Recreation & Sports

Kelly Martin shows boots in the Vaquero Days vendor booth in 2016. File photo

Vaquero Heritage Days in San Juan Bautista celebrates the cowboy and the culture

Event at St. Francis Retreat promotes the history of the vaquero style.

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Ken Ottmar (left) and Cameron Fitzpatrick playing pickleball during the grand opening. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Juan Bautista opens dedicated pickleball courts

San Juan Bautista Pickleball Club held court grand opening with hopes to increase popularity for sport that's a mix tennis, table tennis and badminton.

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Photo provided by Hollister Hills SVRA.

Hunting for Geocaches at Hollister Hills SVRA

Seventh annual Geocache Bash takes place September 22. A global positioning system device (GPS) is required to participate.

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Conceptual design for McCarthy Park. Image provided by the City of Hollister.

Final design approved for McCarthy Park

$3.5 million project to include splash pad and climbing wall.

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Martial Arts Instructor of the Year 2018 Mark Preader with staff and students at his studio, Enterprise Academy of Martial Arts in Hollister. Photo provided.

Enterprise Academy of Martial Arts Owner Mark Preader named 2018 Martial Arts Master

Instructor earned the award because of his work with his Hollister-based martial arts studio and his work in the community.

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Bennie Benitoite explores the road to the St. Francis Retreat! Photo provided.

Un Pequeno Paseo - A Little Walk

Community walks, Un Pequeno Paseo/ A Little Walk, and the Adventure Parks Challenge continue through the summer thanks in part to the Community Foundation for San Benito County Community Impact Grant.

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AT&T Park competitors. Photo provided by Kimberly Borg.

Two Hollister youths win in MLB Pitch, Hit, and Run Contest

Coming in at the top three competitors of their age group (13-14), they qualified to compete in the semi-finals at AT&T Park on June 3.

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Discovery Classic is set for October 20. Photo courtesy Discovery Classic website.

Here comes the first annual Discovery Classic Bicycle Ride

Organizers schedule bike event in San Benito County for October 20.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Heat Advisory extended through Friday July 27

The heat advisory is in place for the mountains of San Benito County and includes Pinnacles National Park.

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Photo by Noe Magaña.

Local residents gaze at the sky at the Fremont Peak Observatory

Fremont Peak opens its conservatory to the public to learn about the star, suns, planets, and more. Evening programs are offered three Saturdays a month.

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Photo from Special Olympics USA Games.

Local athletes bring back medals from 2018 Special Olympics

Local basketball team was chosen to represent Northern California in Special Olympics. They took advantage of the opportunity to bring back a silver medal.

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Corissa King (left) and Valerie Costanza (right) will be two of six ladies competing for the title of Miss California Rodeo Salinas. Photo courtesy of California Rodeo Salinas.

Two Hollister women compete for Miss California Rodeo Salinas

Winner to be named on July 19 during the opening performance.

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Grupo Folklórico "Carisma Mexicana" outside of the Community Foundation office in Hollister. Photo by Diviana Navarro.

Local Folklórico group gives first-place performance

Working specifically with young children, the organization emphasizes the importance of maintaining an appreciation and practice of cultural roots with new generations.

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San Benito Babe Ruth 15's Win State, On to Regionals

As winners of the Central California State Tournament, the team will go on to compete in the Western Regional Tournament in Surprise, Arizona in late July.

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Mike Corbin is hopeful there will be a sanctioned 2019 rally, but in any case, will still have his own event. Photos by John Chadwell.

With no official biker rally in 2018, whispers begin about next year

Local businessman Mike Corbin and Florida promoter want to partner with local nonprofit for 2019 motorcycle rally, hoping city council will change position and approve it.

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Lilla Bell, Tristan Naccarato, and Jake Bourdet qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyoming held July 15-21. Photos courtesy of Lilla Bell, Jake Bourdet, and Tristan Naccarato.

Hollister teens head to Wyoming for National High School Finals Rodeo

To qualify for the National High School Finals Rodeo in Wyoming, contestants were required to compete at the state level.

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Photo provided by Jennifer Rodriguez.

Wild Color Run races into Hollister July 28

The race route includes five places participants will run through where different colors are splashed by machines and descend on those passing by.

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The 14’s Allstar District Champions. Photo by Monica Sims.

San Benito Babe Ruth District Champions move on to State

Moving forward, both teams will compete for state titles on Friday, July 6. Other districts in the tournament include Salma, Hanford, Madera, and Lompoc.

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Will Centoni demonstrating ranch style bronc riding. Centoni just returned from the 2018 College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, WY where he topped the nation in both Bull Riding and the Men’s All-Around. Photos by Blaire Strohn.

San Benito County Rodeo Traditions Ride On

Celebrating its 85th year, the San Benito County Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo returned to Bolado Park June 22-24.

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An old oak tree on the road to St. Francis Retreat. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

R.E.A.C.H. Adventure Parks Challenge!

Watch for posters around the county announcing the onset of an Adventure Parks Challenge, and add 'Un Pequeno Paseo' to your schedule each month!

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