Sports Highlights: April 17-13

Sixteen boys volleyball teams from up and down the state will compete Friday and Saturday (April 19-20) in the Santa Barbara / Karch Kiraly Tournament of Champions. All the first-round action will take place on two courts at Santa Barbara High’s J.R. Richards Gym. Among the matches are San Marcos vs. Archbishop Mitty of San Jose at 11 a.m.; Dos Pueblos vs. Buchanan of Clovis at 12:45 p.m.; and Santa Barbara vs. Harvard Westlake at 4:15 p.m. Defending champion Esperanza takes on Bullard of Fresno at 4:15 p.m., while top-seeded Mira Costa opens against Valencia at 11 a.m.

Championship bracket matches will continue at Santa Barbara later Friday and Saturday. The finalists will meet Saturday at 6:15 p.m.

Carpinteria High will host the track and field County Championships on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. There will be 40 races (varsity and frosh-soph) plus field events. Dos Pueblos High distance runner Addi Zerenner and shot putter Stamatia Scarvelis both set girls varsity records in last year’s meet.

In college baseball, UCSB (4-5 in the Big West) tries to make progress in the conference standings at home against Long Beach State (6-3) in a three-game series.


Wednesday, April 17


Men’s tennis – Hawaii at UCSB, 1:30 p.m.


Baseball – Oak Park at Bishop Diego, 2 p.m.; Santa Paula at Carpinteria, 3:30 p.m.

Softball – Rio Mesa at Carpinteria, 3:30 p.m.

Boys volleyball – Laguna Blanca at Cate, 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 18


Swimming – Santa Barbara at Dos Pueblos, 2:30 p.m.

Softball – San Marcos at Dos Pueblos, 3:30 p.m.; Nordhoff at Carpinteria, 3:30 p.m.

Boys volleyball – San Marcos at Dos Pueblos, 6 p.m.

Friday, April 19


Baseball –Long Beach State at UCSB, 3 p.m.; Arizona Christian at Westmont, 3 p.m.


Boys volleyball – Karch Kiraly Tournament of Champions at Santa Barbara.

Baseball – Dos Pueblos at San Marcos, 3:15 p.m.

Saturday, April 20


Men’s tennis – Hawaii at UCSB, 1 p.m.

Baseball –Arizona Christian at Westmont (2), 12 p.m.; Long Beach State at UCSB, 2 p.m.

Men’s volleyball – MPSF Tournament: UCSB at UC Irvine, 7 p.m.


Boys volleyball – Karch Kiraly Tournament of Champions at Santa Barbara.

Track and field – Santa Barbara County Championship at Carpinteria, 10 a.m.

Sunday, April 21


Baseball – Long Beach State at UCSB, 1 p.m.

Monday, April 22


Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table, Harry’s Plaza Café, 12 p.m.


Softball – Hueneme at Carpinteria, 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 23


Baseball – Oxnard at SBCC, 2:30 p.m.


Swimming – Oaks Christian at Carpinteria, 3 p.m.

Baseball – Buena at Santa Barbara, 3:15 p.m.; Ventura at San Marcos, 3:15 p.m.

Softball – La Reina at Carpinteria, 3:30 p.m.

Boys volleyball – Oak Park at Bishop Diego, 5 p.m.; Ventura at San Marcos, 6 p.m.; Buena at Santa Barbara, 6:30 p.m.


Information for most events:

APRIL: 20 – Chardonnay 10 Miler/5K, Leadbetter Beach. 27 – Gaucho Gallop, 1K dog dash, 5K run/walk, 10K run, UCSB Harder Stadium. 28 – 5K/10K Walk/Run for Mental Wellness, Lower Manning Park. .

MAY: 1 Start of weekly Nite Moves swim-run, Leadbetter Beach (through August 28). 4 – Law Day 5K/10K Run, Palm Park. 11 – Wine Country Half Marathon, Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez. 18 – Arthritis Walk, 1 or 3 miles, SBCC West Campus.

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. 15 – Santa Barbara Trail Run (10K, 30K, 50K) and DRTE 100 finish, Rancho Oso Guest Ranch.


Friday, April 26 – Special Olympics School Games, La Playa Stadium, 9 a.m.

Wednesday-Thursday, May 15-16 – Amgen Tour of California professional cycling race. Stage 4 (May 15): Santa Clarita to Santa Barbara. Stage 5 (May 16): Santa Barbara to Avila Beach. 11 a.m. start at Cabrillo Boulevard and Calle Cesar Chavez.

Monday, May 20 – 46th Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table 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:


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