Santa Barbara News Press

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Gauchos’ Ruddins wins national volleyball honor

Lindsey Ruddins was named as the Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week after powering UCSB to a trio of Big West Conference women’s volleyball victories last week. … Sophomore Maddi Berthoud’s four goals in Westmont College’s 5-2 victory over No. 9 The Masters on Oct. 14 earned her the NAIA’s National Offensive Player of the Week Award. more

OUR TOWN: ‘Dia De Los Muertos’ & ‘Art of Innovation’

The fourth annual Dia De Los Muertos Carpinteria Festival 2017 will be this weekend. Art workshops and presentations will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Carpinteria Arts Center, 855 Linden Ave. … Guy Kawasaki will discuss “The Art of Innovation” at a noon luncheon Nov. 3 at the Global Leadership Center, Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road in Montecito. Mr. Kawasaki wrote “Art of the Start,” “The Art of Social Media,” “Enchantment” and nine other books. more

SBART: Chargers, Dons already set for Channel battle

It’s not the Big Game, which Santa Barbara High calls its cross-town rivalry with San Marcos. It’s more like the BIG game. … Westmont College’s men took third place and the women placed sixth at the William Jessup Invitational in Rocklin, where the GSAC Championships will be held on Nov. 4. more

LAMORE, Priscilla Yonge Riordan

Priscilla Lamore, 91, peacefully slipped away from us and this life at home Saturday morning 9/30/2017 in Roseville, CA after a months long decline in health. … Priscilla lived in Santa Barbara, CA from 1959 to 1993. After raising her family Priscilla attended the local Westmont College to earn her teaching credentials, serving in that field at Marymount School, Guadalupe School, St. Vincent’s School and the Cottage Hospital Child Care Center before moving back to Pensacola in 1993. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors’ OT win nets big perk

The Golden State Athletic Conference men’s soccer match between visiting Westmont and host Menlo College was a contentious affair, especially in overtime, when the Oaks lost two players to red cards. Playing with a two-man advantage, the Warriors took advantage of the situation, and Jeremiah Anderson’s penalty-kick goal gave Westmont a 2-1 victory, helping it land a first-round bye in next month’s GSAC Tournament. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Gauchos’ early strike a winner

Freshman Christine Maurer scored her sixth goal of the season in the eighth minute, and the UCSB defense made that stand in a 1-0 Big West women’s soccer road victory over UC Davis on Thursday. … Senior goalkeeper Amber Rojas recorded her ninth career shutout as Westmont (12-2-1 overall, 6-1-1 in GSAC) defeated Jessup in a road match in Rocklin. more

Honoring those who give opportunity

For the final edition of the Mayor’s Awards breakfast under her official watch, outgoing Mayor Helene Schneider presided over a moving ceremony early Tuesday at the Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center. The final such ceremony of her long tenure was devoted to “honoring business for facilitating employment for those with disabilities.” … Mr. Benedict has admirably channeled his willpower and energies into becoming a public speaker, at Westmont College and elsewhere, working at the MOXI and working as a sound producer and DJ, going by the handle DJ of Ability. more

SBART: Vargas’ big night brings memorable moments

Round Table Athlete of the Week Leo Vargas gave Carpinteria High’s football season a big boost with a school-record-setting, 315-yard rushing performance on Friday, but coach Rick Candaele thought he was taking that big lift into overtime. … Round Table Athlete of the Week Leo Vargas gave Carpinteria High’s football season a big boost with a school-record-setting, 315-yard rushing performance on Friday, but coach Rick Candaele thought he was taking that big lift into overtime. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: UCSB women win at Highlander

The UCSB cross country program was originally scheduled to compete on Saturday at the Bronco Invitational at Santa Clara, but the poor air quality in northern California led the squad to change their plans, heading to UC Riverside’s Highlander Invitational. … Maddi Berthoud took care of the scoring for the eighth-ranked Warriors, scoring four goals in the victory over the Mustangs at Thorrington Field. After The Master’s opened the scoring in the seventh minute, Berthoud got Westmont (11-2-1, 5-2-1) on the board in the 11th minute, and again on the 21st minute to give the Warriors a 2-1 halftime lead. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Westmont splits in tourney opener

As things turned out, the first day of the Columbia Fall Volleyball Classic was no cakewalk for the sixth-ranked Westmont women’s volleyball team. The Warriors opened their tournament with a tight five-set victory over 10th-ranked Missouri Baptist, then went through another nip-and-tuck match in a 3-0 loss to the hosts, 13th-ranked Columbia. more