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Royals claim title in thriller with Dons

After long rallies, heroic performances on both sides and a fourth set for the ages, the San Marcos boys volleyball team beat host Santa Barbara, 25-22, 23-25, 25-23, 32-30 to clinch the Channel League title on Tuesday night. "I don't know if it gets any more thrilling than that to tell you the truth," San Marcos coach Roger Kuntz said. "This is the first time I've ever won in this gym ... that was the most ferocious battle in volleyball that I've ever been a part of as a player or coach." The teams split the first two sets, More»

No. 1 DP gets picked off at Buena

VENTURA ? Buena High's Madison Faulks threw up the final road block to Dos Pueblos High's wide-open path to a Channel League girls softball championship. Her tag of Kai Uyesaka on a pickoff play at third base with the tying runs aboard helped the Bulldogs thwart a seventh-inning rally and hand the Chargers their first league defeat, 5-3, at the Buena diamond on Tuesday. "We worked on that because we know how aggressive they are," More»


UCSB forward Taran Brown is leaving the men's basketball program. Brown, a two-year starter at forward, averaged 7.4 points and 4.6 rebounds last season as a redshirt sophomore in helping the Gauchos finish 21-9. His best game of the season came on Nov. 21 at Colorado when he scored a career-high 23 points, 21 of them on a career-high seven 3-pointers. "We think that Taran has a tremendous future in front of him," UCSB coach Bob Williams said. More»


Daniel McKinney knew that the Dons had been struggling hitting. He also knew that a 2-2 pitch from Ventura's Stevie Ledesma was right where he wanted it. The junior outfielder blasted a three-run home run, the first of his career, in the third inning to help the Santa Barbara baseball to a 7-6 Channel League victory over the Cougars on Tuesday at Eddie Matthews Field. More»


While it was a non-league match for the Laguna Blanca and Santa Ynez boys tennis teams on Tuesday, the Owls and Pirates were playing for CIF-Southern Section Division 4 rankings, and the No. 3 Pirates prevailed 11-7 over the No. 7 Owls in Santa Ynez. "I think it came down a lot more to the fact their doubles looked strong all the way throughout," Owls coach Trevor Thorpe said. More»



According to the late Lloyd Garrison's book "Tennis in Santa Barbara, A History: 1878-1982," the last time the Dos Pueblos team was atop the Channel League standings was in 1975 when they shared the title with Santa Barbara High. After defeating host San Marcos 13-5 in a league match on Tuesday, the Chargers are one win away from bringing that accomplishment into this millennium. Led by the tandem of Joshua Wang and Mason Casady, More»


Playing one of the top teams in CIF-Southern Section, the San Marcos High boys golf team came up short on Tuesday at the Sandpiper Golf Course. The Royals lost to Long Beach Wilson 389-408, despite an even-par 72 from Niels Andersen - who was the medalist - and a 7-over 79 by Chad Visser. "Although we did not play our best golf today, we know we are not that far off from where we want to be," More»


David Talley shot a 74, tying for low round, to help the Dos Pueblos boys golf team to non-league wins over Paso Robles and Santa Ynez on Tuesday afternoon at Glen Annie Golf Course. The Chargers carded a 407 as a team to outdistance Paso Robles' 415, and Santa Ynez's 442. "This was a day when we got some guys who haven't played much lately into the match," Dos Pueblos coach Rob Schiff said. "I thought we were pretty solid, More»



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