Santa Barbara News Press

Observatory to focus on Jupiter

Jupiter will rise into view during monthly public sightings that will start at 8 p.m. Friday at Westmont College Observatory, 955 La Paz Road, Montecito. more

Ty Wiest, Brody Weiss Lead Foresters Past So Cal Catch, 9-5

Ty Wiest gave a dominating performance on the mound and Brody Weiss and Luke Ritter each hit two-run homers to power the Santa Barbara Foresters to a 9-5 win at the Southern California Catch on Tuesday in a California Collegiate League baseball game at Biola University. Weiss, out of Westmont, had big day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a homer, double and three RBI. His double drove in Ashton Easley in the fourth inning for a 4-0 lead. more

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Over the Rainbow Gauchos hire coach from Hawaii

Westmont College won the Golden State Athletic Conference’s All-Sports Award for the fifth straight year and finished eighth nationally in the NAIA in the competition for the Learfield Director’s Cup. more

CCL SUMMER BASEBALL: Weiss cracks homer as Foresters romp

Brody Weiss had three hits including a home run and a double to lead the Santa Barbara Foresters to a 9-5 victory over the So Cal Catch in a California Collegiate League game played at Biola University… Lee went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles in his Forester debut, and Weiss, an infielder from Westmont College, was also 3-for-5. more

A holding call at Peabody Stadium

Some of the sports stories in this town are so epic, you could set them to music. Here are a few that could draw an audience from Peabody Stadium to Pershing Park. The playing surface, seating and amenities at SBCC’s Pershing Park do need serious attention, but Forester manager Bill Pintard opted for those challenges instead than accepting offers to relocate to Westmont College or Ventura. more

Foresters looking for seventh heaven

The diamond is new, and so is most of the roster, but the goal of the Santa Barbara Foresters remains the same… Several of those on the Foresters’ roster have been drafted in the past, such as Henley (New York Yankees), Hamilton and BYU catcher David Clawson (Los Angeles Angels), McMillon (Tampa Bay Rays), Morris (Philadelphia Phillies), Oregon pitcher Spencer Steer (Cleveland Indians), and Westmont College infielder Brody Weiss (Colorado Rockies). more

67 seniors graduate from ilyllic Cate School

Nestled on an idyllic, microcosmic mesa above Carpinteria, the historic Cate School takes its place among similar remote and view-endowed campuses up in the hills of the region, including Westmont College in Montecito and Thacher School in Ojai. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Metgzer puts up 65 at Muni

Westmont’s Becky Collier was named the Most Valuable Performer of the Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala. after adding a high jump title to her heptathlon crown. more

Details emerge about helicopter crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary accident report on the May 5 helicopter crash at La Cumbre County Club that left three injured… The passengers of the aircraft, recent Westmont College graduate Courtney Crosby and 2016 graduate Turner Conrad, were released from the hospital May 18, according to college spokesman Scott Craig. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: San Marcos trio qualifies for CIF State

Westmont’s Becky Collier collected 5,178 points to defend her national title in the women’s heptathlon. more

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