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October 22, 2021

Adam Bonnet, Bridget Murphy and Balers’ swim team have plenty to be excited about

When San Benito High junior Bridget Murphy first saw the new on-campus aquatic facility last year, she was filled with jubilation. "It was like a fairy tale," she said. "It's really nice to swim in that facility because the old one wasn't up to standards." It...

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...

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...

Spring sports season is officially done

It's official: the 2019 high school spring sports season is over. Last Friday, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) decided to cancel section, regional and state championship events, putting an end to any glimmer of hope coaches, athletes and fans had that the playoffs could...

Balers have unfinished business

Jared Esparza didn't pitch a single inning last year, but he figures to play a prominent role on the mound this season for San Benito High, which opened the 2020 season with back-to-back games Monday and Tuesday. "We'll look for him to be in...

Balers senior Nicole Miller driven to succeed

Nicole Miller wasn’t about to let the coronavirus pandemic deter her from playing volleyball at the four-year level. The San Benito High senior recently signed a letter of intent to play beach volleyball at Concordia University, a Division II program in Irvine. That the...

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...

Balers plan on going the distance

At least once every couple of weeks, someone on campus asks Andrew Barragan why the San Benito High softball team hasn't won a Central Coast Section playoff championship since 2016. When you're the coach of a tradition-rich program that has won 10 section titles—including...

The Balers’ Sepulveda rises to the top

San Benito High senior Savannah Sepulveda was a newcomer to the sport of wrestling two years ago when she faced Monterey High's Lima Sadozai. Safe to say, things did not go well for Sepulveda, who is currently ranked No. 1 in the Central Coast...