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Members of the Central Coast Spikers pose for a picture after bringing home the gold at the final Santa Barbara Blenders Tournament of the season. The Central Coast Spikers are: (back row, left to right) Marie Chavis, Charlotte Affolter, Mackenzie Perez, Maddie Snow, Anna Manfreda, Nicole Ramirez, Taylor Gregg, Taylor Nation, Chris Chavis. Middle row, Lauren Peters, Daria Leyva, andJessica McCool. Front row, Khaeli Brumfield and Taylor Pilcher.//Contributed

Central Coast Spikers win in SB

The Central Coast Spikers Club Volleyball Club sent three teams to the final Santa Barbara Blenders Tournament of the season and came home the winner. 

“The teams all peaked at exactly the right time”, explained Don Barkas, Club Director who went on to say that, “all three teams made it to the semifinals of the playoffs.” 

He went on to add that “our 14’s Team, Coached by Marie Chavis, eventually made it to the finals of the Gold Division and won that match, handily beating the Blenders Team by a score of 21 to 16 to take the championship.

“The Spikers Program, now in our second season of play, has always been very competitive, but this is the first time we have finished on top.”

The Spikers will be hosting summer training clinic sessions scheduled for late June through early July.  Boys and girls, ages 8 to 18 are invited to attend all or part of the age specific clinics from 10 a.m. to noon at the Solvang Elementary School Gym.  This program will also prepare high school athletes for pre-season practice and tryouts for local high school teams.

The Central Coast Spikers is a Club Volleyball Program geared to student-athletes from 8 to 18 years old who wish to play competitive volleyball at a high level and compete for positions on college volleyball teams throughout the country.  For more information, or an application for clinic sign-up please email CenCoastVB@ or call 805-245-1493.

Todd Rogers volleyball camp

Todd Rogers, who won the championship in beach volleyball at the 2011 Brasilia Open and Shanghai Open, returns in August to host another summer volleyball camp.

These popular volleyball programs provide great practice and training for novice and experienced players alike.

Camp will be held August 9 to 12. Times are 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Tuesday-Friday at the Santa Ynez High School (new gym).

Registration is open now at Solvang Parks & Rec.

The cost is $100.

For more information, call the Solvang Parks and Recreation Department at 688-7529.

Summer golf sessions at Zaca

The Zaca Creek Golf Course will be hosting The First Tee Central Summer Golf Camps from June 27 to July 1st and July 25 to July 29.

Registration fees iclude $125 per session and $75 for siblings.

Program days and times are 10 a.m.-noon for the advanced par, birdie and eagle levels. Times for player and par levels is 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Basic golf rules & etiquette will be held from 3 to 5 p.m.

For more information contact coach Terri Benson at 801-6106.

Summer basketball camps scheduled

Westmont college coaches Jeff Azain & Rob Goodrow are hosting summer basketball camps at Santa Ynez High and Dunn School.

The camps are ppen to boys and girls ages 7 to 14. Week one will be held June 13 to 16 (M-Th), from  9a.m. to 1 p.m. at Santa Ynez. Registration questions can be emailed to

Week two of camps runs from June 20-24 (M-F), 9 a.m. to noon at Dunn School. Register online for Dunn camp at:


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