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The Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST) is offering a summer cycling camp in Carpinteria for children ages 10 to 14. The program, a nonprofit organization that helps teach children and teens bike safety skills, will run from June 21 to 25 between 9 a.m. and noon. 

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The Carpinteria Warriors visited the Santa Paula Cardinals in the season finale between the two and the Warriors ran away with a 14-4 win. The Warriors scored one point in the first inning only to see the lead evaporate immediately as the Cards tallied four points. Senior right hander Issac …

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The much anticipated 101st running of the Russell Cup finally took place on the eve of Mother’s Day 2021. At the 11th hour, Los Angeles County permitted its schools to participate and the skies cleared above – bringing blue skies to Carpinteria High School for the annual track event, a marke…

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The Carpinteria swim team visited the Santa Paula Cardinals for their first in-person meet of the season. With excitement brimming at the prospect of real competition, the Warriors were thrilled for the occasion. This emotion translated into many CIF consideration qualifying times throughout…

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Experience made the difference on Thursday, April 15 as the Carpinteria Warriors swept crosstown rival Cate in a dual meet in both the boys and girls competitions. With four meets under their belt, the Warriors defeated the Rams in their season opener and had a strong showing in the field ev…

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The Warrior boys baseball team grabbed their first win of this year’s adjusted baseball season, outlasting the Nordhoff Rangers 12-5 on Thursday, April 1. Senior ace Miles Souza toed the rubber and limited the early Ranger attack to single runs in the first and third innings. This gave the W…

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The CHS girls varsity and junior varsity tennis teams travelled to Santa Paula on Wednesday, March 17, and came away with their second straight win, defeating Santa Paula by a score of 17-1 in the Citrus Coast League matchup.

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The Warrior girls soccer team lost 4-1 in their season opener against the Santa Paula Cardinals on Tuesday, March 23. Coach Lucy Carleton said that the game was much closer than the score conveys, noting that Santa Paula is a seasoned team while the Warriors were prohibited from training and…

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After a year of inactivity, Warrior track and field returned to Carpinteria Memorial Stadium with a dual meet against Santa Barbara High School. “It was great to compete again on beautiful day for track and field. The athletes were excited and ready to perform after the long layoff,” said co…

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The Warriors boys water polo team visited the Buena Bulldogs on Wednesday, March 17, for the second game of their two-week season. The Warriors and Bulldogs fought hard for a lead but kept each other at odds up until halftime, where the game stood tied at 3-3. In the third quarter, Buena sco…

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The CHS girls tennis team got off to a windy, rainy and cold start to their delayed season, but shivered their way to a home win in a Citrus Coast League match versus Nordhoff. 

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The city of Carpinteria is preparing to hold its youth summer programs with modifications to reduce the risk of Covid-19. The Junior Lifeguard program will take place June 21 through Aug. 6 on weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Face coverings will be required. Last summer the program oper…

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The Carpinteria High School varsity boys water polo team visited the Santa Ynez Pirates for the first game in their 12-day season. They started off with a strong lead over the Pirates, leading five to two at halftime. Each possession was tense with good defensive play from both teams. The Pi…

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In an effort to keep tradition alive amid the unique circumstances of this year, the 2021 Rincon Classic Surf Contest went virtual for the first time since it was founded in 1979. The virtual event was put together in collaboration with Channel Islands Surfboards, and surfers sent in submiss…

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The Carpinteria High School girls volleyball team swept the Fillmore Flash in three straight sets for a successful season opener on Friday, March 12. Alex Zapata, outside hitter for the Warriors, had an outstanding day with 16 kills and nine aces. 

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Organized youth and adult sports may start in Santa Barbara County with safety modifications outlined in recent state guidance, the Public Health Department stated in a March 3 announcement. The guidance applies to all organized youth and adult sports, including school, community programs, p…

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Saturday, Feb. 27, marked a milestone in the Warriors’ return to athletic competition. Carpinteria High School student-athletes broke an almost year-long streak of Covid-related inactivity when they competed at the Citrus Coast League cross country time trials at the Fillmore Farm.

