Monthly Archives: April 2018

TMU’s Trio of Titles Highlight Day 1 of GSAC Championship

As one lap turned into three and three to five, it became clear that a Mustang was going to win the 3,000-meter steeplechase Thursday at the Golden State Athletic Conference Championship. It was just a question of which one. … TMU’s Tim Gutierrez runs his leg of the 4×800 relay Thursday at Westmont College. more

Faith based groups say new conversion therapy bill threatens free speech, religious freedom

Proponents of a new conversion therapy bill that passed in the California Assembly earlier this month say that, if signed into law, will add the practice to the state list of what’s considered consumer fraud. … It’s not clear how it would affect religious institutions. Scott Craig, the manager for media relations at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, told the NewsPress that they will need more time to read and understand the bill to determine if it might apply to the college. more

DP’s straight family line to success

Isaac Coffey didn’t pretend to be Babe Ruth and call his third home run against Ventura last week.

A triple-shot order of Coffey would’ve been out of character for the steady hand of the Dos Pueblos High School baseball team.

But he did receive a call — from older brother Luke, who is having a Ruthian season of his own at Westmont College — about his biggest day at the plate.

“It was pretty cool,” Isaac said. “He was just saying that he was proud of me for having a three home-run game, and asked me about the details, and how it felt ? What it was like.” more

Mustangs Fall to Westmont in Golden State Athletic Conference Finale

In light of two days and 25 innings of mostly forgettable baseball, Master’s catcher Ryan Bricker summed up the weekend the best he could. “It’s better that this happened now,” Bricker said Saturday after the Mustangs fell, 8-5, to Westmont College in the Golden State Athletic Conference finale at Russ Carr Field. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Dons take consi title at Kiraly event

Host Santa Barbara won the consolation bracket of the annual Karch Kiraly Tournament of Champions on Saturday, beating San Marcos 3-1 on set scores of 25-23, 25-16, 26-28, 25-20. … Scott Singh went 2-for-4 with a game-tying two run home run in game two and Henry Hedeen went 3-for-7 on the day with two home runs and six RBIs as Westmont (33-14, 25-11 in Golden State Athletic Conference) swept the double-header at Russ Carr Field. more

American Riviera Bank Promotes Michael Viebeck

Michael Viebeck, who started his career with American Riviera Bank interning as a credit analyst, has been promoted to a full-time position as a commercial banking officer with the Santa Barbara-based community bank. Viebeck graduated from Westmont College with a bachelor’s degree in economics and business in May 2016. more

Isaiah Veal Makes Statement in Winning County Titles in 100, 200

Isaiah Veal has emerged as a serious CIF contender in the sprints. … “I’m just trying to get in some decent races and strategy under my belt,” said the Westmont-bound Peterson. “(Everest) pushed me in the last 300, and it showed me what we can both do in the end. That was good.” more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Gauchos cough up lead to Aggies

The UCSB baseball team took a three-run lead into the sixth inning before surrendering to a rally by UC Davis in a 4-3 road loss Friday. … An RBI double by Warrior third baseman Luke Coffey in the first inning got Westmont started on a lopsided Golden State Athletic Conference win at Russ Carr Field. more

Michael Stefanic Powers Westmont Past The Master’s

Michael Stefanic went 3 for 3 with three runs scored and an RBI while Tyler Roper was 3 for 4 with two RBI as NAIA No. 25 Westmont Baseball (31-14, 23-11 GSAC) pounded the Mustangs of The Master’s (24-21, 16-18) on the opening day of a three-game Golden State Athletic Conference series at Russ Carr Field. more

ART REVIEW: Degrees of Diversity, Elegance, and a Touch of Potty Talk

Over the still-young history of the ever-inviting local art treasure that is the Westmont Museum of Art, a special brand of intrigue has settled into the space, right around this time of year. more