Sports Update: Nov. 5-12

Bishop Diego Forced to Travel Throughout Playoffs

Santa Barbara High put forth a championship effort last Friday night and has been rewarded with a home game to kick off the Dons’ first appearance in the CIF football playoffs since 2008. They will shine as the “Golden Tornado” – a tradition for SBHS playoff teams since the 1920s – when they play host to the Cathedral Phantoms on Friday night, November 9, at Peabody Stadium.

The Dons defeated Dos Pueblos, 24-17, to earn a share of the Channel League title. Dos Pueblos also will be home Friday against Culver City. The Dons (8-2) and Chargers (7-3) are competing in the Western Division CIF-SS Ford Championships. Lompoc, which has won 30 consecutive games, is the top-seeded team in the division.

Bishop Diego is No. 1 seed in the Northwestern Division, but the Cardinals (10-0) will have to play all their remaining games on the road because of a CIF sanction. The CIF deemed a flyer touting the school constituted “undue influence” on potential student-athletes. Paul Harrington, the head of Bishop Diego, took issue with the CIF’s ruling in a message posted on the school’s website. The Cardinals will travel to South Torrance on Friday.

Several area teams are also competing the CIF playoffs this week in girls tennis and volleyball, and boys water polo. See the following schedule.


Monday, November 5

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

High school girls tennis – CIF quarterfinals: Dana Hills at Santa Barbara, 2 p.m.; Chino at Carpinteria, 2 p.m.

College women’s basketball – Vanguard at UCSB, 7 p.m.; Westmont at UCLA (exhibition), 7 p.m.

Tuesday, November 6

High school boys water polo – CIF wild-card round: Brea Olinda at San Marcos, 5 p.m.; Pacifica at Carpinteria, 5 p.m.

High school girls volleyball – CIF playoffs, first round: Millikan at San Marcos, 7 p.m.; Dos Pueblos at Lakewood, 7 p.m.; Santa Barbara at Los Alamitos, 7 p.m.; Cate at Carpinteria, 7 p.m.; Santa Clara at Laguna Blanca, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 7

High school girls tennis – CIF semifinals.

Thursday, November 8

High school boys water polo – CIF playoffs, first round: Great Oak at Santa Barbara, 4 p.m.; Vista Murrieta at Dos Pueblos, 5 p.m.; Carpinteria at La Quinta, 3 p.m.

High school girls volleyball – CIF playoffs, second round: Marymount at San Marcos, 7 p.m.; Pacifica Christian at Cate, 7 p.m.; Laguna Blanca at Gladstone, 7 p.m.

Friday, November 9

High school girls tennis – CIF Division 5 final at Claremont Club: Carpinteria vs. J.W. North, 1 p.m.

College men’s basketball – UCSB at LSU, 5 p.m.

High school football – CIF playoffs, first round: Cathedral at Santa Barbara, 7:30 p.m.; Culver City at Dos Pueblos, 7:30 p.m.; Bishop Diego at South Torrance, 7:30 p.m. CIF 8-man playoffs, second round: Cate at Mojave, 7:30 p.m.

College football – West L.A. at SBCC, 7 p.m.

College women’s volleyball – Pacific at UCSB, 7 p.m.

College women’s basketball – Bash by the Beach: Glendale at SBCC, 7 p.m.; UCSB at UNLV, 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 10

College women’s basketball – Bash by the Beach at SBCC: Third place, 3 p.m. Championship, 5 p.m.

College women’s volleyball – UC Davis at UCSB, 7 p.m.

High school girls volleyball – CIF quarterfinals.

Monday, November 12

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

College men’s basketball – UCSB at Illinois State, 5 p.m.


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.

Saturday, November 17 – American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure bicycle rides (8, 37 and 67 miles), Leadbetter Beach, 8 a.m.

Thursday, November 22 – Thanksgiving 4 Miler, Magnolia Shopping Center, 9 a.m.

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

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