Recreation & Sports

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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The Rayburn Brothers Band comprised of (left to right) Craig and Keith Rayburn. Photo courtesy of Keith Rayburn.

Rayburn Brothers Band set to play Aromas Grange

Monterey-based musical brothers have spent the last 30 years making music together.

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Current restrooms at Verutti Park in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Designs approved for Verutti Park restrooms in San Juan Bautista

Features include sensor lighting, stainless steel fixtures and windows.

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Children being read to during story time at the San Benito County Free Library. Photo provided.

Bilingual Family Story Time at the San Benito County Free Library

Children and their families invited to enjoy story time Thursdays from 4 p.m to 5 p.m. beginning Feb. 7.

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Attendees socialize in the empty olympic-size pool after the tour before heading to lunch provided at the event. Photo by Noe Magaña.

High school pools expected to open by June

In addition to hosting competition and school club events, the new aquatic center aims to provide community access.

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File photo by Joshua Miller.

Hollister police take part in bike giveaway

Over 80 bikes contributed to community.

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Runners at the 10 Mile starting line in early 2018. Photos provided by Amalia Ellis.

Mission 10 race returns in January

Registration now open for 36th annual run.

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Photo provided by San Benito County Arts Council.

Arts Council seeks submissions for emblem design

Artists and designers encouraged to apply to new public art opportunity at McCarthy Park.

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Hollister Little League opens registration for Spring 2019 Season

League is open to boys and girls ages 5 to 12.

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

Discovery Classic rides into San Benito County

First-year event draws 75 cyclists from the region.

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