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John Zant

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Foresters Players of the Week: Utah Jones and Brett Standlee

Infielder Helps Pave the Way to NBC Championship; Pitcher Throws ‘Immaculate Inning’

Infielder helps pave the way to NBC Championship; pitcher throws ‘immaculate inning.’

Game of the Week: UCSB vs. Westmont Men’s Soccer at Harder Stadium

Game Kicks Off Countdown to the NCAA College Cup

The game kicks off the countdown to the NCAA College Cup at UCSB in December.

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Lucky Number Seven for the Foresters

Santa Barbara Baseball Team Wins NBC World Series Again

The Santa Barbara baseball team wins the NBC World Series again.

Foresters in 7th Heaven

Santa Barbara Wins NBC World Series, 6-5

With 6-5 victory in NBC Worlds Series final, Santa Barbara sets record for most titles.

Foresters on Brink of History

Ballclub seeks 7th national championship at 5 p.m.

Santa Barbara ends bid of San Antonio, will seek 7th NBC World Series title today.

Foresters Rally in 9th Inning, Cash in a 7-6 Walk-0ff Win

NBC World Series Semifinal at 5 p.m.

Late heroics preserve Santa Barbara's quest for a 7th NBC World Series title.

Foresters in Final Phase

Quest for 7th NBC Title Still Alive

Santa Barbara faces San Diego Stars at 1:30 p.m. in NBC World Series quarterfinal.

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Cornhole and the Meaning of Life

Four Santa Barbara Teams Competing in Cash-Heavy Throw Down Tournament

Four Santa Barbara teams are competing in the cash-heavy Throw Down tournament.

Game of the Week: Maserati of S.B. USPA American Cup

Five Teams to Compete Sunday as High-Goal Polo Season Winds Down

Five teams to compete Sunday as high-goal polo season winds down.

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Foresters Player of the Week: Logan Allen

Arkansas Native Revitalizes Offense at National Baseball Congress World Series

Arkansas native revitalizes offense at National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita.

Foresters Roll Up Another Overwhelming Win, 20-12

Next Game at 5 p.m. Tuesday

Dodge City hammered in highest scoring game in 84 years of NBC World Series.

Foresters Rout Lonestar in World Series Opener

Next Game at 2 p.m. Sunday

After rolling to 18-5 win, they face Dodge City on Sunday.

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Foresters Player of the Week: Tanner Bibee

Cal State Fullerton Pitcher Makes Relief Appearance in CCL Playoffs

Cal State Fullerton pitcher made a relief appearance in the CCL playoffs.

Game of the Week: 58th Annual Santa Barbara Golf Classic

Classic Fiesta Partners Tournament at Santa Barbara Golf Club August 4-5

The classic Fiesta partners tournament returns to the Santa Barbara Golf Club August 4-5.

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The Golden Mic of John Martony

Santa Barbara Foresters’ Announcer Calling Games with Style for Nearly Four Decades

The Santa Barbara Foresters’ announcer has been calling games with style for nearly four decades.

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Forester of the Week: Hunter Breault

University of Oregon Right-Hander Has Pitched Perfectly in Last Eight Appearances for S.B.

The University of Oregon right-hander has pitched perfectly in last eight appearances for Santa Barbara.

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Carlin Dunne Tackles Pikes Peak

Santa Barbara Motorcyclist Rides Ducati in ‘Race to the Clouds’

Santa Barbara motorcyclist rides Ducati in ‘Race to the Clouds’.

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Game of the Week: Conejo Oaks at S.B. Foresters

California Collegiate Game League Playoffs Could Be Impacted

California Collegiate Game League playoffs could be impacted.

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Forester of the Week: Luke Ritter

Wichita State Outfielder Puts Up Big Numbers Mucho

Wichita State outfielder puts up big numbers mucho.

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Pretty Skies and Darn Good Baseball

Santa Barbara Foresters Continue to Crush It Like No Other Team Before

Santa Barbara Foresters continue to crush it like no other team before.

Game of the Week: Beach Volleyball Tourney

California Beach Volleyball Association Hosts Qualifiers at East Beach July 17

California Beach Volleyball Association hosts qualifiers at East Beach on July 17.

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Santa Barbara’s World Cup Referee

Frank Anderson Rises from Midland School and Dwight Murphy Field to Calling Soccer’s Top Matches

Frank Anderson rises from Midland School and Dwight Murphy Field to calling soccer’s top matches.

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Game of the Week: Semana Nautica Summer Sports Festival

Sailing, Tennis, and Swimming Meets in Santa Barbara July 6-8

Sailing, tennis, and swimming meets in Santa Barbara July 6-8.

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Santa Barbara Shines in Western States 100-Miler

Endurance Runners Kris Brown, Nick Presniakov, Dave Odell, and Kate Elliott Tackle the Sierras

Endurance runners Kris Brown, Nick Presniakov, Dave Odell, and Kate Elliott tackle the Sierra.

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Forester of the Week: John Jensen

Hometown Hero Hits Grand Slam and Two-Run Dinger

Hometown hero hits grand slam and two-run dinger.

