Santa Barbara News Press

COLLEGE SOCCER: Westmont rallies for a windy win

The Westmont men’s and women’s soccer team swept a double-header to win their Golden State Athletic Conference openers against William Jessup University Thursday in sunny but blustery conditions at Thorrington Field. more

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: Westmont’s sweet 16 party

A balanced attack has the No. 5 ranked Westmont College on a roll. The Warriors’ 25-12, 25-13, 25-17, nonconference sweep of visiting La Sierra on Tuesday was their 16th straight victory.  more

ON STAGE: Choreogrpher at Westmont College

Ruth Barnes will perform “Here, There and Everywhere” at 4 p.m. Saturday at Black Box, part of Porter Hall at Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road, Montecito. The free concert will feature Ms. Barnes in five solo dances that were choreographed within five weeks by her and Christine Devaney, Matthew Hawkins, Frank McConnell, Steinvor Palsson and Ian Spink. more

Gauchos are speaking the language of top recruits

Basketball is a Small, Small World After All — even when the player you’re pursuing has a national ranking that’s even bigger than his 6-foot-9 and 225-pound frame. Amadou Sow, a four-star recruit from the West African nation of Mali, and Sekou Touré, a 6-4 guard who hails from neighboring Guinea, both verbally committed to UCSB this week…. McKnight has a good idea about where he’s sending his two star seniors. He’s the brother of Westmont College women’s basketball coach Kirsten Moore. And one of his assistant coaches at Prolific Prep, Nathan Marsing, played for the Warriors’ NAIA finalist team of 2016. more

SBART: Great timing leads to great day for Vaqueros

Coach Craig Moropoulos had his timing just right for SBCC’s football road trip down the crowded 405 Freeway to Los Angeles Southwest on Saturday…. Westmont is 16-1 even though star outside hitter Taylor Beckman missed 10 matches. “We still won all 10 of those matches with two freshman outsides,” coach Patti Cook said. “Taylor is fully back and played this past weekend, and played rather well. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Rams run wild in home win

The Cate School football team had a simple gameplan when it faced Flintridge Prep on Saturday afternoon — get the ball to Drew Anastasio, and he’d find his way to the end zone…. Libby Dahlberg led the Warriors with 10 kills on 11 attempts in a 25-7, 25-13, 25-19 Golden State Athletic Conference victory over the Firestorm at Murchison Gym. Cassidy Rea added eight kills in the win for Westmont (16-1, 3-0), while Taylor Beckman had seven kills. more

Jeanne Graffy led rich life as mother and community leader

Known for her intelligence and quick wit, Jeanne Graffy led a rich and fulfilling double life — as a mother and as a community leader ? that ended Sept. 13 after a period of declining health… She had a deep impact on my life, and she leaves an even deeper legacy of service to the south coast,” said Mr. Bradford, director of Career Development and Calling at Westmont College. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: No. 6 Westmont rallies for road victory

Renee Gonsavles’ goal in the 61st minute gave the sixth-ranked Westmont women’s soccer team a 3-2 victory over NCAA Division II Azusa Pacific on Friday afternoon. Jackie Lopez scored twice for Westmont, which trailed 1-0 at the half in Azusa. more

Ridley-Tree Cancer Center ready to open

Next week is “move-in” week and the first patient will be admitted into a new health facility in Santa Barbara — welcome to the new Ridley-Tree Cancer Center. … The center, a collaborative effort between the Cancer Foundation and Sansum Clinic, is a significant development in the local care and treatment of cancer patients, the result of roughly two decades of effort. The $53 million project — of which $47 million has so far been raised — was given its greatest boost by an $11 million donation from Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree, whose name graces the center, as it does the Ridley-Tree Westmont Museum of Art and other institutions around town. more

Santa Barbara remembers 9/11

A field of American flags was displayed at West Beach Monday to memorialize the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. … According a Young America’s Foundation report, 206 high schools and universities are participating in the project including UCSB, UC Berkeley and Westmont College. more

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