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Arroyo Grande graduate Sophie Whittle, a four-time league singles champion during her time with the Eagles, has found her groove at Gonzaga. Whittle, who is now a Gonzaga senior, has earned the top Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (NCAA) No. 1 singles ranking.

Sophie Whittle earns top NCAA ranking

Arroyo Grande High School graduate Sophie Whittle, who is now a Gonzaga senior, has earned the top Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (NCAA) No. 1 singles ranking.

The Nipomo native jumped from her previous No. 5 ranking to No. 1 after becoming Gonzaga's first ITA champion by winning the singles championship at the ITA Riviera All-American event last fall.

Whittle is 15-4, with a 7-1 record against ranked players, this year.    

Golf clinics at Rancho Maria

Tony “The Golf Doctor” Murphy has joined the staff at Rancho Maria Golf Club and will be teaching junior and ladies golf clinics on Saturday mornings.

This will be an inexpensive, weekly year-long program costing $10 per session.

For more details, send an email to Murphy at tonymurphygolfdoc@yahoo.com or call Rancho Maria at (805) 937-2019.

Cabrillo baseball skills camp coming

Cabrillo High baseball will be hosting the Skylar Kindschy Memorial Skills Camp on February 23. 

Cost for the camp is $25 and includes a T-Shirt. The camp is for participants between ages 8-14. 

Contact CHS head coach Jon Osborne at 805-717-3213 or email osborne.jonathan@lusd.org for more information. 

Hancock track and field clinic

Hancock College will host a track and field clinic for athletes and coaches Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Hancock track.

The cost is $10.

Instruction will focus on starting blocks, hurdles, the high jump, the pole vault, the sprints, distance running, the long jump, the shot put, the discus and relays.

Participants can register at 9 a.m. at the Hancock track the day of the clinic. For more information, contact Hancock track coach Louie Quintana at 805-705-3299.  

Lompoc High baseball alumni game

The Lompoc High alumni baseball game is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16 at Dan Bodary Field at LHS.

Batting practice is scheduled for 11 a.m., with a barbecue at 12 p.m. and first pitch for the alumni game at 2 p.m.

Run For God 5K Challenge

A free 12-week series of running and walking classes that prepares contestants for a 5K race begins on Feb. 16. 

The series offers tips for all skill levels, whether they are first-time walkers or experienced runners. 

There are two sessions that run from Feb. 16 to May 18. A beginner class from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays and an experienced class from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The classes meet at The Harbor Church, located at 751 E. Foster Road in Orcutt and is for ages 10-and-up.

The classes are free, though books and T-shirts are optional to purchase. 

The class also features a graduation day with the Bull Canyon Run on May 18. 

For more information, call David Dantzer at (805) 937-0213.

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

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