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John Zant

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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.

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

Both teams come off winning seasons.

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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.

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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.

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Mr. 59: Al Geiberger's Sweet Swing

Looking At the Legacy of an S.B. Golf Legend

Look at the legacy of an S.B. golf legend.

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Kento Perera's Record-Breaking Streak

San Marcos Tennis Star Learned From Coach Morgan Mays

The San Marcos tennis star learned from coach Morgan Mays.

June 4th: The State Street Mile Run

Runners of all ages and abilities line up on State Street.

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Lessons from a Bike Accident

CycleMAYnia Reminds Us to Stay Safe on the Roads

CycleMAYnia reminds us to stay safe on the roads.

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High School Stars Inducted into Athletic Round Table Hall of Fame

Three Had Noteworthy Achievements After Prep Careers

Three of them had noteworthy achievements in sports after their prep careers.

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Amgen Tour Stage 4 Kicks Off on Cabrillo

Riders Get Going at 11:30 AM Today

Riders will get going at 11:30 a.m. today.

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UCSB’s Christensen Scores Top Honors

Gaucho Forward Inducted into S.B. Basketball Court of Champions

The Gaucho forward is inducted into the S.B. Basketball Court of Champions.

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Santa Barbara Foresters Have New Home

Popular Team Begins New Season at Pershing Park

The popular team begins their new season at Pershing Park.

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Santa Barbara County Championships Sets Records

Championships at Carpinteria High Had Best Performances in Decades

The Santa Barbara County Championships at Carpinteria High had some of the best performances in decades.

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Santa Barbara Foresters Moving to Pershing Park

Summer Baseball Team Evicted from UCSB After 26 Years

The summer baseball team was evicted from UCSB after playing there for 26 years.

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S.B. Baseball Season’s in Swing

Dons Bounce Out of Slump, UCSB Scores Ninth-Inning Victory

The Dons bounce out of their slump, and UCSB scores a ninth-inning victory.

UCSB to Host NCAA College Cup Tournaments in 2018 and 2020

School officials excited for the final four of Division 1 men’s soccer.

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UCSB's Gary Cunningham Earns Coach Wooden Award

Gauchos, Dons Stand Out in Athletic Awards Season.

The Gauchos and Dons stand out in the athletic awards season.

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Joe Pasternack Aims to Make His Mark at UCSB

New Coach the Third in 34 Years for Gauchos

The new coach is the third in 34 years for the Gauchos.

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Game of the Week: March 31-April 2

College Baseball: Long Beach State at UCSB

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U.S. National Sled Hockey Team Visits Ice in Paradise

Amputees Show Skill in Challenging Sport

Amputees show skill in challenging sport.

Game of the Week: March 25th

High School Track and Field: 79th Annual Santa Barbara Easter Relays

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Gauchos Baseball Spruces Up for Big West

Coach Andrew Checketts Tightens Reins After Uneasy Season Start

Coach Andrew Checketts tightens the reins after an uneasy season start.

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Westmont Warriors Seek National Crown

Women One of Four Colleges in Golden State Athletic Conference; Plus UCSB Basketball and Jerry West

The women’s team is one of four colleges in the Golden State Athletic Conference.

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Game of the Week: March 18th

College Baseball: Oxnard at Santa Barbara City College SBCC.

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UCSB Basketball Coach Out

Bob Williams Out After 19 Years

Bob Williams out after 19 years following dismal season.