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Santa Maria Babe Ruth sign ups

The Santa Maria Babe Ruth organization will hold a sign-up session Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The sign-up session is at Straw Hat Pizza. Contact Lizbeth Meza at (805) 668-5204 or Brenda Mamaligsa at (805) 354-3930 for more information.

Nipomo Amateur Championship

Rain extended the eighth annual Nipomo City Amateur Championship at Monarch Dunes into Sunday after a Saturday start.

Riley Bell edged Ethan Ashbrook on the fourth hole of a sudden death playoff to win the championship flight. Bell's par on that hole was good enough to win. Ashbrook hit his tee shot on playoff hole number four around the trees, his tee shot could not be found and Ashbrook could not overcome the stroke and distance penalty.

Bell and Ashbrook both shot a 144 total for 36 holes in regulation. Bell kept his hopes alive with a 20-foot putt on 18, the second playoff hole, and Ashbrook got himself out of a difficult spot on the third playoff hole to stay in contention.

Jack Avrit finished at 145 in regulation, one stroke back of Bell and Ashbrook.

Craig Nunes won the net flight with net rounds of 73-72 for a total of 145. Orlando Gonzales finished second at 148, and Dan Ruffoni finished third at 149.

Owen Avrit, in the championship flight, shot a 70 in the first round and Ruffoni did the same in the second round. Those two posted the only sub-par scores of the tournament.

Orcutt Babe Ruth registration

Registration for the 2019 season of Orcutt Babe Ruth will be held at the St. Joseph High School gym on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14 and Thursday, Jan. 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Players 12-13-years old and 14-16-years-old are eligible.

Registration costs $140.

High school baseball players are eligible to register following the completion of their high school season for a registration fee of $80.

For player registration information, contact Tim Trenkle at (805) 878-0967.

Coaches and league volunteers are needed for the 2019 season.

Contact Bryn Smith at (805) 451-8516 for more information.

SYHS needs JV swim coach

Santa Ynez High School is looking for a junior varsity swim coach and a dive coach for the spring season.

If interested, contact Athletic Director Cris Avery at (805) 686-3566 or

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Joe Bailey is the sports editor at Lee Central Coast Newspapers. Contact him with tips and story ideas at or (805) 739-2239. Follow him on Twitter at


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