Monthly Archives: March 2014

Kirsten Moore To Enter SB Basketball Court of Champions: Westmont Coach Will Be Inducted In Inaugural Class

It was the Santa Barbara sports story of 2013: Kirsten Moore leading Westmont College to an NAIA National Championship in women’s basketball. She was able to somehow carry on despite the death of her husband Alex. Less than two months later, she had the couple’s first child and named her Alexis. On Sunday, Moore will be one of twenty-two individuals who will be inducted into the first-ever class of the SB Basketball Court of Champions, a local hall of fame honoring the many talented basketball players and coaches that have spent time in Santa Barbara. more

Lady ‘Dogs pull off huge upset over no. 2 Fox

The University of Redlands pulled off a huge upset on Nov. 21 in a women’s basketball game. Second-ranked George (Ore.) Fox University got surprised by the Lady Bulldogs.

As for the men, watch out for Westmont College. The Warriors handed Cal State San Bernardino a season-opening 97-90 loss in Santa Barbara on Nov. 13 in a clash of NAIA against NCAA Division 2 programs. more

Ducks to part with Westhead

A source told The Register-Guard that Gonzaga’s Kelly Graves is likely the first candidate Oregon’s search committee will target. Other worthy candidates with ties to the program include: Stephanie Norman, a Florence native and former Oregon assistant now at Louisville; and former Oregon players Kirsten (McKnight) Moore (Westmont College head coach) and Jamie Craighead (San Jose State head coach). more

Former Cajon coach teaks over in a pinch at San Bernardino Valley

Haddock averaged 12.9 points, 6.2 assists and 37.2 minutes a game. He tied his school single-game record for assists with 14 against Westmont on Nov. 13 and had five double-digit assist games and eight games with at least eight. more

County Supervisors Considering Bed-Tax Increase for Unincorporated Areas

In addition to the luxury hotels, the places subject to bed tax in Montecito are summer programs for Westmont College and Pacifica Graduate Institute. Student housing doesn’t count as transient occupancy, but housing for short-term, non-student summer programs and camps do, Geis said. more

Trio of ex-REV stars knee deep in NCAA playoffs

Cal State San Bernardino opened the 2012 season with a win at Westmont College, near Santa Barbara, earlier this month. more

Blame It on the Rain

Combined, the 6-acre, 20-acre and 40-acre properties used more water than the 110-acre Westmont College, which used 88 acre-feet last year. It takes about 2 acre-feet to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool. more

Classic features French flavor

Antoinette Nana Djinou and the French national multi-sport team continued a relatively new, but already strong tradition of Olympians training and competing at the Westmont track. And Nana Djinou did more than just compete and train on Saturday. She won the javelin and set the stadium record for the shot put in another first-place finish at the Westmont Classic Track Meet. The reigning European champion — who finished sixth in the heptathlon at the 2012 London Olympics — is part of a large French contingent that includes Yasmina Omrani and Marisa Dianicito, who train and compete at Westmont. They are all scheduled to return to the Montecito campus for next weekend’s Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Vaqueros split in first day of Bash

The Warriors scored five runs in the eighth inning and Russell Harmening pitched a complete game, during which he allowed two runs on five hits with eight strikeouts and no walks in the opener for Westmont.

Graylin Derke finished 3-for-4 with a run batted in, while Joey Gonzales and Brandon Gildea each went 2-for-4 for the Warriors.

Westmont (21-14, 12-13 Golden State Athletic Conference) fell behind 9-1 after four innings of the nightcap, and neither team scored the rest of the way. more

What’s Doing in Santa Barbara: March 30-April 5, 2014

Success of Algorithms: 5:30 p.m. University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. “From Main Street to Wall Street: The Amazing Effectiveness of Mathematical Algorithms.” Speaker is Russell Howell, the Kathleen Smith professor of mathematics at Westmont College. Part of Westmont Downtown: Conversations About Things That Matter, sponsored by Westmont Foundation. First-come, first-served. Free. 565-6051. more