Yearly Archives: 2017

THE 42nd ANNUAL TOM BYRON CLASSIC: Warriors stumble in own tournament finale Westmont suffers second loss to Antelope Valley

The Westmont men kept fighting back in a second half mostly dominated by Antelope Valley but came up short in a 75-68 loss to close out the 42nd annual Tom Byron Classic at Murchison Gym on Saturday. more

TRABUCCO, Henry Joseph

Henry Joseph Trabucco, known to most as Joe, passed away on Christmas Eve after two family filled nights of celebration. He was 83. … After the wedding, they moved to Santa Barbara where Joe continued his education at Westmont College and UCSB, getting his masters at Cal State Long Beach. more

Fire, Water Dominate Noozhawk’s 17 Top News Stories of 2017

Fire and water were at the center of what could be described as a disastrous year for Santa Barbara County in 2017, but that did not deter Noozhawk readers who turned to the 10-year-old website in record numbers. … Westmont College alumnusbDavies Kabogoza, a 30-year-old native of Uganda, died in an accidental drowning in the Santa Barbara harbor April 29 after falling off his paddle board. more

Slow Start to Second Half Costs Westmont Against Antelope Valley

Westmont suffered its second basketball loss of the season against Antelope Valley University, falling 75-68 in the 42nd annual Tom Byron Classic at Murchison Gym. The Pioneers beat the Warriors, 77-74, back on Dec. 2 at Murchison. more

Westmont Gets It Done in Byron Classic Opener; John Moore Wins 500th Game

It was a night of celebration at Murchison Gym. Westmont College survived the Thomas Fire, the men’s basketball team was playing again and John Moore won his 500th game as coach of the Warriors. more

Reaching a Milestone Karczewski helps Moore beat Alberta, reach 500 career victories at Westmont

The Westmont men withstood a furious too-late comeback attempt from the University of Alberta and prevailed to give coach John Moore his 500th Warrior victory Friday at the 42nd annual Tom Byron Classic. The Warriors landed an 83-74 victory over the Golden Bears, after leading by as many as 28 points midway through the second half. more 

John Moore Seeks 500th Career Win at Westmont This Weekend

John Moore, already the winningest coach in Westmont College men’s basketball history, will reach a milestone at the school with the Warriors’ next win. It will be his 500th win at Westmont. more

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Going for 500 Moore closes in on milestone victory as Warriors’ coach

The Westmont College men’s basketball team heads into action tonight for the first time since Dec. 2, taking on the University of Alberta for the team’s first contest in the Tom Byron Classic at Murchison Gym. more

The S.B. Questionnaire: Pat Burns

This time of year, you will undoubtedly stumble upon a viewing of Frank Capra’s holiday classic It’s A Wonderful Life, which tells the story of George Bailey, who loves his town and is willing to do everything for its residents. … He came to Santa Barbara to study Christianity at Westmont College, and then traveled for five years through New Zealand, Fiji, Thailand, Malaysia, and China. more

The Thomas Fire Strikes Back

It was a day few in Santa Barbara will ever forget. Early in the morning on Saturday, December 16, as howling winds developed overnight, the Thomas Fire roared through the canyons above Summerland and Montecito, cresting ridges toward Westmont College, Parma Park, and dozens of small neighborhoods tucked away along narrow mountain roads. more