UC Santa Barbara had plenty of panic moments today, but in the end had a lot to yell about.


Santa Barbara Regional: Soap opera-like drama


SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — A couple decades ago there was a weekday soap opera that was actually called “Santa Barbara.” The show revolved around the wealthy Capwell family and the evil Lockridge family, who were their rivals. Then there were the more modest families like the Andrades and the Perkins, whose fates knew the same torments. Friday, that moribund midday show could’ve been re-written, re-cast and re-shot with the four teams that were here for the Santa Barbara Regional.

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