Week in Sports and Upcoming Events


High school football moves into league play tonight (Fri., Oct. 14), and the match-up that decided last year’s Channel League championship will take place at Dos Pueblos High’s Scott O’Leary Stadium. The Ventura Cougars will face DP’s Chargers at 7 p.m. The Chargers claimed the 2010 league title with a dramatic 30-27 victory. Ventura is favored to avenge that result. The Cougars won all their pre-league games, while the Chargers are winless.

San Marcos visits Buena in the other Channel League opener, while Santa Barbara High has a bye. Bishop Diego hosts Malibu at La Playa Stadium in the Frontier League, and Carpinteria travels to Fillmore in the Tri-Valley League.

There will be two cross-country meets at Shoreline Park this afternoon, the Dos Pueblos Invitational for prep runners and the SBCC Invitational for community college athletes.

UCSB seeks its fourth consecutive men’s soccer victory tonight at Cal Poly in another tough Big West match. The Mustangs took down the Gauchos on their home field last year.

Westmont College’s homecoming weekend includes three games Saturday — women’s and men’s soccer, and women’s volleyball — against visiting San Diego Christian.

Friday, October 14

College men’s soccer — L.A. Mission at SBCC, 2 p.m.; UCSB at Cal Poly, 7 p.m.

High school cross-country — Dos Pueblos Invitational at Shoreline Park, 1 p.m.

College cross country – SBCC Invitational at Shoreline Park, 3 p.m.

High school football — Ventura at Dos Pueblos, 7 p.m.; San Marcos at Buena, 7 p.m.; Malibu at Bishop Diego, La Playa Stadium, 7:30 p.m.; Carpinteria at Fillmore, 7:30 p.m.

College women’s volleyball — L.A. Mission at SBCC, 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 15

College women’s soccer — San Diego Christian at Westmont, 12 p.m.

College men’s water polo—– Alumni at UCSB, 12 p.m.

High school 8-man football — Hope Center Academy at Laguna Blanca, 2 p.m.

College men’s soccer — San Diego Christian at Westmont, 2:30 p.m.

High school girls volleyball — Cate at Laguna Blanca, 3:30 p.m.

College women’s volleyball—– San Diego Christian at Westmont, 5 p.m.; UC Riverside at UCSB, 7:30 p.m.

College football — L.A. Pierce at SBCC, 6 p.m.

Sunday, October 16

College women’s soccer — UC Riverside at UCSB, 5 p.m.

Monday, October 17

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

Tuesday, October 18

College women’s soccer — Biola at Westmont, 3 p.m.

High school girls volleyball — Ventura at Dos Pueblos, 6:30 p.m.

College women’s soccer — West L.A. at SBCC, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 19

College men’s soccer — Biola at Westmont, 3 p.m.

Thursday, October 20

High school boys water polo — Ventura at Dos Pueblos, 3:15 p.m.

High school girls volleyball — Buena at San Marcos, 6 p.m.; Oaks Christian at Bishop Diego, 6 p.m.; Dos Pueblos at Santa Barbara, 6:30 p.m.; Malibu at Carpinteria, 6 p.m.

Friday, October 21

High school boys water polo — Servite at Santa Barbara, 3 p.m.; Esperanza at Dos Pueblos, 5 p.m.

High school football — Santa Barbara at San Marcos, 6 p.m.; Bishop Diego at Santa Clara, Oxnard Pacifica, 7 p.m.; Santa Paula at Carpinteria, 7:30 p.m.

College women’s volleyball — Cal State Fullerton at UCSB, 7:30 p.m.

College women’s soccer — Oxnard at SBCC, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 22

High school boys water polo — Esperanza at Santa Barbara, 11 a.m.; Servite at Dos Pueblos, 11 a.m.

High school 8-man football — Thacher at Laguna Blanca, 2 p.m.; Dunn at Cate, 2 p.m.

College football — L.A. Valley at SBCC, 6 p.m.

College men’s soccer — UC Riverside at UCSB, 7 p.m.

College women’s volleyball — Long Beach State at UCSB, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 23

College men’s water polo — USC at UCSB, 12 p.m.

Monday, October 24

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

Tuesday, October 25

High school boys water polo — San Marcos at Santa Barbara, 3:15 p.m.

High school girls volleyball — La Reina at Bishop Diego, 6 p.m.; Santa Paula at Carpinteria, 6 p.m.; San Marcos at Laguna Blanca, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 26

College men’s soccer — UC Davis at UCSB, 7 p.m.


Sunday, October 16 — Cancer Center 10K Run and 5K Walk/Run, Montecito Union School, 8 a.m.

Saturday, October 22 — Santa Barbara Century bicycle ride, Leadbetter Beach, 7 a.m. For experienced riders.

Saturday, November 5 — Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk, Santa Barbara Zoo, 9 a.m.

Walk Now for Autism Speaks, 2 miles, East Beach, 10 a.m.

Saturday, November 12 — Select Staffing Santa Barbara International Marathon, Dos Pueblos High School to SBCC, 7:15 a.m. Half Marathon, Page Youth Center to SBCC, 7:45 a.m.

Saturday, November 19UCSB Recreation Turkey Trot, 5K-10K walk/run, UCen lawn, 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, November 24 — Thanksgiving 4 Miler, Magnolia Shopping Center, 9 a.m.

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