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September 29, 2022

Done with Thursdays, Hollister High football team prepares for traditional Friday Night Lights

Perhaps no team is happier to be done with Thursday night football games than Hollister High.  After opening the season with a win over Oak Grove, the Haybalers lost for the second week in a row on a Thursday, this time on Sept. 8 to...

Thriving in numbers, Hollister High field hockey team wants more

After earning a berth in the Central Coast Section playoffs last year, the Hollister High field hockey team wants more.  “We want first in league and we want that bye in the (first round of the) playoffs,” said Molly Macierz Svihus, who is in her...

Isaiha Molina stands tall as Hollister’s No. 1 receiver

Isaiha Molina caught a swing pass and proceeded to do what he does best: make a play.  The senior wide receiver burst down the left sideline, shed a tackle and juked a couple of defenders along the way en route to a 23-yard gain to...

Grounded of late, Anzar Hawks look to take flight

Greg Brazil said there are plenty of reasons to believe the Anzar High football team’s upcoming season will be markedly different than the last couple of years.  In 2021, the Hawks finished 0-5 and were outscored by their opponents by a combined margin of 251-42....

Hollister High opens the season strong in grounding the Eagles

The scenes were jovial at the away end bleachers during Hollister’s season-opener against Oak Grove on Aug. 27 in San Jose, where the Haybalers claimed a scrappy yet dominating 28-0 victory. Hollister relied heavily on its ground game to gain vital yards throughout, giving the...

Former Hollister players look to play key roles in Gavilan’s turnaround

From strictly a won-loss standpoint, the Gavilan College football program has been mired in mediocrity for nearly two decades.  The last time the Rams had a winning season—either overall or in conference play—was in 2006, when they finished 4-6 overall but 3-1 with two other...

Hollister Haybalers reload for another run at a league championship

Despite graduating a dozen or so standout seniors off last year’s team, Hollister High football has the same on-field goals: to compete for league and section championships.  That’s possible every year for a school with a 3,400-plus student enrollment, a state of the art weight...

Seryna Esparza’s grit, work ethic results in signing with D1 program Coppin State

Seryna Esparza had to wait a long time before college softball programs started showing her some attention.  That puzzled Hollister High coach Andrew Barragan, who would’ve fast tracked Esparza’s recruiting process and told anyone who was willing to listen they would be getting an absolute...

San Andreas Volleyball Academy aims to build next generation of local boys volleyball talent

Just when Adrian Masoni felt like the San Andreas Volleyball Academy (SAVA) was gaining traction, Covid-19 hit and put a halt to all of the club’s activity.  Having started in 2018, Masoni, the club director, said he was looking to build off its first two...

Lisa Becerra ready to lead Hollister High girls volleyball team

Even though she hasn’t been able to conduct official tryouts yet, Lisa Becerra already appreciates being the new Hollister High girls volleyball coach.  “One thing that is exciting for me is there is a certain grit that exists in this community,” she said. “That’s something...

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