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TOP SPORTING EVENTS: JUNE 23-JULY 4

The Santa Barbara Foresters will host the rubber match of a California Collegiate League series against the Orange County Pioneers today (Thu., June 23) at UCSB’s Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. Santa Barbara (12-3 overall, 8-3 CCL) defeated the Pioneers 7-5 at home Tuesday and dropped a 5-4 decision on the road Wednesday.

The Foresters announced a change in their traditional Fourth of July game. They will play the Conejo Oaks at 3 p.m. at UCSB, instead of Pershing Park.

Elings Park and the Dos Pueblos High softball fields will be the site of a premier tournament this weekend (June 24-26), the Central California American Softball Association Western National Qualifying Tournament. More than 50 girls teams will be playing in three divisions – 10U (ages 9-10), 12U (11-2) and 14U (13-14).

The final chapter of the 2011 high school sports season included the announcement of All-CIF spring selections. Dos Pueblos High’s championship softball team swept top honors in Division 4: Junior pitcher Hannah Harris, the Player of the Year; senior infielder Jordan Roberts, first team selection; and their fathers, Lee Harris and Donn Roberts, the Coaches of the Year.

Santa Barbara pitcher and third baseman Danny Zandona is a first-team selection in Division 2 baseball. Bishop Diego outfielder Jack Gregson and pitcher Cody Yokubaitis were named to the second team in Division 6. In softball,

Thursday, June 23

Baseball – Orange County Pioneers at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 5 p.m.

Friday, June 24

Softball – Central California ASA National Qualifying Tournament, Elings Park and Dos Pueblos High, 4-8 p.m.

Saturday, June 25

Softball – Central California ASA National Qualifying Tournament, Elings Park and Dos Pueblos High, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Baseball – MLB Academy Barons at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 26

Softball – Central California ASA National Qualifying Tournament, Elings Park and Dos Pueblos High, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Polo – Centennial Challenge at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, June 28

Baseball – Conejo Oaks 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 13. reefandrun.org .

Wednesday, June 29

Baseball – MLB Academy Barons 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 August 31. runsantabarbara.com.

Sunday, July 3

Baseball – Orange County Pioneers at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 1 p.m.

Monday, July 4

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

Baseball – Conejo Oaks at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 3 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

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

Sunday, July 31 – Goleta Beach Triathlon (Olympic – .93-mile swim, 24.8-mile bike, 6.2-mile run; Sprint – 440-yard swim, 8-mile bike, 3.1-mile run; Duathlon – 3.1-mile run, 24.9-mile bike, 3.1-mile run), Goleta Beach Park, 7 a.m. goletabeachtriathlon.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. sbtriathlon.com.

Sunday, August 28 – Santa Barbara Triathlon, sprint course (500-yard swim/6-mile bike/2-mile run), East Beach Bathhouse, 7 a.m. sbtriathlon.com.

Sunday, September 4 – Pier to Peak Half Marathon, Stearns Wharf to La Cumbre Peak, 6:30 a.m. runsantabarbara.com.

Sunday, September 25 – Carpinteria Triathlon (1.5K swim/40K bike/10K run or 0.5K swim/15K bike/5K run) Carpinteria State Beach, 7:30 a.m. carpinteriatriathlon.com.

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