Laguna Blanca’s Sophia Fay is whiz kid as volleyball defender, student

On the volleyball court, Sophia Fay is an outstanding back-row defender, digging practically everything that gets past the blockers. Like the hard-driven spikes she handles as the team’s libero, Fay takes academics head on and scores high marks. The Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table recognized Fay for her scholastic achievements by naming her Laguna Blanca’s Scholar Athlete of the Year at Monday’s press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Cafe. Fay is a three-sport athlete and carries a 4.72 … [Read more...]

Michael Elbert makes huge play for DP; Samantha De Alba-Kelly Coulson unbeaten for San Marcos

Michael Elbert of the Dos Pueblos football team made the play of the game in the Channel League-opening win against Ventura. The San Marcos tennis doubles team of Kelly Coulson and Samantha De Alba swept their opponents from Dos Pueblos, Ventura and Cate to remain undefeated on the season. Their performances earned them Athlete of the Week honors at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Cafe. Elbert recovered a fumble at the 12-yard line … [Read more...]

Jake Ramirez plays big part in DP’s 5th straight win; Erika Foreman leads Dons’ upset of Royals

Dos Pueblos quarterback Jake Ramirez and Santa Barbara High volleyball standout Erika Foreman were named the Athletes of the Week during Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press conference at Harry’s Plaza Cafe. Ramirez led Dos Pueblos to its fifth straight football win, throwing for two touchdowns and rushing for a pair in a 42-7 victory over Hueneme. He completed 11 of 14 passes for 184 yards, with no interceptions, and rushed for 66 yards on 7 carries. Foreman sparked … [Read more...]

Michael Madrigal’s talent, attitude make him valuable player on softball team

Michael Madrigal was honored for his play on the softball diamond. Coach Jim Callahan said Madrigal has a great attitude. “He has a willingness to do anything for the team and play any position. He has a super attitude.” The coach praised Madrigal’s defense. In a tournament two weeks ago, he turned 4-5 double plays. “He’s a real student of the game,” Callahan said. “He really gets it.” In other Special Olympics news, the local soccer tournament is slated for Oct. 29 at Girsh Park and … [Read more...]

Big plays by Bishop’s Jake Engel, SBCC’s Kaylene Ureno lead their teams to big wins

Bishop Diego quarterback Jake Engel and SBCC volleyball player Kaylene Ureno stepped up and led their respective teams to big wins over the weekend and were honored Monday as the Athletes of the Week at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Cafe. Engel threw a career-best four touchdown passes for the Cardinals in a 35-20 football victory at San Diego Section small schools power Santa Fe Christian. The junior completed 6 of 12 attempts for 186 … [Read more...]

Cate’s Ian MacFarlane excels in mathematics, digital imaging

Ian MacFarlane’s dream is to attend the renown Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Cate School senior is working hard to achieve that goal. On Monday, the squash player and cross country runner for the Rams was honored for his academic achievement as he was named the school’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year during the Santa Barbara Athlete Round Table press luncheon at Harry's Plaza Cafe. MacFarlane has a passion for playing squash and he hopes to continue competing in the … [Read more...]

Jason Peterson scorches DP cross country course; Caylin Zimmerman piles up kills for Laguna volleyball

A scorching run by Jason Peterson of the San Marcos cross country team and a stellar volleyball performance by Laguna Blanca’s Caylin Zimmerman in a tournament earned them Athlete of the Week honors on Monday at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Cafe. Peterson won the first Channel League Meet of the season and led the Royals to an upset of Ventura, the No. 2 team in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 rankings. Peterson, who qualified for the … [Read more...]

Act of selflessness by San Marcos’ Fiona Kuesis Makes a difference in teammate’s career

The act of selflessness Fiona Kuesis showed a San Marcos teammate at the CIF Swimming Championships last spring is a perfect example of what the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award represents. Kuesis was presented the award for high character and sportsmanship at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. The junior student-athlete carries a 4.3 grade point average, plays water polo and swims for the Royals, is a member of the school’s Resource Family Association … [Read more...]

Frankie Gamberdella flings 5 TD Passes for Dons; Laguna’s Laurel Kujan pounds 40 kills in tournament

Santa Barbara High quarterback Frankie Gamberdella was flinging touchdown passes and Laguna Blanca’s Laurel Kujan was smacking volleyballs for points over the weekend. Their performances earned them Athlete of the Week honors at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. Gamberdella fired five touchdown passes and threw for 288 yards in Santa Barbara’s 47-0 football win over Channel Islands on Saturday. It marked the second straight game the junior threw for five … [Read more...]

Luis Mesino Helps San Marcos End Skid; Tiffany Costello Sets Course Record in Debut

Luis Mesino was all over the field for the San Marcos football team, helping the program win a game for the first time in two years. Tiffany Costello made an auspicious debut for the SBCC cross country debut program, setting a course record and winning the season-opening meet. For their stellar performances, Mesino and Costello have been voted the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Athletes of the Week by the local sports media. Because of Labor Day, there was no SBART press … [Read more...]