Harmony Reed does it all at Carpinteria High

Harmony Reed is a leading young woman at Carpinteria High. The junior is a standout three-sport athlete; she’s been recognized as an all-academic all-league selection in all three sports and, just recently, she was the lead actress in the school play. On Monday, Reed received the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. The award recognizes student-athletes who demonstrates the highest standards of ethics and sportsmanship. The … [Read more...]

Dons soccer player receives Womble Award

Soccer player Alex Saucedo was honored as Santa Barbara High’s recipient of the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. The award is presented to a high school junior student-athlete who demonstrates high character, always does the right thing whether the coach is present or not, respects his teammates, the opposition and the game itself. “Alex is an incredible young man on and off the pitch,” Dons soccer coach Todd Heil said in … [Read more...]

Bentajado’s caring nature is a blessing at Bishop Diego

Whether it's on the basketball the court or in the community, Ann Bentajado is willing to lend a helping hand. The Bishop Diego junior on Wednesday was honored as the school's recipient of the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. As a sophomore, Bentajado was a key contributor in Bishop Diego's run to the CIF girls basketball championship last season. "I can't think of a more deserving person than Ann," Bishop girls basketball … [Read more...]

Kaitlynn Miller receives Phil Womble Award for San Marcos

When the going gets tough during a basketball practice, San Marcos coach Chris Hantgin is glad to have a player like Kaitlynn Miller. Miller provides encouragement and support to keep her teammates going. Miller was honored Monday as the recipient of the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. “Kaitlyn has been there for (her teammates) as an example,” Hantgin said. “She’s really encouraging to a lot of the newcomers. She has a … [Read more...]

Jones honored as Womble Award winner from Providence

Caleb Jones, a junior on the Providence School basketball team, is already giving back to the sport. Jones was honored Monday as the school's recipient of the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award. He was presented the prestigious award at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. Jones helps youth basketball players at the Providence basketball camp and at the YMCA. "He goes back to the YMCA and he watches those kids and stays in part of their life," Providence athletic … [Read more...]

Miller honored with San Marcos’ Womble Award

Tyson Miller is more than a terrific athlete at San Marcos. At Monday's Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, the junior was described as smart, hard-working and considerate. It's these traits and more that led the Royals to name Miller the school's Phil Womble Award recipient for the 2014-15 school year. Miller's track & field coach Marylin Hantgin prepared a statement about Tyson. "Tyson is an exceptional person," she said. "He is a perfect example of what a team player … [Read more...]

Womble Award: Carpinteria’s Maddie Cleek

Maddie Cleek has been named Carpinteria High’s recipient of the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award. Cleek is a member of the Warriors tennis and basketball teams. She was the co-captain of the basketball team as junior. Her other school activities include theater, mock trial and JSA, a junior statesmen program. “She has exceptional leadership skills in the classroom and on the basketball court,” said basketball coach Dan Mercer. “She has the respect of her teammates from all walks off … [Read more...]

Womble Ethics Award: Eli Wopat

Eli Wopat has been part of the Dos Pueblos High family his whole life. The youngest of four children of Kathy and Ron Wopat, he watched two sisters and brother excel on the volleyball court and in the classroom. Eli has continued that family tradition. On Monday, the junior was honored as the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award winner from Dos Pueblos. Wopat, a two-year varsity basketball and volleyball player and team captain, is a high-achieving student-athlete. He carries a 4.6 GPA, … [Read more...]

Dons’ Clay makes a positive impact on, off court

Santa Barbara High basketball player Ben Clay was named his school’s recipient of the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. Clay made huge strides in his game since his sophomore year and earned a spot in the starting lineup for the Dons this season. “This year, he’s just blossomed,” said SBHS coach David Bregante of the 6-3 center. “He’s not only a great player, he’s a tremendous leader. He's always positive. As a coach, that’s … [Read more...]

Hodson named Providence’s Womble winner

Katie Hodson, a junior at Providence High School and a middle blocker for the volleyball team, received the Phil Womble Ethic in Sports Award at the Athletic Round Table press luncheon on Monday. “Coaching Katie Hodson has been an absolute privilege," said volleyball coach Laura Newton. "She only started playing volleyball two years ago and has become an outstanding hitter, passer and server. This season, Katie leads our team in kills, blocks and digs." The Patriots finished second in the … [Read more...]