Sports Highlights: May 8-14

Fullerton Titans Visit UCSB in Big West Baseball

Four local teams – Santa Barbara, Dos Pueblos, Cate and Laguna Blanca – won their opening-round matches in the CIF boys volleyball playoffs and will be playing on their home courts in the second round Thursday.

Santa Barbara’s tennis team also goes into the playoffs as league champion. The Dons will host a wild-card winner in their opening match Wednesday.

Dos Pueblos High has clinched a share of the Channel League baseball title, and the Chargers can claim it all to themselves if they win their regular-season finale against San Marcos on Wednesday. Bishop Diego, runaway winner of the Frontier League title, closes out against Fillmore on Thursday.

Eighth-ranked Cal State Fullerton rolls into Caesar Uyesaka Stadium on Friday to begin a three-game series against the UCSB Gauchos, who have been winning and losing (9-9) close games in the Big West Conference.

The Santa Barbara Breakers pulled out a close one in the West Coast Pro Basketball League, defeating the Santa Monica Jump, 90-86. Arnette Hollis hit a go-ahead three-pointer and added two free throws as the Breakers rallied in the final minutes. The Breakers (4-1) continue their Saturday night homestand at San Marcos High on May 12 against the Los Angeles Advantage.


Tuesday, May 8

High school softball – Santa Clara at Bishop Diego, 3:30 p.m.

High school boys volleyball – CIF playoffs: Los Alamitos at Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.; Dos Pueblos at Santa Ana Foothill, 7 p.m.; San Marcos at Loyola, 7 p.m.; Pilibos at Cate, 7 p.m.; Laguna Blanca at Pacific Lutheran, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 9

High school boys tennis – Thousand Oaks or Crossroads at Santa Barbara, 3 p.m.; Dos Pueblos at Peninsula, 3 p.m.; Dunn at Carpinteria, 3 p.m.; Lompoc or Godinez at Cate, 3 p.m.

High school baseball – San Marcos at Dos Pueblos, 3:15 p.m.; Malibu at Carpinteria, 3:30 p.m.

High school softball – San Marcos at Carpinteria, 3:30 p.m.

Running / swimming – Nite Moves Summer Sunset Series (1k swim, 5k run), Leadbetter Beach, 6 p.m. Continues every Wednesday through August 29.

Thursday, May 10

High school baseball – Fillmore at Bishop Diego, 2 p.m.

High school boys volleyball – CIF playoffs: Chadwick at Laguna Blanca, 4:30 p.m.; Pasadena Poly at Cate, 5:30 p.m.; Servite at Dos Pueblos, 6 p.m.; Mater Dei at Santa Barbara, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, May 11

College baseball – Cal State Fullerton at UCSB, 3 p.m.

Saturday, May 12

High school track and field – CIF Division 4 Prelims, Carpinteria High, 11 a.m.

College baseball – Cal State Fullerton at UCSB, 1 p.m.

High school boys volleyball – CIF playoffs: Quarterfinals.

Basketball – Los Angeles Advantage at Santa Barbara Breakers, San Marcos High, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, May 13

College baseball – Cal State Fullerton at UCSB, 1 p.m.

Polo – Lisle Nixon Memorial final: Antelope vs. Cotterel, at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 3 p.m.

Monday, May 14

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


Saturday, May 12 – Wine Country Half Marathon, Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, 7 a.m.

Saturday, May 26 – Lakes of Love 4-Mile Run/Walk for Cancer Research, Stow Grove Park, 9 a.m.

Thursday, June 21 – Reef & Run Summer Series (1k swim, 1-mile swim, 2-mile run, 4-mile run), East Beach Bath House, 6:30 p.m. Continues every Thursday through August 30. .


Monday, May 21 – 45th Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Hall of Fame Banquet, Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, 5:30 p.m. Inductees: John Barbieri, Nancy Craig, Mark French, Tony Gilbert, Bob Guillen, John Pate, Dawn Schroeder, Chris Segesman, Janelle Thompson; Bill and Kristi Parish. Reservations:

Saturday-Monday, May 26-28 – 53rd City Golf Championship. Santa Barbara Golf Club.

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