Santa Barbara News Press

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Heidegger makes All-District team

UCSB sophomore guard Max Heidegger, who led a 17-game Gaucho turnaround from last year, was named Second Team All-District 9 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the organization announced Tuesday. … Due to rains that have hit the San Diego area, a three-game series this weekend between Westmont College and San Diego Christian set for Barona Stars Field has been moved to Westmont’s Russ Carr Field. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Steinberger goes low in WSC victory

Zach Steinberger’s co-medalist round of 3-under 69 at the Antelope Valley Country Club helped the SBCC men’s golf team claim an overall victory in the sixth Western State Conference tournament of the season, hosted by Antelope Valley on Monday. … Taylor Bush and William Hoyer-Pingle each drove in two runs in the win for Westmont (16-10, 9-8), all coming in the Warriors’ big rally. more

Storm threat leads to evacuations

The occupants of more than 2,000 homes were ordered to seek safe ground Monday as a storm described by officials as unpredictable bore down on the recent burn scars of Santa Barbara County. … Schools were preparing for the storm. City College is on a normal schedule while Westmont College is on break. Students who stayed behind were to be sheltered at the campus. more

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Muller’s homer powers Westmont win

Austin Muller knocked in four runs with a single and a home run to lead Westmont College to a 12-9 over visiting Bethesda. Bay Buckley got the pitching win for the Warriors (14-9), allowing just one run in three innings. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Gauchos’ bid for sweep falls short

At one point during Monday’s non-conference baseball series finale, UCSB trailed visiting Penn State by as many as six runs. … The fourth-ranked Westmont women claimed their third straight conference championship, and the automatic berth into the NAIA Tournament, with a 48-46 victory over No. 7 Vanguard in Phoenix. more

SBART: Royals look to the future on the hardwood

Stefan Korfas, son of San Marcos High Hall of Famer Jon Korfas, knows all about the history of the school’s basketball program. … Westmont College athletic director Dave Odell helped his son Walker coach San Marcos’ junior varsity during summer league when such star Royals as Ryan Godges, David Frohling, and Nate Fay were between their freshmen and sophomore years. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Freshman shines over Nittany Lions

Drew Williams made his first start with the UCSB baseball team a memorable experience, helping the Gauchos roll to a 10-4 victory over visiting Penn State at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium on Saturday. … Westmont managed only two hits and scored single runs in the third and fifth innings in the opener, scoring on an error in the third, and a Michael Stefanic single in the fifth to score Tyler Roper. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: SM, DP advance in CIF State Regional

The San Marcos and Dos Pueblos girls water polo teams — who battled for a CIF-SS Division 1 title last week — both advanced to the CIF SoCal Championships with decisive wins Friday at Segerstrom High School in Santa Ana. … Westmont takes on Hope International today in a semifinal game. more

‘The worst of the storm has passed’

The winter storm that led to a mandatory evacuation for tens of thousands from Carpinteria to Goleta has produced some impressive rain totals, but so far nothing that has compromised local hillsides and creeks like the deadly storm in January. … In addition to City College, classes are in session at UCSB and Westmont College (beginning at 11:30 a.m.) more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Westmont duo on All-GSAC team

Westmont College senior captain Jerry Karczewski and junior forward Olisa Nwachie have been named to the All-Golden State Athletic Conference basketball team. more