San Benito County Local News: Sports


All Local Sports News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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02/16/2024
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Baler sophomore wins spot on the U-17 squad and sparkles in CONCACAF tourney in Mexico.

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02/15/2024
When and if California legalizes sports gambling, the policy should honor the laws established in partnership with tribes decades ago, says Assemblyman James Ramos.

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01/29/2024
The “pop, pop, pop” that’s become synonymous with Pickleball may soon be a racket of the past. That’s the goal promised by a new generation of equipment developed to lessen the overall acoustic burden of the sport.

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01/17/2024
Proposed California legislation that would ban tackle football for kids under 12 had gained momentum until Gov. Gavin Newsom made it clear he’d veto the bill.

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01/15/2024
The Assembly has until the end of January to decide the fate of the youth tackle football bill, which would prevent kids under 12 from playing the sport to protect them from brain trauma.

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12/05/2023
A recent investigation by Voice of San Diego revealed that nonprofits that provide staff at local stadiums could be raising money without doing charity work, while also paying labor below minimum wage and under the table. Now, multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating.

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11/17/2023
Three years after the NFL's Raiders abandoned Oakland for Las Vegas, MLB's Oakland A's announced they're moving there too. The owners of the teams unanimously approved the MLB team’s move.

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10/19/2023
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At the end of the first day of the Northern California Golf Association Net Amateur Championship, Josh Torres was locked in a three-way tie for first.

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09/22/2023
The $700 million price tag sets a $7 billion mark that would make the Warriors one of the world’s most valuable sports teams.

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08/16/2023
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Hollister High girls’ soccer team went on an amazing run that was capped off with both section and state titles for the first time in the program’s history.

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08/08/2023
The inaugural season will launch Aug. 21. The Central Coast Section and the Pacific Coast Athletic League are working with member schools to get teams started and games scheduled.

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08/04/2023
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In the five decades since the Gavilan College football team won the national championship, Coach Bob Garcia has helped organize three reunions.

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07/10/2023
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In 2005, the Gavilan College women’s soccer team finished 0-17, scoring one goal while allowing 100. Not surprisingly, the program went under.

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07/09/2023
A proposal to set up degree completion funds for California student athletes has met with stiff opposition from universities and the NCAA. College athletes could earn a share of the revenue they generate under the bill — as much as $25,000 for each year that they played their sport. But the bill’s author has delayed it until 2024 after opponents charged the fund would draw money away from less lucrative sports like gymnastics and swimming.

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06/28/2023
Image for display with article titled Brady Miguel Produces Another Spectacular Season That Ends With MVP award

Hollister High grad Brady Miguel, a player on the CSUMB baseball team, became the first player in CCAA history to win back-to-back MVP honors.

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06/23/2023
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The Infinity Sports Club made program history when its U19 field hockey team captured the gold medal in the California Cup International Tournament.

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06/21/2023
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The city has hired a project manager for an ice rink facility at the Gilroy Sports Park.

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06/04/2023
Image for display with article titled Hollister High Softball Finishes No. 1 in the State

After a 10-2 loss to St. Francis on March 25, the Haybalers learned a valuable lesson: adjust to the home plate umpire. Hollister did that and more, winning 22 of its final 23 games.

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05/29/2023
Image for display with article titled Hollister High Softball Makes History With CCS Open Division Championship Win

The Hollister High softball team was the underdog going into its Central Coast Section Open Division championship game against St. Francis.

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03/16/2023
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Hollister High's lacrosse team seems to have an optimistic season ahead of them with coach Chris Branon.

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