Monthly Archives: November 2014

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Westmont’s Moore lands 500th win in Menlo opener

Westmont’s 87-69 victory over host Menlo in the Bud Presley Classic was more than just a first-round win.

It marked the 500th victory for John Moore as coach of the Warriors, a run that has spanned 22 seasons at the helm.

“It’s good to hit a milestone like that, as a sign of longevity,” Moore said. “The best part of it has been being able to coach at my alma mater, and work with the quality level of coaches I’ve been with.”  …more


Westmont’s John Moore reaches 500-win milestone

Westmont men’s basketball coach John Moore reached the 500-win mark in his career Friday night as his Warriors defeated Menlo 87-69 at the Bud Presley Classic in Atherton.

In his 27 years of coaching, Moore has earned an overall record of 500-301, with 421 of those wins coming in the last 22 years at Westmont. …more

Westmont’s Moore soars to 500th career victory

At this altitude, the air thins … Yes, 500-wins is at a ‘stratospheric’ level of coaching achievement!And for Westmont College’s John Moore, who just attained the magical 500-win milestone with the Warriors’ 87-59 victory over Menlo last night, well, it’s when you call a quick timeout to take it all in, that you realize “the numbers” — though incredibly impressive — are not the true measure of success here. …more

Following the dream: Teen Star winner Rachel LaCommare launches a Kickstarter for her next step

Rachel LaCommare has been busy since winning the Teen Star singing competition in 2012. Having graduated San Marcos High School, she is now making her way through a liberal studies major at Westmont College, while performing in the choir, taking voice lessons, and playing in chapel band. more

WBK: Westmont rolls to 7th straight win

Esther Lee made 4-of-5 three-point baskets, and Westmont roared to a 29-point halftime lead en route to a 79-54 women’s basketball win over visiting Cal State San Marcos on Tuesday at the Murchison Gym. …more

SBART: Westmont women’s hoops is about grit and gratitude

Westmont women’s basketball coach Kirsten Moore likes to create a theme for her team to focus on each season. This year’s theme is “grit and gratitude,” she told the crowd at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. The origin of the theme comes from a chapter of Moore’s life. …more

XC: Westmont women place 8th at NAIA Finals

Westmont women’s cross country team finished eighth out of 38 teams at the NAIA National Championship in Lawrence, Kansas. The Warriors scored 316 points and moved up three places from their number 11 ranking.

“It was a nice day with good weather for Kansas,” said Westmont head coach Russell Smelley. “The race temperature was 47 degrees.”

Sophomore Kelli Collins finished 21st in the field of 336 to earn All-American honors. Collins completed the 5,000 meter race in a time of 18:28. …more

BWW Reviews: Under the Northern Lights of ALMOST, MAINE

The Westmont Department of Theatre’s production of John Cariani‘s Almost, Maine is friendly and unpretentious enough to resonate warmth with even the most cynical viewers. On a cold night in the unincorporated county of Almost, Maine, a town that isn’t quite a town because the denizens “never got organized,” a series of vignettes shows residents of this nowhere hamlet experiencing the purity and pain of love gained, unrequited, and lost; the slow fade of tenderness gone awry; and the sudden, stunning realization of affection. more

WBK: Westmont pulls away from Goshen in tourney opener

Seven Warriors tallied eight or more points as 13th-ranked  Westmont posted a 73-53 women’s basketball win over the Maple Leafs of Goshen (Ind.) in the first game of the Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn Classic at Westmont on Friday evening. …more

WSoc: Lillywhite sparks Westmont in NAIA opener

Brooke Lillywhite had career day for Westmont, having a hand in all the scoring in a 5-0 win over Ottawa, Kan., in a first-round match of the NAIA women’s national soccer tournament at Thorrington Field on Saturday. …more