Santa Barbara News Press

SBART: Winning becomes a family matter for Roths on court, in pool

Chuckie Roth, a coach at San Marcos High and father of three, had to follow in his sons’ footsteps to get to his Division 1 championship in CIF-Southern Section girls water polo. … “Isaac has been a mainstay in our program now, really, for four years,” Hedricks said. “He stepped in last year as our shortstop. He took over for his brother, who’s now at Westmont, and his cousin (Dustin), who’s now at Hawaii. more

RAY, Wilhelmina Willa Olson

Wilhelmina “Willa” Ray, resident of Big Bear City, California, battled ovarian cancer for several years prior to her death on March 22nd, 2018 at age 63. She went to meet Jesus with her family surrounding her. … After marrying her high school sweetheart Mark Ray, both graduated from Westmont College. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Chargers claim Cougar Classic crown

Dos Pueblos senior Dylan Kelley had a strong day on the mound and at the plate to lead the Chargers to the championship of the Cougar Classic in Cucamonga on Thursday. …

WESTMONT 8-7, ARIZONA CHRISTIAN 0-2

The Warriors swept a pair from Arizona Christian at Russ Carr Field to improve to 21-12 overall and 15-10 in GSAC play. more

Diamond Disappointment

Westmont College kept using an on-point throwing touch to plug the holes in Wednesday’s baseball game against Arizona Christian. But the dam finally burst on its only errant toss of the day. more

BARKER, Robert Wayne

Robert “Wayne” Barker passed away peacefully on March 5th, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California due to complications following cancer. … They were married at Westmont Chapel in 1980 and welcomed their first child Alisia (Ali) in 1981 followed by their son Derreck in 1984. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors sweep in GSAC twinbill

The Westmont baseball team completed a three-game Golden State Athletic Conference series sweep of visting Vanguard by sweeping Saturday’s doubleheader, winning 10-5 in the opener and 7-5 in the seven-inning nightcap. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors open series with victory

Westmont’s baseball team opened a three-game series against Golden State Athletic Conference rival Vanguard with a 5-2 win in Costa Mesa on Friday. Warrior junior right-hander Grant Gardner seven-2/3 innings for the win, retiring the first 11 Lion batters and ended allowing two runs on six hits. Lance Simpson pitched 11/3 innings giving up one hit and no runs for the save. more

GSAC honors Westmont player

Freshman Taylor Cheung-Damonte was named the Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week on Wednesday. The honor, according to a release sent out by Westmont, covered matches from March 1 through March 18. more

NAIA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Just Short of the Top

Red-hot Freed-Hardeman University of Tennessee shot down Westmont College’s bid for a second NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, making 61.5 percent of its three-pointers for a 76-64 victory in Tuesday night’s final. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warrior women reach NAIA final

Lauren McCoy was unable to make it to Monday’s meeting of the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table to pick up her Female Athlete of the Week award, but for good reason. She was getting a head start on trying to earn next week’s award, and in the process pushing the Westmont women’s basketball team into the NAIA national championship game for the second time in six years. more

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