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Bergmann Court to be Dedicated


TOP SPORTING EVENTS: JULY 6-12

Major league scouts and college baseball coaches will be heading to Westmont College’s Russ Carr Field on Tuesday and Wednesday (July 6-7) to observe the cream of the crop from Southern California high schools at the 2010 Area Code Tryouts. On Tuesday, tryouts will be held for Los Angeles County and San Fernando Valley region players. Tryouts for players from Orange County, Riverside, the Inland Empire and San Diego regions will be held on Wednesday. Both sessions begin at 9 a.m. and are open to the public.

There will be a final tryout on Thursday, July 15, after which players will be selected for a team that will compete in the Area Code Games, to be held August 5-10 at Blair Field in Long Beach. The tournament will feature eight teams culled from regional tryouts across the country.

It is a great opportunity for us to bring high profile players in large quantities to our campus,” Westmont baseball coach Robert Ruiz said.

The Santa Barbara Foresters will be in action throughout the week at UCSB’s Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. They will host Team Vegas in a pair of league games Tuesday and Wednesday, and Thursday through Saturday they will play in the Rawlings California Cup, a qualifying tournament for the National Baseball Congress World Series. Another bracket of the tournament will be contested in San Luis Obispo, and the top two teams will meet for the championship on Sunday at UCSB.

Beach volleyball legends Randy Stoklos and Sinjin Smith are slated to play at East Beach on Saturday following a ceremony to dedicate the central court to the late Henry Bergmann, a Santa Barbara native who was one of the sport’s greatest players in the ’60s.

Tuesday, July 6

Baseball – Area Code Tryouts, Westmont College Russ Carr Field, 9 a.m.

Team Las Vegas at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 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 7. Sign-up information.

Wednesday, July 7

Baseball – Area Code Tryouts, Westmont College Russ Carr Field, 9 a.m.

Team Las Vegas 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 1. Sign-up information.

Thursday, July 8

Baseball – Rawlings California Cup at UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium: Urban Baseball Academy vs. East L.A. Dodgers, 12 p.m. Conejo Oaks vs. Santa Barbara Foresters, 4 p.m.

Friday, July 9

Baseball – Rawlings California Cup at UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium: Conejo Oaks vs. East L.A. Dodgers, 12 p.m. Urban Baseball Academy vs. Santa Barbara Foresters, 4 p.m.

Track and field – All-comers meet, Carpinteria High, 6:30 p.m. Information.

Saturday, July 10

Beach volleyball – Dedication of Henry Bergmann Court and legends game, East Beach, 4 p.m.

Baseball – Rawlings California Cup at UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium: Conejo Oaks vs. Urban Baseball Academy, 12 p.m. East L.A. Dodgers vs. Santa Barbara Foresters, 4 p.m.

Sunday, July 11

Baseball – Rawlings California Cup at UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium: Championship game, 1 p.m. (Additional game at 5 p.m. if necessary).

SEMANA NAUTICA

June 29-July 12 – Semana Nautica (“marine week”) began in the 1930s when Santa Barbara residents organized sporting activities with visiting Navy seamen. It evolved into an annual sports festival open to the public around the July 4 holiday. There is no charge for spectators at any event, but the festival’s primary objective is to encourage participation. Events in the 73rd Semana Nautica include age-group and masters swimming, ocean swims, a 15-kilometer run, beach volleyball, softball, the Santa Barbara Open tennis tournament and a cardboard kayak race. Information: semananautica.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, August 15 – McConnell’s Ice Cream Endurance Events (5K run, 10K run, children’s mile, mile swim, biathlon), Goleta Beach, 8:30 a.m. Sign-up information.

Saturday, August 28 – Santa Barbara Triathlon, long course (1-mile swim/34-mile bike/10-mile run), East Beach Bathhouse, 7 a.m. Sign-up information.

Sunday, August 29 – Santa Barbara Triathlon, sprint course (500-yard swim/6-mile bike/2-mile run), East Beach Bathhouse, 7 a.m. Sign-up information.

Sunday, September 5 – Pier to Peak Half Marathon, Stearns Wharf to La Cumbre Peak, 6:30 a.m. Sign-up information.

Sunday, September 26 – Carpinteria Triathlon (1.5K swim/40K bike/10K run or 0.5K swim/15K bike/5K run) Carpinteria State Beach, 7:30 a.m. Sign-up information.



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