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Week in Sports: Foresters Enter the Homestretch


Friday, July 24, 2009

The Santa Barbara Foresters enter the last week of their regular season on the verge of wrapping up their seventh consecutive California Collegiate League championship. They host the Santa Maria Packers this weekend (5 p.m., Saturday, July 25, and 1 p.m., Sunday) at UCSB. Both teams are bound for the National Baseball Congress World Series at Wichita in August - the Foresters by virtue of being the defending champions, the Packers as a reward for winning the Rawlings California Cup. Since they lost in the semifinals of that tournament, the Foresters have gone 9-1. Included in that stretch was a no-hitter by left-hander Matt Leonard against the San Luis Obispo Rattlers.

The high-goal polo season at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club is kicking into high gear this weekend with the start of the Robert Skene Trophy. Six teams will challenge Audi Polo, a foursome that went undefeated last summer and won its first two matches in preliminary events this year.

Weekday construction activities at the Santa Barbara Golf Club has moved the annual Santa Barbara Women’s Open to other courses next week. The first round Wednesday will take place at Glen Annie, and the final round Thursday at Sandpiper. The entry list includes defending champion Shannon Yocum, a 22-year-old from Palos Verdes who competed for Cal in the Pac-10 Conference.

TOP SPORTING EVENTS: JULY 24-AUGUST 2

Friday, July 24

Baseball - Santa Barbara Foresters at Santa Maria Valley Packers, 6 p.m.

Football - County North-South All-Star Classic, La Playa Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 25

Baseball - Santa Maria Valley Packers at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 26

Baseball - Santa Maria Valley Packers at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 1 p.m.

Polo - Robert Skene Trophy at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 1 and 3 p.m.

Tuesday, July 28

Baseball - Santa Barbara Foresters at Conejo Oaks, 5 p.m.

Running / swimming - Reef & Run Summer Series (1k swim, 1-mile swim, 2-mile run, 4-mile run), Cabrillo Bath House, 6:25 p.m. Continues every Tuesday through September 8. Sign-up information..

Wednesday, July 29

Golf - Santa Barbara Women’s Open, first round, Glen Annie GC, 8:30 a.m.

Baseball - Conejo Oaks at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 5 p.m.

Running / swimming - Nite Moves Summer Sunset Series (1k swim, 5k run), Leadbetter Beach, 6 p.m. Continues every Wednesday through September 2. Sign-up information..

Thursday, July 30

Golf - Santa Barbara Women’s Open, second round, Sandpiper GC, 7:30 a.m.

Baseball - Santa Barbara Foresters at Conejo Oaks, 5 p.m.

Friday, July 31

Baseball - Santa Barbara Foresters at San Luis Obispo Blues, 6:05 p.m.

Saturday, August 1

Baseball - East L.A. Dodgers at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 5 p.m.

Sunday, August 2

Baseball - East L.A. Dodgers at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 1 p.m.

Polo - Robert Skene Trophy at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 1 and 3 p.m.

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