Sports Highlights: May 7-20

UPDATE: Santa Barbara High will face La Sierra at 6 p.m. Thursday (May 9) in a second-round match of the CIF-SS/Ford Division 2 boys volleyball playoffs at Westmont College’s Murchison Gym. The Dons, who swept San Luis Obispo in the opening round, started practicing at Westmont on Wednesday because a remodeling of J.R. Richards Gym is underway. Three other local schools all drew home matches Thursday – San Marcos and Dos Pueblos, like the Dons in Division 2; and Laguna Blanca in Division 5. If they advance to Saturday’s quarterfinals, only Santa Barbara – if it is paired against Oak Park – would have a home match.

In the Division 1 tennis playoffs, league champion Santa Barbara trades serves with Thousand Oaks on Wednesday.

Dos Pueblos and Santa Barbara are playing for the league’s baseball title Tuesday and Thursday. The CIF playoffs in baseball and softball will start next week.

A flock of athletes will compete in the Division 4 track and field preliminaries on Saturday at Carpinteria High.

After winning two-of-three games in Big West baseball for the third week in a row, UCSB (10-8 in the conference) visits Cal State Northridge (14-4) in a crucial series this weekend. The Gauchos will return to their home diamond for a game against Washington State on Monday, May 13.

The Amgen Tour of California cycling race comes through Santa Barbara next week in the middle of its 750-mile trek.


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: San Luis Obispo at Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.; Santa Ana Calvary Chapel at San Marcos, 7 p.m.; Dos Pueblos at Arroyo Grande, 7 p.m.; Bishop Diego at Foothill, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 8


Boys tennis – CIF playoffs: Thousand Oaks at Santa Barbara, 3 p.m.; Dos Pueblos at Westlake, 3 p.m.; San Marcos at Mira Costa, 3 p.m.

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, second round: Santa Barbara vs. La Sierra at Westmont College, 6 p.m.; El Segundo at San Marcos, 6 p.m.; Burroughs-Burbank at Dos Pueblos, 7 p.m.; Mary Star of the Sea at Laguna Blanca, 7 p.m.

Friday, May 10


Softball – UC Riverside at UCSB (2), 12 p.m.

Baseball – UCSB at Cal State Northridge, 3 p.m.


Boys tennis – CIF playoffs, second round.

Saturday, May 11


Softball – UC Riverside at UCSB, 12 p.m.

Baseball – UCSB at Cal State Northridge, 1 p.m.


Track and field – CIF Division 4 prelims, Carpinteria High, 11 a.m.

Boys volleyball – CIF quarterfinals.

Sunday, May 12


Baseball – UCSB at Cal State Northridge, 1 p.m.

Monday, May 13


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


Baseball – Washington State at UCSB, 3 p.m.


Boys tennis – CIF quarterfinals.

Tuesday, May 14


Softball – CIF playoffs.

Wednesday, May 15


Professional cycling – Amgen Tour of California Stage 4: Santa Clarita to Santa Barbara, finish approximately 3:45 p.m. at Cabrillo Boulevard and Calle Cesar Chavez.


Baseball – UCSB at Loyola Marymount, 3 p.m.


Boys tennis – CIF semifinals.

Boys volleyball – CIF semifinals.

Thursday, May 16


Professional cycling – Amgen Tour of California Stage 5: Santa Barbara to Avila Beach, start 11 a.m. at Cabrillo Boulevard and Calle Cesar Chavez.


Baseball – CIF playoffs.

Softball – CIF playoffs.

Friday, May 17


Baseball – Pacific at UCSB, 3 p.m.


Baseball – CIF playoffs.

Boys tennis – CIF finals at Claremont Club, 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, May 18


Baseball – Pacific at UCSB, 2 p.m.


Boys volleyball – CIF finals at Santiago Canyon College.

Sunday, May 19


Baseball – Pacific at UCSB, 1 p.m.

Monday, May 20


Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table 46th annual 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:


Information for most events:

MAY: 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.


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

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