Santa Barbara News Press

LOCAL ROUNDUP: OT defeat ends Patriots’ CIF run

Providence’s boys basketball run in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs came to an end Tuesday with a 73-68 overtime quarterfinal loss to Foothill Tech. … Designated hitter Zack Mendez led Westmont (10-6) with two hits, two RBIs and a run scored. more

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Big West honors Gaucho center

UCSB center Drew Edelman was named at Big West Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week leading the Gauchos to a pair of key home victories. …


Doubles were the difference as the Warriors (3-1) swept all three sets for their road victory. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Double-doubles abound for UCSB

Drea Toler and Drew Edelman recorded double-doubles to lead the UCSB women’s basketball team in an 82-55 victory over UC-Irvine in a Big West contest at the Thunderdome Saturday night. … Westmont, 19-5 overall and 11-1 in GSAC play, won with balanced scoring led by Morgan Haskin with 13 points, Lauren McCoy with 11 and Jae Ferrin with 10. McCoy and Joy Krupa both had 10 rebounds, as Westmont dominated the boards by a 44-20 count. more

Warriors trampled by No. 1 Mustangs

A first-place showdown with The Master’s — the top-ranked team in the latest NAIA Division 1 poll — slipped away from Westmont in the second half as the visiting Mustangs pulled away for a 101-82 Golden State Athletic Conference victory on Saturday night at Murchison Gym. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Gauchos open with blowout defeat

San Diego State hammered the UCSB baseball team with a five-run second inning on the way to a 9-1 blistering in both teams’ season opener at Tony Gwynn Stadium. … Travis Vander Molen hit two homes runs, driving in three, to lead Westmont to victory in the opener of a three-game road series between rival Warriors of the Golden State Athletic Conference. more

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Gauchos net three local soccer standouts

Two local high school soccer players, Santa Barbara High goalkeeper Ben Roach and Dos Pueblos forward Oscar Ferreira, joined SBCC star Victor Chavez in signing national letters of intent with UCSB. … Westmont College forward Olisa Nwachie has been named Golden State Athletic Conference Basketball Player of the Week. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Dons win water polo wild-card game

Grace Raisin scored four goals and made three steals to lead Santa Barbara High to a 10-5 victory at Troy on Tuesday in a Division 2 wild-card match of the CIF-Southern Section girls water polo playoffs. … Westmont (1-2) got its lone singles wins from Miles Hale, who topped the Kingsmen’s Lucas Tilly 7-5, 6-4, and Austin Lee, who rallied for a 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Sebastian Ariza. The Warriors were without No. 1 player Luke Whalen. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors make history in home win

With a big Golden State Athletic Conference matchup looming against second-ranked The Master’s this weekend, it could be understandable if the Westmont men’s basketball team was caught looking ahead, instead of focusing on Monday night’s non-conference opponent, Bethesda. more

SBART: Westmont coach adept at prep political games

Santa Barbara High girls coach Andrew Butcher discovered that you can’t squeeze basketball knowledge out of a stone-faced college coach. He told the audience attending Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon that he tried to get some pointers by sitting next to Westmont College men’s coach John Moore during the recent Santa Barbara-San Marcos boys game. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Westmont splits GSAC twinbill with Vanguard

Westmont third baseman Luke Coffey went 3-for-3, including a home run and a double, to pace the Warriors to a 5-2 victory over Vanguard in the opener of a doubleheader Saturday at Russ Carr Field. more

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