Santa Barbara High and San Marcos are each one big step away from playing for the CIF Southern Section Division 2 boys volleyball championship. In semifinal matches today (Wed., May 15), the Dons take on Foothill at Westmont College, and the Royals travel to face top-seeded Esperanza. Santa Barbara also is playing in the Division 1 boys tennis semifinals at University in Irvine.
The CIF baseball and softball playoffs begin this week. Dos Pueblos is seeded fourth in Division 4 softball and will host Monrovia on Thursday. The Chargers finished second in the Channel League to Buena, which is the No. 2 seed.
Dos Pueblos won the league’s baseball title and will open the Division 2 playoffs at home Friday against Laguna Hills. Santa Barbara defeated Pasadena 5-1 in a wild-card game and will visit Redlands. In other baseball games, Bishop Diego (Division 4) travels to Alhambra, and Carpinteria (Division 6) is home against St. Anthony. Cate (Division 7) hosts Faith Baptist on Thursday.
UCSB plays its last home baseball games of the year against Pacific this weekend. The Gauchos have won two-of-three in their last four Big West Conference series to enhance their hopes of playing in the postseason.
The Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table wraps up another year of highlighting local school sports with its 46th annual Hall of Fame Banquet on Monday, May 20.
SCHEDULE OF GAMES
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 Division 1 semifinals: Santa Barbara at University, 3 p.m.
Boys volleyball – CIF Division 2 semifinals: Santa Barbara vs. Foothill at Westmont College, 6 p.m.; San Marcos at Esperanza, 6 p.m..
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: Faith Baptist at Cate, 3:15 p.m.
Softball – CIF playoffs: Monrovia at Dos Pueblos, 3:15 p.m..
Friday, May 17
Baseball – Pacific at UCSB, 3 p.m.
Baseball – CIF playoffs: Laguna Hills at Dos Pueblos, 3:15 p.m.; Santa Barbara at Redlands, 3:15 p.m.; Bishop Diego at Alhambra, 3:15 p.m.; St. Anthony at Carpinteria, 3:15 p.m.
Boys tennis – CIF Division 1 finals at Claremont Club, 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, May 18
Baseball – Pacific at UCSB, 2 p.m.
Boys volleyball – CIF Division 2 final 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: www.sbart.org.
Saturday-Monday, May 25-27
54th City Men’s Golf Championship. Santa Barbara Golf Club, 9 a.m. www.sbcitygolf.com.
RUNNING, WALKING, CYCLING
Information for most events: sbrunning.org.
MAY: 18 – Arthritis Walk, 1 or 3 miles, SBCC West Campus. ccarthritiswalk.org.
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. 14 – DRTE 100-Mile Trail Run, Sage Hill Campground. drte100.com. 15 – Santa Barbara Trail Run (10K, 30K, 50K) and DRTE 100 finish, Rancho Oso Guest Ranch. santabarbaratrailrun.com.
JULY: 4 – Semana Nautica 15K, San Marcos High.
AUGUST: 15 – Westmonster 5K, Westmont College. 18 – McConnell’s Endurance Events, Goleta Beach. 24 – Santa Barbara Triathlon, long course. 25 – Santa Barbara Triathlon, sprint course.