Athletes of the week: Lauren Pederson and James Nunnally

LAUREN PEDERSON - UCSB BASKETBALL Pederson finished off her first-team All-Big West Conference season by leading the Gauchos to a regular season conference championship with a 15-1 record. She scored a career-high 28 points in a win over UC Riverside to help UCSB clinch the top seed in the Big West Tournament. JAMES NUNNALLY - UCSB BASKETBALL The freshman led the Gauchos in scoring in both of their final two regular season victories, with 15- and 20-point performances. Nunnally's … [Read more...]

Athletes of the Week: Luis Santana & Sami Hill

LUIS SANTANA - SANTA BARBARA SOCCER Santana scored the game-winning goal just moments before the final whistle to lift the Dons into the CIF Division II semifinals with a miraculous 3-2 win over Montebello. SAMI HILL - DOS PUEBLOS WATER POLO Hill made 17 saves and held the the No. 2 team in the country to 2 goals as the Chargers won their second consecutive CIF title by the score of 3-2.  … [Read more...]

Athletes of the Week: Janelle Kohler and Luther Tarver-Burks

JANELLE KOHLER - BISHOP DIEGO BASKETBALL Kohler, a senior, scored 14 points with 14 rebounds in first-round CIF win over Yeshva, then tallied 10 points and 10 rebounds in second-round win over Aquinas. Bishop has not been this deep in the playoffs in many years.     LUTHER TARVER-BURKS, LAGUNA BLANCA BASKETBALL Tarver-Burks, a junior guard, 22 points against No. 11 L.A. Adventist and 20 points against No. 5 Orangewood in two playoff wins. The Owls didn't even make the playoffs, … [Read more...]

Athletes of the Week: Connor MacGillivray and Brandi Blackwell

CONNOR MACGILLIVRAY - BISHOP DIEGO BASKETBALL The senior posted two double-doubles in the Cardinals final two games - both must-win games that helped Bishop make the playoffs. MacGillivray had 20 points, 15 rebounds against Villanova and 13 and 13 against Grace Brethren.     BRANDI BLACKWELL - SANTA BARBARA BASKETBALL Blackwell led the Dons to two rivalry wins over San Marcos and Dos Pueblos in the final week of the regular season by collecting 37 rebounds in the two games while … [Read more...]

Athletes of the Week: Kelley Chilton and Nick Wagner

KELLEY CHILTON - SAN MARCOS BASKETBALL Chilton knocked down four 3-point baskets to help her Royals come from behind to defeat Dos Pueblos 42-35 on Saturday. NICK WAGNER - DOS PUEBLOS WRESTLING The DP heavyweight earned Most Valuable Player honors for the upper-weight divisions at the Channel League Championships while securing a league title in the heavyweight division. … [Read more...]

Athletes of the Week: Jade Fitzgerald and Luis Urbina

JADE FITZGERALD - SAN MARCOS GIRLS WATER POLO Fitzgerald recorded two games with five goals and one with six in the Bonita Tournament, where the Royals went 4-1.   LUIS URBINA - SAN MARCOS WRESTLING The first-year wrestler made school history on Saturday by becoming the first-ever Royal to win a tournament title in the heavyweight division. … [Read more...]

Athletes of the Week: Roberto Nelson and Jeannette Mendoza

JEANNETTE MENDOZA - SAN MARCOS GIRLS BASKETBALL Mendoza scored 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 58-56 win over Camarillo. The school record is 32 points, set back in 1995. ROBERTO NELSON - SANTA BARBARA BASKETBALL Nelson, a senior headed to Oregon State next year, scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Dons over San Marcos in front of a big crowd at the SBCC Sports Pavilion. Seven of his points came in the fourth quarter, and he also buried some clutch free throws. … [Read more...]

Athletes of the Week: Peter Aguilar and Kiley Neushul

PETER AGUILAR, SANTA BARBARA HIGH SOCCER Aguilar scored all three of top-ranked Santa Barbara's goals in a 3-3 tie with No. 2 Ventura, then scored a pair of goals in the Dons' 6-0 win over Buena, which was coach Todd Heil's 200th career victory.   KILEY NEUSHUL, DOS PUEBLOS WATER POLO DP's super-sophomore scored five of the team's 12 goals on the final day of the prestigious Tournament of Champions, which the Chargers won by handing Corona del Mar its first loss of the season in the … [Read more...]