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Dons Girl Golfers End Chargers’ Dominance

Santa Barbara High Drives Past Dos Pueblos’ 19-Year Title-Winning Streak

Santa Barbara High drives past Dos Pueblos’ 19-year title-winning streak.

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Athletes of the Week: David Leon and Avalon Gagnon

S.B. Athletic Round Table Honors Dos Pueblos Quarterback and S.B. High Volleyballer

S.B. Athletic Round Table honors Dos Pueblos quarterback and S.B. High volleyballer.

Game of the Week: High School Girls’ Volleyball

Flintridge Sacred Heart Comes to Battle the San Marcos Royals on October 18

Flintridge Sacred Heart comes to battle the San Marcos Royals on October 18.

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Lompoc Braves Out-Bruising Santa Barbara, Goleta Squads

High School Football Update; Plus, UCSB’s Joe Pasternack Connected to Federal Bribery Probe

High school football update; plus, UCSB’s Joe Pasternack connected to federal bribery probe.

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Athletes of the Week: Claire Stotts and James Oriskovich

S.B. Athletic Round Table Honors S.B. High Tennis and San Marcos Water Polo Stars

S.B. Athletic Round Table honors S.B. High tennis and San Marcos water polo stars.

Game of the Week: The Master’s at Westmont Women’s Volleyball

Battle Between Top Two Teams in the Golden State Athletic Conference

Battle between top two teams in the Golden State Athletic Conference.

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L.A. Dodgers Return to Playoffs

Do the Boys in Blue Have Any Chance of Winning the World Series This Year?

Do the Boys in Blue have any chance of winning the World Series this year?

Game of the Week: Lompoc vs. Dos Pueblos Football

Braves and Chargers Showdown at San Marcos Stadium on Friday, October 5

Braves and Chargers showdown at San Marcos Stadium on Friday, October 5.

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Athletes of the Week: Melia Haller and Frankie Gamberdella

S.B. Athletic Round Table Honors S.B. High Golfer and Quarterback

S.B. Athletic Round Table honors S.B. High golfer and quarterback.

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The Gamberdellas’ Big Game Quandary

San Marcos High Alum Roots for Santa Barbara Don Son in 59th Crosstown Gridiron Battle

San Marcos High alum roots for Santa Barbara Don son in 59th crosstown gridiron battle.

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Athletes of the Week: Mikayla Butzke and Rodney Michael

S.B. Athletic Round Table Honors Dos Pueblos Volleyballer and UCSB Soccer Star

S.B. Athletic Round Table honors Dos Pueblos volleyballer and UCSB soccer star.

Game of the Week: San Marcos @ Santa Barbara Football

Royals Battle Dons in 59th Big Game on September 28

The Royals battle the Dons in the 59th Big Game on September 28.

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Athletes of the Week: Adrian Soracco and Brynn Sofro

S.B. Athletic Round Table Honors Bishop Diego Running Back/Linebacker and San Marcos Volleyballer

S.B. Athletic Round Table honors Bishop Diego running back/linebacker and San Marcos volleyballer.

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Santa Barbara Bodybuilder Wins Mr. Olympia Competition

At 43, Shawn “Flexatron” Rhoden Ties for Oldest Champ

At 43, Shawn “Flexatron” Rhoden ties for the oldest champ in the contest's history.

Game of the Week: UCLA @ UCSB Soccer

Bruins and Gauchos Battle This Saturday at Harder Stadium

The Bruins and Gauchos battle this Saturday at Harder Stadium.

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Lindsey Ruddins Serves, Spikes, and Digs for UCSB

Gaucho Volleyball Star Leads Team to Thunderdome Classic Championship

The Gaucho volleyball star leads her team to the Thunderdome Classic championship.

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Athletes of the Week: Jesse Mollkoy, Gabby Minier, Brady Sturdivan, and Madison Funk


Dos Pueblos Kicker and Golfer, Carp High Receiver, and San Marcos Runner Honored by S.B. Athletic Round Table

The Dos Pueblos kicker and golfer, Carp High receiver, and San Marcos runner were honored by the S.B. Athletic Round Table.

Girls’ Volleyball: San Marcos at Dos Pueblos

High Schoolers Battle for First Place on September 13

High schoolers battle for first place on September 13.

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Gauchos Gunning for College Cup

UCSB Men’s Soccer Powered by Pairs of Freshmen and Frenchmen

UCSB men’s soccer powered by pairs of freshmen and Frenchmen.

Game of the Week: Nordhoff at San Marcos Football

Rangers (2-1) Will Try to Control Ball Friday Night Against Royals’ Defense

The Rangers (2-1) will try to control the ball Friday night against the Royals’ defense.

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Athletes of the Week: Jeremiah Phillips and Lindsey Ruddins

S.B. High Footballer and UCSB Volleyballer Honored

S.B. High’s senior footballer and UCSB volleyball star honored.

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Mother of Former San Marcos High Football Player Files Wrongful Death Suit

Doug MacKenzie suffered brain damage when he played fullback at USC, lawsuit says.

Game of the Week: Silver Air Pacific Coast Open

The West Coast’s Premier Polo Tournament Reaches Final Rounds

The West Coast’s premier polo tournament reaches final rounds.

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Kami Craig Retires from U.S. Water Polo

Santa Barbara Superstar Celebrated After Three Olympic Appearances

Santa Barbara superstar celebrated after three Olympic appearances.

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The Wise Warrior of Carpinteria Football

Rick Candaele Enters His 50th Year of Coaching

Rick Candaele enters his 50th year of coaching.

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Game of the Week: International Women’s Water Polo

Top-Ranked Team U.S.A. to Play Friendly Match Against Australia

Paige Hauschild and sisters Kiley and Jamie Neushul will rep S.B. and Goleta on top-ranked Team U.S.A.

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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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