Santa Barbara News Press

GSAC TOURNAMENT: Warriors march to semifinals

Sean Harmon poured in a career-high 28 points as the Westmont men’s basketball team defeated William Jessup 102-86 in the quarterfinals of the Golden State Athletic Conference tournament Friday night. more

ON STAGE: The Farce Remains the Same

Playwright David Ives has two concurrent careers. One is the brilliant farceur behind repertory theater favorite “All in the Timing,” “Sure Thing, and most recently “Venus in Fur.” The other is as an in-demand adaptor and translator of others’ works… Courtney Schwass comes from Westmont…  more

ART REVIEW: A Global Prism in Progress

Whether by accident, providence or otherwise, Trump-era topicality has been filtering through Santa Barbara’s art scene in recent weeks, virtually timed with the arrival of the new White House resident in office. At the Westmont Museum of Art, the engaging show “BOWERS/ERRE, So Close and So Far” grapples, subtly and artfully, with border issues and tensions. more

Blau gives it one last shot

All Cory Blau ever wanted was a shot. It’s why he showed up at Westmont College’s door without an invitation in 2013. It’s how he opened the door to the 2015 NAIA basketball final for the Warriors, making their last shot of the semifinals. more

SBART: Goals the talk of the day for San Marcos poloists

Coach Kirsten Moore waxed poetic while talking about her Westmont College women’s team: “We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training,” she said, quoting a Greek soldier from 650 BC. more

Cottage at 125 years

Mary Kerby remembered being comforted when her son, Jared, was born premature at 26 weeks… He added that the hospital last year hired its first vice president of research and is working to expand collaborations between the hospital’s physicians and researchers at UCSB, Santa Barbara City College and Westmont College. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Gauchos fall in Nutter finale

The 10th-ranked Warriors improved to 2-1 in Golden State Athletic Conference play (3-2 overall) with a road win over the No. 13 Hawks, in a match rescueduled from earlier this month due to rains. Christian Mathis, John T. Joens, Tommy Nightingale and Luke Barnard, the Warriors’ bottom four seeds, all scored wins in singles, while Mathis and Luke Whalen won in doubles to secure the win. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Gauchos lose three in a row on road

Aysia Shellmire’s 17 points paced the Warriors in a Golden State Athletic Conference victory over the Hawks. Aimee Bracken added 13 points in the win for Westmont (24-4, 13-3), while Cora Chan had 11 points and Lauren McCoy 10 points. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Westmont’s Hartmann pitches gem

Fans of high-powered offensive baseball were thwarted at Westmont’s Russ Carr Field on Friday. The starting pitchers in the Golden State Athletic Conference game between the Warriors, and the Eagles of Biola made sure things were clamped down. Westmont’s Jake Hartmann outdueled Biola’s Jimmy Gallarda in a 1-0 Warriors victory, improving the hosts to 1-1 in GSAC play (7-3 overall). more

ART REVIEW: Art About Border Patrolling

It may come as a surprise to some that the most provocative, timely and topical art exhibition of the New Year is underway at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, in the idyllic environment of the venerable Christian liberal arts college in Montecito. more