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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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Since starting at Carpinteria High School, Class of 2020 graduates, twin sisters Savannah and Shaylah Alvarez, have been a breath of fresh air for their coaches. “The twins are amazing,” said Warriors Head Track & Field Coach Van Latham.  “They are hardworking, talented, personable, dedi…

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Carpinteria High School cross country coach Angel Silva is looking for students interested in joining the team. The Warriors have both a boys and girls squad that normally starts competing in the fall. Interested students can contact coach Silva at (805) 218-1841. Once it is determined when …

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Spark45 Fitness and Physical Therapy will reopen on Monday, June 15, according to owner Danielle Bordenave. Following state and county guidelines, Bordenave has made changes throughout the studio to ensure the health and safety of her clients, including rearranging machines to be six feet ap…

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On Saturday, June 13, Rincon Fitness will host a live competition between firefighters, as the gym once again opens its doors to the public. They’ll be competing in a “virtual stair climb” which takes the place of the 29th annual Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Firefighter Stairclimb w…

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Rincon Fitness USA co-owner Kevin Twohy and gyms statewide have been anxiously awaiting word from Gavin Newsom on when they can reopen their doors to the public. On Friday, June 5, the governor’s office gave the okay for gyms to open on June 12, with the final determination on what is allowa…

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The California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section has announced that the Ford Boys and Girls Cross Country Championships will be returning to Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) once the fall season sport returns to racing again. Last time the championships were held at Mt. SAC was in…

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Cate School athletes were recently honored online at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table, as the organization decided to release this year’s award winners in a daily program at noontime which began April 15 and will continue past the middle of May. 

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The Carpinteria High School boys tennis team saw an impressive streak come to an end due to Covid-19. The Warriors had won and/or shared the last three league titles, spanning two leagues, collected two Frontier League championships and then won the inaugural Citrus Coast League championship…

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Golf, a sport that often pits one against nature’s elements of wind, sand and water, is also generally a sport that easily adheres to the practice of social distancing. “We had all the postings inside the door to follow social distancing, golfers pretty much follow the rules,” said Carpinter…

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With the April NFL draft and its array of college stars on display, another group of talented Carpinteria High School alumnus have also been shining in recent years at Ventura College. Back in February of this year, it was announced that Michael Garibay (class of ‘17) had accepted an academi…

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On April 3, California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) canceled all 10 CIF Sections, including the Southern Section (SS), officially ending the high school spring sports season for 2020. 

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Cate School recently announced their award winners from the 2019-20 winter sports season. For boys basketball: seniors Ethan Ng and Khadim Pouye and junior Nkemka Chukwumerije were named to the All-Frontier League First Team. Second Team honors went to seniors Thomas Nettesheim and Parker Ma…

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