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September 29, 2022

Great grads: Joe Fata an artist, academician and underrated athlete

Before Joe Fata was born, his mom Ann told her sister, “This kid is not going to be an athlete, he’ll be an artist.” Well, Fata’s mom only turned out to be partially correct. Yes, Joe turned out to have quite an artistic side, as...

Top shot: Jocelyn Alexander leads Balers into CIF State Track and Field Championships

For Jocelyn Alexander, her goal to make it to the CIF State Track and Field Championships was well within reach. As the Central Coast Section’s premier thrower all season, it would’ve been a disappointment had she not performed to her usual standard in the...

San Benito High softball team ready for Mitty in Open Division showdown

The San Benito High softball team enters Saturday’s 1pm Central Coast Section playoff quarterfinal game at Mitty brimming with confidence.  Yes, the Haybalers know they’re up against a formidable opponent which beat them in the season-opener 4-1 on March 1. However, San Benito is banking...

San Benito High baseball team hopes experience will be key in potential CCS championship run

Four high school baseball teams in the Weeklys South Valley coverage area—Christopher, Live Oak, San Benito and Sobrato—found out where they were placed after the Central Coast Section seeding meeting on May 18.  All opening round/quarterfinal games take place Saturday. Live Oak (18-8), the Blossom...

Despite inexperience, San Benito boys volleyball team produces stellar season

It was a season to remember for the San Benito High boys volleyball team. Not only did the Haybalers win a Central Coast Section playoff match for the first time since 2013, they won an in-season tournament, the silver division in the Harbor Surf...

Balers freshman Nessa Davis competes in first-ever para race in CCS Swim Championships

For the first time in the history of the Central Coast Section Swim and Dive Championships, para swimming races were incorporated into the event.  This year’s Championships were held at the Santa Clara International Swim Center May 6-7. San Benito High freshman Nessa Davis was...

San Benito High track and field team a tour de force at PCAL Masters-CCS Qualifier Meet

Jayden Freidt and Jasayla Mariscal knew exactly what they had to do in the Pacific Coast League Masters Track and Field/Central Coast Section Qualifier Meet on May 6 at Gilroy High.  Freidt, a senior on the San Benito boys team, and Mariscal, a freshman on...

San Benito baseball team wins the war of words and the game with Palma

It wouldn’t be a San Benito-Palma baseball game without some staredowns and smack talking. Their pivotal Pacific Coast League Gabilan Division game on May 3 had all of that, but it was the Haybalers who prevailed in a white-knuckle affair, 5-4, to gain the...

Chris Jamrok knows how to make the saves

When recruited high school athletes take a visit to a college they’re eyeing, they usually bring along one if not both of their parents.  For Chris Jamrok, however, he elected to fly solo—literally. In early March, the San Benito High senior goalkeeper flew into Seattle-Tacoma...

A champion school indeed: San Benito High awarded special designation

As San Benito High educators, Casandra Guerrero and Paulette Cobb always have short- and long-term goals in view.  But come Friday, they’re simply going to be cherishing the moment when ESPN and the Special Olympics will be on campus to present a banner to the...

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