Santa Barbara News Press

SBART: Warriors honor duo as standout role players

Carpinteria High is headed to Santa Maria on Friday for the CIF’s Division 12 football playoffs, and no game was more thrilling than last Friday’s Frontier League championship showdown at Santa Clara, but coach Rick Candaele said there are other reasons why he keeps coaching well after retirement age. … Westmont College’s men will play host to the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament beginning on Wednesday, although they get a bye into Thursday’s semifinals as the No. 2 seed. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors finish perfect in GSAC

The sixth-ranked Westmont women’s volleyball team finished off a perfect Golden State Athletic Conference regular-season schedule on Saturday with a 16-25, 25-16, 25-16, 25-19 victory over Menlo College at Murchison Gym, extending the Warriors’ win streak to 30 straight. Like their GSAC win over William Jessup on Friday night, four attackers had double-digit kills for Westmont (30-3, 14-0), led by senior Taylor Beckman’s 17-kill effort. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: SBCC blasts way to WSC crown

The third-ranked SBCC men’s soccer team scored three goals in the first 24 minutes to square away a 4-1 victory over L.A. Mission to clinch the Wesern State Conference North Division titleat La Playa Stadium, helped by Oxnard’s 2-1 victory over Santa Monica earlier in the day. … Cassidy Rea led a balanced attack with 10 kills for Westmont in a 25-21, 25-17, 25-15 Golden State Athletic Conference victory over the Rocklin-based Warriors. Rea was the lone player in double figures in kills, but four other Warriors — Emma Harrah, Libby Dahlberg, Taylor Beckman and Samantha Neely — had seven kills each. more

Sounds of the Scene

In the case of the tech-savvy pop-rock outfit OK Go, video saved the would-be radio star, thanks to hyper-inventive videos such as their hit “Here it Goes Again,” a post-New Wave-y bit of ear candy set to choreography on exercise treadmills. … The Master Chorale is directed by Steven R. Hodson, a professor of music at Westmont College, and this weekend’s program features soprano Christine Hollinger as soloist. 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Royals boys claim Channel crown

The San Marcos boys cross country squad may not have scored the individual victory at Thursdsay’s Channel League Finals, but took a much bigger prize in a league title, the school’s first since the mid-1990s. … Maud Ranger hit four 3-pointers to add 17 points in the win for Westmont (1-0), while Lauren McCoy had 10 points and nine rebounds. Westmont heads to Portland to face Multnomah at 2 p.m. on Saturday, before facing the University of Oregon in a Sunday exhibition game at 2 p.m. more

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: UCSB pair earn All-Big West soccer

UCSB seniors Amanda Ball and Chace Schornstein were selected to the All-Big West Conference First Team while Christine Maurer was chosen to the All-Freshman Team on Wednesday. … Westmont also got 15 points from Sean Harman, 14 from Gerald Karczewski, and 11 apiece from Zac Jervis and Maxwell Hudgins. Jervis also had six assists. more

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: UCSB to open Big West soccer tourney

UCSB’s Rodney Michael, a native of Sierra Leone by way of Dunn School, was named as the Big West Conference Men’s Soccer Freshman of the Year on the eve of tonight’s league tournament opener. … Westmont’ College’s Michael Oldach has repeated as the Golden State Athletic Conference Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Month. The sophomore from Colorado finished seventh out of 137 participants at the Pomona Pitzer Invitational in a time of 25:52.2 and was the top NAIA competitor. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: County pools filled for CIF playoffs

Fans of boys water polo in the county will have a plethora of options on Tuesday, the opening day of the CIF-Southern Section water polo playoffs. … Johnson scored twice in Westmont’s victory, sending the match into overtime with an 87th-minute goal off a Destinee Adams assist. The Master’s held a 2-0 lead at the 61-minute mark, but Maddi Berthoud got Westmont on the board in the 69th minute on a header off a Haylee Lopes assist. more

First Amendment seminar announced

SANTA BARBARA Four Westmont College professors will discuss the scope of the First Amendment at a seminar on Wednesday. The “You Offend Me, So Shut Up: Rethinking Free Speech in a Polarized Age” panel discussion will be held at 7 p.m. in the Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors score big road victory

Leo Vargas accounted for five total touchdowns, while Vance Keiser threw five touchdown passes as Carpinteria rolled to a 56-26 Frontier League victory at Fillmore on Friday night. …  Samantha Neely’s 13 kills paced the Warriors (27-3, 11-0) in a 25-16, 25-9, 25-20 Golden State Athletic Conference victory over the Firestorm, clinching at least a share of the regular-season title and securing the No. 1 seed in the GSAC Tournament next month. Taylor Beckman added 10 kills for Westmont, while Cassidy Rea and Hali Galloway had seven kills each in the victory. more

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