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Hollister
April 14, 2024

Balers shoot for the top

Hollister girls basketball is on a roll and they want it to continue. The Balers had hit a bit of a dry spell since the league championship team of 2007-08, but that has changed. “The last two years, we split for the league title with...

Haybalers’ defensive duo earns All-PCAL First Team honors

Hollister High’s powerful defensive duo of juniors Carmelo Arias and Christian Lujano caused a lot of havoc on the football field this past season.  Arias led the Haybalers with 106 total tackles and added 1.5 sacks as the team’s main linebacker, while Lujano helped the...

Hollister softball quartet sign letters of intent

Hollister High School hosted a special event on Nov. 14, as four Haybalers softball seniors signed collegiate letters of intent.  Madeline Bermudez, Emma Gutierrez, Dominique Oliveira and Mia Phillips will all continue to play in college next year.  This special event builds on top of last...

Haybalers’ late score lifts team past Aptos 

In a game where both offenses were unstoppable, it was Hollister High’s defense that made two crucial plays that helped deliver the Balers a thrilling 29-26 win over visiting Aptos on Oct. 27.  The winning score came with just seven seconds left on Senior Night. “I’m...

Rams men’s soccer returns after a five-year hiatus

The Gavilan College men’s soccer team finally made its return to the pitch this year after not fielding a team since 2018.  Rams first-year head coach Josue Salgado is hoping to start fresh and rebuild the program with a team composed of 30 new players....

Balers girls flag football celebrates home opener with a bang

Andy Hardin Stadium on the Hollister High campus was bustling with action for a special edition of Monday Night Football. No, not the one on ESPN.   Instead, it was a dose of pre-game music, Haybaler announcer Mike Sanchez, a lively crowd of 200 fans, kids lining...

Haybalers girls tennis stacking up victories in Mission Division play

At the halfway point of the league’s double round-robin, the Hollister High girls’ tennis team is in first place with an unbeaten record in Pacific Coast Athletic League play. On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, they faced a unique test when Monterey High traveled to town...

Balers football loses overtime thriller to rival Palma

Football can be known as a game of inches and it sure was Friday night at Andy Hardin Stadium in Hollister when longtime rival Palma High came into town.  After a see-saw battle during regulation, it was the Chieftains with a successful 2-point conversion by...

Photos: Haybalers football drops league opener to Alvarez

The Hollister High football team was well on its way to winning its Pacific Coast Athletic League Gabilan Division opener against Alvarez High last week. Instead, the Haybalers suffered a second half collapse that saw the Eagles walk away with a 26-23 win in league...

Balers football drops second straight following loss to Valley Christian

Things aren’t always what they seem. Sometimes negatives can turn into positives. But a 34-3 non-league loss to West Catholic Athletic League power Valley Christian on Sept. 8 appeared to be a painful defeat.  The Haybalers can take confidence from hanging with the Warriors for half...

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