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Ranked 46th in the state by MaxPreps, the St. Genevieve High School football team came into Friday night’s game, Sept. 13, with some impressive numbers, having outscored their last two opponents by a combined score of 92-0. The Valiants were as good as advertised, continuing their winning wa…

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Adan “The Bus” Vargas team captian and two-way starter made solid tackles on defense and kept up amazing blocks throughout the loss against Ventura. This Saturday, Sept. 21, the Sophomore team plays against Saugus at Carpinteria High School at 10 a.m.

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In another “Battle of the 192,” the Carpinteria and Cate cross country teams ended with split results for the boys and girls. The Rams boys won their match, but the girls squad was disqualified after taking a wrong turn on the course, handing the win over to the Warrior girls. Tesfa Asmara t…

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On the morning of Sept. 15, 140 runners hit Franklin Trail for the Island View Trail Run’s high-climbing 4-, 10- and 16-mile courses. Athletes ranging in age from 9 to 80 came from all over California and beyond to race through the cool, low-elevation fog and, in the case of the longer cours…

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Please join me in a moment of silence for my dearly departed Clark Foam-modified Hitachi surfboard power planer, which died on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2019, after 24 years of faithful service. The Hitachi came my way in 1995, when I went in on the purchase with two college buddies—pals from surfi…

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Carpinteria High School football player Will Collins was named the Male Athlete of the Week at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table’s Luncheon held at Harry’s Plaza Café on Sept. 9. The Carpinteria senior was moved from quarterback to running back in the Warriors matchup last week against …

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With a handful of key players on the bench, the Carpinteria High School football team needed to make some quick changes before heading into last week’s (Sept. 6) game against Beverly Hills. One change, inserting Will Collins into the running back slot, returned huge dividends as the six-foot…

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Playing their first home game with a new offense designed by coach Mario Robinson, the Carpinteria High School Warriors gave up two fumbles and a first quarter interception which catapulted the visiting Pirates of Santa Ynez to a 28-0 lead in Friday night football on Aug. 30. 

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This past spring, Tony DeFelicis signed on to the United Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara County’s Carpinteria Unit as the new assistant club director in charge of athletic programs. Having worked for the city of Burbank’s Parks and Recreation Department, DeFelicis has a strong coaching …

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This Saturday, Aug. 24, Carpinteria Junior Warriors  Youth Tackle League will host the Sophomore Jamboree at Carpinteria High School from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All Sophomore teams from the Gold Coast Youth Football League (GCYFL) will  attend and scrimmage  to help determine where they fall in br…

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After graduating Carpinteria High School in 1996, Warriors football player Steve Murillo went on to play at Cal State Northridge. While earning his degree in marketing, he played as a flanker on offense and a free safety on defense. Later, he coached his cousin’s bantam youth football team, …

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On Saturday, Aug. 10, Surf Happens held its second-annual Board Riders U14 Surf and Skate contest at Santa Claus Lane. Fifty local youth participated in the event in one- to three-foot surf and clean conditions.

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Carpinteria Junior Lifeguards summer program held their annual season’s end Swim-Paddle-Run Triathlon at Carpinteria City Beach on Friday, Aug. 9. All JGs competed in the triathlon, demonstrating the wide-range of lifeguarding skills and endurance training that they gained throughout the summer. 

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The Carpinteria Valley Girls Softball League (CVGSL) has been making its mark as champions lately. Last year, the 12U squad went to Nationals in Camarillo. This year, the 14U girls headed to Nationals in Redding. To earn that spot, the 14U girls competed in the USA Softball “C” State Champio…

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This summer, Mavericks Athletics hosted its fifth year of summer sports camps for Carpinteria youth. What began as a fun way to teach kids character through athletics has become a popular youth camp filled with active games, friendly competitions and tons of fun. Mavericks offered several di…

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Carpinteria City Beach shined bright as they hosted the California Surf Lifesaving Association’s (CSLSA) Regional Championships on Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27. The CSLSA boasts 30 chapters from up and down the state, all well-represented at the two-day event. This year was the first …

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A wide range of competitors, ages seven to 78, participated in the All-Comers Meet on July 19 held at Carpinteria High School’s Valley Memorial Stadium. One of the 78-year-olds was retired judge John Dobroth, who at one time was a seven-foot high jumper. 

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This summer, Cate School basketball coach Andy Gil has been rubbing elbows with some of the NBA’s elite on the courts at University of California Santa Barbara. Most recently, on July 18, Gil worked out with reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, aka the Greek Freak, and NBA three-point spe…

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As part of the Junior Lifeguard Program, JGs receive a kayak lesson from instructors Matt Simon and Jay Snieder. Boating safety is the first part of any kayaking lesson and once oriented, the JGs take to the water to tour the Carpinteria Reef.

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On Saturday, July 6, athletes of all ages and sizes participated in Carpinteria High School’s All-comers Meet held on campus at Valley Memorial Stadium. The highlight of the meet was Westlake High School’s Paige Sommers clearing a stadium record of 12 feet, seven inches in the pole vault. Pa…

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The sport of roller derby is alive and well in the southland. With three teams: the Brawlin’ Betties in Santa Barbara, the West Coast Derby Knockouts in Ventura and the Ventura County Derby Darlins in Camarillo, the sport’s popularity is on the rise.

