Yearly Archives: 2016

Top 25 matchups loom for Saints

The Saints, who’ve already beaten No. 1 Westmont this season, will look to take advantage of the paint with their depth in the post. Northern plays just one 6-footer consistently in Sierra Richards, while Carroll boasts four players 6-1 or taller who see substantial time. more

Community Arts Workshop Gets Gates

Shelton attended Santa Barbara High School, then Westmont, and then narrowly avoided going to Vietnam after attending art grad school at the University of Montana at Missoula, where he studied with influential professors such as the poet Richard Hugo. “My interest moved from painting to sculpture there,” said Shelton, who credits an eclectic array of visiting professors such as Robert (“Spiral Jetty”) Smithson, who hung out at Missoula. He went on to grad school, married, and had children but came back to Santa Barbara, where he kept an art studio yet needed a job; he found one in a Goleta welding firm. After he made some money, Shelton gave back to the woodlands that inspired him by helping to physically build the Westmont art department when there was only one art professor, John Carlander. “It makes me feel really good,” he said, “that I did something for an art department up there.” more

Westmont backs up No. 1 ranking

On Tuesday morning, the Westmont women’s basketball team climbed to the No. 1 spot in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics poll.

Tuesday night, the Warriors did nothing to tarnish their highest in-season national ranking ever, walloping Biola in a Golden State Athletic Conference game. more

Valley Christian grad awaits opportunity with William Jessup

Arguably one of the best basketball players to ever step on court at Valley Christian Academy, Lily Hagerty has been balling since she was young. …Blate, who helped guide Westmont College to the 2012-2013 NAIA National Championship before a coaching stint at Oregon State, will need that winning drive as the league season draws near. more

Westmont Students Research West Side Food Quality

Three Westmont College students have presented their research about the availability and quality of food in the West Side of Santa Barbara to more than two dozen community members of the Westside Impact Group and Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. more

SMOOTH OPERATOR: Valley Christian grad awaits opportunity with William Jessup

Blate, who helped guide Westmont College to the 2012-2013 NAIA National Championship… more

Flutists, pianist to be featured at LMA’s first concert of 2016

From 2006 to 2008, Davis performed in Germany, Austria and Portugal, studying with world-renowned teachers. He is active in the Santa Barbara music community, currently serving as collaborative pianist for the Westmont College music department. more

High school sports highlight reel: Top performances from last week

Dylan Belquist, Los Gatos basketball: The sophomore scored 31 points in a 68-59 win over Santa Teresa and 27 in a 57-48 win over Westmont. He is averaging 20.9 points per game. more

San Jose: Boys, girls basketball teams open BVAL play

The Longhorns, who were 9-16 overall last year, began their 2015-16 season by winning their first seven games, defeating Futures of North Highlands (85-50), Salinas (69-65), James Lick (84-38), Branham (44-41), Aptos (59-48), Westmont (63-49) and Averroes of Fremont (79-13) before suffering their first loss of the year, 45-34 to Mountain View in the first round of the St. Francis Holiday tournament. more

Westmont Students Research West Side Food Quality

Three Westmont College students have presented their research about the availability and quality of food in the West Side of Santa Barbara to more than two dozen community members of the Westside Impact Group and Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. more