Congratulations, Cate!
By Nick Masuda   |   November 30, 2021

It’s been a championship season for the South Coast, with the Cate 8-man football team capturing its first CIF title with a 50-30 throttling of Grace Brethren on November 19 at Carpinteria High School. The Rams finished the season 10-1.

Your Opponent is not Your Enemy: Just Ask Sports
By Charlie Firestone   |   July 29, 2021

As Tokyo gears up for the 2021 version of the 2020 Olympics, and calls proliferate to boycott the 2024 Beijing Olympics, it’s time to evaluate the role of sports in society. The ancient Olympics were the first instance of sports diplomacy, as the city-states called a truce to allow athletes to travel to the games. […]

 

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Montecito Club’s Sports Complex Latest
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   July 22, 2021

Last Thursday, after more than four hours of discussion, the Santa Barbara City Planning Commission voted unanimously to give Montecito Club owner Ty Warner and disgruntled neighbor Angelo Mozilo two months to cooperate enough to conduct a noise study at the Club’s “Sports Complex,” which was built on the property’s upper lawn without the benefit […]

Westmont’s Sokhela is NAIA Track Athlete of the Year
By Scott Craig   |   June 24, 2021

Westmont’s Senzo Zola Sokhela, a 19-year-old freshman from South Africa, has hit the ground running despite his short time on campus. After Sokhela won two individual national championships at the NAIA Outdoor National Championships on May 28, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association named him the 2021 NAIA Men’s Outdoor Track […]

Weekend of Conference Championships
By Scott Craig   |   April 21, 2021

It will be a weekend of stellar athletic competition this weekend in Montecito as Westmont hosts the Golden State Athletic Conference Track and Field Championship and the opening round of the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championships. No. 15 Westmont men’s soccer, fresh off a GSAC Tournament Championship in Arizona, will play No. 18 Corban (Ore.) […]

Polo and Ponies
By Lynda Millner   |   March 11, 2021

One of the things that fascinated me when we first moved to Santa Barbara in the mid-‘70s was the polo field just south of town. We soon became social members even though we lived in town and spent many a Sunday watching and learning about polo and its ponies. Yes, they are called ponies. We […]

Hope Remains Though Seasons Delayed by Pandemic
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Westmont’s fall and winter athletic seasons have seen limited action, but several sports have offered inspirational moments. Prioritizing the health and safety of its student-athletes, Westmont decided to play contact sports only against opponents who test for COVID-19 before all athletic contests. Men’s and women’s cross country were the only fall teams to compete, as […]

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The Natural
By Guillaume Doane   |   December 3, 2020

I was once in a race against Chris Tamas. To this day, I doubt that Chris is even aware of this. For him to have known we were in the same race, he would have had to be looking way back to find me, struggling amongst the other laggards who didn’t belong on that track. It […]

Arts in Lockdown Series Part 9: Al Bello, Getty Images on Sports & Photography
By Joanne Calitri   |   October 1, 2020

I met Al Bello, sports special correspondent photographer for Getty Images, in 2005 when he called me to photo assist his Getty Images Discovery Channel assignment. We were photographing Lance Armstrong and his cycling team practicing for the Tour de France in Santa Ynez Valley.  A consummate and respected professional sports photographer, he started at […]

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Polo’s PCO, pandemic-style
By Steven Libowitz   |   August 27, 2020

As with just about everything else that might involve an audience, polo tournaments have also been barred from permitting spectators at their matches. But rather than canceling the season, the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club has carried on sans the crowds, as only polo players, team associates and club staff are allowed to attend […]

Surf ‘n’ Suds, Pandemic Edition
By Steven Libowitz   |   August 13, 2020

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Moore Ends Coaching Career on Top
By Scott Craig   |   June 11, 2020

John Moore, the Warriors’ longest tenured and all-time winningest men’s basketball head coach, is ending his coaching career after 27 years at the helm of the storied program. Moore will continue to serve as an associate professor of kinesiology and associate athletic director. “It’s hard to imagine 27 years have passed since that first year […]

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