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November 29, 2021

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...

Alfaro, Maggiora are Balers’ field hockey stalwarts

When Ashley Maggiora and Ema Alfaro talk about the San Benito High field hockey team, they highlight the camaraderie of the program. The Haybalers’ captains are two of only four seniors on the roster—including Victoria DeSousa and Leilani Moreno—who played in their final prep...

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....

San Benito cross country to kick off return of high school sports

For the first time in nearly a year, area high school sports competition is officially back. The San Benito High cross country team is set to become one of the first prep sports programs from either San Benito or Santa Clara County to return...

State allows youth sports to resume

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation Outdoor youth sports will soon be allowed to resume in California counties that meet a threshold for coronavirus cases, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday. Outdoor sports like football and baseball will be allowed to resume as early as next...

San Benito High announces fall sports schedule

San Benito High School moved one step forward to getting student-athletes back to the playing field as the state lifted the region’s stay-at-home order, allowing at least one of the programs to compete this year.  Athletic Director Tod Thatcher announced that the Fall Season 1—which...

Balers senior Nicole Miller driven to succeed

Nicole Miller wasn’t about to let the coronavirus pandemic deter her from playing volleyball at the four-year level. The San Benito High senior recently signed a letter of intent to play beach volleyball at Concordia University, a Division II program in Irvine. That the...