Rylee Roberts in her Rodeo Queen outfit. Photo courtesy of Rylee Roberts.

Sports & Recreation

Hollister High student competing in national rodeo

Rylee Roberts, a newly minted rodeo queen, will participate in the National High School Rodeo Finals in July.

Local high school rodeo state finals qualifiers. Photo courtesy of Liz Westrick.


Local rodeo athletes competing at state finals

They’ll be representing San Benito County at two upcoming events. Top athletes move on to nationals.

Hollister FFA attending the 91st annual National FFA Convention. Photo courtesy of Hollister FFA.


Hollister FFA attends national convention

Annual expo of ag education features industry leaders.

Lilla has been competing in rodeo for four years now, and saw her work come to fruition in the National Junior High Rodeo Finals.

Children and Youth

Local Teens Place Highly at National Rodeo Finals

Lilla Bell and Jake Bourdet competed at the National Junior High Rodeo Finals last weekend; Lilla placed third for Girls' Breakaway, Jake took16th in Saddle Steer Riding

Lilla Bell and Jake Bourdet, both age 14, have been roping together for three years.

Children and Youth

Local Teens Compete Wednesday in National Rodeo Finals

14-year-olds Lilla Bell and Jake Bourdet will compete together in team roping