TOP SPORTING EVENTS: FEBRUARY 17-27
Dos Pueblos High, seeking its fifth consecutive CIF girls water polo championship, will face top-ranked Corona del Mar at 11 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 18) in a quarterfinal match at DP’s Elings Aquatic Center. The Chargers have won three straight Division 1 titles, following a Division 2 crown.
The Santa Barbara Dons, who tied the Chargers for first place in the Channel League, travel to Laguna Beach for another quarterfinal match.
San Marcos and Bishop Diego hit the road in the second round of the CIF boys basketball playoffs tonight (Fri., Feb. 17), the Royals playing Charter Oak in Covina and the Cardinals at Ribet Academy in the San Fernando Valley. Santa Barbara was knocked off by West Torrance in the first round. In girls basketball, Bishop Diego defeated Holy Family 53-28 and will host St. Margaret’s in the second round Saturday. Providence Hall makes a long trip to face Immanuel Christian in Ridgecrest. Rio Mesa eliminated Santa Barbara on Thursday, 64-50.
Cate romped to a 9-0 victory over Newbury Park Adventist in the Division 7 boys soccer playoffs, while Carptineria edged Arroyo Grande 2-1 in Division 5. Both teams will travel to their second-round games Tuesday. In Division 1, Santa Barbara and San Marcos both lost tough matches – the Dons 1-0 in overtime to Royal, the Royals falling short 4-3 in a penalty kick shootout after a scoreless tie at Los Alamitos.
In college action, UCSB opens its baseball season at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium with a four-game series against two-time national champion Oregon State, beginning Friday at 2 p.m.
Westmont College is offering free admission to its basketball games Saturday. The Warrior men, 10-5 in the Golden State Athletic Conference, have a chance to regain a share of first place when they play Concordia (11-4). Westmont’s women, the GSAC leaders, start off the double-header at 5:30 p.m. SBCC is also hosting a pair of Saturday basketball games.
Friday, February 17
College baseball – Oregon State at UCSB, 2 p.m.
High school girls soccer – CIF playoffs: Royal at Dos Pueblos, 3 p.m.; San Marcos at Arcadia, 3 p.m.; Carpinteria at Katella, 3 p.m.; Oxford Academy at Laguna Blanca, 3 p.m.
College men’s volleyball – Irvine Valley at SBCC, 6 p.m.
High school boys basketball – CIF playoffs: San Marcos at Charter Oak, 7 p.m.; Bishop Diego at Ribet Academy, 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 18
College track & field – UCSB, Pepperdine at Westmont, 10:45 a.m.
College baseball – Oregon Tech at Westmont (2), 10 a.m.; Oregon State at UCSB (2), 11 a.m.; Canyons at SBCC, 1 p.m.
College men’s tennis – SMU at UCSB, 1 p.m.
High school girls water polo – CIF quarterfinals: Corona del Mar at Dos Pueblos, 11 a.m.; Santa Barbara at Laguna Beach, 4 p.m.
College women’s basketball – UCSB at UC Irvine, 4 p.m.; L.A. Pierce at SBCC, 5 p.m.; Concordia at Westmont, 5:30 p.m.
College men’s basketball – UCSB at Utah State, 6 p.m.; L.A. Pierce at SBCC, 7 p.m.; Concordia at Westmont, 7:30 p.m.
High school girls basketball – CIF playoffs: Righetti at Dos Pueblos, 7 p.m.; St. Margaret’s at Bishop Diego, 7 p.m.; Providence Hall at Immanuel Christian, 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 19
College baseball – Oregon State at UCSB, 1 p.m.
Monday, February 20
College baseball – Oregon Tech at Westmont (2), 9 a.m.
High school boys soccer – CIF playoffs: Carpinteria at Perris, 3 p.m.; Cate at Coast Union, 3 p.m..
College women’s basketball – Fresno Pacific at Westmont, 5:30 p.m.
College men’s basketball – Fresno Pacific at Westmont, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 22
College baseball – L.A. Pierce at SBCC, 2 p.m.
High school girls soccer – CIF playoffs: Long Beach Poly at Dos Pueblos, 3 p.m.
High school girls basketball – CIF quarterfinals Providence Hall vs. L.A. Adventist at Westmont College, 7 p.m.
College men’s basketball – UCSB at Long Beach State, 8 p.m.
Thursday, February 23
College softball – Gaucho Classic I: Houston at UCSB (2), 12 p.m.
High school boys soccer – CIF quarterfinals.
College women’s basketball – Cal State Northridge at UCSB, 7 p.m.
Friday, February 24
College softball – Gaucho Classic I: Nevada at UCSB, 9:30 a.m.
High school girls soccer – CIF quarterfinals.
High school boys basketball – CIF quarterfinals.
Saturday, February 25
College softball – Gaucho Classic I: UNLV at UCSB, 9:30 a.m.
College women’s tennis – Pacific at UCSB, 11 a.m.
College men’s tennis – UC Davis at UCSB, 1 p.m.
College women’s basketball – Long Beach State at UCSB, 2 p.m.; Westmont at Azusa Pacific, 5:30 p.m.
College men’s basketball – Westmont at Azusa Pacific, 7:30 p.m.; Cal Poly at UCSB, 8 p.m.
High school girls water polo – CIF finals.
High school girls basketball – CIF quarterfinals.
Sunday, February 26
College softball – Gaucho Classic I: Nevada at UCSB, 9:30 a.m.; San Diego at UCSB, 2:30 p.m.
Monday, February 27
Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, Harry’s Plaza Café, 12 p.m.
College women’s tennis – St. John’s at UCSB, 1:30 p.m.
RUNNING, WALKING, CYCLING
Sunday, February 19 – Carpinteria Kiwanis Winter Warm Up 5K, Viola Field, 8 a.m. active.com.
Sunday, February 26 – Roses en la Playa 5K, Leadbetter Beach, 9 a.m. sbactionpro.com.
Saturday, March 10 – Solvang Century, 100- and 50-mile rides, Hotel Corque, 400 Alisal Road, 6:30 a.m. bikescor.com