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Guadalupe resident Jai'Lynn Jose earned a state championship last Saturday.

Jai'Lynn, 8, went 3-0 to win the girls 60-pound division at the California USA Wrestling Kids Folkstyle Tournament in Fresno.

Jai'Lynn wrestles for the Guadalupe Wrestling Club. Ivan Rincon and Michael Sauceda are her coaches.

Rincon said that Ja'Lynn won one match by pin and two matches by decision. Folkslyle scoring is the type of scoring typically used in high school and intercollegiate scoring, with a pin ending the match.

In folkstyle scoring, wrestlers can score two points with a takedown, two with a reversal, two or three points with a near fall (a near-pin), one with an escape and one if an opponent is called for a technical violation such as stalling.

Jai'Lynn is slated to wrestle at the CA-USAW Kids Freestyle Tournament in June. Freestyle wrestling scoring differs some from folkstyle wrestling scoring.

In younger divisions, there are two two-minute rounds, not three, in freestyle wrestling.  A takedown in freestyle wrestling can be worth one to four points.

Rincon said Jai'Lynn trains three or four times a week with the Guadalupe Wrestling Club.

Smiley Wilkins Memorial Golf

The Santa Maria-Lompoc chapter of the NAACP is hosting the 24th annual Smiley Wilkins Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 21 at The Mission Club in Vandenberg Village.

The entry fee for the scramble format tournament is $135.

The cost for all foursomes that pre-pay by March 23 is $450. The registration deadline without the discount is April 15.

The entry fee includes one round of golf, golf carts, tee prizes and an awards dinner.

There will also be door prizes, a 50/50 drawing and an auction.

Door prize packets that include two mulligans and 40 door prize tickets can be pre-purchased for $40.

For non-golfers who would like to attend, dinner is available for $20.

The annual Smiley Wilkins Memorial raises funds that are used to provide scholarships to students who demonstrate the potential for academic success.

Hole sponsorships are also available for $150.

To sign up or for more information, contact Kerry Brooks (714-5452), Howard "Happy" Harrison (878-1225), Tom Williams (886-4972), Mike Henson (757-7085) or Marcus Wilkins (717-7541).

PVHS Monte Carlo Night

The Pioneer Valley High School Boosters Club is hosting a Monte Carlo Night on Saturday, March 24 at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge.

The cost is $40 per person.

The Monte Carlo Casino opens at 6 p.m. along with a No Host bar and auction.

Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

The Monte Carlo event ends at 8:45 p.m. with dancing to follow from 9:30 p.m. until midnight.

For tickets or more information, call Noe Mahelona at 478-3330 or Maritza Ledesma at 868-2673.

Lacrosse coach needed

Orcutt Youth Lacrosse is looking for a Lacrosse coach for the upcoming spring season.

The season runs from March until the middle of May.

Anyone with lacrosse experience is welcome.

For more details, call Allen at 610-705-2252.

Kiwanis All-Star Basketball

The 28th annual Kiwanis Central Coast All-Star Basketball Spectacular will be held on Saturday, April 14, at Hancock College’s Joe White Memorial Gymnasium.

The Spectacular, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Maria Valley, matches the best senior boys and girls from Northern Santa Barbara County against the top seniors from San Luis Obispo County.

The girls’ game tips off at 5 p.m.

The boys’ game follows at 7 p.m.

There will also be 3-point shooting contests for both girls and boys and a boys slam dunk contest as part of the event.

Righetti High’s Desiree Hitch will coach the northern Santa Barbara girls team with Morro Bay’s Tyler Fechner coaching the SLO County stars.

Santa Ynez High’s Mike Alexander will coach the Santa Barbara boys team while Nipomo’s Kevin Hitchen will coach the SLO County boys.

There will be a snack bar hosted by AHC Athletics.

General admission is $8 with student and child admission $4.

All proceeds from the Spectacular are dedicated to a special fund that covers expenses

for Good Samaritan Shelter children to participate in sports programs and to scholarships for local high school seniors.            

For further information, contact Gary Prober at 264-1523 or send an email to

One Way Water Polo seeks players

The Santa Maria-based One Way Water Polo program is seeking players for its 10 & Under, 12 & Under and 14 & Under boys and girls teams.

No experience is necessary. The first two visits to the program are free, and scholarships are available.

One Way Sunday water polo hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the Masters program and from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for the youth program. Practices take place at Paul Nelson Pool in Santa Maria.

For more information, contact Charlie Bell at 805-878-1285 or


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