Santa Barbara’s biggest sporting event, participation-wise, will flood the roads with runners on Saturday morning, November 10. The fourth annual Select Staffing Santa Barbara International Marathon and Half Marathon expects to have 5,000 to 6,000 entries. The will go forth at 7:15 to 7:30 a.m. Several streets along the route will have lane closures, including Modoc Road, La Positas Road, Cliff Drive and Shoreline Drive. While they will have open lanes as well, access will be slowed by traffic control. All lanes will be reopened between 12:45 and 2 p.m.
The marathon helps raise funds for several non-profits including the Community Environmental Council, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute and school athletic programs.
Area high schools have had successful fall sports seasons, and a number of teams are still in the CIF playoffs. The football playoffs open tonight (Fri. Nov. 9) at Santa Barbara and Dos Pueblos, while Bishop Diego will be on the road. Dos Pueblos is home Saturday in the boys water polo quarterfinals, and Laguna Blanca hosts a girls volleyball match. See the schedule below.
UCSB will host a pair of women’s volleyball matches this weekend. The Gaucho basketball teams are off to Baton Rouge, La., and Las Vegas tonight. SBCC is staging the Bash by the Beach women’s hoop tournament.
Former L.A. Laker Mike Penberthy and Josh Merrill, a former UCSB standout, will lead the opposing teams in ChallengeBall, a basketball fund-raiser for Providence Hall prep school on Saturday night at Westmont College.
SCHEDULE OF GAMES
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 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
High school boys water polo – CIF quarterfinals: Santa Barbara vs. Royal at Thousand Oaks, 11 a.m.; Agoura at Dos Pueblos, 4:15 p.m.
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: Bellarmine-Jefferson at Laguna Blanca, 5:30 p.m.
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.
Tuesday, November 13
College men’s basketball – CSU San Bernardino at Westmont, 7 p.m.
High school girls volleyball – CIF semifinals: Laguna Blanca at Rolling Hills Prep, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, November 14
High school boys water polo – CIF semifinals at Irvine: Santa Barbara vs. Laguna Beach, 5 p.m.
College women’s basketball – New Mexico State at UCSB, 7 p.m.
Thursday, November 15
College women’s basketball – MTXE Tournament: San Diego Mesa at SBCC, 7 p.m.
Friday, November 16
College women’s basketball – MTXE Tournament semifinals at SBCC; Westmont at Montana Tech, 6 p.m.
High school football – CIF playoffs, second round: Bishop Diego at Sun Valley Village Christian, 7:30 p.m.
College men’s basketball – Westmont at Pomona Pitzer, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 17
College women’s soccer – NAIA Championships, first round: Westmont at Northwood (Fla.), 11 a.m.
College men’s water polo – Long Beach State at UCSB, 12 p.m.
High school girls volleyball – CIF Division 4A final at Cypress College, 2 p.m.
High school boys water polo – CIF Division 2 final at Irvine, 2:45 p.m.
College men’s basketball – The Master’s at UCSB, 7 p.m.; Westmont at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 7 p.m.
College women’s basketball – MTXE Tournament finals at SBCC.
Sunday, November 25 – Red Rock Marathon and 50-Mile Trail Run, Rancho Oso Guest Ranch, 6 a.m. allwedoisrun.com.