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


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...]

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: 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...]

John Zant: UCSB basketball wins in a throwback for Thunderdome

Members of the 1989-90 UCSB men's basketball team was honored on the court on Saturday.

  It was Throwback Saturday at the Thunderdome. A saucy crowd of 5,414 turned out to see Alan Williams — aka Big Al or, in his own … [Read more...]

GBK: Melgoza reaches 1,000 in Dons’ CIF State victory


  Santa Barbara High led by as many as 39 points on the way to a 72-40 victory over visiting Sierra on Wednesday in the opening round of the … [Read more...]

Dons teams, Cardinals hosting CIF State games

Both Santa Barbara High basketball teams and Bishop Diego learned on Sunday that they will be hosting CIF State tournament games this week. With … [Read more...]

GBK: No. 1 Redondo Union too tough for No. 4 Dons in 2AA semifinal

Redondo players Micaela Enriquez, left, and Elise Allison try to keep Amber Melgoza off the boards.

Santa Barbara High came so close to making a return trip to the CIF-Southern Section girls basketball finals. But the long-distance shooting of … [Read more...]

Dons Clay, Melgoza earn Athlete of the Week honors


Santa Barbara High basketball players Amber Melgoza and Ben Clay have been named the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Athletes of the Week. The … [Read more...]

GBK: Santa Barbara-Redondo girls semifinal moved to Wednesday

The date of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA girls basketball semifinal game between Santa Barbara High and Redondo Union has been changed to … [Read more...]