TOP SPORTING EVENTS: NOVEMBER 15-27
Dos Pueblos High has swept its way into the CIF/Ford Division 1AA girls volleyball semifinals. The third-seeded Chargers (27-5), who knocked off Redondo and San Clemente without dropping a set, will travel to face second-seeded Los Alamitos (32-3) Tuesday night, November 15. Mater Dei, which upset top-seeded Edison, will face Newport Harbor in the other semifinal.
Bishop Diego and Carpinteria will play host to first-round games in the CIF football playoffs Friday night. Bishop (9-1), the Frontier League champion, is seeded third in the East Valley Division and will face Brentwood (5-5) at La Playa Stadium. Tri-Valley League runner-up Carpinteria (7-3) takes on Templeton (5-5) in the Northwest Division. Dos Pueblos (3-7) won its last three games to finish second in the Channel League and will travel to face top-seeded Arroyo Grande (9-1).
The NCAA Division 1 men’s soccer pairings were announced today, and UCSB earned a bye into the second round Sunday. The Gauchos (14-6-1) will take on the winner of Thursday’s first-round match between Ivy League champion Dartmouth (8-5-4) and Big East also-ran Providence (10-7-1) at 5 p.m. at Harder Stadium. The Gauchos are seeded 15th after UC Irvine defeated them 3-2 in overtime for the Big West championship. Irvine is seeded eighth in the 48-team tournament.
SBCC boasts Western State Conference championships in both men’s and women’s soccer. The Vaqueros will enter the Southern California Regionals on Saturday, their opponents to be named later this week.
There will be four basketball games at UCSB this week – the Gaucho men versus Santa Clara on Tuesday and Westmont on Friday; the Gaucho women going against St. Mary’s on Thursday and Loyola Marymount on Saturday. SBCC will host its annual MTXE (mental toughness / extra effort) women’s basketball tournament Thursday through Saturday.
Runners will want to head to UCSB on Saturday for the 35th annual Turkey Trot. The 5K / 10K event takes place on the Faculty Club lawn on the UCSB campus, directly in front of the lagoon. Registration is open to the public, and all proceeds benefit the Chad Briner Student Staff Development Fund.
Tuesday, November 15
High school girls tennis – CIF team quarterfinals: Los Alamitos at Santa Barbara, 2 p.m.
High school girls volleyball – CIF semifinals: Dos Pueblos at Los Alamitos, 7 p.m.
College men’s basketball – Santa Clara at UCSB, 7 p.m.
Thursday, November 17
High school girls tennis – CIF team semifinals: El Dorado at Santa Barbara, 2 p.m.
College women’s basketball – St. Mary’s at UCSB, 7 p.m.; MTXE Tournament: Santa Ana at SBCC, 7 p.m.
College men’s soccer – NCAA tournament, first round.
Friday, November 18
High school girls tennis – CIF sectional singles at Cate School, 8:30 a.m.; doubles at Carpinteria, 9 a.m.
College women’s basketball – MTXE Tournament at SBCC: Consolation semifinals, 1 & 3 p.m.; championship semifinals, 5 & 7 p.m.
College men’s basketball – Westmont at UCSB, 7 p.m.
High school football – CIF playoffs, first round: Brentwood at Bishop Diego, La Playa Stadium, 7:30 p.m.; Templeton at Carpinteria, 7:30 p.m.; Dos Pueblos at Arroyo Grande, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 19
High school cross country – CIF finals at Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, 7:45 a.m.
College women’s basketball – Loyola Marymount at UCSB, 2 p.m.; Lubbock Christian at Westmont, 5:30 p.m. MTXE Tournament at SBCC: Consolation final, 11 a.m.; third place, 1 p.m.; championship, 3 p.m.
College men’s soccer – Southern California Community College Regionals, first round: SBCC vs. L.A. Harbor at Westmont College, 11 a.m.
College women’s soccer – NAIA Championships, first round: Westmont at Cal State San Marcos, 10 a.m. Southern California Community College Regionals, first round: SBCC vs. San Bernardino at Westmont College, 2 p.m.
College men’s basketball – St. Thomas (Fla.) at Westmont, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 20
College men’s soccer – NCAA tournament, second round: Dartmouth or Providence at UCSB, 5 p.m.
Monday, November 21
High school girls tennis – CIF team finals at The Claremont Club.
Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, Harry’s Plaza Café, 12 p.m.
Tuesday, November 22
College men’s basketball – Portland at UCSB, 7 p.m.
College men’s soccer – Southern California Community College Regionals, second round.
College women’s soccer – Southern California Community College Regionals, second round.
Wednesday, November 23
College women’s basketball – Washington at UCSB, 7 p.m.
Friday, November 25
High school football – CIF playoffs, second round.
Saturday, November 26
College men’s soccer – Southern California Community College Regional final.
College women’s soccer – Southern California Community College Regional final.
College men’s basketball – San Diego State at UCSB, 7 p.m.
Sunday, November 27
College women’s basketball – UCSB at Northern Colorado, 2 p.m.
College men’s soccer – NCAA tournament, third round.
RUNNING, WALKING, CYCLING
Saturday, November 19 – UCSB Recreation Turkey Trot, 5K-10K walk/run, UCen lawn, 8:30 a.m. gauchosplay.com.
Thursday, November 24 – Thanksgiving 4 Miler, Magnolia Shopping Center, 9 a.m. runsantabarbara.com.
Saturday, November 26 – Red Rock 50-Mile Trail Run, Rancho Oso Guest Ranch, 6 a.m. allwedoisrun.com.
Saturday, December 10 – Santa Claus 5K and Mile, East Beach Parking Lot, 9 a.m. sbactionpro.com.
Saturday, January 1 – Resolution Day 10K/5K Run, Leadbetter Beach, 8 a.m. active.com.