Recreation & Sports

The San Benito High School gifted basketball team with the Everett Alvarez Eagles after an April 11 game. SBHS won 24-20. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Gifted basketball nets a win for SBHS

Balers beat Everett Alvarez Eagles 24-20.

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San Benito County Free Library Introduces cloudLibrary

New e-book and audiobook service offers library cardholders free access to over 90,000 titles.

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Robert Walton near Frog's Summit in 2019. This picture shows some typical gear - climbing harness, BD belay/rappel device called an Air Traffic Controller, various carabiners, various sewn slings, and a belay sling (yellow) called a webolette. Photo courtesy of Brad Young.

Pinnacles Gateway Partners welcomes veteran rock climber

Robert Walton shares highlights from 42 years in the park.

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Central Coast YMCA summer day camp 2018 participants during an outing to the beach. Photo courtesy of Crystal Canchola and the YMCA of San Benito County.

Central Coast YMCA gearing up for summer camp

Programming works to keep kids moving, exploring and learning all summer long.

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The entire proposed concept design for Brigantino Park from a presentation by Kimley-Horn design engineers. Photo by John Chadwell.

Hollister City Council views concepts for Brigantino Park

Park presents a ‘branding opportunity,’ but generating revenue early is critical for success, designers say.

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Artist and San Benito Arts Council Board President Louise Ray and Supervisor Jim Gillio at the kickoff party for the 2019 Open Studio Art Tour on March 22, hosted by the San Benito Arts Council. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito Arts Council presents Open Studio Art Tour in April

Forty-eight artists to display works in Aromas, Hollister and San Juan Bautista.

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San Benito County Free Library launches movie streaming service

Library cardholders now have free access to more than 30,000 classic, independent, foreign language and educational films.

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The Junior Warriors Basketball League's six-game season includes 340 players split into 34 teams. All participants receive a Junior Warriors jersey, similar to the official jersey. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Inaugural Junior Warriors season is a slam dunk

Local basketball league offered at no cost to participants.

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Miss San Benito Rodeo 2017 Corissa King and 2018 Queen Kelsee French, waving to the crowd at the 2018 parade in downtown Hollister. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

Entries open for Miss San Benito Rodeo

Winner will represent the county’s Saddle Horse Association at various events including the California Rodeo in Salinas and San Benito County Fair.

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Pinnacles National Park. Photo by John Chadwell.

No shuttle service at Pinnacles National Park on March 30

Large crowds and limited parking expected.

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San Benito County students at the California High School Rodeo Association’s Challenge of Champions rodeo. Photo courtesy of Nikki Bell.

Local athletes compete at Challenge of Champions rodeo

SBHS students place in multiple events.

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Friends and neighbors gather at Tres Pinos Church Hall on March 9 to try their hand at Pedro, a local card game. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

San Benito Cattlewomen hold annual pedro party

Card players fill Tres Pinos Church Hall.

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Gavilan STEM student studies threats to Monarch Butterfly

From 1994 to 2018, the monarch butterfly population has declined by more than 80 percent. Gavilan College students research the causes alongside San Jose State University professors.

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Members of the San Benito High School gifted soccer team at a March 13 practice. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Gifted soccer in full swing at San Benito High School

Teachers praise team’s ‘positive atmosphere’ and ‘healthy habits.’

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Second annual Moonlight Walk on De Anza Trail

The public is invited to an evening walk Tuesday, March 19 on the de Anza Trail in San Juan Bautista.

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Folks gathered at Paine's Restaurant in Hollister on March 5 to kickoff a fundraiser for the San Benito County YMCA. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito County YMCA starts fundraising campaign

Paine’s Restaurant lunch kicks off this year’s funding drive.

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Jessica Curto was named first team at the All-Coast Conference. Photo provided by Gavilan College.

Former Haybaler named to Coast Conference Women's Basketball First Team

Gavilan College sophomore Jessica Curto played in 20 of 22 games, and started in 19 of them.

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Participants of the Gravel Grinder prepare to go up a hill on Browns Valley Road in Paicines during the 2018 Discovery Classic. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Discovery Classic bike ride returns for second year

New 100-mile Road Ride will wind through San Juan Bautista and Aromas.

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Second annual Moonlight Walk planned for March

The public is invited to an evening walk on the de Anza Trail in San Juan Bautista.

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Participants during the 2018 Pedro Party. Photo Courtesy of Cheri and Andy Holiday.

San Benito Cattlewomen set for annual Pedro Party

Door prizes, raffle items and more expected for the event at Tres Pinos Church Hall.

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