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Local legend Larry Welsh enters Hall of Fame

Posted: Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014
SALINAS -- Atascadero football coaching legend Larry Welsh was recently announced as a member of the 2014 class of the Salinas Valley Sports Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame banquet will be held in the Storm House indoor soccer arena in Salinas on Saturday, Aug. 30.
Welsh was chosen for the Salinas Valley Sports HOF as a result of
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Atascadero begins league title defense

Posted: Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- The defending PAC 7 champion Greyhounds take the field tonight at home to open up the football season with a game against the Woodbridge Warriors of Irvine.
The new-look Hounds will be out with a largely new lineu -- a deep running back stable led by senior fullback Ethan Hicks, explosive, returning wide-receiver senior Cooper Kuhnle, and senior
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Hundreds of players join the jamboree

Posted: Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014
ds of kids and parents flooded the upper field of Atascadero High School on Saturday for the Central Coast Youth Football League jamboree, where youth football teams from Atascadero, Paso Robles, Morro Bay, and Templeton joined for the first competitive contact of the season.
Bantams, Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors teams spanned ages 7 to 14, and players put their practice
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Greyhounds girls cross country coming back strong

Posted: Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014
The Atascadero cross country program took a step in the right direction in 2013, rising past Righetti to earn a bid to the CIF postseason, and will look to continue its progress this coming season of distance running.
AHS head coach Dave Donati and distance coach Roger Warnes continue to guide the program toward success, and this season have a
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Eagles turn attention to new season

Posted: Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014
The Templeton High School cross country team enters a new era in 2014, as Eagles track coach Don Crow will assume the head coaching duties following Suzanne Forzetting's resignation.
With Forzetting at the helm last year, THS put together a strong season that included a trip to the CIF Southern Section Finals for the Lady Eagles.
This year -- in
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Paso Robles cross country poised for special year

Posted: Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014
After just missing the cut for the CIF State Championships in 2013, the Paso Robles High cross country team is locked and loaded for a return trip to the postseason.
The Bearcats bring back a wealth of talent on both the boys and girls teams, including Zach Chamberlain and Ashley Davis, who both qualified for the State meet as individuals.
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Hounds water polo stronger than ever

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 27th, 2014
A maturing group of boys varsity water poloists take to the aquatic arena at Atascadero High School to form a quality contender in the PAC 7 landscape. Seniors Dylan Linnenkamp and Blake Archibald will lead Mitch Stafford's 2014 Greyhounds in the pool, backed up by juniors Dylan Hughes and Scott Beraud.
Stafford returns as head coach of the boys varsity
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Kara Ferrell back for another fresh-start season of golf

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 27th, 2014
High School girls varsity golf continues to build on itself after losing nearly the entire team after the 2012 season. Starting over last season, head coach Kara Ferrell built with a primarily freshman squad.
AHS junior McKenzi Etchison led the team in 2013, but has chosen to take college head-on for her senior year and extra classes at Cuesta College
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Eagles reload, set for Los Padres League title run

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 27th, 2014
Templeton High School girls varsity volleyball head coach Jodi Kelly is looking to quickly remodel the Eagles' squad after losing her three captains -- Autumn Russell, Mari Stewart, and Marissa Torres -- who led the team to a second-place Los Padres League finish in 2013.
But Kelly is not considering the season as a rebuilding year, and the Eagles are
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Hounds volleyball returns majority of varsity starters

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 27th, 2014
Most of the starters from the overachieving 2013 Greyhounds girls varsity volleyball team will be back to take another run at the PAC 7 title with a new head coach Rachel Coons, and an experienced group of girls that sets itself apart by not having a superstar.
Coons stepped up from the junior varsity team into the head coach position
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Greyhounds look to repeat as league champions

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 27th, 2014
A new lineup of stars will take the football field this season under the Friday night lights, with record-holders Robbie Berwick and Ryan Lombardi missing from the offensive and defensive lineups, as well as a stacked offensive and defensive line now graduated, there are a smaller, but hungry, group of Atascadero High School Greyhounds ready to step into their roles
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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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