Karla Sanchez named Hancock College's first rodeo team head coach

Jim Glines, fundraising committee chairman for Hancock Boosters, and Erin Krier, who is directing the college’s rodeo program, pose for a photo at the inaugural Hancock Rodeo dinner and auction on Aug. 24, 2019, at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge.

The annual Hancock College Rodeo Team Boosters Club Dinner and Auction is coming back Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served promptly at 7:07 p.m.

Billy Ruiz’s Cowboy Flavor is back to serve up a New York strip steak dinner, cooked on a Santa Maria-style barbecue pit, with all the fixings.

A silent auction will be held throughout the evening with a live auction proceeding immediately after dinner. Bids for silent auction items will be available for pre-event bidding online at https://ahcrodeo2021.givesmart.

The cost is $60 for individual dinner tickets; Blue Sponsor tables for 10 are available for $500; and $1,000 for a Gold Sponsor table for 10 with unlimited wine and table service for dinner.

Rodeo Team Booster Club Charter Memberships are also available for $1,000 and include a personalized, embroidered jacket with rodeo team logo and charter member name.

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Tickets can be purchased online at https://e.givesmart.com/events/m2g/ or by calling Jada Clark at 805-720-7493.

Conner Gleissner Headed to Cal State San Marcos

Allan Hancock College pitcher, Conner Gleissner, has committed to continuing his academic and athletic career at Cal State San Marcos next season.

Gleissner, a graduate of Dos Pueblos High School, spent just one season with the Bulldogs. The lefty made two appearances on the mound for the AHC squad in 2021, punching out five batters through three full innings of work. He collected one win on the rubber in the 13-7 victory over Ventura College on the road.

The Cougars, located in San Marcos, is is a Division II member of the NCAA and competes in the California Collegiate Athletic Conference.


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