Marisa Villegas stated, "It’s always so exciting to hear about athletes from your hometown do big things." Photo courtesy of Marisa Villegas.


San Benito County cheers as local athlete enters MLB

Haybaler alum Conner Menez made his SF Giants debut July 21.

Sumo Camp members on the last day. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Former city councilman hosts backyard sumo wrestling summer camp

Roy Sims and the national team prepare for world championship in Japan.

The annual golf tournament and dinner party takes place at San Juan Oaks Golf Course in Hollister. Photo courtesy of the Kelly Freitas Memorial Endowment.

Recreation & Sports

Ninth annual Kelly Freitas Memorial Golf Tournament coming in July

Proceeds benefit endowment providing scholarships for local students.

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Baler volleyball keeps swinging

Despite a loss in the opening round of the CCS playoffs, the league champion San Benito High School's girls' volleyball team advances to the NorCal playoffs


Recreation & Sports

Baler baseball players help Aggies reach World Series

17-and-under team will play for the championship in Waterbury, Connecticut later this month

San Benito High JV in previous game against Palma. Michael Parsons Photo

Children and Youth

JV lacrosse team seeks perfect season

San Benito High junior varsity team plays final game of excellent season

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Local Sports

Swim team looks to make a splash

The team split its first two meets, as individuals strive to achieve CCS-qualifying times this year

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Local Sports

Baler alum takes the helm of SBHS wrestling program

Steven Salcedo, whose family has a rich history with Baler wrestling, is the new coach of the program


Local Sports

Babe Ruth 15-year-old all-stars are state champs

Many of the players were part of last year's 14-year-old state championship team. They will head to Surprise, Arizona for the regional tournament.

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Children and Youth

Hoping to keep swim programs afloat

Maintenance, water disposal issues have closed both high school pools, imperiling annual summer swim programs

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Recreation & Sports

The Best Feud in Baseball: Giants vs. Dodgers

The 125 year long baseball feud of the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Local Sports

County gang prevention coordinator coaches lacrosse

JV coach Al De Vos is praised by his players on first-year squad


Local Sports

Baler swimmers make a splash

The 2015 swimming and diving teams are practicing hard to prepare for MBL's

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Local Sports

Boys’ varsity volleyball has a freshman fab five

The girls' varsity volleyball team also featured five freshmen who contributed significantly

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Local Sports

Baler volleyball maturing on the court

Half of the 10-man roster is freshmen, who are learning as the season goes