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June 24, 2024

For sports, a long timeout

For the local high school spring sports teams, the season has been put on hold—for now. The Gilroy Unified School District, Morgan Hill Unified School District and San Benito High School District last week made the decision to suspend all athletic events until at...

San Benito High wrestling team ready to take opponents to the mat

In Karim Yasin, Khader Yasin, Ethan Salcedo, Arthur Parra, Noah Nelson and Derek Sandoval, the San Benito High boys wrestling team has its highest number of section-ranked preseason wrestlers in several years.  Even so, Haybalers coach Steven Salcedo said it’ll be up to the athletes...

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...

Balers win thriller over rival Palma

For the first time since 2014, the Hollister football team has beaten Palma. The Haybalers made it so with a riveting 34-30 win on Friday night.  “It’s gratifying,” said defensive back Jayden Freidt, who had two game-changing interceptions. “None of the guys on our team...

Balers take it to Palma

It took seven games, but the San Benito High baseball team finally earned its first win of the season. The Haybalers did it in impressive fashion, beating Palma 11-4 on Wednesday.  “It’s nice to get the first win under our belts,” said Billy Aviles, who...

San Benito High fall sports put on hold

Student-athletes at San Benito High and all those around the state will have to wait even longer to get back into competition as the state announced another setback for the start of prep sports.    Public information officer Adam Breen announced in an email on Dec....

Local goaltender has eyes set on National Hockey League

If Dustin Wolf continues on his upward trajectory, he would become the first South Valley-born player to make the National Hockey League. Talk about heady stuff. Born in Gilroy, Wolf moved to Southern California when he was 9 or 10 to pursue his dream of...

Anzar earns CCS playoff win

Members of the Anzar High boys basketball team—all seven of them—drove in separate cars to San Jose Tuesday for their Central Coast Section Division V playoff opener against St. Thomas More. What many high school sports teams take for granted—being able to use a...

CDPH gives CCS sports a blueprint going forward

Calling it the “document we’ve been waiting for,” Central Coast Section Commissioner Dave Grissom said the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) recent release in regards to youth sports gives him and the other 10 section commissioners in the state a guideline for high...

Barragan confident Haybalers softball will thrive

San Benito High softball coach Andrew Barragan has never been more excited to start a season. That’s saying something considering he’s coached no less than a half-dozen players at the school who have gone on to play for Division I programs.  The Haybalers, who play...

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