Butcher receives So Cal coaching award

Andrew Butcher, who guided Santa Barbara High’s girls basketball team to its first CIF-Southern Section championship, regional title and state finals … [Read more...]

All-City Girls Basketball Team: SB’s Melgoza stepped it up as a sophomore

All-City Girls Basketball Team

Amber Melgoza took on the responsibility of being the go-to player for Santa Barbara High and the role proved to be a perfect fit for the … [Read more...]

Team of the Month Series, Presented by Sansum Clinic


“The Team of the Month” is a monthly content series presented by Sansum Clinic of Santa Barbara and produced by Presidio Sports that recognizes the … [Read more...]

Dons come up short in CIF State Final, fall to Modesto Christian, 64-55

A Santa Barbara teammate tries to console Amber Melgoza after she fouled out in the fourth quarter. Melgoza tied a state championship record with 30 points.

  Amber Melgoza tied a state Division 3 championship game record with 30 points and set records for free-throws made and attempted, but Santa … [Read more...]

Santa Barbara girls are ready for their CIF state finals debut


  It’s hard for a high school basketball team to replicate an arena setting for a game. Santa Barbara coach Andrew Butcher did the best he … [Read more...]

Send-off party for Dons at 8 a.m. Thursday

Santa Barbara High will have a State Finals send-off gathering for the girls basketball team at 8 a.m. Thursday in front of J.R. Richards Gym. The … [Read more...]

Melgoza, Butcher earn CIF player, coach of the year honors

Santa Barbara High vs Yorba Linda CIF Girls Basketball

Amber Melgoza was named CIF Player of the Year and Andrew Butcher was honored as Coach of the Year in the 3AA Division. Only a sophomore, … [Read more...]


Santa Barbara High Girls Basketball - CIF

  ONTARIO — The incredible journey of the Santa Barbara High girls basketball team will take it to Sacramento to play for a CIF State … [Read more...]

Dons, Santa Margarita seek first trip to CIF State Finals


There are lots of similarities between CIF State Division 3 Regional finalists Santa Barbara High and Santa Margarita. The two Southern Section … [Read more...]

GBK: Dons can’t be stopped, advance to regional finals

Amber Melgoza of Santa Barbara dribbles up court  while being pressured by Mount Miguel players.

Mount Miguel had the size, the speed and athleticism, but all those qualities weren’t enough to stop Santa Barbara High’s incredible and historic … [Read more...]