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...]

Kiasa Salgado is a county champion for 3rd straight year; Hailee Rios does it all in softball

Santa Barbara track and field athlete Kiasa Salgado and San Marcos softballer Hailee Rios were honored as Athletes of the Week at Monday's Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry's Plaza Cafe. Salgado matched his personal record in the 300 hurdles (39.36) at the Santa Barbara County Championships and became the first to win the county title in the event three times. Salgado also finished third in the 400 meters. Rios pitched a complete-game 8-4 win at Dos … [Read more...]

San Marcos softball looks for strong second half of Channel League play

The San Marcos girls softball team earned an emotional 8-4 win over Dos Pueblos last Tuesday and is a solid 5-1 in Channel League play heading into the second half of league matchups. Other than a 6-0 loss to undefeated Buena, the Royals have run the table in league competition, outscoring their opponents 34-8 over five games. "We're winning the games that we think we should and struggling but making it happen in games where we don't play our best," said San Marcos head coach Jeff Swann on … [Read more...]

Sarah Douglas is ranked No. 1 in her class at San Marcos

Sarah Douglas embraced the full high school experience and more at San Marcos. She's been a two-sport athlete for the Royals, played clarinet in the state-champion marching band, participated on the mock trial team, held the position of Associated Student Body class secretary, is a member of the school's Accelerated Academic Program for Leadership and Enrichment (AAPLE) Leadership Council and serves as the program's treasurer. If that's not enough, she is the Chief Financial Officer … [Read more...]