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Sports Highlights: June 17-26


The Santa Barbara Foresters are off on their most distant regular-season road trip this weekend – a three-game series against Team Vegas – but beginning June 19, the National Baseball Conference champions will play 11 home games in 13 days.

With a 6-3 victory in Las Vegas on Friday night, the Foresters improved their record to 8-5 overall and 3-1 in the California Collegiate League. They have recorded five consecutive wins after a slow start.

San Luis Obispo Blues (6-2 in the CCL) will open a three-game series to kick off the Foresters’ home stand on Tuesday.

Reef & Run, a weekly series of ocean swims, will launch its fourth summer season Thursday, June 21, at East Beach. The first event will be free to all comers. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. There is a new 500-meter course for novice swimmers, as well as courses covering a kilometer and a mile.

On select weeks, the Reef & Run will include a biathlon event (1k swim and beach run). A season pass will cost $120, and a single-event entry $15. The series will benefit the Santa Barbara Junior Lifeguard program. Information: reefandrun.org .

SCHEDULE OF GAMES

Sunday, June 17

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

Tuesday, June 19

Baseball – S.L.O. Blues at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 5:10 p.m.

Wednesday, June 20

Baseball – S.L.O. Blues at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 5:10 p.m.

Running / swimming – Nite Moves Summer Sunset Series (1k swim, 5k run), Leadbetter Beach, 6 p.m. Continues every Wednesday through August 29. runsantabarbara.com.

Thursday, June 21

Baseball – S.L.O. Blues at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 5:10 p.m.

Running / swimming – Reef & Run Summer Series (500m swim, 1k swim, 1-mile swim; 2-mile run, 4-mile run), East Beach Bath House, 6:30 p.m. Continues every Thursday through August 30. reefandrun.org .

Friday, June 22

Baseball – Conejo Oaks at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 5:10 p.m.

Saturday, June 23

Semana Nautica Summer Sports Festival begins (see below).

Sunday, June 24

Baseball – Conejo Oaks at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 1 p.m.

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

Tuesday, June 26

Baseball – California Wahoos at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 5:10 p.m.

SEMANA NAUTICA 2012

June 23-July 14 – 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 75th 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: semananautica.com.

RUNNING, WALKINGCYCLING

Wednesday, July 4 – Semana Nautica 15K, San Marcos High, 7:30 a.m. sbrunning.org.

Fridays, July 6, July 20, August 3 – All-comers track and field, Carpinteria High, 6:30 p.m. warriorcountry.com.

Thursday, August 16 – Westmonster 5K cross country race, Westmont College, 6:15 p.m. westmont.edu.

Sunday, August 19 – McConnell’s Ice Cream Endurance Events (5K run, 10K run, children’s mile, mile swim, biathlon), Goleta Beach, 8:30 a.m. sbrunning.org.

Saturday, August 25 – Santa Barbara Triathlon, long course (1-mile swim/34-mile bike/10-mile run), East Beach Bathhouse, 7 a.m. sbtriathlon.com.

Sunday, August 26 – Santa Barbara Triathlon, sprint course (500-yard swim/6-mile bike/2-mile run), East Beach Bathhouse, 7 a.m. sbtriathlon.com.

Sunday, September 2 – Pier to Peak Half Marathon, Stearns Wharf to La Cumbre Peak, 6:30 a.m. runsantabarbara.com.

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