Sports Highlights: August 29-September 2

Santa Barbara’s weekly summer waterfront races come to an end this week, the Nite Moves on Wednesday, August 29, and the Reef & Run on Thursday.

The hardiest endurance runners will tackle the Pier to Peak Half Marathon on Sunday.

High school football enters its second week. San Marcos and Carpinteria will play home games Friday night, while Bishop Diego will host Santa Ynez at La Playa Stadium on Saturday. SBCC will play all five of its home games on Friday nights, starting this week when the Vaqueros face county rival Allan Hancock College of Santa Maria.

In other college sports Friday, Westmont hosts Marymount in a soccer double-header, and UCSB hosts Indiana in women’s soccer. The Gaucho women’s volleyball team takes on Idaho, Northeastern and UCLA in a women’s volleyball tournament Friday and Saturday.

Grants Farm Manor and Lucchese will play for the Bombardier Pacific Coast Open championship trophy on Sunday at the Santa Barbara Polo Club. The two 20-goal polo teams also are scheduled to meet Thursday in their final round-robin match.


Wednesday, August 29

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

Thursday, August 30

Polo – Bombardier Pacific Coast Open at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club: Lucchese vs. Grants Farm Manor, 2 p.m.; Mansour vs. Farmers & Merchants Bank, 4 p.m.

Swimming – Reef & Run Summer Swim Finale, 1K Boat to East Beach, 6:30 p.m. .

Friday, August 31

College men’s soccer – Marymount at Westmont, 1:30 p.m.; UCSB at Oregon State, 1:30 p.m.; Pasadena at SBCC, 2 p.m.

College women’s soccer – Marymount at Westmont, 4 p.m.; Indiana at UCSB, 7 p.m.

College women’s volleyball – Idaho at UCSB, 5 p.m.

High school football – Rio Mesa at San Marcos, 7 p.m.; Santa Ynez at Bishop Diego, La Playa Stadium, 7 p.m.; Santa Barbara at Beverly Hills, 7 p.m.; South Torrance at Carpinteria, 7:30 p.m.; Dos Pueblos at San Luis Obispo, 7:30 p.m.

College football – Hancock at SBCC, La Playa Stadium, 7 p.m.

Saturday, September 1

College cross country – Westmont, Cal Poly at UCSB, 11 a.m.

College women’s volleyball – Northeastern at UCSB, 11 a.m.; UCLA at UCSB, 7 p.m.

High school football (8 man) – Santa Maria Valley Christian at Laguna Blanca, 1 p.m.; Mojave at Cate, 2 p.m.

Polo – Western Badge and Trophy (Bombardier Pacific Coast Open consolation) at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club: Mansour vs. Farmers & Merchants Bank, 1 p.m.

High school football – Santa Ynez at Bishop Diego, La Playa Stadium, 7 p.m.

Sunday, September 2

Polo – Bombardier Pacific Coast Open championship at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club: Grants Farm Manor vs. Lucchese, 2 p.m.

College men’s soccer – UCSB at Gonzaga, 2 p.m.


Sunday, September 2 – Pier to Peak Half Marathon, Stearns Wharf to La Cumbre Peak, 6:30 a.m.

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

Saturday, October 6 – Solvang Mile, Copenhagen Drive, 7 a.m.

Sunday, October 7 – Carpinteria Kiwanis Big Avocado 5K Run, Carpinteria Bluffs, 8 a.m.

Saturday, October 13 – Fall 5-Mile Cross Country Classic and Kids’ Mile, Lake Los Carneros, 8 a.m.

Sunday, October 14 – Cancer Center 10K Run and 5K Walk/Run, Montecito Union School, 8 a.m.

Saturday, October 20 – Santa Barbara Century bicycle ride, Leadbetter Beach, 7 a.m. For experienced riders: 100 miles, 100K, and 34-mile Foothill Course.

Saturday, November 10 – 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.

Sunday, November 25 – Red Rock Marathon and 50-Mile Trail Run, Rancho Oso Guest Ranch, 6 a.m.

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