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May 26, 2024

Hollister baseball pushes for playoffs

Hollister’s pitching has been strong all year, while the team’s hitting has been uneven. In this past week’s series against Monte Vista Christian, the offense caught fire as the Balers scored 22 runs in two decisive victories. With nine league games remaining, Hollister is...

Baler softball ready to defend titles

Last year’s Hollister softball team had a spectacular and historic season. The Baler girls went 30-3, won the Central Coast Section Open Division title and a NorCal Division 1 title and were voted the top team in California.  It marked the 13th CCS title in...

Local swimmers compete in Hollister meet

Pacific Swimming’s Age Group Championship Swim Meet, formerly known as Spring Junior Olympics, made a triumphant return to Hollister High’s Baler Aquatics Center from March 15-17. Nearly 700 elite swimmers aged 14 and under gathered to compete for personal bests, new records, and the...

Balers win Avis Kelley track meet

As the rain departed and the clouds passed by, it was the Hollister track and field team that shined most brightly at the 51st Avis Kelley Invitational in Gilroy.  The big early-season meet on March 23 involved athletes from 39 schools all over the Central...

Baler boys tennis near top of division

Hollister boys tennis Coach Rick Espino has his program rolling with both high-end talent and overall numbers and that will keep the Balers in the competitive top side of the Pacific Coast Athletic League, Mission Division.  Leadership at the top of the singles ladder comes...

Hollister boys soccer claims first CCS title

Hollister went on an amazing playoff run and captured the school’s first-ever boys soccer Central Coast Section championship.  The Balers won the Division II title and did so as No. 8 seed, upending host and No. 1 seed Westmont 3-2 in overtime and outplaying lauded...

Hollister’s Elyssa Hernandez competes for El Salvador national football team  

There it was on the Fox Sports 2 international broadcast of the CONCACAF Women’s U-17 soccer tournament.  A player from El Salvador charged up and stole the ball from a Costa Rican opponent. The Costa Rican hooked her arm, held her and threw her. A...

Hollister girls teams red hot as playoffs begin

It may be a cold winter, but two red-clad Hollister girls teams are red-hot. The basketball and soccer squads have concluded stellar regular seasons and launched themselves into the Central Coast Section playoffs.  Coach Becky Bonner’s soccer team closed off the league season with a...

Balers girls basketball continues to dominate PCAL Gabilan Division

In showdowns for the league lead over the last week, the Hollister High girls’ basketball team notched a pair of big-time victories to take sole possession of first place at the loop’s midpoint. The Haybalers defeated Alisal High, 59-58, with a magical comeback on Jan....

Photos: Stanford’s VanDerveer becomes all-time NCAA’s basketball leader in wins 

Stanford University women's basketball head coach Tara VanDerveer etched herself into the record books this past weekend by becoming the all-time NCAA’s leader in wins for either men or women’s basketball.   VanDerveer surpassed former Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski with her 1,203rd career victory at...

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