TOP SPORTING EVENTS: SEPTEMBER 14-22
Greg Townsend Jr., one of the most heavily recruited prep football players in the nation, pays a visit to San Marcos High School on Thursday night (Sept. 16) with the Beverly Hills Normans. Townsend, whose father had a 13-year career in the NFL, is a 6’4”, 240-pound defensive end. He had eight tackles in Beverly Hills’ 29-7 victory over Santa Barbara last week.
The Dons will try to bounce back from that defeat Friday night when they host Lompoc at Peabody Stadium. Both the San Marcos and Santa Barbara games start at 7 p.m., and KTMS AM 990 will provide live broadcasts of the action.
Santa Barbara City College is the other football team in town this weekend. The Vaqueros face Ventura College at 6 p.m. Saturday at La Playa Stadium. SBCC rebounded from its opening loss to Hancock with a 30-14 victory at Antelope Valley last weekend. Quarterback John Uribe connected on 19 of 29 passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns. Art Gonzalez caught nine of Uribe’s throws for 177 yards and a TD.
There will be a lot of kicking from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the SBCC Sports Pavilion. Special Olympics athletes will display their karate skills in a free exhibition. They have been training with Master D.K. Jang of Jang’s Karate Center and will be attempting up to 500 kicks. They also will participate in a board-breaking exhibition.
SBCC enters the week unbeaten (4-0-1) in women’s soccer and will host L.A. Harbor Friday afternoon. UCSB’s women, coming off a 1-1 tie on the road against UCLA, will play two home games, Friday night against Weber State and Sunday against Oklahoma.
Tuesday, September 14
High school boys water polo – Palos Verdes at Santa Barbara, 3:15 p.m.; Oxnard at San Marcos, 3:15 p.m.
High school girls volleyball – Hart at San Marcos, 5 p.m.; Bishop Diego at Carpinteria, 6 p.m.; Oxnard at Dos Pueblos, 6:30 p.m.
College women’s volleyball – Concordia at Westmont, 7 p.m.
College men’s soccer – San Bernardino at SBCC, 7 p.m.
Thursday, September 16
High school girls volleyball – Westlake at San Marcos, 6:30 p.m.
High school football – Beverly Hills at San Marcos, 7 p.m.
Friday, September 17
College women’s soccer – L.A. Harbor at SBCC, 2 p.m.; Weber State at UCSB, 7 p.m.
College men’s soccer – UCSB vs. Harvard at New Mexico, 3:30 p.m.; L.A. Harbor at SBCC, 7 p.m.
High school football – Lompoc at Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.; Dos Pueblos at Cabrillo, 7:30 p.m.; Carpinteria at Nipomo, 7:30 p.m.; Bishop Diego at San Luis Obispo Mission Prep, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 18
Karate – Special Olympics exhibition, SBCC Sports Pavilion, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
College football – Ventura at SBCC, 6 p.m.
College women’s volleyball – Hope International at Westmont, 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 19
College men’s soccer – UCSB vs. Buffalo at New Mexico, 11 a.m.
College women’s soccer – Oklahoma at UCSB, 1 p.m.
Monday, September 20
Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, Harry’s Plaza Café, 12 p.m.
Tuesday, September 21
High school boys water polo – San Marcos at Santa Barbara, 3:15 p.m.
High school girls volleyball – Oxnard at Santa Barbara, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 22
High school cross country – Channel League meet at Dos Pueblos, 4 p.m.