Monthly Archives: October 2017

This Week in Local Sports

Playoff time has arrived for prep fall sports. The action for boys water polo, girls volleyball, girls tennis and 8-man football begins this week. On Monday, Santa Barbara High hosted Dana Hills in a CIF-SS Division 2 boys water polo game. The winner travels to Laguna Beach on Wednesday. … William Jessup at Westmont, 7 p.m. more

Westmont Clinch GSAC Title with Win Over San Diego Christian

(SANTEE, Calif.) Westmont Volleyball (28-3, 12-0 GSAC) repeated as Golden State Athletic Conference Regular Season Champions tonight with a three-game sweep (25-16, 25-15,25-15) of San Diego Christian (9-17, 2-10). The Warriors also extended their conference win streak to 28 games. more

Westmont Men Drop 100 in Basketball Season Opener

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) Westmont Men’s Basketball’s (1-0) offense exploded for 100 points as they beat California Lutheran (0-1) this afternoon. Seniors David Gunn and Noah Blanton lead the way for the Warriors combining for 43 points. Westmont head coach John Moore said, “It’s a coming out party for David Gunn and Noah Blanton. They were fantastic.” more

Westmont Men Drop Regular Season Finale

SANTA CLARITA, Calif.) Westmont Men’s Soccer (8-4-3, 7-3 GSAC) dropped their final game of the regular season by a score of 1-0 to The Master’s (11-5-2, 6-4 GSAC). The loss doesn’t affect Westmont’s ranking in the GSAC – as they had clinched the number two seed with their win last weekend. more

Westmont Women Rally to Defeat Master’s in Overtime

(SANTA CLARITA, Calif.) Down 2-0 with just less than 30 minutes to play, #9 Westmont Women’s Soccer (13-3-1, 10-0 GSAC) rallied to defeat #14 The Master’s (13-4-1 6-3-1) by a 3-2 score in overtime. With the win, Westmont clinched second place in the Golden State Athletic Conference standings and earned a bye in the first round of the upcoming GSAC Tournament. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: County pools filled for CIF playoffs

Fans of boys water polo in the county will have a plethora of options on Tuesday, the opening day of the CIF-Southern Section water polo playoffs. … Johnson scored twice in Westmont’s victory, sending the match into overtime with an 87th-minute goal off a Destinee Adams assist. The Master’s held a 2-0 lead at the 61-minute mark, but Maddi Berthoud got Westmont on the board in the 69th minute on a header off a Haylee Lopes assist. more

First Amendment seminar announced

SANTA BARBARA Four Westmont College professors will discuss the scope of the First Amendment at a seminar on Wednesday. The “You Offend Me, So Shut Up: Rethinking Free Speech in a Polarized Age” panel discussion will be held at 7 p.m. in the Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. more

Men’s and Women’s Basketball Host Preseason Exhibitions

An impromptu decision by the Oregon Athletic Department resulted in Oregon’s Men and Women Basketball teams hosting exhibition games. All proceeds will go to support those impacted by the wildfires throughout Oregon. The women played Portland State and the men played Idaho. … The Women’s Basketball team will host Westmont College in an exhibition game on Nov. 5. more

Westmont Panel to Look at State of Public Discourse

Four Westmont professors will explore the freedoms and limits of the First Amendment in a 7 p.m. lecture Wednesday, Nov. 1, in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The panel discussion is titled You Offend Me, So Shut Up: Rethinking Free Speech in a Polarized Age. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors score big road victory

Leo Vargas accounted for five total touchdowns, while Vance Keiser threw five touchdown passes as Carpinteria rolled to a 56-26 Frontier League victory at Fillmore on Friday night. …  Samantha Neely’s 13 kills paced the Warriors (27-3, 11-0) in a 25-16, 25-9, 25-20 Golden State Athletic Conference victory over the Firestorm, clinching at least a share of the regular-season title and securing the No. 1 seed in the GSAC Tournament next month. Taylor Beckman added 10 kills for Westmont, while Cassidy Rea and Hali Galloway had seven kills each in the victory. more