I got a media credential day pass to scour the grounds and soak in the experience. One thing that stood out was the presence of security, which was omnipresent.
After an unimpressive win in his last fight—a split-decision victory over journeyman Aron Martinez last June that some felt Martinez actually won—Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero knew he needed to take a step back and examine what got him to the top in the first place: faith and training.
It all started for me when I was 9 years old, shortly after the 1989 Loam Prieta earthquake. On the sidelines of a Cabrillo College football game, being played at Aptos High, due to damage to Cabrillo’s stadium suffer in the earthquake, that’s where I caught the bug of sports photography, and that is when I took my first published photo, a Seahawks player returning an interception for a touchdown. On a night where my dad gave me an extra camera to roam the sidelines and shoot alongside for one the first times at a game, it was where I realized I loved doing this. It was more luck than anything else that got me that shot, but it made me want to shoot more, especially football.
Two Hollister men were among four people arrested after a fight outside outside Levi's Stadium on Monday involving fans of the 49ers and Minnesota Vikings, according to the Santa Clara Police Department.
As I stopped at the entrance of Green Lot One at Levi’s Stadium, the small numbers started to appear in signs overhead: Parking $60.00. I was dumbfounded. Sixty dollars to pay for parking? Fortunately, I had a parking pass and media credential to watch the Niners and Vikings play the second game of ESPN’s Monday Night Football slate.

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