Aliyah Huerta-Leipner makes impact on diamond, in classroom at San Marcos

Aliyah Huerta-Leipner is an impact player on the softball field for San Marcos. She’s started for three years, earning All-Channel League honors each season, and was part of the Royals’ CIF-Southern Section finalist team last spring. She’s also played on CIF playoff teams in volleyball and soccer. Huerta-Leipner is an impact student in the classroom, too. She carries a 4.76 GPA with a class load that includes Advanced Placement calculus, environmental science, government, micro-macro … [Read more...]

San Marcos’ Ryan Godges, UCSB’s Drew Edelman Tearing It Up on Hardwood

San Marcos basketball sharpshooter Ryan Godges and center Drew Edelman of the UCSB women’s basketball team have been named the first Athletes of the Week of the new year. They were recognized at Monday's Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry's Plaza Cafe. Godges had games of 36 and 27 points in San Marcos victories over Royal (88-48)  and Compton (73-60), respectively. Godges and the Royals have a big game on Friday, playing at Dos Pueblos in the Channel … [Read more...]

Westmont coach Kirsten Moore exposes her daughter Alexis to college dorm life

It was a back-to-the future moment for Westmont women’s basketball coach Kirsten Moore, when she and her team were evacuated from campus because of the Thomas Fire and spent a week in a dormitory at The Master’s University in Santa Clarita. Moore took her daughter, too. “Alexis and I got to live the dorm life,” Moore said at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Cafe. “I got to relive the dorm life of college and Alexis got to live it before her … [Read more...]

Ashton Borgeson, John Harris lead Bishop to Regional title; Ryann Neushul powers DP to Villa Park Tourney title

Ashton Borgeson and John Harris of the Bishop Diego football team and Ryann Neushul of the Dos Pueblos girls water polo team have been named the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Athletes of the Week. Borgeson and Harris led Bishop Diego to a 41-7 victory over Quartz Hill in the CIF State Division 3AA Regional Championship game last Saturday at Cal Lutheran. The win puts the Cardinals in the State Championship against Shasta of Redding on Saturday, Dec. 16. Borgeson, a senior … [Read more...]

Vargas sets Carpinteria record; Berthoud scores 4 goals for Westmont soccer

Carpinteria running back Leo Vargas put his name in the school’s football record book, while Westmont soccer player Maddi Berthoud was written up four times on the scoresheet of the Warrior’s key conference game. For their performances, Vargas and Berthoud were named the Athletes of the Week at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Cafe. Vargas carried the offensive load for the Warriors in their 44-12 non-league win over Trinity Classical of … [Read more...]

Bishop Diego football coaches needed a happy dance after championship victory

When Bishop Diego defeated Golden Valley for its first CIF-SS football championship last Friday at Canyon High, the coaches found themselves in an awkward position. They didn’t know how to react. “I didn’t know what to do after the game,” assistant Steve Robles said at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Cafe. “Our whole staff have been coaching with Tom Crawford for 17-plus years and we don’t know what to do.  We didn’t know whether to cry, throw our … [Read more...]

Community sends good-luck wishes to Bishop Diego, Dos Pueblos football teams

It was a day filled with congratulations and good-luck wishes for the Bishop Diego, Dos Pueblos and Laguna Blanca football teams at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Cafe. Bishop Diego and Dos Pueblos both advanced to their CIF-Southern Section divisional championship games this weekend, while Laguna Blanca finished as a CIF-SS runner-up in its first 8-man football division final last Saturday night. Bishop plays Golden Valley for the Division 6 … [Read more...]

Numbers add up to a great season for Westmont women’s volleyball team

Westmont College women’s volleyball coach Patti Cook had her head full of numbers at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Cafe. She started with the No. 35, signifying the number of matches the Warriors have played, and then 32 for the number of victories. She continued with No. 5 for the number of players who received All-Golden State Athletic Conference honors. Libby Dahlberg was named the Player of the Year, Brooklynn Cheney received  Freshman of … [Read more...]

JT Stone encourages community to come out to Santa Barbara-DP Showdown

  JT Stone remembers the days when fans packed the stadiums to see the crosstown high school football games in Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara High football coach said at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon that Saturday night’s game between his Dons and Dos Pueblos is a community event and the community should check it out at La Playa Stadium. “We excited this community gets to see a (great) football game,” he said. “We’re trying to bring football back … [Read more...]

Short bus ride could make a big difference for Westmont men’s soccer team

Westmont hosts the Golden State Athletic Conference men’s soccer tournament this week, and coach Dave Wolf has a plan to get his team to play better at home. “We’ve actually struggled a little bit at home this year,” Wolf explained at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press conference at Harry’s Plaza Cafe. “We were much better on the road, so I’m going to trick my team into believing they’re playing an away game on Thursday. I’m going to rent a Santa Barbara Air Bus and they’re … [Read more...]