PHOTO GALLERY: Best Images of January

PHOTO GALLERY INTRO: Just like every month of the year, January featured dozens and dozens of exciting sporting events in Santa Barbara. Here’s a look back on some of our favorite images from the past month of action. Events include the retirement of Kathy Gregory, college and high school sporting events, and the retiring of Holly Ford’s jersey.

All Photos by John Dvorak and James Crosby.

Chargers Zachary Shugart throws down a one handed dunk over Dons Jack Baker to put the Chargers up 36-32 with seven minutes left in the fourth period.

Chargers Zachary Shugart throws down a one handed dunk over Dons Jack Baker to put the Chargers up 36-32 with seven minutes left in the fourth period. Shugart electrified a large crowd at Santa Barbara High one Wednesday night in January, throwing down arguably one of the best dunks of the season. (Crosby)

Libby Brymer runs up to congratulate goal scorer Emily Allen after the Royals' first goal on Thursday.

Libby Brymer runs up to congratulate goal scorer Emily Allen after the Royals’ first goal. After many wins in January, San Marcos girls soccer team is in the hunt for their first Channel League title since their CIF Championship team of 2006. (Dvorak)

Dons Noah Burke looks for an interior pass as San Marcos' Elijah Johnson applies pressure.

Dons Noah Burke looks for an interior pass as San Marcos’ Elijah Johnson applies pressure. San Marcos and Santa Barbara have played three times already this season. The last meeting was extra exciting with Noah Burke hitting a half court shot to win the game. (Crosby)

Kathy Gregory is the only Women's Head Volleyball Coach UCSB has ever seen

Kathy Gregory is the only Women’s Head Volleyball Coach UCSB has ever seen retired this month after 38 years. (UCSB Athletics)

Bishop Diego's Thomas Lash

Bishop Diego’s Thomas Lash gets a hand in the face of Carpinteria shooter Marcus Hutchinson. Bishop Diego and Carpinteria played their annual rivalry game this month, with the Cardinals taking the victory. (Dvorak)

Santa Barbara High's Holly Ford

Former Dons basketball star Holly Ford Emerson speaks to the crowd as her jersey is retired in JR Richards Gymnasium. Ford’s No. 23 is placed next to her brother Don Ford’s No. 34 retired jersey. (Crosby)

Santa Barbara's Jumoke Hutton raises his arm in celebration after the junior's first goal of the season. (James Crosby Photos)

Santa Barbara’s Jumoke Hutton raises his arm in celebration after the junior’s first goal of the season. The Santa Barbara High winter sports teams also put on a Think Pink Week this month to support breast cancer awareness. (Crosby)

Santa Barbara High's Natalie Cvitanic hounds a Buena player in the midfield on Tuesday. (Presidio Sports Photo)

Santa Barbara High’s Natalie Cvitanic hounds a Buena player in the midfield. The Channel League girls soccer title remains up for grabs heading into the regular season’s final week. (Dvorak)

Santa Barbara High goalie Maddie Trabucco stuffs a point-blank shot attempt by Dos Pueblos' Shannon Cleary in Tuesday's Channel League clash.  Santa Barbara had a great month in January, going undefeated in Channel League play and winning the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions. (Presidio Sports Photo)

Santa Barbara High goalie Maddie Trabucco stuffs a point-blank shot attempt by Dos Pueblos’ Shannon Cleary in the Channel League clash. Santa Barbara had a great month in January, going undefeated in Channel League play and winning the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions. (Dvorak)

Amanda Garcia and Lauren Underwood were two of seven seniors honored on Senior Day by Bishop Diego on Thursday.

Amanda Garcia and Lauren Underwood were two of seven seniors honored on Senior Day by Bishop Diego. ?(Dvorak)

UCLA vs. UCSB volleyball

UCSB’s outside hitter Weston Nielsen attacking UCLA. UCSB’s Men’s Volleyball program kicked off their season this month. ?(Crosby)

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