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February 23, 2024

Haybalers softball team receives state championship rings

In a night full of mixed emotions, the Hollister High softball team celebrated its state title run with a set of new shiny rings to show off for years to come.  The players received their jewelry on Jan. 3 in a ceremony at the Granada...

Locals compete at 55th Pat Lovell Wrestling Tournament

A group of wrestlers from Hollister High competed at the 55th Pat Lovell Wrestling Tournament at Aptos High School on Dec. 27-28. Arthur Parra took second in the 126-pound weight class bracket and scored 31.5 team points to help the Haybalers place sixth with a...

Haybalers boys’ basketball making strides during preseason action 

Hollister High was put to a preseason test against a tall and talented Milpitas High group last week. The Haybalers trailed from the start but rocked Mattson Gym by erasing a 13-point third-quarter deficit to briefly take a one-point lead with five minutes to play.  However,...

‘Balers boys soccer have eyes set on league title

The Hollister High boys’ soccer team has a base of three straight solid seasons.  In 2023-24, the Haybalers are testing themselves early against strong competition in hopes of another league title and more Central Coast Section playoff matches. “We have started out fine,” Hollister head coach...

Balers shoot for the top

Hollister girls basketball is on a roll and they want it to continue. The Balers had hit a bit of a dry spell since the league championship team of 2007-08, but that has changed. “The last two years, we split for the league title with...

Haybalers’ defensive duo earns All-PCAL First Team honors

Hollister High’s powerful defensive duo of juniors Carmelo Arias and Christian Lujano caused a lot of havoc on the football field this past season.  Arias led the Haybalers with 106 total tackles and added 1.5 sacks as the team’s main linebacker, while Lujano helped the...

Hollister softball quartet sign letters of intent

Hollister High School hosted a special event on Nov. 14, as four Haybalers softball seniors signed collegiate letters of intent.  Madeline Bermudez, Emma Gutierrez, Dominique Oliveira and Mia Phillips will all continue to play in college next year.  This special event builds on top of last...

Haybalers’ late score lifts team past Aptos 

In a game where both offenses were unstoppable, it was Hollister High’s defense that made two crucial plays that helped deliver the Balers a thrilling 29-26 win over visiting Aptos on Oct. 27.  The winning score came with just seven seconds left on Senior Night. “I’m...

Rams men’s soccer returns after a five-year hiatus

The Gavilan College men’s soccer team finally made its return to the pitch this year after not fielding a team since 2018.  Rams first-year head coach Josue Salgado is hoping to start fresh and rebuild the program with a team composed of 30 new players....

Balers girls flag football celebrates home opener with a bang

Andy Hardin Stadium on the Hollister High campus was bustling with action for a special edition of Monday Night Football. No, not the one on ESPN.   Instead, it was a dose of pre-game music, Haybaler announcer Mike Sanchez, a lively crowd of 200 fans, kids lining...

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