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John Zant

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Game of the Week, 12/7 | High School Football: Bishop Diego vs. Quartz Hill

State Regional Showdown moved to Thousand Oaks

Saturday night game moved to Cal Lutheran stadium because of smoke on South Coast.

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Friday Night Lights Season Ends

Bishop Diego and Dos Pueblos Play in CIF Championship Games

Bishop Diego and Dos Pueblos play in CIF Championship games.

S.B. Athletic Round Table Athletes of the Week

Dylan Streett (Bishop Diego Football), Athena Saragoza (S.B. High Basketball)

Dylan Streett (Bishop Diego Football), Athena Saragoza (S.B. High Basketball)

Game of the Week, Nov. 30 | College Basketball: University of San Diego at UCSB

Gauchos Take on Aztecs at The Thunderdome on December 2

The Gaucho men’s team takes on the Toreros at The Thunderdome on December 2.

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S.B. Athletic Round Table Athletes of the Week

Lourdes Gilbert (SBCC soccer), Ty Trosky (Laguna Blanca football), Katherine Sheehy (SBCC soccer) & John Harris (Bishop Diego football)

Lourdes Gilbert (SBCC soccer), Ty Trosky (Laguna Blanca football), Katherine Sheehy (SBCC soccer) & John Harris (Bishop Diego football)

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Christian Haupt’s Lou Gehrig Connection

Nine-Year-Old Laguna Blanca Baseballer’s Memories Become Past-Life Book

Nine-Year-Old Laguna Blanca baseballer’s memories become past-life book.

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Game of the Week, 11/24/17 | High School Football: Valley View at Dos Pueblos

Chargers Take 11-Game Winning Streak into CIF Division 10 Semifinals

The Chargers take 11-game winning streak into CIF Division 10 semifinals.

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The Sport of Giving Thanks

Gratitude, Speedy Santa Barbarans, and College-Bound Athletes

John Zant on gratitude, speedy Santa Barbarans, and college-bound athletes

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Santa Barbara Veterans Day Half Marathon Suddenly Canceled

Hundreds of Runners Disappointed When Race Stopped at Starting Line

Hundreds of runners disappointed when race stopped at starting line.

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Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Athletes of the Week

Manny Nwosu, SBCC Football; Lindsey Ruddins, UCSB Volleyball

Manny Nwosu, SBCC football; Lindsey Ruddins, UCSB volleyball

Game of the Week, 11/17/17 | High School Football: Bishop Diego vs. San Marino

Cardinals Will Count on Their Defense

Cardinals will be counting on their defense to give them the edge over the Titans.

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Nine Reasons to Watch UCSB Women’s Basketball

Lady Gauchos Take On Seattle University This Friday

The lady Gauchos will take on Seattle University this Friday.

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Golden State Athletic Conference at Westmont

Four-Team Playoff November 9 and 11

Four-team playoff November 9 and 11

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UCSB Men’s Basketball Team Takes on North Dakota

Nine Reasons Not to Miss This Game

Zant gives nine reasons folks should not miss this game.

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Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Athletes of the Week

Madison Funk, Ethan Parrish, Jason Teng, and Emma Fraser Honored

Madison Funk, Ethan Parrish, Jason Teng, and Emma Fraser honored October 23-29 and October 30-November 4, 2017.

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Lawn Bowling Keeps Players for Life

The Challenging, Genteel Sport of Lawn Bowling

Year-round activity is challenging yet genteel.

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11/3-11/4: College Women’s Volleyball

William Jessup and Menlo at Westmont

William Jessup and Menlo at Westmont

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Game of the Week: October 28th

High School Football: Santa Barbara vs. Dos Pueblos

High School Football: Santa Barbara vs. Dos Pueblos

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S.B. Athletic Round Table: Athletes of the Week

Athletes from Dos Pueblos golf and SBHS football make our list.

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Santa Barbara’s Water Polo Wizards

Gold Medal Goalkeeper Sami Hill Coaching Dos Pueblos Charger Boys into Playoffs

Gold medal goalkeeper Sami Hill coaching Dos Pueblos Charger boys into playoffs.

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UCSB and Cal Poly’s Goose-Egg Tie, Team USA's Big Miss

Roundup of College Soccer News in Wake of Team USA’s Embarrassing World Cup Miss

Roundup of Santa Barbara college soccer news in wake of USA’s embarrassing World Cup miss.

