Recreation & Sports

Kids at the Park 2017. Photo provided.

Kids at the Park to celebrate 25th Anniversary

Kids at the Park to celebrate the healthy growth of children by proving more than 30 interactive learning stations.

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Tristan Schmidt, Beth Hitchcock, Trista Reid, and Michael Curto qualified for the NJHFR in Huron, South Dakota. Photo by Jaime Reid.

Local Rodeo Athletes Qualify for National Finals

Four local junior high teens will represent San Benito County during the National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Huron, South Dakota.

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Two young women competed for the title of Miss San Benito Rodeo at Bolado Park on Saturday, June 9. Kelsee French, center, was the winner. Photo courtesy Lisa Tobias.

French crowned Miss San Benito Rodeo 2018

Kelsee French will represent the San Benito County Horse Show and Rodeo Association.

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Miss San Benito Rodeo 2017 Corissa King hands her reins this Saturday to the 2018 winner. Photo provided.

Miss San Benito Rodeo to be Crowned on Saturday

Two contestants will compete to become Miss San Benito Rodeo 2018 on June 9.

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Miss San Benito Rodeo 2017, Corissa King at the 2017 San Benito County Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo. Photo courtesy Corissa King.

Thank You from Miss San Benito Rodeo 2017

Miss San Benito Rodeo 2017 Corissa King takes the opportunity to say thank you before passing down her crown this Saturday, June 9.

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Registration for Summer Reading Program Begins at San Benito County Free Library

The San Benito County Free Library invites all community members to participate in its annual Summer Reading Program. All events are free and in-person and online registration begins Monday, June 4.

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Photo courtesy of Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club.

Annual Endurance Run and Lowland Tour comes to Hollister June 17

The Endurance Run is a re-creation of the early 1900's cross country automobile races showing the public the reliability, speed, and endurance of the automobile.

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For the last 15 years Matt Christiano has opened up his home and collection to a group of friends for their annual fixathon. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Friendship and Pinball meet at annual Fixathon

Fifteen years after its inception, Matt Christiano and friends participate in their annual “fixathon” in which all participants come to Paicines Ranch to engage in repairing and playing pinball machines from Christiano’s collection.

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The Gifted Games starts with an opening ceremony in which all schools walk out with school banners. Photo courtesy of Tania Sauer.

Gifted Games promotes athleticism and inclusion at annual event

With 436 registered athletes and over 671 participants at Friday's event, the Gifted Games continues to shine as an example of inclusion and inter-district cooperation for local students.

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13th annual Gifted Games celebrates inclusion

More than 430 students are signed up to participate in the annual event that gives students with special needs a chance to compete.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Tremors Soccer Fall 2018 Registration Now Open

Tremors Fall 2018 Registration for Soccer Rec Season

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Amgen tour racers will be traveling through the southern end of San Benito County. Photo courtesy Amgen website.

Amgen Tour goes through Bitterwater Tuesday May 15

South county residents may be surprised when the Amgen Bicycle Race comes through late morning Tuesday May 15.

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R.E.A.C.H. San Benito Parks Foundation

REACHing Out: Seeking Community Support

The generosity of San Benito County residents sets a positive trajectory into the future!

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HPD Explorer Program Post 395. Photo courtesy HPD website.

Hollister Police Department Explorers to host 5K Foot Pursuit

HPD Explorers Post 395 hosting 3rd annual 5K Foot Pursuit on Saturday, May 12 at Brigantino Park in Hollister.

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Nielsen competing on her horse, Polly, at the Spurr Ranch barrel race in Shandon. Photo courtesy Brittany Nielsen's Facebook page.

Nielsen and Kutz to announce Saddle Horse Show Downtown Parade

KSBW 8 News Anchor Brittany Nielsen and rodeo announcer Eddie Kutz will announce the San Benito County Saddle Horse Show Downtown Parade on Saturday June 16, kicking off the 85th Anniversary of the horse show and rodeo.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

May is Bicycle Safety Month

Bicycle Safety Month reminds us that motorists and bicyclists must take extra precautions when they travel together. Riders often share the road with vehicles, which creates a host of hazards, and injuries can happen even on a designated path.

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Local rodeo athletes to compete at rodeo state finals

San Benito County will once again be well represented during the California Junior High School Rodeo Association’s State Finals and the California High School Rodeo Association’s State Finals rodeo.

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Inspire Performing Arts Academy's Competition Dance Team

Inspire Performing Arts Academy wins coveted Studio Sportsmanship Award

Inspire Performing Arts Academy is selected by Onstage Tournament judges for the "Backstage Studio Sportsmanship Award"

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Members of the Chavez family came to Wednesday's track and field meet to support current athletes and to participate in the alumni lap. From left to right: Marielva Chavez Class of 1990, Ralph Chavez Class of 1989, Cuco Chavez Class of 1964, Laurie Chavez Class of 1996, Cuco Chavez Class of 2032, and Cuco Chavez Class of 1998.

Multiple generations of Haybalers reflect on Andy Hardin Stadium before construction on a new facility begins

As current track and field athletes competed Wednesday in the last home track and field meet that will be held on Andy Hardin Stadium's dirt track, members of the community shared their own memories

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Pinnacles Gateway Partners meeting held at Eden Rift Vineyards. Photo courtesy Jim Gillio.

Pinnacles Gateway Partners discuss overcrowding and the park's future

Pinnacles Gateway Partners meeting discussed ways to promote gateway communities surrounding the park.

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