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Week in Sports


TOP SPORTING EVENTS: APRIL 22-MAY 2

There will be close competition in most track and field events at the Santa Barbara County Championships on Saturday (Apr. 23) at Carpinteria High. One athlete who is an overwhelming favorite is Dos Pueblos shot putter Nicholas Scarvelis, the state leader with a best mark of 64’5½”. The meet starts at 10 a.m. and will run into the late afternoon.

UCSB’s baseball team, trying to recover from three heartbreaking one-run losses to Cal State Fullerton last weekend, concludes its series against Long Beach State on Saturday, while the Gaucho softball team hosts Cal State Northridge. The Santa Barbara Breakers play their 4 p.m. Saturday home basketball game against the West L.A. Advantage.

There will be a big three-game baseball showdown between Santa Barbara High and Dos Pueblos next week. Both teams are unbeaten in the Channel League. The first game on Tuesday (Apr. 26) will take place at Santa Barbara’s Eddie Mathews Field. Dos Pueblos will host the next two games on Wednesday and Friday.

SBCC’s softball team (30-5 overall), which secured its first division title in 14 years on pitcher Kailey Snyder’s perfect game (a 12-0 win over L.A. Pierce shortened to five innings), will play its last regular-season game at Pershing Park on Tuesday against Hancock.

The Vaquero baseball (20-14) has clinched at least a tie for first place in the Western State Conference North and will host Oxnard on Thursday.

Friday, April 22

College softball – Cal State Northridge at UCSB (2), 12 p.m.

College baseball – Long Beach State at UCSB, 3 p.m.

Saturday, April 23

High school track & field – County Championships at Carpinteria, 10 a.m.

College softball – Cal State Northridge at UCSB, 12 p.m.

College baseball – Long Beach State at UCSB, 1 p.m.

Basketball – West L.A. Advantage at Santa Barbara Breakers, SBCC Sports Pavilion, 4 p.m.

College men’s volleyball – MPSF tournament, first round: UCSB at BYU, 6 p.m.

Monday, April 25

Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, Harry’s Plaza Café, 12 p.m.

High school softball – Viewpoint at Carpinteria, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 26

College softball – Hancock at SBCC, 2:30 p.m.

College baseball – Cal State Northridge at UCSB, 3 p.m.

High school baseball – Dos Pueblos at Santa Barbara, 3:15 p.m.

High school softball – Santa Barbara at Dos Pueblos, 3:30 p.m. Buena at San Marcos, 3:30 p.m.

High school boys volleyball – Santa Barbara at San Marcos, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 27

College baseball – Azusa Pacific at Westmont, 3 p.m.

High school baseball – Santa Barbara at Dos Pueblos, 3:15 p.m.

Thursday, April 28

College baseball – Oxnard at SBCC, 2:30 p.m.; Azusa Pacific at Westmont, 3 p.m.

High school track & field – Santa Barbara at Dos Pueblos, 3 p.m.

High school softball – Malibu at Carpinteria, 3:30 p.m.

High school boys volleyball – Santa Barbara at Dos Pueblos, 6 p.m.

College men’s volleyball – MPSF semifinals at Galen Center, Los Angeles: UCSB vs. Long Beach State, 5 p.m.; USC vs. UC Irvine, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 29

High school baseball – Santa Barbara at Dos Pueblos, 3:15 p.m.; Buena at San Marcos, 3:15 p.m.; Nordhoff at Carpinteria, 3:30 p.m.

High school softball – Dos Pueblos at Santa Barbara, 3:30 p.m.

College women’s water polo – Big West Tournament at UCSB, first round: UC Davis vs. Pacific, 3:30 p.m.; UCSB vs. Long Beach State, 5:15 p.m.

College baseball – UCSB at UC Riverside, 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 30

College track & field – UCSB vs. Cal Poly at Westmont, 12 p.m.

Basketball – Hollywood Aztecs at Santa Barbara Breakers, SBCC Sports Pavilion, 4 p.m.

College women’s water polo – Big West Tournament at UCSB, semifinals, 3:30 p.m.

College rugby – Division 1 playoffs at UCSB’s Harder Stadium: UCSB vs. Oregon State, 6 p.m.; Stanford vs. Northern Colorado, 8 p.m.

College baseball – UCSB at UC Riverside, 6 p.m.

College men’s volleyball – MPSF championship at Galen Center, Los Angeles, 7 p.m.

Sunday, May 1

College baseball – UCSB at UC Riverside, 1 p.m.

College women’s water polo – Big West Tournament at UCSB: 5th place, 11 a.m.; 3rd place, 12:45 p.m.; championship, 2:30 p.m.

College rugby – Division 1 playoffs at UCSB’s Harder Stadium: Consolation, 4 p.m. Winners match, 6 p.m.

Monday, May 2

Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, Harry’s Plaza Café, 12 p.m.

High school baseball – Nordhoff at San Marcos, 3:30 p.m.

RUNNING, WALKINGCYCLING

Sunday, April 24 – Run4Hope 5K and mile, Foothill Elementary School, 8 a.m. run4hope.us.

Friday-Saturday, April 29-30 – Santa Barbara Endurance Races (100 mile, 100K, 50 mile, 50K, 35K, 25K 15K), Rancho Oso, 6 a.m. sber.co.

Saturday, April 30 – Gaucho Gallop, 10K/5K, UCSB Harder Stadium, 9 a.m. ucsbruns.com.

Wednesday, May 4 – Nite Moves Summer Sunset Series (1k swim, 5k run), Leadbetter Beach, 6 p.m. Continues every Wednesday through August 31. runsantabarbara.com.

Saturday, May 7 – Wine Country Half Marathon, Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, 7 a.m. runsantaynez.com.

Saturday, May 14 – Lakes of Love 4-Mile Run/Walk for Cancer Research, Stow Grove Park, 9 a.m. lakesoflove.com.

Friday, May 20 – Amgen Tour of California at Solvang: Women’s International Time Trial Challenge, 11:30 a.m. Amgen Tour Men’s Sixth Stage Time Trial, 12:30 p.m. amgentourofcalifornia.com.

SPECIAL EVENT

Monday, May 23 – 44th Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Hall of Fame Banquet, Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, 6 p.m. Inductees: Jenny Santos Lafferty, Linnea Mendoza Meister, Omel Nieves, Scott Puailoa, Kyle Shotwell, Ken Preston, Bill Pintard and the South Coast Community Aquatics Association. Reservations: www.sbart.org.



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