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TOP SPORTING EVENTS: JUNE 1-12

The Santa Barbara Dons went down swinging, but a seventh-inning rally on the road was too little, too late, as Mission Viejo defeated them, 11-7, in the CIF Division 2 baseball semifinals Tuesday, May 31. Santa Barbara’s seniors now will be able to attend their graduation Thursday instead of playing for the championship at Dodger Stadium. They finished one of their best seasons with a 23-7 record.

Dos Pueblos High’s softball team also had to travel a distance Tuesday, and the Chargers came home in triumph. They upset top-seeded Aquinas, 4-1, in San Bernardino and will play for the CIF Division 4 championship on Saturday, June 4. Dos Pueblos (21-6) will face Fontana-Kaiser (20-10) at 12:30 p.m. at Deanna Manning Stadium at Irvine’s Barber Memorial Park.

The only other remaining high school competition of 2010-11 is the State Track & Field Meet at Buchanan High in Clovis this weekend. Among the area qualifiers are Dos Pueblos senior Nicholas Scarvelis, top-seeded in the shot put; and the San Marcos 4x400 girls relay team of Marie Brashears, Hannah McDaniel, Kaylin Koopmans and Elysia Hodges. They improved their time to 3:47.21, fifth fastest in the state, at the Southern Section Masters Meet.

The Brawlin’ Betties roller derby team will go for its fourth straight victory of the year on Saturday at the Earl Warren Showgrounds.

Downtown Santa Barbara will be teeming with runners – both humans and dogs – on Sunday morning during the annual State Street Mile. A series of races for all ages and abilities will start at the intersection of State and Pedregosa. The finish line is at De La Guerra.

Wednesday, June 1

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

Friday, June 3

High school track & field – State Meet, Clovis Buchanan High, 2 p.m.

Baseball – San Diego Waves at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 4

Softball – CIF Division 4 championship: Dos Pueblos vs. Fontana-Kaiser at Barber Memorial Park, Irvine, 12:30 p.m.

Baseball – San Diego Waves at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 4:30 p.m.

High school track & field – State Meet, Clovis Buchanan High, 4:30 p.m.

Roller Derby – Mission City Brawlin’ Betties vs. Central Calif. Area Derby Atomic Assault, Earl Warren Showgrounds, 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 5

Running – Platinum Performance State Street Mile, Pedregosa and State Street, 8 a.m. sbmile.com.

Baseball – San Diego Waves at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 1 p.m.

Polo – Vic Graber Memorial at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, June 7

Baseball – Glendale Angelenos at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 5 p.m.

Running / swimming – Reef & Run Summer Series (1-mile swim, 1K swim, 5K run), Cabrillo Bath House, 6:25 p.m. Continues every Tuesday through September 13. reefandrun.org .

Wednesday, June 8

Running / swimming – Nite Moves Summer Sunset Series (1k swim, 5k run), Leadbetter Beach, 6 p.m.

Sunday, June 12

Polo – Vic Graber Memorial at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 1 p.m.

SEMANA NAUTICA

July 1-11 – 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 74th Semana Nautica include age-group and masters swimming, ocean swims, a 15-kilometer run, beach volleyball, beach soccer, softball, and a cardboard kayak race. Information: semananautica.com.

RUNNING, WALKINGCYCLING

Monday, July 4 – Semana Nautica 15K, San Marcos High, 7:30 a.m. sbrunning.org.

Saturday, July 16 – Run Montecito half marathon, 10K, 5K and kids race, Coast Village Road, 7:30 a.m. blacksmithendurance.com.

Thursday, August 18 – Westmonster 5K cross country race, Westmont College, 6:15 p.m. westmont.edu.

Sunday, August 21 – McConnell’s Ice Cream Endurance Events (5K run, 10K run, children’s mile, mile swim, biathlon), Goleta Beach, 8:30 a.m. sbrunning.org.

Saturday, August 27 – 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 28 – 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 4 – Pier to Peak Half Marathon, Stearns Wharf to La Cumbre Peak, 6:30 a.m. runsantabarbara.com.



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