Sports Highlights: August 6-11

August a Month of Runs and Triathlons

Back-to-back shutout victories have thrust the Santa Barbara Foresters into the winners’ bracket semifinals of the National Baseball Congress World Series at Wichita, Kansas. The Foresters, two-time defending NBC champions, face the Clarinda A’s of Iowa at 8 p.m. (PDT) Tuesday, August 6. The other undefeated teams are the Hutchison (Kansas) Monarchs and Seattle Studs.

Four other teams are alive in the double-elimination tournament, including Santa Barbara’s league rival San Luis Obispo Blues. The results the next four days will pare down the field to the final two teams that will play for the championship on Saturday, August 10.

August is a month of endurance activities in Santa Barbara, including the Run or Dye 5K at UCSB on Saturday, leading up to the Santa Barbara Triathlon on August 24-25.


Tuesday, August 6

Baseball – NBC World Series at Wichita, Kansas: Santa Barbara Foresters vs. Clarinda (Iowa) A’s, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, August 7

Running / swimming – Nite Moves Summer Sunset Series (1k swim, 5k run), Leadbetter Beach, 6 p.m. Continues every Wednesday through August 28.

Baseball – NBC World Series at Wichita, Kansas.

Thursday, August 8

Swimming – Reef & Run Summer Swim Night (500m, 1k, 1-mile), East Beach Bath House, 5:30 p.m. Continues every Thursday through August 29. .

Baseball – NBC World Series at Wichita, Kansas.

Friday, August 9

Polo – Piaget Silver Cup Final at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, round-robin games, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Baseball – NBC World Series at Wichita, Kansas.

Saturday, August 10

Baseball – NBC World Series Championship at Wichita, Kansas.

Sunday, August 11

Polo – Piaget Silver Cup Final at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 1 p.m.


Information for most events:

AUGUST: 10– Run or Dye 5K, UCSB. 15 – Westmonster 5K, Westmont College. 18 – McConnell’s Endurance Events, Goleta Beach. 24 – Santa Barbara Triathlon, long course. 25 – Santa Barbara Triathlon, sprint course.

SEPTEMBER: 1 – Pier to Peak Half Marathon, Stearns Wharf to La Cumbre Peak. 15 – Goleta Education Foundation 4-Miler, Lake Los Carneros. 28 – Elings Park Terrain Series 5K. 29 – Carpinteria Triathlon, Carpinteria Beach.

OCTOBER: 6 – Carpinteria Kiwanis Big Avocado 5K Run, Carpinteria Bluffs. 13 – Cancer Center of Santa Barbara 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run. 19 – Santa Barbara Century bicycle ride (100 miles, 100K, 34 miles), Leadbetter Beach. 20 – Fall Cross County Classic, 5 miles, Lake Los Carneros.

NOVEMBER: 9 – Santa Barbara International Marathon and Half Marathon, Dos Pueblos High/Page Youth Center to SBCC.


August 26 – 12th annual St. Vincent’s Golf Classic, La Cumbre Country Club, 10 a.m. .

September 15-16 – 28th annual Santa Barbara City Senior Men’s Championship, Santa Barbara Golf Club. (805) 886-5217.

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