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February 27, 2024

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...

Hawks aspire to revitalize football program

Anzar High football head coach Greg Brazil has high hopes to break expectations this upcoming season because for better or worse—usually for worse—they have always had a reputation in the Pacific Coast Athletic League as the low man on the totem pole. Some would even...

Hollister football aims to make noise in PCAL Gabilan Division

Hollister High football coach Bryan Smith was forced to make some minor changes on the offense toward the end of the 2022 campaign. So far, it’s been working for the eight-year skipper who chose to carry over the same concept into the upcoming season.   However, with...

Showing off the bling

Hollister High girls’ soccer team went on an amazing run in the 2022-23 season that was capped off with both section and state titles for the first time in the program’s history. On Aug. 10, they received shiny silver and red championship rings displaying a...

Recent HHS grad Sophia Mariottini, teammates reap bounty of awards

The Hollister High softball team’s season finished June 3, but the awards keep rolling in for the players who made it happen.  SBLive Sports California released its All-State team last week and Haybalers pitcher Sophia Mariottini was named the Player of the Year, first baseman...

Abel Galindo Jr. aims to come back stronger than ever in senior year

Abel Galindo Jr. recently wrapped up his first year of playing on the Hollister High boys golf team, which under normal circumstances would be more of a footnote. However, Galindo’s situation deserves more attention because it wasn’t that long ago when he was on the...

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