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Foresters Fire Up the Summer Ball

Santa Barbara Semi-Pro Team Starts Undefeated; Plus, Mexico’s Big World Cup Win

Santa Barbara semi-pro team starts undefeated; plus, Mexico’s big World Cup win.

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Game of the Week: U.S. Polo Association Intra-Circuit

Santa Barbara Polo Club Hosts Final Tournament of 12-Goal Season

S.B. Polo Club hosts final tournament of 12-goal season.

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Where to Watch the World Cup

How to Have Fun Watching Soccer in Santa Barbara Even Without Team USA

How to have fun watching soccer in Santa Barbara even without Team USA

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Foresters Player of the Week: Chase Illig

Switch-Hitting Catcher Hits Homer, Tallies Five RBIs over Weekend

Switch-hitting catcher hits homer, tallies five RBIs over weekend.

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Game of the Week: San Luis Obispo Blues at S.B. Foresters

Central Coast Rivals Come to Pershing Park to Take On Undefeated Home Team

Central Coast rivals come to Pershing Park to take on undefeated home team.

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Game of the Week: Three Games for Santa Barbara Foresters

Inland Empire Pirates and Healdsburg Packers Play Baseball at Pershing Park

Inland Empire Pirates and Healdsburg Packers play baseball at Pershing Park this weekend.

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Drew Edelman Earns Second Golden Eagle Ring

UCSB Basketballer Achieves Top Athlete GPA; Plus, Track & Field and the State Street Mile

UCSB basketballer achieves top athlete GPA; plus, track & field and the State Street Mile

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Santa Barbara’s Comeback Kids

Three High School Teams Make Miraculous, Late-Inning Wins

Three high school teams make miraculous, late-inning wins.

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Game of the Week: State Street Mile

Sunday Races Begin with Eight Age Groupings and a Family Fun Mile

The Sunday races begin with eight age groupings and a family fun mile.

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Game of the Week: Hawai‘i @ UCSB Baseball

Rainbow Warriors Take on Gauchos in Both Teams’ Last Hurrah for 2018

Rainbow Warriors take on Gauchos in both teams’ last hurrah for 2018.

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Legalized Gambling, Triple Crowns, and Sure Things

On Sports Wagers, Sentimental Horses, and Why to Bet on Justify

On sports wagers, sentimental horses, and why to bet on Justify.

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Egan Bernal Conquers Gibraltar Road

Colombian Kid Riding for Team Sky Wins Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour

Colombian kid riding for Team Sky wins Santa Barbara’s Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour.

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Game of the Week: Newbury Park at Dos Pueblos Baseball

Single Elimination Playoffs Start for Chargers on Friday, May 18, 3:15 p.m.

Single elimination playoffs start for Chargers on Friday, May 18, 3:15 p.m.

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Athletes of the Week: Matt Mills and Jenny Nnoli

S.B. Athletic Round Table Honors San Marcos High Sprinter and Swimmer

S.B. Athletic Round Table honors San Marcos High sprinter and swimmer.

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Game of the Week: San Marcos at Dos Pueblos Baseball

Chargers Face Royals in Bid for Sixth Title in Seven Years

Chargers face Royals in bid for sixth title in seven years.

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Amgen Tour Tackles Gibraltar Road 


Pro Cyclists to End Stage 2 with Seven-Mile, 3,100-Foot Climb on May 14

Pro cyclists to end Stage 2 with seven-mile, 3,100-foot climb on May 14.

Athletes of the Week: Parker Crossland and Shaya Alexander

S.B. Athletic Round Table Honors D.P. Volleyballer and Carp Long Jumper

S.B. Athletic Round Table honors Dos Pueblos volleyballer and Carpinteria long jumper.

Game of the Week: Buena @ Dos Pueblos in Softball

Chargers Take on Bulldogs in High School Showdown

Chargers take on Bulldogs in high school showdown.

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Clean Baseball Between Dos Pueblos and Santa Barbara High

Report from Great Series Last Week; Plus College Baseball, Tennis, Track, and More

Report from great series last week; plus college baseball, tennis, track, and more.

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Athletes of the Week: Kelee Shimizu and Isaac Coffey

S.B. Athletic Round Table Honors SBCC Swimmer and Dos Pueblos Pitcher

S.B. Athletic Round Table honors SBCC swimmer and Dos Pueblos pitcher.

Game of the Week: College Track & Field

Cal Poly Takes On UCSB on April 28

Cal Poly takes on UCSB on April 28.

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Chia the Corolla

Francisco ‘Chia’ Santana Goes from Primo Boxing to Fighting Against the World’s Best

Francisco “Chia” Santana goes from Primo Boxing to fighting against the world’s best.

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Four Runners Break Four-Minute Mile

Plus, Marathon Record Broken, Special Olympics Coming, and Hoop Star Moves

Plus, marathon record broken, Special Olympics coming, and Hoop Star moves

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Athletes of the Week: Hunter May and Aliyah Huerta-Leipner

S.B. Athletic Round Table Honors San Marcos Swimmer, San Marcos Softballer

S.B. Athletic Round Table Honors San Marcos Swimmer, San Marcos Softballer

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Game of the Week: Dos Pueblos vs. S.B. High Baseball

Chargers Take On Dons in Games at Both Home Fields

Chargers take on Dons in three-game series games at both home fields.

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