Santa Barbara News Press

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Harman reaches 1,000 points in win

The 25th-ranked Westmont men’s basketball team opened play in a tournament hosted by Golden State Athletic Confernce foe Hope International on Monday. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Vaqueros win state water polo title

Five years ago, the SBCC women’s water polo team didn’t exist, nothing more than a figment of someone’s imagination. … Westmont saw an early lead evaporate with three unanswered goals by No. 17 Marymount in a 3-1 first-round defeat. more

Finding a Right Balance: Westmont has plenty of contributors in home victory over Irvine’s Westcliff

Balance and depth were on full display for the Westmont men’s basketball team in a 92-53 rout of visiting Westcliff University on Thursday night at Murchison Gymnasium. The host Warriors (5-0) remain perfect on the young season after putting away winless Westcliff early and cruising to a convincing victory. more

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Westmont women lose to Azusa Pacific, 72-57

Westmont College ran into a hot Azusa Pacific women’s basketball team on Tuesday, losing 72-57 in Azusa. The Cougars, ranked No. 16 in NCAA Division 2, are off to their first 6-0 start in 25 years. They shot 55 percent from the three-point line (11-for-20) to hand the Warriors (3-1) their first defeat of the season. more

ON STAGE: Concerts at Westmont College

Westmont College music groups will perform two free concerts this week at the campus’ Deane Chapel, 955 La Paz Road, Montecito. A jazz concert will feature an ensemble of vocalists and instrumentalists at 8 p.m. Wednesday. more

SBART: Cardinals get runner back for home date

La Playa Stadium will show a re-run of Fast times At Bishop Diego High on Friday night, but this time with perhaps John Harris in the starring role. …Westmont (32-3) won a five-set thriller over Vanguard in the GSAC final, with three of the sets going overtime including a 28-26 win in game four in which the Warriors trailed 17-10. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Lancers thwart Chargers’ CIF-SS title bid

The Dos Pueblos High boys water polo team found itself down four goals early in Saturday’s CIF-SS Division 3 title game against La Serna-Whittier. …With the tourney win, Westmont receives an automatic berth in the NAIA national tournament, with an opening match to be played on Saturday. The opponent and location will be announced on Monday. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors fall in GSAC title game

Friday’s Golden State Athletic Conference women’s soccer championship match paired two nationally-ranked teams, both coming in off playoff runs. Overtime wasn’t enough to settle the showdown between ninth-ranked Westmont and fifth-ranked Vanguard, with the title decided by a penalty-kick shootout. more


It took a long run to the back post by Westmont College soccer player Yazi Hernandez to put the Warriors on the right path at Thorrington Field on Thursday. It was a four-year run, actually. more

GSAC WOMEN’S SOCCER: Semi-Tough Lopez’s goal puts Westmont into GSAC final

In a tight defensive contest with The Master’s University, Westmont’s Jackie Lopez found the opportunity to make the difference when she got a just-right pass in front of the goal one minute into the second half. more

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