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July 23, 2024

Lauren Sabbatini makes the adjustment at the Division 1 level

Over the years, only a handful of student-athletes from the San Benito High girls volleyball team have been good enough to go straight from high school to a Division I program.  Lauren Sabbatini, a 2018 graduate, is one of them. A redshirt junior at Fresno...

Anzar looks strong six games in

It’s been a season of maturing for the Anzar High football team. After a tough start to the season—where injuries played a big factor—the Hawks are soaring. They improved to 3-3 overall and 1-0 in the 8-man Pacific Coast League after an impressive 44-20...

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 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...

New look Balers impress in defeat

When the Hollister offense came out in a multiple-personnel, spread offensive set, St. Francis must have felt like it was in the twilight zone. After all, the Haybalers traditionally have run power offensive sets, often featuring three tailbacks in the backfield with the quarterback....

Rodeo: Clark still knows how to cowboy up

In 2003, Brendon Clark left his native Australia—along with all of his loved ones—to pursue a dream of becoming a professional bull rider.

Alvin Harrison takes his shot in business, boxing

Alvin Harrison has two residences—one in Hollister and another in Northridge in southern California—but he also spends a huge chunk of his time nowadays at Rock Boxing gym in Salinas.  The former track and field Olympian has launched an energy drink and taken up a...

Anzar looks to make CCS playoffs

After opening the season with a 15-0 loss to North Monterey County, the Anzar High boys soccer team had nowhere to go but up. And that’s exactly what the Hawks have done. Anzar entered the week with a 6-1-1 record in the Mission Trail...

Anzar has reasons to be optimistic

Skylar Seyffert had just started responding to a question from a reporter when one of her teammates came up to her to say a couple of poignant words. The two embraced in a hug as tears welled in their eyes. That picture captured the...

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...

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