WEATHER »

Sports Highlights: February 28-March 12


Westmont College (25-3) will face Vanguard (22-3) on Tuesday evening (March 5) in the championship game of the GSAC women’s basketball tournament at Concordia University in Irvine. The Warriors defeated San Diego Christian 62-47 in the semifinals. In the men’s tournament, Concordia outlasted Westmont in the semifinals, 80-77.

Westmont College hopes to double the number of postseason basketball games at Murchison Gym this weekend. At 7:30 p.m. today (Thu., Feb. 28), the Warriors (24-6) will face San Diego Christian (7-16) in the opening round of the Golden State Athletic Conference men’s tournament. If Westmont wins, it will host both semifinal games Saturday at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. The Warriors would play the latter game. They are the top-seeded team in the tournament, but San Diego’s No. 8-seeded Hawks upset them in El Cajon on February 2.

Westmont will also host San Diego Christian in the GSAC women’s semifinal at 7:30 p.m. Friday. A victory will enable the Warrior women (24-3) to defend their tournament championship on Tuesday at Concordia University in Irvine. They went undefeated in regular season conference games and have won their last 16 games. Friday night’s game will have a “Think Pink” theme in support of the Kay Yow Foundation.

SCHEDULE OF GAMES

Monday, March 4

SPORTS LUNCHEON

Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table, Harry’s Plaza Café, 12 p.m.

COLLEGE

Men’s golf – SBCC-Santa Barbara Invitational, final round, La Purisima GC, 8 a.m.

Baseball – St. Mary’s at UCSB, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, March 5

COLLEGE

Baseball – Ventura at SBCC, 2 p.m.

Women’s basketball – GSAC Tournament championship at Concordia, Irvine: Westmont vs. Vanguard, 5 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL

Baseball – Righetti at Santa Barbara, 3:30 p.m.

Softball – Pioneer Valley at San Marcos, 3:30 p.m.

Boys volleyball – Camarillo at San Marcos, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6

HIGH SCHOOL

Girls basketball – State Tournament, first round: (Division 5) Providence Hall vs. AGBU-Canoga Park at Westmont College, 7 p.m. (Division 3) Santa Barbara at Hanford West, 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 7

COLLEGE

Softball – L.A. Pierce at SBCC (2), 1 p.m.

Women’s tennis – Furman at UCSB, 2 p.m.

Women’s basketball – Long Beach State at UCSB, 3 p.m.

Men’s basketball – Cal State Fullerton at UCSB, 7 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL

Softball – Carpinteria at Bishop Diego, 3:30 p.m.

Friday, March 8

COLLEGE

Women’s tennis – Eastern Michigan at UCSB, 12 p.m.

Baseball – UCSB at Texas, 5 p.m.

Men’s volleyball – Stanford at UCSB, Robertson Gym, 7 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL

Swimming – Nordhoff at Carpinteria, 3 p.m.

Saturday, March 9

COLLEGE

Baseball – UCSB at Texas, 12 p.m.; Hancock at SBCC, 1 p.m.

Men’s tennis – San Diego State at UCSB, 12 p.m.

Women’s basketball – UC Irvine at UCSB, 2 p.m.

Men’s volleyball – Pacific at UCSB, Robertson Gym, 4 p.m.

Men’s basketball – UC Riverside at UCSB, 7 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL

Baseball – Nordhoff at San Marcos (2), 11 a.m.; Cabrillo at Carpinteria, 11 a.m.

Sunday, March 10

COLLEGE

Baseball – UCSB at Texas, 10 a.m.

Women’s tennis – Cal State Fullerton at UCSB, 1 p.m.

Monday, March 11

SPORTS LUNCHEON

Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table, Harry’s Plaza Café, 12 p.m.

COLLEGE

Women’s tennis – Utah at UCSB, 1:30 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL

Softball – Pacifica at Dos Pueblos, 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12

COLLEGE

Baseball – Notre Dame at UCSB, 3 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL

Boys volleyball – Valencia at San Marcos, 6 p.m.; West Ranch at Santa Barbara, 6:30 p.m.

FUND-RAISERS

Monday, March 11SBCC Golf Classic, La Cumbre Country Club. Four-person scramble. Information hotline: 805-730-4076.

Friday-Saturday, March 15-16 – March Madness 24-Hour Donny Yee 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, Downtown Boys & Girls Club. Information: Kim Kjar, 805-962-2382 ext. 30.

RUNNING, WALKINGCYCLING

Information for most events: sbrunning.org.

MARCH: 3 – Peabody School 5K/10K. 9 – Orchard to Ocean 5K/10K/mile, Carpinteria Main School… Solvang Century, 100- and 50-mile bike rides. bikescor.com 16 – Barbara Ireland 10-Mile Walk/Run for the Cure of Breast Cancer, Chase Palm Park. 30 – Kendra’s Sprint Triathlon, UCSB Campus Point.

APRIL: 6 – Are You Tough Enough? 100K Run and Relay, Toro Canyon to Nojoqui Falls. 20 – Chardonnay 10 Miler/5K, Leadbetter Beach. 27 – Gaucho Gallop, 1K dog dash, 5K run/walk, 10K run, UCSB Harder Stadium. 28 – 5K/10K Walk/Run for Mental Wellness, Lower Manning Park. mentalwellnesscenter.org .

MAY: 11 – Wine Country Half Marathon, Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez. runsantaynez.com. 18 – Arthritis Walk, 1 or 3 miles, SBCC West Campus. ccarthritiswalk.org.

JUNE: 3 – Platinum Performance State Street Mile, Pedregosa and State Street. 8 – Vicki’s 3,000 meters, Westmont College.

JULY: 4 – Semana Nautica 15K, San Marcos High.

Related Links

event calendar sponsored by: