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TENNIS NOTES: Local claims U12 win at USTA event

It’s been a busy autumn on the courts for Special Olympics, with the annual Tennis Classic at the Tennis Club of Santa Barbara leading up to the Fall Games in Fountain Valley… “The high schoolers from Santa Barbara, San Marcos, and Dos Pueblos all helped put it on. I know we had 15 from DP alone, which was incredible. UCSB, Santa Barbara City College, and Westmont all joined as well to partner and play with our athletes.” more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Big run pushes Westmont to victory

The second-ranked Westmont women’s basketball team had its early struggles on Saturday at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, but used a big second-quarter run to put the game away in a 62-49 victory. more

Small Ball, Big Results Westmont uses lineup of four guards to full effect in home victory

Small ball played a large role in the Westmont men’s basketball team in a 91-59 victory over Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday night at Murchison Gymnasium. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Chargers land home victory

The Dos Pueblos High gboys basketball team found itself facing a trapping half-court zone from Whittier on Friday night… The run of top-ranked Westmont came to an end with a 26-24, 20-25, 25-22, 25-18 quarterfinal loss to Park (Mo.) in Sioux City, Iowa. more

Whiting: Calvary Church Senior Pastor David Mitchell on why he didn’t vote for president-elect

On a Saturday after the election of a president whom some vilify and blame on so-called Christian conservatives, politics is far from the minds of more than 100 volunteers at one of Orange County’s larger evangelical churches… A graduate of Westmont College, Dallas Theological Seminary and Talbot School of Theology, Mitchell says, “We love like Jesus across all cultures and generations and ethnicities.” more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors cruise to home win

In the first and fourth quarters of Thursday’s non-conference women’s basketball game at Murchison Gym, visiting Cal Lutheran played close to Westmont. more

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Westmont handed first defeat

Defending NAIA Columbia College of Missouri handed Westmont College its first women’s volleyball defeat of the season on Wednesday, beating the Warriors in five sets during a pool-play match at this year’s national tournament in Sioux City, Iowa. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Westmont keeps perfect season going

Taylor Beckman had a double-double with 12 kills and 11 digs to lead the Westmont women’s volleyball team to a 29-27, 25-13, 25-17 win over IU Kokomo (Indiana) in the first round of pool play at the NAIA national championship tournament in Sioux, Iowa on Tuesday. more

SBART: Prep hardwood coaches say hellos and goodbyes

Jeff Azain, an assistant for Westmont coach John Moore, played for Halleck’s 1981 CIF-SS finalist team, with Moore noting that it was “the best high school team I’ve ever seen.” more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Peus’ hot hand lights up Pioneer Valley

Westmont finished off the Menlo College-hosted event with an 87-69 victory over UC Merced, improving to 6-1 on the season. Sean Harman hit four 3-pointers as part of his team-high 19 points, while Hayden Anderson and Sam Bentz had 11 points each in the victory. more

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