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October 22, 2021

San Benito High softball team rolling into playoff form

The San Benito and Gilroy softball teams both finished with seven hits apiece in their May 11 contest. The difference was the Haybalers committed just one error, while the Mustangs had five that led to five unearned runs.  Near flawless defense and another strong pitching...

San Benito boys basketball team on the right track

It’s been seven long years since the San Benito High boys basketball team finished with a winning record. In that time, the Haybalers were demoted to the B division of the Pacific Coast League, a blow to a once proud program. But with a...

Bailey Cotter powers San Benito girls basketball team

For many high school sports teams at this time, having fun and enjoying the experience of playing a season supersedes wins and losses—especially given what’s happened in the last year dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.  Christopher and San Benito’s girls basketball teams—while still wanting to...

San Benito track and field team dominates in numbers

Not even Covid-19 could stop the numbers train that is the San Benito High track and field team. Despite the pandemic and the modified prep sports calendar—often forcing athletes to choose one sport in favor of another—the Haybalers haven’t been hit too hard by...

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...

Alvares-Funes, Balers look to attack on the pitch

Ale Alvares-Funes streaked down the left seam, received a perfect pass and utilized his speed to get past his defender. The San Benito High left wing player deftly avoided a hard-charging Valley Christian goalkeeper inside the penalty area.  With no one between him and the...

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...

Haybalers’ aerial attack too much for King City

In past years, the Hollister football team beat opponents by running the ball. But this isn’t just any year. In a season unlike any other, perhaps it’s only appropriate the Haybalers did something they haven’t done in a very long time—absolutely blitz an opponent...

Haybalers fight hard but fall short to Bells

In two games this season against West Catholic League teams, the Hollister football team has come out on the losing end both times, the latest being a 17-14 defeat to Bellarmine on Saturday. What the scoreboard doesn’t show is the Haybalers being a couple...

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...