Chris Borland and Dr. Bennet Omalu are right. Within America’s football-infatuated culture—I’m as guilty as anyone—we are all dangerously wrong.
In just its fifth year as a program, the Tri-County Rebels Peewee football team reached the pinnacle of its sport—winning the Monterey Bay Youth Football League(MBYFL) Super Bowl. The Rebels did so by defeating the Salinas Colts 14-8 in overtime on Nov. 21 at Rabobank Stadium.
For the first time since 2007, the Hollister Vikings Pop Warner football program is sending one of its teams to the national championships in Florida. The program’s junior Peewee team (9 to 11 year olds) advanced to Pop Warner’s Super Bowl extravaganza after it beat Pacifica 14-12 in the Northwest Regional championship game at Rabobank Stadium on Nov. 14.
Hollister council members Monday will consider whether to spend $15,000 on upgrades to the softball facilities at Veterans Memorial Park.
Samuel Torres sat down in an office chair at the Hollister Boxing facility, having just stopped his run to talk with a reporter. If he wasn’t drenched in sweat, one would’ve never known he had just been running for 20 minutes nonstop. That’s the type of physical condition the fifth grader from Ladd Lane Elementary School is in.
aniella Sanchez is a bright, bubbly, athletic 8-year-old. But behind her big brown eyes and sweet smile is a girl who likes to hit—and she’s good at it, too.
San Benito High School trustees voted 4-1 in favor of approving a roughly $2.6 million lease-leaseback agreement for tennis courts and a new parking lot with some qualifications. Trustee Evelyn Muro cast the lone dissenting vote at the regular board meeting last week.
Gia Felice bubbled with excitement as she talked about her performance in the Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) Softball National Tournament from July 24 to 31 in Irvine. A sixth-grader at Southside School, Felice hit a robust .643 in the tournament playing for the Salinas Storm, the second best average among all players in any age division.
Daniel Diaz-Hopkins never felt better.
The San Benito Babe Ruth 15-and-under team saw its memorable season end on July 31 in the Pacific Southwest Regional tournament in Surprise, Ariz.

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