Recent Press

American Riviera Bank Promotes Michael Viebeck

Michael Viebeck, who started his career with American Riviera Bank interning as a credit analyst, has been promoted to a full-time position as a commercial banking officer with the Santa Barbara-based community bank. Viebeck graduated from Westmont College with a bachelor’s degree in economics and business in May 2016. more

Isaiah Veal Makes Statement in Winning County Titles in 100, 200

Isaiah Veal has emerged as a serious CIF contender in the sprints. … “I’m just trying to get in some decent races and strategy under my belt,” said the Westmont-bound Peterson. “(Everest) pushed me in the last 300, and it showed me what we can both do in the end. That was good.” more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Gauchos cough up lead to Aggies

The UCSB baseball team took a three-run lead into the sixth inning before surrendering to a rally by UC Davis in a 4-3 road loss Friday. … An RBI double by Warrior third baseman Luke Coffey in the first inning got Westmont started on a lopsided Golden State Athletic Conference win at Russ Carr Field. more

Michael Stefanic Powers Westmont Past The Master’s

Michael Stefanic went 3 for 3 with three runs scored and an RBI while Tyler Roper was 3 for 4 with two RBI as NAIA No. 25 Westmont Baseball (31-14, 23-11 GSAC) pounded the Mustangs of The Master’s (24-21, 16-18) on the opening day of a three-game Golden State Athletic Conference series at Russ Carr Field. more

ART REVIEW: Degrees of Diversity, Elegance, and a Touch of Potty Talk

Over the still-young history of the ever-inviting local art treasure that is the Westmont Museum of Art, a special brand of intrigue has settled into the space, right around this time of year. more

Finding good news in sports

The news in sports is supposed to be good half the time. You’ve got a winner and you’ve got a loser … although soccer and hockey do like to sneak in the occasional tie. … But then you have a place like Westmont College, the small Christian campus in the scarred but scenic hills of Montecito, where you don’t have to sell your soul to win a trophy. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: UCSB out of Big West Tourney

The season came to an end for the UCSB Gauchos at the Big West Conference Tournament in Long Beach on Thursday night. … John T. Joens three-set victory in singles clinched a 5-3 win for Westmont over San Diego Christian in a semifinal match at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Joens defeated David Samardzija, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, which was the Warriors’ fifth point of the match. Jordan Strandness and Corey Stephens also recorded straight-sets wins in singles for Westmont. more

Dos Pueblos Sending 17 Student Athletes to College Programs

Seventeen Dos Pueblos student athletes moving on to play at the collegiate level were recognized during the school’s annual signing ceremony on Thursday at Sovine Gym. … Oscar Ferreira (UCSB), Wyatt Babineau (Westmont) and Matthew Carlson (Pomona Pitzer) are the boys soccer teammates moving on, while Adria Jamieson from the girls soccer team is headed to Cal State San Marcos. more

Corona del Mar Leads Power-Packed Field in Karch Kiraly Tournament of Champions

A potent Corona del Mar team, led by high-flying opposite hitter and UCLA-bound Tyler Kobrine, is the No. 1 seed for this weekend’s Santa Barbara High / Karch Kiraly Tournament of Champions. … Palisades is led by brothers Marcus and Miles Partain. Their father, Peter, was a star basketball player for Westmont College from 1987-1990. more

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: O’Connor leads Gauchos to win over USC

McClain O’Connor drove in four runs with two singles and a walk to lead UCSB to an 8-5 nonconference baseball win at USC on Tuesday night. …

WESTMONT 14, MARYMOUNT 5

 Hendry Hedeen’s three-run home run keyed an eight-run fourth inning for the Warriors. Hedeen also had an RBI single in a five-run third. more