Sports Highlights: May 28-June 2

State Street Mile Includes a Run for the Dogs

The last team standing in the CIF Southern Section/Ford spring sports playoffs is Dos Pueblos High in Division 4 softball. The Chargers, 26-3-1 on the year, will host Santa Monica on Tuesday, May 28, in a semifinal game.

UCSB will try to make the most of its first appearance in the NCAA baseball tournament in 12 years, beginning Friday in the double-elimination regional at Oregon State.

The Santa Barbara Foresters, two-time defending champions of the National Baseball Conference World Series, open their 2013 season at UCSB this weekend against the San Diego Waves.

Runners in search of a fast workout will want to lace up their shoes Sunday morning to participate in the Platinum Performance State Street Mile. It starts at the Pedregosa Street intersection at 8 a.m. with seven age-group categories (14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-plus) followed by the YMCA Family Mile, the Elite Miles and the Dog Mile, the unofficial world championship for humans leashed to canine milers.


Tuesday, May 28

High school softball – CIF Division 4 semifinal: Santa Monica at Dos Pueblos, 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday, May 29

Running / swimming – Nite Moves Summer Sunset Series (1k swim, 5k run), Leadbetter Beach, 6 p.m. Continues every Wednesday through August 28.

Friday, May 31

College baseball – NCAA regional at Corvallis, Ore.: UCSB vs. Texas A&M, 12 p.m.

Saturday, June 1

College baseball – UCSB at NCAA regional, Corvallis, Ore.

Baseball – San Diego Waves at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Cesar Uyesaka Stadium, 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 2

Running – Platinum Performance State Street Mile, Pedregosa to De La Guerra Streets, 8 a.m.

College baseball – UCSB at NCAA regional, Corvallis, Ore.

Baseball – San Diego Waves at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Cesar Uyesaka Stadium, 1 p.m.

Polo – Vic Graber Memorial at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 1 p.m.


Information for most events:

JUNE: 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.

JULY: 4 – Semana Nautica 15K, San Marcos High. 14 – Chuck’s Beach Run, Leadbetter Beach. (687-4417).

AUGUST: 15 – Westmonster 5K, Westmont College. 18 – McConnell’s Endurance Events, Goleta Beach. 24 – Santa Barbara Triathlon, long course. 25 – Santa Barbara Triathlon, sprint course.

SEPTEMBER: 1 – Pier to Peak Half Marathon, Stearns Wharf to La Cumbre Peak. 15 – Goleta Education Foundation 4-Miler, Lake Los Carneros. 28 – Elings Park Terrain Series 5K. 29 – Carpinteria Triathlon, Carpinteria Beach.


July 3-15 – 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 76th 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:


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