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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...

Los Gatos pulls away from Hollister 

When the Los Gatos and Hollister field hockey teams played their season-opener on Aug. 31, it represented a matchup between an up-and-coming program in Hollister against the Central Coast Section’s gold standard in Los Gatos.  The host Wildcats, winners of an astounding 17 CCS championships,...

Haybalers girls volleyball grinds through challenging preseason

Senior leadership, younger contributors and a hardened-by-steel early-season schedule are the tickets to success for the Hollister High girls’ volleyball team.  At least that’s the plan for head coach Lisa Becerra.   After last week’s losses to a trio of powerhouses in the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic...

Hollister launches girls flag football program

“Touchdown Hollister” may have a new meaning this fall.  With the California Interscholastic Federation and Central Coast Section approving girls flag football, Hollister High will field a team and compete on the gridiron in a 7-on-7 version of the popular sport. The games should be, “fast-paced...

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