Sports Highlights: February 21-March 3

Victorious Soccer Teams to Hit the Road

Santa Barbara High will try to light up Shadow Hills in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division 3A boys basketball playoffs tonight (Fri., Feb. 21) at J.R. Richards Gym. The top-seeded Dons (23-2) defeated Firebaugh 92-38 in the opening round Wednesday. It was their 12th consecutive victory. Shadow Hills (15-9) is the DeAnza League champion from Indio. If the Dons keep their streak alive, they will have to hit the road for the quarterfinals against either Antelope Valley or Bishop Amat.

Other CIF playoff teams from Santa Barbara will be traveling today and Saturday. In the boys soccer playoffs, first-round winners Santa Barbara, Dos Pueblos and Cate will will be on the road Tuesday. See the schedule below.

After squeaking out a 55-54 victory over UC Riverside, UCSB’s basketball team hosts Cal State Fullerton on Saturday, needing another win to set up a first-place showdown at UC Irvine next week.

UCSB, Pepperdine and Westmont College will compete in a three-way track and field meet Saturday at Westmont.


Friday, 2/21: Baseball – Menlo at Westmont, 2 pm; UCSB at San Jose State, 6 pm. Men’s volleyball – Golden West at SBCC, 6 pm.

Saturday, 2/22: Track and field – UCSB, Pepperdine at Westmont, 10 am. Baseball – Menlo at Westmont (2), 11 am; UCSB at San Jose State, 1 pm. Men’s basketball – Westmont at Arizona Christian, 3 pm; Cal State Fullerton at UCSB, 4 pm; L.A. Pierce at SBCC, 7 pm. Women’s basketball – Westmont at Arizona Christian, 1 pm; L.A. Pierce at SBCC, 5 pm; UCSB at Cal State Fullerton, 6 pm.

Sunday, 2/23: Men’s tennis – Fresno State at UCSB, 1 pm. Baseball – UCSB at San Jose State, 1 pm.

Tuesday, 2/25: Softball – L.A. Valley at SBCC, 2:30 pm. Women’s basketball – Concordia at Westmont, 5:30 pm. Baseball – UCSB at UCLA, 6 pm. Men’s basketball – Concordia at Westmont, 7:30 pm.

Thursday, 2/27: Baseball – El Camino at SBCC, 2 pm. Men’s basketball – UCSB at UC Irvine, 7 pm. Women’s basketball – UC Irvine at UCSB, 7 pm.

Friday, 2/28: Baseball – Princeton at UCSB, 2 pm; Arizona Christian at Westmont, 2 pm. Softball – Long Beach at SBCC, 2:30 pm. Men’s volleyball – L.A. Pierce at SBCC, 6 pm.

Saturday, 3/1: Baseball – Princeton at UCSB, 11 am; Arizona Christian at Westmont (2), 11 am; L.A. Valley at SBCC, 1 pm. Men’s basketball – UCSB at UC Davis, 5 pm (TV: ESPN2); Biola at Westmont, 7:30 pm. Women’s basketball – UC Davis at UCSB, 2 pm; Biola at Westmont, 5:30 pm.

Sunday, 3/2: Baseball – Princeton at UCSB, 1 pm. Men’s tennis – Pacific at UCSB, 1 pm. Men’s golf – Santa Barbara Invitational, first round at Marshallia Ranch, Vandenberg AFB, 10 am.

Monday, 3/3: Men’s golf – Santa Barbara Invitational, final round at La Purisima (Lompoc), 10 am.


Friday, 2/21: Girls soccer – CIF playoffs: Santa Barbara at Valencia, 3 pm; Bishop Diego at Firebaugh, 3 pm. Boys basketball – CIF playoffs: Shadow Hills at Santa Barbara, 7 pm; San Marcos at Atascadero, 7 pm; Laguna Blanca at Apple Valley Christian, 4 pm; Providence at Joshua Springs, 6 pm; Bishop Diego at Apple Valley Academy of Academic Excellence, 7 pm.

Saturday, 2/22: Girls water polo – CIF quarterfinals: Santa Barbara at Corona del Mar, 12 pm; San Marcos vs. Los Alamitos at Newport Harbor, 12:30 pm. Girls basketball – CIF playoffs: Bishop Diego at Silver Valley, 5 pm; Santa Barbara at Calabasas, 7 pm; Dos Pueblos at Cerritos, 7 pm; Cate at Ribet Academy, 7 pm.

Tuesday, 2/25: Boys soccer – CIF playoffs: Santa Barbara at Santa Margarita, 3 pm; Dos Pueblos at Palos Verdes, 3 pm; Cate at Arroyo Valley, 3 pm. Boys basketball – CIF quarterfinals: Santa Barbara at Bishop Amat, 7 pm; Bishop Diego at West Hills New Community Jewish, 7 pm; L.A. Adventist at Laguna Blanca, 7 pm.

Wednesday, 2/26: Girls soccer – CIF playoffs: Citrus Valley at Bishop Diego, 3 pm. Girls water polo – CIF semifinals at Irvine Wm. Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center: Santa Barbara vs. Newport Harbor, 5 pm. Girls basketball – CIF quarterfinals: Bishop Diego vs. Pasadena Poly at SBCC, 7 pm; Santa Barbara at Irvine, 7 pm.

Thursday, 2/27: Boys soccer – CIF quarterfinals.

Friday, 2/28:> Girls soccer – CIF quarterfinals. Boys basketball – CIF semifinals.

Saturday, 3/1: Girls water polo – CIF final at Irvine Wm. Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center. Girls basketball – CIF semifinals.


Monday, 3/10: Golf – SBCC Golf Classic, La Cumbre County Club, benefits the SBCC athletic program. Four-person scramble. Information: 805-730-4076.

Sunday, 3/16: Walking – Barbara Ireland Walk for Breast Cancer Research, Chase Palm Park. Information: 805-898-2116.


Saturday, 2/22: Rugby – South Bay at Santa Barbara Grunion, Elings Park, 2 pm.

Saturday, 3/1: Rugby – Oceansidee at Santa Barbara Grunion, Elings Park, 2 pm.

Saturday, 3/8: Rugby – Ventura at Santa Barbara Grunion, Elings Park, 2 pm.

Sunday, 3/16: Special Olympics – 14th annual Santa Barbara Basketball Tournament, UCSB Thunderdome, 9 am.


Information for most events:

FEBRUARY: 23 – Roses en la Playa 5K, Leadbetter Beach.

MARCH: 2 – Peabody School 5K/10K, Goleta Beach Park. 8 – Girl on Fire 5K/10K, Leadbetter Beach… . Solvang Century, 100- and 50-mile bike rides. 15 – Orchard to Ocean 5K/10K/mile, Carpinteria Main School.

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