Fans of local high school football don’t have to leave town to watch their favorite teams this weekend. Dos Pueblos visits Santa Barbara High in their Channel League opener on Friday night, Oct. 11, while San Marcos hosts Ventura. On Saturday night, Bishop Diego and Carpinteria square off in their Tri-Valley League opener at SBCC’s La Playa Stadium. The Cardinals and Warriors went a combined 11-0 in their nonleague games.

There will be a small-school girls volleyball showdown Saturday afternoon when Laguna Blanca, ranked No. 1 in CIF Division 4, visits No. 2-ranked Cate School.

SBCC hosts events in cross country, women’s volleyball and men’s soccer on Friday. There will be lots of men’s tennis matches for three days at the UCSB Classic beginning Friday afternoon. Joining the Gauchos will be players from UCLA, California, Loyola Marymount, UC Davis, UC San Diego, Westmont and Northern Arizona. They will pair off in three flights – Flight A at the RecCen courts, Flight B at Rob Gym, and Flight C at the Stadium Road courts.

The Gaucho men’s soccer team visits Cal State Northridge, the only nationally-ranked team in the Big West, on Friday night. Both teams are 2-0 in the conference.


Friday, 10/11: Men’s tennis – UCSB Classic, 1 p.m. Cross country – SBCC Invitational, Shoreline Park, 3 pm. Women’s volleyball – Hancock at SBCC, 6 pm. Men’s soccer – UCSB at Cal State Northridge, 7 pm; Moorpark at SBCC, 7:30 pm.

Saturday, 10/12: Men’s tennis – UCSB Classic.

Sunday, 10/13: Men’s tennis – UCSB Classic. Men’s soccer – UCSB at UC Irvine, 7 pm.

Monday, 10/12: Women’s golf – SBCC-hosted WSC tournament, Santa Barbara Golf Club, 10:30 am.

Tuesday, 10/15: Women’s soccer – Concordia at Westmont, 3 pm.

Wednesday, 10/16: Men’s soccer – Concordia at Westmont, 3 pm.


Thursday, 10/10: Girls volleyball – San Marcos at Dos Pueblos, 6 pm.

Friday, 10/11: Football – Dos Pueblos at Santa Barbara, 7 pm; Ventura at San Marcos, 7 pm. On the road: Santa Ynez at Santa Maria.

Saturday, 10/12: Football – Desert Christian at Cate, 3 pm; Carpinteria at Bishop Diego, La Playa Stadium, 7 pm. On the road: Laguna Blanca at Thacher. Girls volleyball – Laguna Blanca at Cate, 3:30 pm.

Tuesday, 10/15: Boys water polo – Santa Barbara at San Marcos, 3:15 pm. Girls volleyball – Dos Pueblos at Santa Barbara, 6 pm.

Thursday, 10/17: Boys water polo – Dos Pueblos at Santa Barbara, 3:15 pm. Girls tennis – San Marcos at Santa Barbara, 2:30 pm.


Information for most events:

OCTOBER: 13 – Cancer Center of Santa Barbara 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run. 16 – Elings Park Terrain Series 5K (every Wednesday through Oct. 30). 19 – Santa Barbara Century bicycle ride (100 miles, 100K, 34 miles), Leadbetter Beach. 20 – Fall Cross County Classic, 5 miles, Lake Los Carneros.

NOVEMBER: 9 – Santa Barbara International Marathon and Half Marathon, Dos Pueblos High/Page Youth Center to SBCC. 23 – UCSB Recreational Sports 10K/5K Turkey Trot. 24 – Santa Barbara Red Rock 50 Mile and Marathon Trail Run, Rancho Oso Guest Ranch. 28 – Run Santa Barbara Thanksgiving 4-Miler.


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