Yearly Archives: 2018

January Sadness to March Madness

In the wake of destructive flames and deadly debris flows, the resiliency of the greater Santa Barbara community has been manifest in many ways. … Westmont College will be dancing with the stars in both NAIA national basketball tournaments next week: the women’s team at Billings, Montana, and the men’s at Kansas City. Coach Kirsten Moore’s Warrior women (22-6) assured themselves a high seeding among the 32 teams by winning the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament in Phoenix on Monday night, edging Vanguard 48-46. more

Westmont Men Fall to No. 1 Master’s in GSAC Tournament Final

A late run by Westmont wasn’t enough to catch top-ranked The Master’s, and the Warriors fell, 88-73, in the Golden State Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament championship game on Monday night at Arizona Christian. more

Westmont Women Step Up in 4th Quarter, Rally Past Vanguard for GSAC Tourney Title

For the third year in a row, Westmont Women’s Basketball won the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament Championship. This year, the Warriors defeated No. 7-ranked Vanguard by a score of 48-46. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Gauchos’ bid for sweep falls short

At one point during Monday’s non-conference baseball series finale, UCSB trailed visiting Penn State by as many as six runs. … The fourth-ranked Westmont women claimed their third straight conference championship, and the automatic berth into the NAIA Tournament, with a 48-46 victory over No. 7 Vanguard in Phoenix. more

SBART: Royals look to the future on the hardwood

Stefan Korfas, son of San Marcos High Hall of Famer Jon Korfas, knows all about the history of the school’s basketball program. … Westmont College athletic director Dave Odell helped his son Walker coach San Marcos’ junior varsity during summer league when such star Royals as Ryan Godges, David Frohling, and Nate Fay were between their freshmen and sophomore years. more

Westmont Baseball Extinguishes Bethesda

Westmont Baseball (14-9) defeated the Flames of Bethesda (5-13-1) this afternoon by a score of 12-9. Junior outfielder Austin Muller went two for four at the plate with four RBIs and a home run to help lead the Warriors. more

Virginia Marie Hayes

Virginia Marie Hayes passed away at her home in Ojai on February 21, 2018 after a brief illness. Virginia was born on October 4, 1950 in the Central Valley of California in the town of Modesto. … After graduating from high school and ready to leave small town life, Virginia enrolled in Westmont College in Santa Barbara where her older brother, Jerry, was a student. While at Westmont, Virginia met and married David Shelton. more

Santa Barbara High’s Ben Roach, Westmont’s Joy Krupa Named Athletes of the Week

Santa Barbara High’s Ben Roach, whose goalkeeping propelled the Dons soccer team to a CIF title, and Joy Krupa, who led Westmont into the Golden State Athletic Conference women’s basketball tournament final, have been named the Athletes of the Week. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Freshman shines over Nittany Lions

Drew Williams made his first start with the UCSB baseball team a memorable experience, helping the Gauchos roll to a 10-4 victory over visiting Penn State at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium on Saturday. … Westmont managed only two hits and scored single runs in the third and fifth innings in the opener, scoring on an error in the third, and a Michael Stefanic single in the fifth to score Tyler Roper. more

Westmont Roars Back From Slow Start, Beats Hope to Reach GSAC Tourney Final

For the first time since the Warriors won the GSAC Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2000, Westmont Men’s Basketball (24-6) will be returning to the championship game. The 14th-ranked Warriors earned the championship berth with a 90-83 win over No. 8 Hope International (25-5). more