John Zant: Britain’s Coxless Crew stop over in Santa Barbara

Doris was hard to miss if you walked around Santa Barbara Harbor during the second week of May. She looked like a small submarine that had been … [Read more...]

Santa Barbara sends off Special Olympics World Games athletes

Santa Barbara did its part to roll out the welcome track — and the welcome pool — for athletes and coaches participating in the 2015 Special Olympics … [Read more...]

John Zant: Tremendous trio of triathlons

Ride a bike to the beach, go for a swim, and run to the pier and back. For years, those have been components of the active summer lifestyle in Santa … [Read more...]

John Zant: Dan Goldie Returns to Championship Tennis

If you wanted to see an American tennis player in the Wimbledon men’s singles quarterfinals, you would have been out of luck at the All-England Club … [Read more...]

John Zant: On women athletes and Semana Nautica

  When a female sport achieves genuine stature — such as the Women’s World Cup of soccer — some fans of the male persuasion can’t handle the … [Read more...]

John Zant: Foresters find spunk in hitting coach Dmitri Young

  As each starting player for the Santa Barbara Foresters was introduced by the public-address announcer, Dmitri Young voiced his approval in … [Read more...]

John Zant: Can Mia Fisher turn UCSB women’s hoops around?

Mia Fisher had a smile on her face and a diploma in her hand at UCSB’s graduation ceremonies in 2005. In her four years as a student and a Gaucho … [Read more...]

John Zant: ‘Silky’ Erica Schroeder surprises with State Championship

  A state track-and-field champion from Santa Barbara comes along about as often as a winner of horse racing’s Triple Crown. Since the first … [Read more...]