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The Carpinteria High School boys basketball team competed in the 46th Annual High School Summer Team Camp Basketball Tournament held over the weekend of June 29 and 30 at Westmont College. 

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The Santa Barbara Foresters baseball team is off to a great start. About a month into the season they currently sit atop the California Collegiate League (CCL) standings with an 11-4 record, 13-4 overall.

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The 12U and 14U Carpinteria Girls Softball All Star teams competed in the Western District C Tournament in Oxnard, June 14-16, and both teams qualified to advance to the Southern California C State Championship. The girls will play June 28-30 in Palmdale—the second consecutive year that both…

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While the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors were battling it out for the NBA Championship, the Mavericks Club Basketball teams were celebrating another successful season at the organization’s awards banquet at Lions Park. Spearheaded 12 years ago by local business owner Ryan Reed…

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Former Carpinteria Middle Schooler Donald Deaile helped Olympic Club, a rugby team from San Francisco, win the Division II National Championship on June 2 in Columbus, Ohio. Deaile honed his rugby skills at Bishop Diego where he played football, making the All-CIF First Team and the Santa Ba…

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From May 31 to June 2, Carpinteria Middle School students Asher Smith and Eli Sheaffer, along with Aiden Neuron, a middle schooler at Howard School, competed in the Coastal Zone Junior Olympic Qualifier with the Santa Barbara Premier Water Polo Club. Smith competed on the 14U team that finis…

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Selections for the All-Channel League teams for both boys and girls lacrosse were revealed last week, and Cate School took home quite a few honors. For the boys team: Adlai Hester and Will Bouma made the first team, while senior Peter Firestone and junior Will Anderson made second team. For …

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CIF-Southern Section’s Citrus Coast League recently announced their 2019 Spring Sports Award Winners and All-League Teams. Carpinteria High School was well-represented in a variety of sports. In baseball, the Warriors tied for third place in the standings with Malibu. Carpinteria made a nice…

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The Carpinteria United 10U girls’ all-star soccer team won its third tournament title of the season June 1-2 at the Santa Barbara Splash tournament. Over the weekend the team went 4-0, defeating teams from Camarillo, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades and Santa Barbara. The United went 17-2 on …

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CVYAA Carpinteria Junior Warriors kicked off their 2019 season with a full day event hosting flag football and 7vs7 games on June 2, at Carpinteria High School fields. During the full day of athletics, Carpinteria kids faced off against league players from Oxnard, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Vent…

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Way of the Orient martial arts school competed in two May USA Wrestling tournaments. At the first meet, held at Buena High School on May 4, six wrestlers competed, and five wrestlers took home medals. On May 25, wrestlers competed at Camarillo High School in freestyle. This season, Way of th…

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After strapping on the gear at the catcher’s position for four years of varsity baseball at Carpinteria High School, Toby Spach recently began a new role at the next level. With the first year of baseball at Santa Barbara City College now under his belt, the former Warrior has since discover…

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It was a Memorial Day Weekend to be celebrated for Carpinteria’s Pat Moorhouse and Debra (Lipson) Ekola, who were inducted into the first ever Santa Barbara City College Vaqueros Hall of Fame Class on Saturday, May 25. The two athletic standouts were honored along with the 1977 women’s track…

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The CIF-Southern Section announced the playoff division placements for all schools for the upcoming seasons. Cate School will continue to compete in Eight-Man football, while girls volleyball will be playing in Division Six. Boys water polo will play in Division Five and girls tennis will be…

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CVYAA Carpinteria Junior Warriors will kick off its 2019 season hosting flag football and 7 vs 7 games on Sunday, June 2, at Carpinteria High School softball fields from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

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The Amgen Tour of California women racers, pictured, zoomed through Carpinteria for the first time ever, soaring over Carpinteria Creek, just before 2 p.m., on May 16. Just under an hour later, the men’s tour zipped through town on Foothill Road, heading south to Ventura.

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Whether it be in the pool, on the pitch, track or tennis courts, local sports enthusiasts are bound to have witnessed Carpinteria High School twin brothers Luke and Solomon Nahooikaika-Anderson competing for the Warriors. “Luke and Solomon are two of the most phenomenal Warrior student-athle…

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On Tuesday, May 7, Cate School junior Buba Fofanah was named to the 2019 Allstate All-America Soccer team. According to a release provided by the Allstate Cup, Fofanah was chosen in collaboration with Allstate and MaxPreps.com to an elite group of soccer players who have demonstrated great p…

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After dropping two matches to fellow Channel League member, Dos Pueblos, earlier in the season, the Cate School girls lacrosse team broke through for a 6-3 victory at San Marcos High to capture the L.A. Lacrosse Foundation Division II Championship on May 10. Led by the strong overall play of…

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Wrapping up an historic year for the Warriors, there were five Citrus Coast League Championships in the inaugural year of the new league (girls tennis, boys water polo, girls water polo, boys tennis and boys volleyball). Eleven of the 18 Carpinteria High School athletics programs advanced to…

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