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July 19, 2024

Gifted Games celebrate inclusion at Gilroy High

Gilroy High School hosted the 19th annual Gifted Games on May 3, bringing students with disabilities to the athletic field for an Olympic-style friendly competition.  The Gifted Games originated through Hollister High School’s Life Skills program, according to Hollister High. Now, HHS and Gilroy High...

Hollister softball wins league title

The Hollister softball team capped an amazing 10-day span with an 18-0 blowout win over Stephenson on May 6. That victory gave the Balers their second straight league title, as the previous week included wins over second-place Monterey 6-2 and third-place Salinas 14-2. Additionally, Hollister...

Baler boys volleyball closes strong, looks ahead to playoffs

The Hollister boys volleyball team closed the regular season with a gut-check win April 30 over on the coast at Seaside, beating the Spartans 11-25, 26-24, 25-12, 25-18. The victory gave the Balers a third consecutive solid season with a 21-15 overall record, and...

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...

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