Sports Highlights: May 1-9

Gauchos Face UC Irvine in Weekend Series

Santa Barbara High clinched the Channel League boys volleyball championship by defeating Dos Pueblos in a regular-season finale that went the full five games Tuesday night. Coming up next week for the Dons, as well as second-place San Marcos and Dos Pueblos, which finished third, are the CIF Division 2 playoffs.

The league baseball race also will come down to next week’s two games between Dos Pueblos (7-1) and Santa Barbara (6-2).

Dos Pueblos will host the Channel League Swimming Finals on Thursday (May 2), and the league Track and Field Finals will take place on Nick Carter Track at SBCC’s La Playa Stadium on Friday.

UCSB, 8-7 in Big West baseball, hosts UC Irvine (10-5) in a three-game series this weekend. SBCC’s baseball season ended Tuesday with a 6-3 loss to Compton in the Southern Cal Regionals. Nebraska-bound shortstop Steven Reveles, the Western State Conference North player of the year, ended his Vaquero career on a 12-game hitting streak.

Athletes in grades 1-8 will begin competing at 9 a.m. Sunday in the Club West All County Youth Track and Field Championships at La Playa Stadium. Registration costs $20 for four events.


Wednesday, May 1


Boys volleyball – Cate at Laguna Blanca, 5 p.m.

Thursday, May 2


Swimming – Channel League Finals, Dos Pueblos Elings Aquatic Center, 2 p.m.

Track and field – Tri-Valley League Finals, Carpinteria, 3 p.m.

Softball – Ventura at Dos Pueblos, 3:30 p.m.; Malibu at Bishop Diego, 3:30 p.m.; Oaks Christian at Carpinteria, 3:30 p.m.

Friday, May 3


Baseball – UC Irvine at UCSB, 3 p.m.


Track and field – Channel League Finals, SBCC La Playa Stadium, 3 p.m.

Baseball – San Marcos at Santa Barbara, 3:15 p.m.; St. Bonaventure at Bishop Diego, 3:30 p.m.; Fillmore at Carpinteria, 3:30 p.m.

Softball – Santa Barbara at San Marcos, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 4


Roller derby – Mission City Brawlin’ Betties vs. Chino Jail Breakers, Page Youth Center, 5 p.m.


Baseball – UC Irvine at UCSB, 2 p.m.


Softball – Santa Barbara at Bishop Diego (2), 1 p.m.

Sunday, May 5


All-County Youth Track and Field Championships, SBCC La Playa Stadium, 9 a.m.


Baseball – UC Irvine at UCSB, 1 p.m.

Monday, May 6


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

Tuesday, May 7


Baseball – Dos Pueblos at Santa Barbara, 3:15 p.m.

Softball – Santa Barbara at Dos Pueblos, 3:30 p.m.; Buena at San Marcos, 3:30 p.m.

Boys volleyball – CIF playoffs.

Thursday, May 9


Baseball – Santa Barbara at Dos Pueblos, 3:15 p.m.; Buena at San Marcos, 3:15 p.m.; Grace Brethren at Bishop Diego, 3:30 p.m.; Malibu at Carpinteria, 3:30 p.m.

Softball – Dos Pueblos at Santa Barbara, 3:30 p.m.; Santa Paula at Bishop Diego, 3:30 p.m.

Boys volleyball – CIF playoffs.


Wednesday-Thursday, May 15-16 – Amgen Tour of California professional cycling race. Stage 4 (May 15): Santa Clarita to Santa Barbara. Stage 5 (May 16): Santa Barbara to Avila Beach. 11 a.m. start at Cabrillo Boulevard and Calle Cesar Chavez.

Monday, May 20 – 46th Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Hall of Fame Banquet, Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, 5:30 p.m. Inductees: Faha Banks, Danny Beal, David Phreaner, Todd Rogers, Amber Stevens, and Joby Nunez. Reservations:

Saturday-Monday, May 25-27 – 54th City Men’s Golf Championship. Santa Barbara Golf Club, 9 a.m.


Information for most events:

MAY: 1 Start of weekly Nite Moves swim-run, Leadbetter Beach (through August 28). 4 – Law Day 5K/10K Run, Palm Park. 11 – Wine Country Half Marathon, Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez. 18 – Arthritis Walk, 1 or 3 miles, SBCC West Campus.

JUNE: 3 – Platinum Performance State Street Mile, Pedregosa and State Street. 6 – Start of weekly Reef & Run series, East Beach (through August 29). 8 – Vicki’s 3,000 meters, Westmont College. 14DRTE 100-Mile Trail Run, Sage Hill Campground. 15 – Santa Barbara Trail Run (10K, 30K, 50K) and DRTE 100 finish, Rancho Oso Guest Ranch.

JULY: 4 – Semana Nautica 15K, San Marcos High.

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