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April 12, 2024

Balers football loses overtime thriller to rival Palma

Football can be known as a game of inches and it sure was Friday night at Andy Hardin Stadium in Hollister when longtime rival Palma High came into town.  After a see-saw battle during regulation, it was the Chieftains with a successful 2-point conversion by...

Photos: Haybalers football drops league opener to Alvarez

The Hollister High football team was well on its way to winning its Pacific Coast Athletic League Gabilan Division opener against Alvarez High last week. Instead, the Haybalers suffered a second half collapse that saw the Eagles walk away with a 26-23 win in league...

Balers football drops second straight following loss to Valley Christian

Things aren’t always what they seem. Sometimes negatives can turn into positives. But a 34-3 non-league loss to West Catholic Athletic League power Valley Christian on Sept. 8 appeared to be a painful defeat.  The Haybalers can take confidence from hanging with the Warriors for half...

Los Gatos pulls away from Hollister 

When the Los Gatos and Hollister field hockey teams played their season-opener on Aug. 31, it represented a matchup between an up-and-coming program in Hollister against the Central Coast Section’s gold standard in Los Gatos.  The host Wildcats, winners of an astounding 17 CCS championships,...

Haybalers girls volleyball grinds through challenging preseason

Senior leadership, younger contributors and a hardened-by-steel early-season schedule are the tickets to success for the Hollister High girls’ volleyball team.  At least that’s the plan for head coach Lisa Becerra.   After last week’s losses to a trio of powerhouses in the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic...

Hollister launches girls flag football program

“Touchdown Hollister” may have a new meaning this fall.  With the California Interscholastic Federation and Central Coast Section approving girls flag football, Hollister High will field a team and compete on the gridiron in a 7-on-7 version of the popular sport. The games should be, “fast-paced...

For Hollister High girls volleyball, it’s Miller time

Caitlin Miller grew up playing soccer until she found a sport she truly fell in love with—volleyball.  The Hollister High senior started playing volleyball as an eighth-grader in part because her older sister, former Haybalers standout Nicole Miller, played the sport.  “I would always watch my...

Hollister High girls golf team having a fun time on the course

Led by senior standout Julia Torrez, the Hollister High girls golf team is having another solid season on the links.  Torrez shot an even par 36 against Notre Dame-Salinas in the season-opener at Ridgemark, a score that seventh-year coach Molly Orsetti believes is a school...

Hollister High’s Alex Valencia aims to be a tackling machine

Before the season started, Hollister High senior Alex Valencia set a lofty goal for himself: average 10-plus tackles a game. The 5-foot-11, 190 pound inside linebacker is close, which means he’s having a pretty solid season.   “I’m averaging nine tackles a game so I feel...

Hollister High cross country teams on another good run

As a returning cross-country athlete, Melina Chavez spent the summer by—you guessed it—running.  Unlike most of her peers, however, Chavez did most of her running on a treadmill instead of on the trails. The kicker?  “I just preferred it better than running outside,” the Hollister High...

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