Mullen & Henzell 1-Mile Ocean Swim Recap

By Barry Punzal, PresidioSports.com After a career of competing around the world, swimmer Mark Warkentin has become a homebody. That doesn’t bode well for competitors who aim to win events like … [Read more...]

Mullen & Henzell 3-Mile Ocean Swim Recap & Results

By Barry Punzal, PresidioSports.com About the only thing missing at East Beach on Sunday morning was the chant, “Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi.” Australians Max Halson and Luane Rowe took the … [Read more...]

McGuire-Dykstra dominate, win Santa Barbara Open title

By Barry Punzal, PresidioSports.com Andy McGuire, the senior libero on UCSB’s national runner-up men’s volleyball team, returned to Santa Barbara and brought some Gaucho magic with him. McGuire … [Read more...]

2011 CBVA Women’s Open Volleyball

By Barry Punzal, PresidioSports.com Kathrin Winkler and Tarin Keith, a pair of triple-A players, won their second California Beach Volleyball Association tournament title on Saturday, beating … [Read more...]

2011 Festival Overview

By Barry Punzal, PresidioSports.com Swimming, running, beach volleyball, softball and tennis — sports many Santa Barbarans love to do — will take center stage for the next two weekends as part of … [Read more...]

2010 Presidio Sports Beach Soccer Summer Slam

There were discussions over food and drink at Union Ale on Saturday night about how to bring permanent soccer courts to the sand of West Beach. That's how much fun the first-ever Beach Soccer … [Read more...]

Reid rules Reef and Run mile swim again

When Stewart Reid enters the Reef and Run Series 1-mile ocean swim, the chances are good that he’s going to come out on top. Competing in the 11th event of the series on Tuesday at East Beach, Reid … [Read more...]

Warkentin works through winter-like 3-mile

Olympian Mark Warkentin made it a clean sweep in the Semana Nautica 1-mile and 3-mile open-water swims this weekend, finishing off the 3-mile in 58 minutes and six seconds on Sunday … [Read more...]

Braden goes to battle in Fourth of July 15k

Goleta's Chris Braden edged Shaun Haley of Tucson, Ariz., by two seconds in the Semana Nautica Fourth of July 15-kilometer road race on Sunday, bringing the 19-year-old the victory with a time of 50 … [Read more...]

McKienzie-Toppel topple the field at East Beach

Dave McKienzie was full of confidence coming into Saturday's Santa Barbara Open beach volleyball tournament. McKienzie last week combined with former San Marcos High star Brook Billings and gave … [Read more...]