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Days after he retired as Hancock College's track and field coach, his fellow Western State Conference coaches named Louie Quintana WSC Track and Field Coach of the Year.

The award was announced earlier this week.

"I've been coaching at the community college level for 19 years, and this award feels like the perfect way to be honored during my final season," Quintana said in a Hancock-issued press release.

Quintana, who is also a veteran Hancock cross country coach, was also the WSC Coach of the Year in 2005.

Righetti High School graduate Kenna Wolter was one of dozens of Hancock athletes who earned four-year scholarships. She was a Quintana assistant this past season. She will take over as Hancock's head coach.

Quintana said he will assist the program.

Righetti graduate Bobbie Patton won WSC women's shot put titles in 2004 and 2005. She won the state women's shot put championship in 2005.

Between 2014 and 2018, at least one Bulldog won an individual conference title, and Hancock had multiple conference champions in 2014 and 2016.

Elks Little League City/Valley Playoffs

The dates and times for the 2019 Elks Little League City/Valley Playoffs in the Major and Minor Divisions are set.

The Santa Maria Northside representatives will play the Santa Maria Southside representatives Wednesday, June 5 at 5:30 p.m. at Oakley Park in the first round of the Santa Maria playoffs.

Opening ceremonies are at 5 p.m. 

The winners will play Santa Maria Westside representatives at 2 p.m. June 8 at Oakley, which is Westside's home site. Opening ceremonies are at 1:30 p.m. that day.

Orcutt National representatives will play Orcutt American representatives June 8 at 10 a.m., at Joe Nightingale Elementary School, Orcutt American's home site. Opening ceremonies are at 9:30 a.m.

Santa Maria and Orcutt champions will play each other for Elks Little League City/Valley titles at 5:30 p.m. June 10 at Simas Park, Southside's home site. Opening ceremonies are slated for 5 p.m.         

Fair doesn't make state final

CLOVIS - Arroyo Grande senior Justice Fair ran a solid race in the 110 boys hurdles preliminaries at the CIF State Meet at Buchanan High School's Veterans Memorial Stadium Friday, but did not run quite fast enough to advance.

Fair;s time of 14.46 seconds put him 11th overall. The top nine finishers advanced.

The state finals will take place at Buchanan Saturday.

Hancock summer baseball camp set for June

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 10, through Thursday, June, 13; Monday, June 17 through Thursday, June 20; and 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.

Righetti Warrior Football Camp

Righetti High School is hosting two camps next month, the first for grades seven through nine and the second for grades four through six.

The 7-9 grade camp is set to run from June 17-21, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The grades 4-6 camp is set to run from June 24-28 at the same times. 

The camp is free and open to students from Orcutt, Santa Maria and Guadalupe. Participants will condition, train, learn the Pistol Wing T Offense and shoulder-style tackling. 

The camp will take place at Warrior Stadium. Participants will need to bring athletic attire and football cleats if possible. Sunscreen is also recommended. Players are asked to show up hydrated. A Righetti trainer will be available during the camp. 

Righetti High varsity will players will train with the participants and will facilitate practices, demonstrating form and technique. The camp is also open to all youth football coaches that would like to learn the Pistol Wing T offense. 

Visit righettifootball.com to preregister. Those who pre-register will receive an RHS football camp T-shirt.

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Sports Reporter

Kenny Cress, sportswriter for the Santa Maria Times since September of 2000. BA in political science from Cal Poly Pomona. BA in journalism from Cal State Northridge.