Author: Nicholas Mattson

Cruisin’ Weekend Hits the Streets

Twice a year, Atascadero’s main drag gets shut down for an event — the annual October parade, and Hot El Camino Cruise Nite in mid-August. Now dubbed “Cruisin’ Weekend,” the City of Atascadero-hosted event added Dancing In The Streets to round out the two-day event beginning on Friday, August 17.
While the cruise enters its 26th year, the annual Atascadero Lake Car Show enters its 29th on Saturday, Aug. 18., with the third annual Dancing In The Streets inviting the community to get foot-loose and fancy-free in the Downtown Colony District on Saturday night.

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Dan Pry Named to CIF Hall of Fame

Quietly moving about the orange foam mats, Dan Pry’s presence in the Atascadero High School Ewing Gymnasium during winter wrestling season carries a lifetime of achievement garnered by few in the nation. On October 17 in Long Beach, Pry will be inducted into the CIF Southern Section Hall of Fame, on the dawn of a story that began 25 years ago.
In the fall of 1983, Pry arrived at AHS to take over a program which had not won a league championship in five years. From that day to this, the Greyhounds have won or shared a league championship 20 of the last 25 years.

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