Thursday, July 27, 2017     Volume: 18, Issue: 21

Santa Maria Sun / News

Cover Story

Yankee warrior: Righetti High School graduate Matt Sauer was drafted by the New York Yankees, setting him on the path to the majors

Matt Sauer seems to be adjusting well to his new life in Florida. The Ernest Righetti High School graduate sounded content and sure of his path during a recent interview with the Sun, and despite his teammates in the background making him laugh throughout the phone call, Sauer exudes a maturity that belies his age. Sauer, a right-handed pitcher and four-year varsity player for the Warriors who graduated this year, was drafted as the 54th pick in the second round of the Major League Baseball (MLB) draft in early June. What’... [ Read Article ]


Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


Addressing mental health for the sake of our youth

When it comes to mental health, speaking up can be an act of courage. Several prominent individuals have taken that public step and have helped young and old alike by sharing their personal challenges. It has helped catalyze a conversation about the very real mental health issues many in our community face every day. Our youth, in particular, need this conversation to take place. Mental health issues like depression, anx... [ Read More ]

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