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June 27, 2022

Jayden Freidt is full speed ahead

There were times this summer when Jayden Freidt would come home, plop himself on the couch and relax as if he was on a hammock in Hawaii. If anyone had earned some rest and relaxation time, it was Freidt, who practiced with the football...

Former Balers’ assistant coach Dave Clapham receives another honor

In this occasional “Where Are They Now Series,” the Free Lance catches up with standouts and prominent figures from yesteryear Even though Dave Clapham is retired and enjoying life in Reno, the former longtime Haybalers’ football assistant coach still has connections to Hollister and the...

Balers wrap up 7 on 7s; Smith excited for upcoming season

Two days after the Hollister football team scrimmaged five squads in a 7 on 7 passing league tournament on July 17 at Westmont High, quarterback Tyler Pacheco’s throwing arm was sore—and for good reason.   “I was feeling it Sunday and especially Monday morning after practice,”...

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...

Suzy Brookshire’s Olympic moment

Since graduating from San Benito High in 2016—where she helped lead the Haybalers to a Central Coast Section championship—Suzy Brookshire has gone on to play at three Division I programs, breaking records at each stop.  Despite those lofty accomplishments, they will pale in comparison to...

Tyler Triano, Diego Fisher find their way together

As longtime friends Tyler Triano and Diego Fisher were making the drive to Kansas last December, it symbolized the long, arduous journey they’ve been on since graduating from San Benito High in 2017.  In separate cars with their respective families, they left on Christmas Day,...

White Sox wins Babe Ruth championship

Trailing 9-3 in the sixth inning, the White Sox looked all but done in the championship game of the San Benito Babe Ruth playoff tournament. But even with a loss, the White Sox would have a chance to win the next day as they...

Sal Felice II ready to play in the U.S. Senior Open

On July 8, Sal Felice II will be competing in the U.S. Senior Open in Omaha, a tournament that features some of the game’s past greats including Ernie Els, Fred Couples and Jim Furyk. The longtime Hollister resident said he’ll literally be living the dream...

Podcast: Bringing home some new CCS hardware | Cover 3 Sports

https://soundcloud.com/cover3sports/season-1-episode-4-bringing-home-some-new-ccs-hardware In this week’s episode, sports editors Emanuel Lee and Juan Reyes will recap what happened with some of our local teams in the CCS baseball championships. Then they’ll dive into the CCS Track and Field Finals, find out who came out on top as medalist...

Bonnet was on it: Recent San Benito grad caps off stellar career in the pool

Last month, Adam Bonnet put the finishing touches on a terrific water polo and swimming career at San Benito High by competing in the Central Coast Section Championships.  However, he wouldn’t have qualified for the meet had San Benito High not scheduled a last-minute contest...

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