VCA sports camps

Valley Christian Academy is hosting a series of summer sports camps.

The school's basketball camp is set for June 24-27, the football camp is July 1-3 and the volleyball camp is set for July 8-10.

The volleyball camp is $75 if registered by June 5 and $85 thereafter. The football camp is $30 by June 5 or $40 after. The cost of the basketball camp is $65 by June 5 for first through sixth graders and $75 thereafter. For seventh through 12th graders, the cost is $100 for early registration or $110 for normal registration after June 5.

Contact VCA's athletic director Pete Fortier at (805) 260-5951 or visit vcalions.com for more information.

Babe Ruth 14U Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament

The Five Cities squad will host the Babe Ruth 14U Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament, which will take place July 22-27.

The tourney is a double elimination one. 

Games July 22-26 will take place at the Soto Sports Complex in Arroyo Grande. The championship round will take place July 27 at Cal Poly's Baggett Stadium.

The championship round will begin at 10 a.m. that day. if necessary, there will be a 1 p.m. game (or the start will be approximately 30 minutes after the finish of the 10 a.m. game) to determine the tournament champion.

The tournament winner will advance to the Babe Ruth World Series. 

Five Cities earned the right to host the tournament because its 13U team won the Babe Ruth World Series in 2018, earning the first Babe Ruth World Series championship ever for a Central Coast team.

Tournament teams include Five Cities, Central California, Arizona, Utah North, Northern California, Utah South, Hawaii, Southern California No. 2, Nevada and Southern California No. 1.

Five Cites will play Utah South at 7 p.m. July 22 in the first round. Other first-round games that day will include Central California vs. Arizona at 10 a.m., Utah North vs. Northern California at 1 p.m., and Hawaii against Southern California No. 2 at 4 p.m.

So Cal No. 1 and Nevada received first-round byes.

Outlaws open workouts

The Outlaws, a locally-based club baseball program, is continuing to hold open workouts at 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at St. Joseph High School's Dave Brunell Field.

All baseball players who did not turn 18 before May 1 of 2019 are eligible. Text Jimmy Melena at 1-805-714-6018 for more information. 

Hancock men's basketball summer youth clinic

Registration is underway for a summer youth clinic the Hancock College men's basketball team will coach Aug. 5 through Aug. 8 at Hancock's Joe White Memorial Gymnasium.

Hancock coach Tyson Aye, Aye's assistants and Hancock players will be the camp's instructors. The camp will stress all basic basketball skills.

To register, sign up at the gym prior to the clinic or visit athletics.hancockcollege.edu/camps/basketball camps. The cost is $85 per session. Checks can be made payable to AHC Men's Basketball.

For more information about the clinic, contact Hancock lead assistant coach Amaurys Fermin at 1-646-592-7205 or email amaurys.fermin@hancockcollege.edu.    

Veterans Fridays at Rancho Maria

Rancho Maria Golf Club is honoring veterans with a special offer in June and July.

Through Friday, July 26, veterans can play a round of golf for $29.

The veterans special includes a golf cart.

For more details, contact Rancho Maria at (805) 937-2019.

Orcutt Academy openings

Orcutt Academy has openings for a head varsity football coach, a varsity dance coach, a junior varsity girls volleyball coach and a junior varsity boys soccer coach.

Applicants can email at CMckenzie@orcutt-schools.net for more information.

Hancock College seeking cross country runners

Hancock College is seeking cross country runners for its women's team. Contact Louie Quintana at (805) 705-3299 for more information.

Hancock summer baseball camp

The Hancock College baseball program will be hosting youth clinics throughout the 2019-20 school year for players aged 6-13.

The 2019 summer baseball camps will take place Monday, June 24, to June 27.

The sessions will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with drink and lunch breaks.

They will be held at John Osborne Field on Hancock's Santa Maria campus.

The camp costs $125 per child and $75 for additional children.

Checks can be written to "Allan Hancock College Baseball" and can be turned in the morning of the first day of camp. Parents are encouraged to pack snacks and/or lunch and water for their children each day.

The campers will learn about swing fundamentals and consistency, bunting, proper fielding techniques, throwing fundamentals, pitching mechanics, arm care and injury prevention and confidence and the mental aspects of pitching.

Registration can also be completed at online at http://athletics.hancockcollege.edu/camps/Summer_Baseball_Camps_2019.

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Senior Sports Reporter

Elliott Stern has worked at Lee Central Coast Newspapers for the last 18 years after more than 30 years working in television and radio news and sports.