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January 27, 2022

Itchin’ to be pitching

San Benito High School sophomore Matthew Peña took advantage of a warm Friday afternoon at Dunne Park in Hollister to work on pitching drills in preparation for his first stint on the varsity baseball team.   Peña said he’s been honing his skills during the offseason...

Balers have unfinished business

Jared Esparza didn't pitch a single inning last year, but he figures to play a prominent role on the mound this season for San Benito High, which opened the 2020 season with back-to-back games Monday and Tuesday. "We'll look for him to be in...

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...

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...

Haybalers survive and advance to CCS semifinal vs. Menlo School

If there was one thing missing from the Hollister Haybalers football team in the first half of their Central Coast Section Division II home playoff game against Burlingame High on Nov. 12, it was the relentless energy the Balers had brought to the field...

Jackson Pace shines in Area Code Games

The night before his start in the Area Code Games in San Diego on Aug. 10, Jackson Pace was understandably a bit anxious. After all, the San Benito High senior was going to pitch in front of at least one scout from every Major...