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Gomez named WSC Player of the Year

Hancock College men's soccer team sophomore forward Migel Gomez is the Western State Conference Player of the Year.

He is the first Hancock athlete to win the honor since 2002, and the fourth in program history to do so.

The Cabrillo High School graduate led the conference with 14 goals and 19 assists, for a total of 47 points. Gomez and teammate Ulysses Cardona tied for the conference lead in goals for 14.

Cardona earned a spot on the All-WSC First Team. He had six assists to go with his 14 goals. His 34 points in conference play ranked second behind Gomez's 47. Cardona, a forward, is a freshman.

Hancock sophomore midfielder Francisco Ayala and freshman midfielder Saul Ayuso both earned spots on the All-WSC Second Team. Sophomore Hancock defenders Joseph Goryance and Mario Delgado earned honorable mention.

Gomez scored game-winning goals three times, and Cardona did so twice. 

Central Coast Pitching Camp at Righetti

The University of San Diego is holding its first Central Coast Junior High School Pitching Camp at Righetti High School on Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

The cost of the camp is $85 and is limited to 20 enrollments of seventh- and eighth-grade pitchers. 

The camp will be run by University of San Diego pitching coach and recruiting coordinator Nathan Choate. 

The three-hour clinic includes a bullpen session with Choate, effective arm maintenance program, proper catch play routine progression, pitcher fitness programming and pick-off progression among other topics.

Register at or former information, contact Choate at

Home Motors Tournament to start Friday

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Hancock College will host the third annual Home Motors Tournament at its Joe White Memorial Gymnasium Friday through Sunday.

Host Hancock is 4-2 and is coming off a 3-0 performance at a tournament Ohlone College hosted. The Bulldogs won the title and Hancock guard Shane Carney was the tournament MVP. Hancock freshhman Javae Lampkins was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Besides host Hancock, the Home Motors Tournament field will also include Copper Mountain, Cuesta, Napa Valley, Ohlone, Santa Barbara, Victor Valley and Yuba.

The Friday schedule calls for Cuesta to play Victor Valley at 1 p.m., Copper Mountain to go against Yuba at 3 p.m., Hancock to play Ohlone at 5 p.m., and Napa and Santa Barbara to face off at 7 p.m.

Hancock coach Tyson Aye's brother, Devin Aye, coaches Copper Mountain. Copper Mountain's inaugural men's basketball team was ranked 14th in the State Pre-Season Poll and eighth in the SoCal Preseason Poll.

At press time, Victor Valley was 2-0. Yuba and Cuesta were both 2-1, Ohlone was 1-2, Napa Valley was 0-2 and Santa Barbara was 0-3.

In pre-season polls, Napa Valley was ranked No. 13 in the state and No. 6 in NorCal, and Yuba was rated No. 17 in the state and No. 8 in NorCal.