Hancock cross country

Hancock College is looking for runners for its women's cross country team.

If you are interested, Quintana will hold introductory sessions all this week at 4 p.m. at the Hancock track inside the Hancock football stadium.

Preseason physicals will also be done on Tuesday, Aug. 8, inside the college's Joe White Memorial Gymnasium.

Fir more details, contact coach Louis Quintana at (805) 705-3299.

Swoosh skills and drills clinics

Swoosh Basketball is holding skills and drills clinics for boys and girls every Tuesday and Thursday at Valley Christian Academy on Santa Maria Way.

The clinics run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and cost $10.

Both fundamental and advanced skills will be taught by Santa Ynez High School girls basketball coach Mike Alexander along with several high school varsity, college and Nike coaches.

Call or text Alexander 949-424-3141 or email at swooshbasketball@gmail.com for more details.

Junior golf camps

The Rancho Maria Golf Club is holding two more junior golf camps.

The camps run from Monday through Friday, July 17-21 and August 7-11, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

Junior golfers will learn about the full swing, chipping, putting, rules and etiquette.

On the camp’s final day, golfers will each play four holes.

The classes will be taught by former PGA touring player John McComish who was a PGA long drive champion and is Rancho Maria’s course record holder.

The cost is $75.

For more information or to sign up, call Rancho Maria Golf Club at 937-2019.

Dunn baseball camp

Registration is open for Dunn School's Baseball Development Camp which will run July 17-19 at Dunn School.

Youngsters ages 9-18 are eligible for the camp. The camp will emphasize hitting, pitching, fielding and mental modes.

The registration fee is $300 and will include instruction, lunches, t-shirts and use of facilities and equipment.

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Camp instructors will include Washington Nationals scout Mitch Sokol, Southern Nevada College pitching coach Glen Evans, professional hitting coach Orlando Guerra and Mike Murphy of MM Elite Baseball. Dunn baseball coach David Lawrence will oversee camp instruction. 

SoCal Giants tryouts

The SoCal Giants Scout team is holding tryouts for high school players at Conejo Creek Park, 1300 Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks on Saturday, July 29.

Hitters should report at 8 a.m.

Pitchers should report at 10 a.m.

The season runs from Sept. 2 until Nov. 1.

The Giants will play in the Arizona Fall Classic from Oct. 10-13.

The SoCal Giants are managed by San Francisco Giants scout Chuck Fick.

Sign-ups can be done online at socalgiants.com.

Fir more information you can call Fick at 805-443-3938 or send an email to chuck.fick@aol.com.

Elliott Stern is the Sports Editor for the Santa Maria Times. If you have a Sportswire item, story idea or photos that you would like to share, you can email him at estern@leecentralcoastnews.com or connect with him on Twitter @SMTSidelines

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