Yearly Archives: 2018

Travis Vander Molen Homers Twice in Westmont Win

Travis Vander Molen belted two home runs to power Westmont Baseball to a 10-5 win over William Jessup, handing the home team its first Golden State Athletic Conference loss of the year. Right-hander Grant Gardner (3-0)  picked up his third win of the young season, going six plus innings and giving up five runs and striking out six in the process. more

Fresno State sisters

LEMOORE — The spotlight was on Chloe and Sami Chedester as they took hundreds of pictures, said many thank you’s and hugged everyone they could in the event center of Lemoore High School on Thursday morning. … The two also had offers from Cal State East Bay, Westmont College and Cal State Stanislaus, but it was the Bulldogs in the end. more

Athletes of the Week

Anna Cable, Dos Pueblos water polo

The sophomore goalkeeper had 26 saves and allowed just six goals in DP’s last three wins. …

Olisa Nwachie, Westmont basketball

The 6′7″ senior forward helped the Warriors win two shootouts. He scored 23 points, making 9 of 11 free throws, in a 92-91 victory over Arizona Christian. more

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Gauchos net three local soccer standouts

Two local high school soccer players, Santa Barbara High goalkeeper Ben Roach and Dos Pueblos forward Oscar Ferreira, joined SBCC star Victor Chavez in signing national letters of intent with UCSB. … Westmont College forward Olisa Nwachie has been named Golden State Athletic Conference Basketball Player of the Week. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Dons win water polo wild-card game

Grace Raisin scored four goals and made three steals to lead Santa Barbara High to a 10-5 victory at Troy on Tuesday in a Division 2 wild-card match of the CIF-Southern Section girls water polo playoffs. … Westmont (1-2) got its lone singles wins from Miles Hale, who topped the Kingsmen’s Lucas Tilly 7-5, 6-4, and Austin Lee, who rallied for a 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Sebastian Ariza. The Warriors were without No. 1 player Luke Whalen. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors make history in home win

With a big Golden State Athletic Conference matchup looming against second-ranked The Master’s this weekend, it could be understandable if the Westmont men’s basketball team was caught looking ahead, instead of focusing on Monday night’s non-conference opponent, Bethesda. more

SBART: Westmont coach adept at prep political games

Santa Barbara High girls coach Andrew Butcher discovered that you can’t squeeze basketball knowledge out of a stone-faced college coach. He told the audience attending Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon that he tried to get some pointers by sitting next to Westmont College men’s coach John Moore during the recent Santa Barbara-San Marcos boys game. more

Jerry Karczewski Sets Westmont Career 3-Point Record in Rout

Jerry Karczewski took over Westmont’s career three-point record in Westmont’s 102-78 nonconference basketball win over Bethesda on Monday night at Murchison Gym. more

Bishop Diego Football Finally Has Its Day at Round Table Press Luncheon

The Ranchero Room at Harry’s Plaza Cafe was washed in a sea of red Monday as the CIF Southern Section- and State-champion Bishop Diego football team came to the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon to be honored wearing red championship T-shirts. … “I think it’s the most improved team I’ve coached in my time at Westmont, which feels great,” she said. “Sometimes that feels a lot better as a coach than teams that are super talented and win, to know how far a team as come through the course of year.” more

Anna Cable of Dos Pueblos, Westmont’s Olisa Nwachie Named Athletes of the Week

Dos Pueblos water polo goalie Anna Cable and Westmont College basketball player Olisa Nwachie were honored as the Athletes of the Week at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. more