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With Santa Barbara County’s adjusted case rate at 16.9 and testing positivity at 6%, schools serving TK through sixth grade are now allowed to reopen for in-person learning, effective Feb. 24. Schools must have an approved safety plan. As local metrics continue to trend downward, the need fo…

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CIF Commissioner of Athletics Rob Wigod announced Friday that the threshold for outdoor sports to begin competition is based on the Adjusted Case Rate of Covid-19 per 100,000 people. Per the guidelines set by the Department of Public Health, the adjusted case rate in a given county must be 1…

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With equal parts grit and grace, Kenna Mayer of Carpinteria High School has earned this year’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Athlete of the Year award. The 17-year-old high school senior has competed on the girls’ soccer, softball and cheer teams for four years while also carrying a 4.0…

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Carpinteria High School Athletic Director Pat Cooney announced this week that CHS student-athlete Kenna Mayer has been selected as this year’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Student Athlete of the Year.

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With the end of the Regional Stay at Home Order comes new guidance for youth sports in Santa Barbara County. On Jan. 26, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) issued an updated map detailing which sports can resume competing now that the county has reentered the purple tier.

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On Dec. 1, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) announced that due to the surge of Covid-19 infections in California, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) postponed the release of youth sport guidelines and CIF will postpone all in-person practices and competitions un…

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Shawn Olmstead’s relationship to the sport of volleyball rivals that of a ‘90s Disney sports movie. Ever since he was a kid, Olmstead has always had some notion of contact with the sport. This should come as no surprise seeing that his father, Rick Olmstead, was a championship winning coach …

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AYSO announced this week that its program would not start in the next couple months.  “Despite slightly relaxed guidance at the state and county level regarding youth sports,” said Dan Runhaar, AYSO regional commissioner, “we don’t have all the approvals, time and resources needed to proceed…

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The Carpinteria Community Tennis Courts have reopened for public use. Players must abide by the rules and pay a per hour fee for use. The courts are located on Palm Avenue next to the Community Pool and are open during the pool’s operational hours, which are weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., S…

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The city of Carpinteria’s Junior Lifeguard Program was back up and running as of Monday, Aug. 3. The program was suspended the week before due to an instructor’s exposure to a person who tested positive for Covid-19. Since then, the Covid-19 test results of staff members have come back negat…

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Former Cate School boys soccer standout Buba Fofanah was named to Top Drawer Soccer.com’s All-Region Team. The 2020 graduate will represent the California-South Region which includes players from the Central, Los Angeles, San Diego and Southern Sections. Fofanah will play at Portland Univers…

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While professional soccer has returned in the United States and internationally, Carpinteria High School Class of 2018’s Luis Garcia recently received notice that his second season with the Oxnard College soccer team will begin with practice on January 18, 2021, with competition set to start…

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Ever since phase two of the Franklin Trail was completed in May of 2015, the 5.2 mile excursion has become a playground for locals. From hikers to runners to cyclists to horseback riders to mules, throngs of folks have utilized the path that begins adjacent to the parking lot of Carpinteria …

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Under a gray marine-layer, Carpinteria Junior Lifeguards gather each weekday morning and prepare for a few hours of beach workouts and games. The cool ocean water requires commitment for swimming events but the stretches, calisthenics, and running evolutions help raise body temps before the …

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The Carpinteria Junior Lifeguard Program will be held this summer with modifications that allow for compliance with state and county Covid-19 pandemic requirements. This year’s program will consist of three two-week sessions starting on July 6 and running through Aug. 14. 

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As California begins to re-open, the Bonnie Curtis Studio of Dance is preparing to launch their in-person Dance Camps and Intensives for the summer. Among Curtis’ talented cohort of instructors is Katt Griffith, a multi-faceted dancer who found her love for teaching after an extraordinary career. 

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Fit Buddha and The Gym Next Door were among the studios and gyms that reopened last week. With studios in Santa Barbara and Ventura, Fit Buddha reopened Friday, June 12, with some guidelines in place. Class size is now limited to eight people per session and the studio has introduced small “…

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