Yearly Archives: 2018

11 Santa Barbara High Student Athletes Sign College Letters of Intent

Eleven Santa Barbara High student athletes met their goal of moving on to the next level on Wednesday by signing college letters of intent.  Some are going a long distance away like track standout Janelle Knight to Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass. Others like soccer star Memo Mendoza are staying home and continuing their career and education at Westmont College. more

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: It’s Holton to the rescue again as Vaqueros win

For the second time in four days, Jake Holton hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the eighth inning and then pitched the ninth for a record-setting save in an 11-9 baseball win over Cuesta at Pershing Park. … Luke Coffey led Westmont (26-14) at the plate, going 3-for-5 which included an RBI single in the first inning and a run-scoring double in the fifth. Michael Stefanic and Taylor Bush both went 2-for-4 against Bethesda (11-25-1). more

Bethesda Downs Westmont Baseball, 5-4

Westmont Baseball (26-14) had a case of the Tuesday’s as the fell to Bethesda (11-28-1) this afternoon by a score of 4-5. Freshman let-hander Dylan Sund threw four strong innings to start the game for the Warriors, but the offense was unable to tack on runs when needed. more

US college musicians to perform free concert at Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral

A US college orchestra comprised of 66 musicians will play a free concert at Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral on May 10. The Westmont College Orchestra, from Santa Barbara in California, is an all-student ensemble from the college’s music department and is conducted by Dr Michael Shasberger. more

Carpinteria keeping the party going after titles

Carpinteria High School is still celebrating the CIF Sectional and Regional championships of its boys soccer team, and it’s no wonder to one of its coaches: … Westmont College (26-13, 19-11 GSAC) needed a turn-around pitching performance by senior captain David Gaydos to make an about-face in its three-game series against league-leading and eighth-ranked William Jessup on Saturday. more

Athletic Round Table: CIF Section, State Regional Champs Carpinteria Soccer Honored For Resilience

Months after the Thomas Fire and the Montecito mudslides forced the cancellation of several games and practice time, the Carpinteria boys soccer team was honored for its resilient season at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. … They beat The Master’s, 11-9, in a rain make-up game. Coach Robert Ruiz noted that “pretty much anything you can imagine happening in a baseball game happened that day.” After blowing a three-run lead, Westmont rallied back to nab two runs off the opposing closer late in the ninth. more

Lauren McCoy Named Westmont’s Scholar Athlete of the Year

Lauren McCoy capped off a tremendous four years of basketball at Westmont last month, leading her team to the NAIA National Tournament final. The senior is the Warriors’ all-time leading scorer with 1,538 points, all-time rebounding leader with 1,102 and blocked-shots leader with 159. Her high level of play on the court, combined with a 3.6 GPA throughout her academic career, made her a slam-dunk choice for being Westmont’s choice as the Scholar Athlete of the Year. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: No. 15 Warriors land GSAC home tennis rout

The Westmont College women’s tennis team, ranked 15th nationally in NAIA, swept 17th-ranked Arizona Christian 9-0 at home without the loss of a set. The Warriors raised their Golden State Athletic Conference record to 4-1 with the conference win. more

Steve Bostrom: The glory of the cross of Christ

After a 45-year absence, I visited my alma mater, Westmont College in Santa Barbara. I met a student who was reading Augustine (354-430). She marveled how he still communicates.  more

Westmont Sweeps William Jessup, Clinches NAIA Playoff Berth

Westmont Baseball swept both games of a doubleheader against NAIA 8th-ranked William Jessup and clinched a spot in next month’s Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament. The Warriors scored once in the ninth inning to win the opener by a score of 4-3, then rallied in the fifth inning to claim the nightcap 4-2. more