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February 24, 2024

History! Hollister High softball finishes No. 1 in the state, lays claim as the greatest sports team in school history

After a 10-2 loss to St. Francis on March 25—a game in which the Hollister High softball team nearly got mercy-ruled—the Haybalers learned a valuable lesson: adjust to the home plate umpire even if the calls aren’t going their way.  Hollister did that and more,...

It’s going to be Hollister-St. Francis, one final time in 2023, for all the marbles

As far as storylines and powerhouse matchups go, it doesn’t get better than this. Hollister and St. Francis, one final time, for the CIF NorCal Regional Division I playoff championship. They’ll meet at Ray Barragan Stadium on Saturday at 4pm, with the winner gaining the...

Hollister High softball continues historic march with NorCal win; Whitney up next in semis

Even the best teams don’t play their “A” game every time they step onto the field. But more often than not, they still find a way to win.  So it was for the Hollister High softball team, who admittedly wasn’t at its sharpest in a...

Hollister High baseball sees season end in CIF NorCals

In the end, the Hollister High baseball team was undone by a combination of top-tier competition, injuries and off the field adversity.  The Haybalers saw their season end in a 5-4 loss to Franklin of Elk Grove in a CIF NorCal Regional Division I quarterfinal...

Hollister High softball makes history by winning CCS Open Division championship

Public school versus private school. Third seed against first seed. A 10-2 defeat at their last meeting.  By almost every indicator, the Hollister High softball team (27-3) was the underdog going into its Central Coast Section Open Division championship game against St. Francis (26-3) May...

Hollister High baseball on doorstep of history

To win the program’s first Central Coast Section championship, the Hollister High baseball team will have to go through the team that can lay claim as the section’s best for the better part of a decade: Valley Christian.  The Haybalers wouldn’t have it any other...

Hollister High softball takes out Mitty to land in CCS Open Division championship game

By design, the Hollister High softball team has a clipping of last year’s season-ending, 14-1 mercy-rule loss to Mitty in its home stadium storage container.  So, every time they open it up, they’re reminded of that result. Now, the Haybalers can replace that clipping with...

Demby is golden, along with Franks, Vincent and Thrasher as Hollister quartet advance to CIF State T&F Championships

In the Pacific Coast Athletic League Gabilan Division Finals April 28, Hollister High sophomore Golda Demby couldn’t record a mark in the discus after fouling on her throws.  That means she wouldn’t be advancing in the event to the following week’s PCAL Masters Meet/Central Coast...

Hollister High track and field sending strong contingent to CCS Finals; baseball and softball teams earn placement in top playoff division

The Hollister High track and field program had another strong showing in the Central Coast Section Semifinals on May 13 at Gilroy High.  The Haybalers qualified seven individuals and three relay teams to the Finals on May 20, also to be held at Gilroy. The...

Tough finishing stretch doesn’t put a damper on the season Hollister boys volleyball team put together

Despite closing the season with four consecutive losses—including a season-ending three-set defeat to Evergreen Valley in a Central Coast Section Division I playoff opener on May 8—Hollister High boys volleyball coach Adrian Masoni said he couldn’t be more pleased in what the team accomplished.  The...

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