Clifton Powell, Jr., a 6-foot-5 guard from Woodland Hills, has signed a national letter of intent to play at UCSB next year, coach Bob Williams announced on Friday. …Timmy Nightingale’s win at No. 5 singles clinched Westmont College’s 5-4 victory over No. 19 Bethany in the opening round of the tournament in Mobile, Ala. The 14th-ranked Warriors were knocked out later in the day, 5-1, by No. 3 Xavier, 5-1. The games were played on the same day because of a previous rainout. more
Yearly Archives: 2016
His take on “white privilege,” trigger warnings and other terms he says “the left uses to quash debate and ensure that nobody’s feelings are hurt” win Daily Wire editor Ben Shapiro rounds of applause from conservatives, while liberals try to shut him up. …Earlier this year at Westmont College, religious studies Professor Bruce Fisk, upon hearing that Mr. Shapiro was invited by a Republican student club to speak, sent an email to the student organizers to express his concern over the speaker. more
James Land blasted two home runs as William Carey of Mississippi eliminated Westmont College 10-3 at the Santa Barbara Regional in the NAIA Opening Round.
The Warriors went 1-2 in this double-elimination tournament that was won by The Master’s who now advance to the World Series.
Westmont won a school-record 42 games this year. more
It may very well be that the Westmont baseball team, which hosted a postseason regional for the first time in program history, is out of the four-team event and done for the season for something that occurred on Wednesday. The Warriors were officially eliminated on Thursday with a 10-3 loss to William Carey, but it was an apparent blown call by the home plate umpire during Wednesday’s 1-0 loss to The Master’s that seemed to have a lasting affect throughout Thursday’s game. more
Surrounded by inspiring athletes and volunteers, Bill Shumard, CEO and president of Special Olympics Southern California, told a Santa Barbara audience on Thursday that last summer’s World Games were recognized as “the most memorable moment in Southern California” during the 2015 L.A. Sports Awards. …Santa Barbara served as a host town for 100 of the Special Olympians from four foreign countries that competed at the 2015 World Games, with Westmont College donating lodging and meals for the athletes. more
Postseason play has begun in college baseball in NCAA divisons 2 and 3, and NAIA, and locals are playing prominent roles for many teams vying for national titles. …Westmont College, the top seed in the Santa Barbara regional, has Alex Bush (Temecula Linfield Christian) and Matt Matlock (Murrieta Valley) hitting over .335 in its lineup, while third-seeded Master’s College counts Matt Janes (King), Aaron Shackelford (Murrieta Valley), and Max Maitland (Murrieta Valley) among its starters. more
Brianna Hammond is well out of her comfort zone but she can’t stand around and not help.
Instead she is running, boy is she ever. The 2003 Westmont College graduate is running in the oldest Ultramarathon in the world, Comrades in South Africa.
It is a 56 mile run that must be completed in 12 hours. Hammond is doing the run to raise sponsorship money for the poorest kids in the world, the DR Congo. more
The best high school and college athletes in Santa Barbara were on stage at the Lobero Theatre as they were honored by the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table. …Westmont Baseball’s Robert Ruiz and UCSB’s Andrew Checketts were named the College Co-Coaches of the Year. more
Looking to follow up on a productive 2015 season that saw the UCSB men’s soccer team win its third straight Big West North title and reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, head coach Tim Vom Steeg on Thursday revealed a challenging 2016 schedule that features marquee opponents both on the road and at Harder Stadium. …UCSB’s annual scrimmage against Westmont on Aug. 20 will kick of an 11-game home schedule featuring some of the biggest names in West Coast soccer like UCLA, Cal, UC Irvine, Cal Poly, and Loyola Marymount. more
Senior pitcher Sam Sheehan set the saves record at Westmont, as the NAIA 7th-ranked Warriors defeated Marymount, 9-6, in a non-league baseball game on Tuesday at Russ Carr Field
Sheehan recorded his 11th save of the season breaking the previous mark set by Tony Tubbs during the 1988 season. Sheehan faced four batters without allowing a hit. more