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January 17, 2022

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...

Adam Bonnet, Bridget Murphy and Balers’ swim team have plenty to be excited about

When San Benito High junior Bridget Murphy first saw the new on-campus aquatic facility last year, she was filled with jubilation. "It was like a fairy tale," she said. "It's really nice to swim in that facility because the old one wasn't up to standards." It...

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 can’t climb Sequoia in CCS title game loss

On the cusp of winning its first Central Coast Section championship in program history, the San Benito High baseball team fell flat in a 11-4 loss to Sequoia of Redwood City on Saturday in the Division II title contest. The Haybalers have now made...

The Balers’ Sepulveda rises to the top

San Benito High senior Savannah Sepulveda was a newcomer to the sport of wrestling two years ago when she faced Monterey High's Lima Sadozai. Safe to say, things did not go well for Sepulveda, who is currently ranked No. 1 in the Central Coast...

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...

Balers lose shootout to Menlo School in CCS D2 playoff semifinals

When the San Benito High football team found out it was the top seed in the Central Coast Section Division II playoffs, it knew it would have a prime opportunity to win the program’s first section title since the 2014 season. It wasn’t meant to...

Balers take it to Palma

It took seven games, but the San Benito High baseball team finally earned its first win of the season. The Haybalers did it in impressive fashion, beating Palma 11-4 on Wednesday.  “It’s nice to get the first win under our belts,” said Billy Aviles, who...

Four Balers finish as league runner-ups

Ethan Rossi had been in this position before. The San Benito High senior was involved in a nip and tuck match with Salinas' Erik Lopez in the semifinals of the 134-pound weight class in the Pacific Coast League Championships last Saturday at Gilroy High....

Balers settle for 3-3 draw; promising season ahead

Now over five years old as a program, the San Benito High field hockey team is ready to make its mark.  “Our goal is to get into CCS (for the first time),” Haybalers midfielder Ryen Ortiz said. “With the amount of athleticism we have on...