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Green Light for Santa Barbara Flag-Football Program

Spring Season Opens at La Colina Junior High School

Season opens on March 22 at La Colina Junior High

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Athletes of the Week

Anna Cable (Dos Pueblos Water Polo) and Olisa Nwachie (Westmont Basketball)

Anna Cable (Dos Pueblos water polo) and Olisa Nwachie (Westmont basketball)

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San Marcos Hoopsters Head to CIF

Royals Capture Channel League Boys’ Basketball Championship

Royals captured the Channel League boys’ basketball championship last week.

Game of the Week: Pro Soccer: L.A. Galaxy vs. Fresno FC

Thursday’s Match Features Former UCSB Players Ema Boateng, Chris Pontius, and Justin Vom Steeg

Thursday’s match will feature former UCSB players Ema Boateng, Chris Pontius, and Justin Vom Steeg.

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Athletes of the Week

Olivia Kistler (Dos Pueblos Water Polo) and Erick Nisich (Dos Pueblos Wrestling)

Olivia Kistler (Dos Pueblos water polo) and Erick Nisich (Dos Pueblos wrestling)

Game of the Week: College Baseball, Vanguard at Westmont

Winning Warriors Play Ball at Russ Carr Field This Friday and Saturday

The winning Warriors will play ball at Russ Carr Field this Friday and Saturday.

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Max Heidegger Keeping Gauchos Undefeated at Home

Son of Austrian Skier Leads Big West in Scoring; Plus Women in Sports and Galaxy Soccer

Son of Austrian skier leads the Big West in scoring; plus Women in Sports and Galaxy soccer.

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Films to Find at the Festival

Selected Highlights from SBIFF 2018

Our selected highlights from SBIFF 2018, based on prescreened films.

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SBIFF’s Sporty Side

Films About Tennis, Fencing, Basketball, and Marathons Screening This Year

Films about tennis, fencing, basketball, and marathons screening this year.

Game of the Week | High School Basketball: Cate and Carpinteria at Bishop Diego

First Responders and Their Families Get in Free to Monday’s Game, and Ticket Sales Will Be Donated to Red Cross

First Responders and their families get in free to Monday’s game, and ticket sales will be donated to the Red Cross.

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S.B. Athletic Round Table Athletes of the Week

Abbi Hill (Dos Pueblos Water Polo) and Bryan Sheets (Providence Basketball)

Abbi Hill (Dos Pueblos water polo) and Bryan Sheets (Providence basketball).

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S.B. Athletic Round Table Athletes of the Week

David Frohling (San Marcos boys’ basketball) & Milan McGary (San Marcos girls’ basketball), January 7-13; Juan Carlos Torres (S.B. High boys’ soccer) & Stephanie Yamada (UCSB women’s tennis), January

David Frohling (San Marcos boys’ basketball) & Milan McGary (San Marcos girls’ basketball), January 7-13; Juan Carlos Torres (S.B. High boys’ soccer) & Stephanie Yamada (UCSB women’s tennis), January 14-20.

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Big Crowds for Big Games

High School Soccer, UCSB Basketball, and Who’s Talking at the Women in Sports Luncheon

High school soccer, UCSB basketball, and who’s talking at the Women in Sports luncheon.

Game of the Week | College Basketball: Hope International and Vanguard at Westmont

Big Test for Warrior Men and Women January 25 and 27

Warrior men and women get their big test of the season on January 25 and 27.

Game of the Week | College Women’s Basketball: UC Davis at UCSB

Gauchos Find Out If They Are Big West Championship Contender January 18

The Gauchos find out if they are a Big West championship contender on January 18.

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Swimming Star Narrowly Survives Montecito Mudslide

How the Slides Are Affecting Our Sports Community

How the slides are affecting Santa Barbara’s sports community.

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Westmont’s Men’s Basketball Coach Hits 500th Win

John Moore Achieves Milestone 24 Years After Becoming Head Coach

John Moore achieves milestone 24 years after becoming head coach.

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S.B. Athletic Round Table Athletes of the Week

Drew Edelman (UCSB Basketball) and Ryan Godges (San Marcos Basketball)

Drew Edelman (UCSB basketball) and Ryan Godges (San Marcos basketball)

Game of the Week | High School Boys’ Basketball: San Marcos at Dos Pueblos

Chargers Host Royals in First Rivalry Game of Year on January 12

The Chargers host the Royals in the first rivalry game of the year on January 12.

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Game of the Week | College Men’s Basketball: UC Riverside at UCSB

Tip-off is scheduled for January 6th at 9pm.

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Gaucho Women Rise from Ashes

Basketball Comebacks, Octogenarian Awesomeness, and Goodbye to Greats

Basketball comebacks, octogenarian awesomeness, and goodbye to greats.

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Matt Organista Brings the Thomas Fire to You

Carpinteria Native Becomes De Facto Information Center During the Blaze

How this Carpinteria native became a de facto information center during the blaze

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Game of the Week | College Women’s Basketball: UCSB vs. San Diego State

Gauchos and Aztecs at The Thunderdome, December 22

The Gauchos Play the Aztecs at The Thunderdome on December 22.

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How Bishop Diego Went On to Become State Champion

Cardinals Beat the Shasta Wolves to Win Title

The Cardinals beat NorCal’s Shasta Wolves to win the title.

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Santa Barbara’s Bishop Diego Clinches Football Championship

The Cardinals defeated the Shasta Wolves 41-6 Saturday night.

Game of the Week, 12/14 | High School Football: Bishop Diego vs. Shasta

Cardinals Battle Wolves for CIF State 3AA Division Championship December 16

The Cardinals battle the Wolves for the CIF State 3AA Division championship at Cal Lutheran on December 16.

S.B. Athletic Round Table Athletes of the Week

Ashton Borgeson and John Harris (Bishop Diego football), Ryann Neushul (Dos Pueblos water polo)

Ashton Borgeson and John Harris (Bishop Diego football), Ryann Neushul (Dos Pueblos water polo)

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Bishop Diego Football Goes All the Way

Cardinals to Play State Championship Bowl Game

Cardinals to play at state championship bowl game on December 16.

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.

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)

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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.

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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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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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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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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