John Zant: Honoring Santa Barbara hoop dreamers

UCSB Gaucho legends gather at last year's Santa Barbara Court of Champions event: Carrick Dehart, Brian Shaw and Jerry Pimm. (Randy Weiss Photo)

  Award Season Features Basketball Court of Champions and Athletic Round Table’s Hall of Fame In the coming weeks, the sports awards season … [Read more...]

Melgoza earns All-City MVP honor after record-setting year

All-City-Basketball-Team-2015

The numbers are amazing: Six 40-point games; 10 30-point games; a 50-point game in the CIF quarterfinals on the road; scoring more than more than … [Read more...]

Burich’s joy of coaching is rewarded with a CIF title

Burich has a career coaching record of on the sidelines.

  Jeff Burich had a head for coaching when he was playing basketball at Bishop Diego. It was the summer before Burich’s senior year. Coach … [Read more...]

GBK: Lilly, Rogers, Burich earn CIF 5A honors

Bishop Diego senior Jordyn Lilly was named the CIF-Southern Section Division 5A girls basketball Player of the Year and Jeff Burich was honored as the … [Read more...]

GBK: Melgoza selected to All-CIF 2AA squad

Santa Barbara High junior Amber Melgoza was named to the All-CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA girls basketball team. Melgoza, the Division 3AA … [Read more...]

GBK: Melgoza, Ventura’s Knight named Channel co-MVPs

Santa Barbara High's Amber Melgoza

  The underclassmen ruled in Channel League girls basketball this season. Santa Barbara High junior Amber Melgoza and Ventura sophomore … [Read more...]

GBK: Bishop’s Lilly is player of year in TVL

Bishop Diego's Jordyn Lilly has been recognized as the Player of the Year in the Tri-Valley League. The senior point guard led the Cardinals in … [Read more...]

Carpinteria’s Mercer named FL coach of year

Dan Mercer, who led a young Carpinteria team to the Frontier League girls basketball title, was named the league's coach of the year, and two Warriors … [Read more...]

GBK: Dons can’t overcome shooting woes, lose at Mira Costa

Santa Barbara High's Jocelin Petatan fades away on a jump shot. Petatan was the Dons' second-leading scorer.

Mira Costa didn’t put a lid on the basket when Santa Barbara High showed up for their second-round Division 2 CIF State Tournament girls basketball … [Read more...]

GBK: Bishop Diego’s history-making season ends in state tourney

Bishop Diego's championship season came to an end Saturday night, as the Cardinals fell to The Bishops School, 73-49, in the second round of the CIF … [Read more...]