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June 17, 2024

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...

Hawks aspire to revitalize football program

Anzar High football head coach Greg Brazil has high hopes to break expectations this upcoming season because for better or worse—usually for worse—they have always had a reputation in the Pacific Coast Athletic League as the low man on the totem pole. Some would even...

Hollister football aims to make noise in PCAL Gabilan Division

Hollister High football coach Bryan Smith was forced to make some minor changes on the offense toward the end of the 2022 campaign. So far, it’s been working for the eight-year skipper who chose to carry over the same concept into the upcoming season.   However, with...

Showing off the bling

Hollister High girls’ soccer team went on an amazing run in the 2022-23 season that was capped off with both section and state titles for the first time in the program’s history. On Aug. 10, they received shiny silver and red championship rings displaying a...

Hollister High to offer girls flag football

Hollister High School will add girls flag football as an official varsity sport starting this fall. California’s governing bodies for high school athletics—the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and the Central Coast Section (CCS)—of which Hollister High School is a member, approved girls flag football...

Gavilan College men’s soccer aims to make noise in its return to the pitch

For anyone thinking the Gavilan College men’s soccer team is going to be a pushover in the upcoming season—its first time on the pitch since 2018—coach Josue Salgado said to think again.  “Why can’t we be good the first year back,” he said. “If you...

Recent HHS grad Sophia Mariottini, teammates reap bounty of awards

The Hollister High softball team’s season finished June 3, but the awards keep rolling in for the players who made it happen.  SBLive Sports California released its All-State team last week and Haybalers pitcher Sophia Mariottini was named the Player of the Year, first baseman...

Hollister 11U, 12U Little League All Star teams win District titles

The Hollister Little League All Star teams tend to dominate the District 9 Tournament, and this season it was no different.  The 11U and 12U squads won their respective age divisions, while the 10U lost in the finals. Winners in the District round advance to...

After 18 years, women’s soccer returns to Gavilan

In 2005, the Gavilan College women’s soccer team finished 0-17, scoring one goal while allowing 100.  No, that’s not a typo. Not surprisingly, the program went under and into a prolonged dormant period before it was announced earlier this year that women’s soccer was returning...

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