Sports Highlights: June 13-19

The Mission City Brawlin’ Betties, winners of three out of four roller derby bouts this year, will mix it up with the L.A. Derby Dolls Varsity Brawlers on the rink at the Earl Warren Showgrounds on Saturday, June 15. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., a half hour before the coed bout begins.

A mid-week slump in Mission Viejo put two defeats on Santa Barbara Foresters’ ledger. After winning their first eight games, the Foresters were blanked by the L.A. Brewers, 2-0, on Tuesday, and the baseball teams split a double-header Wednesday. They Foresters will try to bounce back today (Thursday, June 13) at UCSB against the Bakersfield Sound, then they embark on a six-game road trip, their longest of the summer.


Thursday, June 13

Baseball – Bakersfield Sound at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 5 p.m.

Swimming – Reef & Run Summer Swim Night (500m, 1k, 1-mile), East Beach Bath House, 5:30 p.m. Continues every Thursday through August 30. .

Friday, June 14

Baseball –Santa Barbara Foresters at Santa Paula Halos, 6 p.m.

Trail running – DRTE 100-Mile Trail Run, Santa Ynez recreation area, 6 p.m. start.

Saturday, June 15

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

Baseball – Santa Barbara Foresters at Southern California Catch, Whittier, 4:30 p.m.

Roller derby – L.A. Derby Dolls Varsity Brawlers at Mission City Brawlin’ Betties, Earl Warren Showgrounds, 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 16

Polo – USPA Intra-Circuit at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 1 p.m.

Baseball –Santa Barbara Foresters at Southern California Catch, Whittier (2), 1p.m.

Tuesday, June 18

Baseball –Santa Barbara Foresters at Conejo Oaks, Thousand Oaks, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, June 19

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


JUNE 29-30 – Firestone Walker 805 Bicycle Races: Avenue of Flags Criterium (June 29) in Buellton. Valley of Flowers Criterium (June 30) in Lompoc.

JULY 6 – Primo Boxing Club Fight for the Youth, Page Youth Center, 5 p.m. FightForThe


Information for most events:

JULY: 4 – Semana Nautica 15K, San Marcos High. 14 – Chuck’s 6-mile 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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