SMSC continues to swim in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS -- Mike Ashmore said his Santa Maria Swim Club members had a good day in Indy at the NCSA Summer Championships on Thursday at the IUPUI campus. 

Wyatt Marsalek had a lifetime best time in the 200 freestyle, but was not able to make the final. Blake Simpson did the same.

Saray Brown and Izzy Fraire both swam in the 50-meter breaststroke, which Ashmore said is "mostly just a fun event."

Ashmore added that his team's highlight of the day was Marcos Hillje-Enthoven's swim in the 200-meter butterfly where he just missed out on the final by six hundredths of a second.

"But he went a best time and qualified for the USA Winter Junior Nationals in Iowa in December," Ashmore said.

Chivas Academy soccer clinic

Chivas Academy is holding its inaugural Chivas Academy-Santa Maria Soccer Clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Crossroads fields in Santa Maria.

According to a Chivas release, professional coaches from Chivas de Guadalajara will coach at the clinic, with head coach Omar Arellano leading the group. According to the release Arellano's son, Omar Arellano Jr., will also be at the clinic.

Omar Arellano Jr. plays for Chivas and is a former player for the Mexico National Team.

The Central City Soccer League has formed a partnership with Chivas de Guadalajara.

Nipomo Youth Softball meeting

The Nipomo Youth Softball League is having its end-of-season meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the community room at the Nipomo Library.  

The league parents and officials will be discussing league policies and procedures, suggestions for the upcoming season and voting on open board member positions (President, Vice President, League Director, Secretary, Fundraising, & Webmaster).  

If you would like to nominate someone for one of the open positions, email the league secretary, Caroline Schaffer, at

Joe White Memorial Dinner

Tickets are on sale for the 16th annual Joe White Memorial Dinner and Auction.

The event, which benefits Hancock College athletics, will take place Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge, 1309 N Bradley.

Admission price to the event is $60 per person. Doors will open at 5 p.m. A New York strip dinner prepared by Cowboy Flavor will be served at 7:07 p.m., with the live auction to follow.

For dinner reservations, donations and more information, call Jada Clark at 805-720-7493 or visit to register online.