Santa Maria CIF sectional title game info

Santa Maria High School will go against Big Bear at 7:45 p.m. Saturday night in the CIF Southern Section Division 12 football championship game at Santa Maria High's Ralph Baldiviez Stadium.

Because the annual Parade of Lights is scheduled for that evening, fans are recommended to drive down Morrison from Blosser or any other cross street west of Depot to access the game.

School parking lots adjacent to the baseball and softball fields behind the north end of the footballs stadium will open at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

All high school parking lots will be open, however, a school-issued news release encourages fans to go to the parade and then walk into the game.

Admission will be $12 for adults and $5 for students with ID, and children ages 5 to 13.

Ticket booths will be open on the Stowell and Thornburg entrances to the stadium. Pre-game tickets are on sale in the school's business office beginning at 8 a.m. each day for the remainder of the week.        

Hancock winter youth baseball clinic

The Hancock College baseball program will host a three-day winter youth clinic at Hancock's John Osborne Field.

The clinic will run from Dec. 21-Dec. 23. Clinic times are 11 a.m.-2 p.m. each day. The cost is $100 per child and $75 for each additional family member.

Children ages 6-to-13 are eligible for the camp. Registration is taking place. Parents and guardians can pay in person on the first day of camp or register online at

Instructors include the Hancock coaching staff and players, as well as former Major League pitcher Bryn Smith, Santa Maria Valley Packers coach Scott Nickason and Rogers State University assistant coach Skyler Ellis.   

Spartans selling car wash cards

The Orcutt Academy Spartans boys basketball teams are selling cards that are good for one $10 The Works car wash at the Splash n' Dash Car Wash.

Money raised will go to help both the Spartans' varsity and junior varsity basketball teams.

The team is selling 400 car wash cards that can be used at any of the three area Splash n' Dash locations — one in Orcutt and two in Santa Maria.

Cards can be purchased from any Orcutt Academy basketball player.

For more information, contact Orcutt Academy head coach Ryan Smalley at


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