Santa Barbara News Press

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

GSAC MEN’S BASKETBALL: Making a Big Finish Red-hot second-half pushes by Nwachie, Karczewski lead Westmont to victory

After a slow start — down by as much as 23 points with five minutes left in the first half — the Westmont men’s basketball team came out on fire in the second to take an 89-80 Golden State Athletic Conference win over San Diego Christian Saturday night in Murchison Gym. more

ON the TOWN: Film Festival brings community together

Lights! Camera! And plenty of action! The Santa Barbara International Film Festival attracts people from all over our community, county and country. … Westmont students Maggie Smith and Gabby Rodriguez attended with their professor, Dr. Carmen McCain, who said, “It’s a great event when you’re teaching a film class!” more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Westmont stumbles early in defeat

Westmont gave up five runs early and four more in the ninth in a 10-5 series-opening loss to Vanguard in baseball action Friday at Russ Carr field. more

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Record rebounder is the Real McCoy

Lauren McCoy became the first Westmont College women’s basketball to get 1,000 career rebounds while leading the Warriors to an 80-39 romp over Saint Katherine on Tuesday at Murchison Gym. more

Students make sense of imaginary numbers

About 56 students from seven California high schools came together Saturday to compete in the 30th annual Westmont College Mathematics Contest. About 56 students from seven California high schools came together Saturday to compete in the 30th annual Westmont College Mathematics Contest. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Chargers take So.Cal Invite crown

With a pair of wins Saturday, the Dos Pueblos girls water polo team won it first Southern California Tournament since 2011 in Irvine. … Olisa Nwachie led the Warriors with 20 points, on 7-of-12 shooting, with Gerald Karczewski adding 17 and Sean Harmon 14 in a GSAC win at Jessup. Westmont is now 18-4 overall and 8-1 in conference, while Jessup falls to 17-8 and 3-6. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors top Rams in cross-town tilt

Crosstown rivals faced off at Cate School on Friday, when the host Rams took on Carpinteria in a Tri-Valley League boys soccer match. … The game will be continued in the 12th inning today at 10 a.m., followed by the scheduled game. Reliever Justin Sanders gave up two runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings for Westmont (5-0). more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors toe the line for GSAC win

The numbers on the box score went largely against the xxth-ranked Westmont men’s basketball team in its Golden State Athletic Conference matchup at Menlo College. The host Oaks had more baskets made and a higher field-goal percentage than the Warriors, but a big margin in free throws, both attempted and made, were the difference in Westmont’s 83-74 victory. more