Sports Highlights: July 4-11

High-Goal Polo Season Starts Sunday

The Santa Barbara Foresters will play their annual Fourth of July baseball game at 4:30 p.m. at UCSB’s Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. The Foresters, defending National Baseball Conference champions, have won their last eight games. They are 20-8 overall and 12-4 in the California Collegiate League.

The Foresters also host the California Wahoos and Southern Cal Halos this week in the Rawlings California Cup. The winner of the tournament final on Sunday will earn a berth in the NBC World Series at Wichita, Kansas.

The high-goal polo season at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club begins Sunday with the first round of the Mayors Cup.


Wednesday, July 4

Baseball – Conejo Oaks at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 5

Swimming / running – Reef & Run Summer Series biathlon (1k swim, 3k run) and ocean swims (500m, 1k, 1-mile), East Beach Bath House, 5:30 p.m. Continues every Thursday through August 30. .

Friday, July 6

Baseball – California Wahoos at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 7

Baseball – So. California Halos at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 8

Polo – USPA-Jordache Mayors Cup at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 1 p.m.

Baseball – Rawlings California Cup final, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, July 11

Running / swimming – Nite Moves Summer Sunset Series (1k swim, 5k run), Leadbetter Beach, 6 p.m. Continues every Wednesday through August 29.

Baseball – California Collegiate League All-Star Game, Compton MLB Academy, 7 p.m.


June 23-July 14 – Semana Nautica (“marine week”) began in the 1930s when Santa Barbara residents organized sporting activities with visiting Navy seamen. It evolved into an annual sports festival open to the public around the July 4 holiday. There is no charge for spectators at any event, but the festival’s primary objective is to encourage participation. Events in the 75th Semana Nautica include age-group and masters swimming, ocean swims, flying disc competitions, a 15-kilometer run, beach volleyball, beach soccer, softball, tennis, and a cardboard kayak race. Information:


Fridays, July 6, July 20, August 3 – All-comers track and field, Carpinteria High, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 16 – Westmonster 5K cross country race, Westmont College, 6:15 p.m.

Sunday, August 19 – McConnell’s Ice Cream Endurance Events (5K run, 10K run, children’s mile, mile swim, biathlon), Goleta Beach, 8:30 a.m.

Saturday, August 25 – Santa Barbara Triathlon, long course (1-mile swim/34-mile bike/10-mile run), East Beach Bathhouse, 7 a.m.

Sunday, August 26 – Santa Barbara Triathlon, sprint course (500-yard swim/6-mile bike/2-mile run), East Beach Bathhouse, 7 a.m.

Sunday, September 2 – Pier to Peak Half Marathon, Stearns Wharf to La Cumbre Peak, 6:30 a.m.


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