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The WNBA Comes to Westmont and UCSB

National Team Preps for Tokyo Olympics

National team begins prep for Tokyo Olympics with three-day training camp in S.B.

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Santa Barbara Youth Sports Follow New Concussion Safety Rules

Team Coaches and Doctors Tackle Ways to Prevent Head Injuries

Santa Barbara coaches and doctors tackle ways to prevent head injuries in all youth sports.

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9/29: High School Football

Carpinteria at Bishop Diego

Carpinteria at Bishop Diego

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Meet Lori Luhnow and Rocco Constantino

S.B. Police Chief, SBCC Athletics Director Love Sports

S.B. police chief, SBCC athletics director love sports.

9/23: College Soccer: Menlo at Westmont

Westmont teams go head to head Saturday.

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Fall Football: Braves v. Dons

Lompoc High Trounces Santa Barbara

Lompoc High running back Toa Taua whooshed downfield, leaving S.B. High defenders scattered like loose palm fronds.

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UCSB Men’s Soccer and Women’s Volleyball

Both Teams Continue Season-Long Winless Streaks

Both teams continue their season-long winless streaks.

9/16: High School Football: Lompoc at Santa Barbara

Brave and mighty indeed, the Lompac Braves eye victory

9/8-9/9: College Women’s Volleyball: UCSB Thunderdome Classic

Gauchos long awaited homecoming after two weeks on the road.

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Santa Barbara Triathlon 2017

Dos Pueblos High Alumni Dominate the 37th Annual Event

Dos Pueblos High alumni dominate the winners’ roster at the 37th annual event

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Fall Football Returns

Gridirons See Action as School Year Begins

Gridirons see action as the school year begins.

8/26-8/27: Swim-Bike-Run: Santa Barbara Triathlon

Santa Barbara Triathlon returns for its 36th year.

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Polo High Season in Carpinteria

Horses and Riders Show Their Mad Skills

Horses and riders show their mad skills at the 108-year-old annual event.

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UCSB to Host International Soccer Match

Gauchos Will Play Mexico’s Club América Under-20 Team

The Gauchos will play Mexico’s Club América Under-20 Team.

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John Harris Dominates Bishop Diego Football

Running Back Is Dynamic Combo of Power and Agility

The running back is a dynamic combination of power and agility.

8/19: College Men’s Soccer: Westmont at UCSB

Both teams come off winning seasons.

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As Summer Winds Down, Sports Ramp Up

Football, Soccer, and Big Events at SBCC’s La Playa Stadium

Football, soccer, and big events at SBCC’s La Playa Stadium.

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Foresters' National Title Quest Comes to Abrupt End

No second chances, as Everett Merchants win knock-out quarterfinal game, 6-3.

8/6: Polo: USPA America Cup

Hot blooded youth compete for their stake at the Gulfstream Pacific Coast Open.

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Little League World Series of 1982

Goleta Valley South’s Team Made S.B. Sports History

Goleta Valley South’s team made S.B. sports history in Gary, Indiana.

Foresters Off and Running in NBC World Series

Santa Barbara wins opener, 6-4, in quest for seventh national title.

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Brunettes Beat Blondes on the Field

Fourth Annual Flag-Football Game Fundraises for Alzheimer’s Association

The fourth annual flag-football game fundraised for the Alzheimer’s Association.

7/29-7/30: Swim-Bike-Run: Goleta Beach Triathlon

The Goleta Beach Triathlon takes off.

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Foresters Have Weekend of Wins

Baseball Team Bags Four Victories over the Weekend

The baseball team bagged four victories over the weekend.

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Semana Nautica 15K Race Runs Again

Runners Hit the Trail in Ongoing Race Tradition

Runners hit the trail in ongoing race tradition.

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Turning Tides of Water Polo

On the Triumphs and Struggles of One of High School's Most Challenging Sports

On the triumphs and struggles of one of high school's most challenging sports. 

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Vaughn Elbek’s Voyage

How an Injury Changed SMHS Footballer’s Life

How an injury changed the SMHS footballer’s life.

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Pasternack Leads the Pack

New Coach Talks UCSB Men’s Basketball Team

New coach talks UCSB men’s basketball team.

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Santa Barbara Foresters Start Season

Team Scores Pair of Victories at Pershing Park

The hometown team scores a pair of victories at Pershing Park.