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PVHS Hall of Fame induction ceremony

The fourth annual Pioneer Valley High School Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place Oct. 28 during the school's homecoming football game.

Nominations for the PVHS Hall of Fame are being accepted from now until Sept. 16. Anyone in the community can file a nomination which will be reviewed by the PVHS Athletic Hall of Fame Committee that will select the inductees.

Previously received nominations will remain in consideration. Anyone who graduated from Pioneer Valley prior to 2012 is eligible. Nomination forms can be downloaded at or email athletic director Greg Lanthier at

Times looking for freelancers

The Santa Maria Times is looking for reporters and photographers to cover area football games during the fall season on a freelance basis. 

Reporters will be assigned to games in the Santa Maria Valley, Nipomo, Arroyo Grande, Santa Ynez or Lompoc.

Previous writing and sports photography experience is required and those applying for a position will be asked to submit a portfolio. 

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Those interested may contact sports editor Elliott Stern at or assistant sports editor Joe Bailey at Phone messages can be left at 739-2239.

Bownet tryouts

The Bownet CenCal 18s softball team looking for players for the fall season. Tryouts are set for Aug. 27-28 at Cabrillo High from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Pitchers and catchers arrive at 9 a.m. and all other positions at 9:45 a.m.

All players are invited and are required to bring softball equipment and arrive 20 minutes before their scheduled tryout time in order to register, warm up and complete forms. Parent or guardian signatures are required on tryout forms. For more information contact