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Not your average Joe

Posted: Friday, Aug 22nd, 2014
Packing for his freshman year at Brown University should be easy compared to the packed schedule that Joe Johnson juggled during his senior year at Atascadero High School.
Taking the field in the fall of 2013 as the AHS marching band drum major, Johnson marched through the final year of high school dragging the bull by the horns behind him.
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Campana settled in for Templeton

Posted: Friday, Aug 22nd, 2014
TEMPLETON -- With the fall high school sports season kicking off in one week, the athletics staff at Templeton High is working overtime trying to get settled in with a new regime.
THS alumna Lindsay Campana is stepping in as the new athletic director for the 2014-15 school year, replacing the now-departed Paul Jones.
Jones was AD for the Eagles
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Little League looking for a small army of volunteers

Posted: Friday, Aug 22nd, 2014
In anticipation of the upcoming Atascadero Little League season, two ALL board members -- Paul Wait and Brian Stith -- sat down to have a conversation about the future of the league.
While Brian and I watch the Little League World Series together, we talk about the volunteers making the series possible. We ponder the small army of people committed
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Youth cheer learns to fly

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
Atascadero News photo contributed by Sharon West Photography
The Atascadero Youth Cheer Senior squad practices stunts at San Gabriel Road Elementary School on Sunday at the Edge Cheer Camp, which was hosted by professional cheer instructors and sanctioned by the Central Coast Youth Football League. The cheerleaders are getting ready for the first football game of the season, on Saturday,
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Committee announces Hall of Fame class

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- Inductees have been named for the 2014 class of the Atascadero Greyhound Foundation Athletic Hall of Fame, which will include five athletes and three community and school support contributors. The introduction of the members will made prior to the Atascadero High School football game versus the Paso Robles Bearcats, on Friday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.
The Hall
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Coaches drenched for ALS

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- Lou Gehrig closed his farewell to baseball by saying that he had "an awful lot to live for," and while those words may be unfamiliar to the masses, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has injected a quietly paralyzing disease loudly into mainstream media.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, ended the career of the
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Mustangs shrug off scandal with strong final scrimmage

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
SAN LUIS OBISPO -- Following two full weeks of camp activity, the Cal Poly football team held its final scrimmage of the fall sessions on Saturday in San Luis Obispo.
The Mustang-on-Mustang action at Alex G. Spanos Stadium came in the wake of a massive scandal -- perhaps the most notable negative press in program history.
On Sunday, Aug.
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Hounds host meet and greet

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- The Atascadero High School athletic boosters will host a meet and greet with fall athletes and coaches at AHS' Memorial Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 21, and invites the community to attend for a chance to become familiar with the student-athletes vying for the next Greyhounds' league championships.
Greyhounds' girls tennis, girls golf, boys water polo, cross country, girls
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Paso produces taekwondo titles

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- The Central Coast Academy of Taekwondo, based out of Paso Robles, had a strong representation on taekwondo's biggest American stage.
Over the 4th of July weekend, a three-person team led by Grand Master Glen Boyer competed in the 2014 United States National Taekwondo Championships held in San Jose.
The U.S. Nationals are the gateway to the Olympics,
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Young, gifted, and blessed

Modified: Friday, Aug 15th, 2014
Thalia and Tiana Basulto are tackling obstacles, wrestling their past, and channeling their energies into sports with championship ambitions -- all before the age of 10.
Recently transplanted to Atascadero in a new home, the Basulto girls are showing early signs that they have what it takes to overcome their early challenges.
Thalia, 8, and Tiana, 7, have been wrestling
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Atascadero to host fall meet and greet

Posted: Friday, Aug 15th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- The Atascadero High School athletic boosters will host a meet and greet with fall athletes and coaches at AHS' Memorial Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 21, and invites the community to attend for a chance to become familiar with the student-athletes vying for the next Greyhounds' league championships.
Greyhounds' girls tennis, girls golf, boys water polo, cross country, girls
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Greg Cunningham takes his talent for talking to the airwaves

Posted: Friday, Aug 15th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- Local sports fanatic Greg Cunningham brings his personal brand of trash-talk to the radio waves on the air with Estero Bay Community Radio at 97.3 THE ROCK. Cunningham played basketball and baseball for the Greyhounds in the early 1990s, worked with the San Diego Padres organization the first couple years that Petco Park opened, and moved back to
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Templeton to host NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition

Posted: Friday, Aug 15th, 2014
TEMPLETON -- An NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick event is coming to Templeton thanks to the Templeton Youth Football League. The TYFL will host the event on Sunday, August 24 at Templeton High School beginning at 10 a.m.
The event is sponsored by the NFL, and is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 15. There is no cost
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Friday night lights warm up

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 13th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- The Greyhounds continue their tradition, now two years in the making, of opening the high school football season with a practice beginning at midnight on the first day that CIF allows organized team practices.
Graduated members of the undefeated 2013 PAC 7 championship football team were present to see what the team looked like without them -- Jake
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All Comers releases new records

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 13th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- The U.S.A. Track and Field sanctioned Atascadero All Comers Track and Field meets attracted record numbers in 2014, and of those participants, several rising track and field stars set new records at the meet.
The biggest record setter of the meet was Darien Langley from the Santa Maria/Orcutt area.
He set two 10- to 12-year-old division individual records,
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Youth football divisions set

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 13th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- Teams were chosen for the Atascadero Youth Football League, and after some concern about numbers, five teams have been set -- Seniors, Intermediate Hounds, Intermediate Greyhounds, Juniors, and Bantams.
The first day of team practice took place on Monday at the Atascadero Junior High School fields, and each team coach progressed through drills according to overall team competency.
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Harbottle volleyball duo battles

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 13th, 2014
TULSA, Okla. -- Atascadero High School junior Brooke Harbottle was selected as a player on the Level A2 Junior International High Performance Team and as an A1 level alternate. Then, just a couple of days later, she received notice that a spot on the A1 Level Junior Women's Team was available, and traveled to Tulsa, Okla. for the 2014 High
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Harbottle volleyball duo battles

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 13th, 2014
TULSA, Okla. -- Atascadero High School junior Brooke Harbottle was selected as a player on the Level A2 Junior International High Performance Team and as an A1 level alternate. Then, just a couple of days later, she received notice that a spot on the A1 Level Junior Women's Team was available, and traveled to Tulsa, Okla. for the 2014 High
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