Yearly Archives: 2018

Some Santa Barbara South Coast Schools Close Monday Due to Storm Evacuation Orders

Several southern Santa Barbara County schools will be closed at least Monday as a monster storm threatens the region, causing mandatory evacuations in many communities below Thomas Fire burn areas. … Westmont College, which was evacuated during the Thomas Fire, is not within the mandatory evacuation zone for the storm, and classes and chapel will continue as scheduled Monday, spokesman Scott Craig said. more

Olisa Nwachie’s Big Night Powers Westmont Men Past Menlo

Olisa Nwachie scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to pace Westmont to an 85-74 men’s basketball win over Menlo in a Golden State Athletic Conference game Saturday at Murchison Gym. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors ride Nwachie’s big night

Over the last 18 months, Olisa Nwachie has shown flashes of the talent that saw him start his collegiate career at St. John’s, before finding his way to Westmont’s roster. more

Westmont Women Rally to Defeat Menlo

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) Outscoring the Oaks of Menlo (13-3, 1-1 GSAC) by a score of 22-10 in the fourth quarter, #14 Westmont Women’s Basketball (9-4, 2-0) posted a 60-51 Golden State Athletic Conference win on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Joy Krupa led the Warriors both in scoring and on the boards, posting a double-double of 17 points and 16 rebounds. more

This Week in Local Sports

Now that the Thomas Fire has been extinguished in the Santa Barbara front country and the smoke has cleared, some normalcy returns to the local sports calendar this week. … The Westmont basketball teams tip off Golden State Athletic Conference action at home against William Jessup on Thursday. more

Jill Vander Hoof, 1945-2017

Jill Vander Hoof was born in 1945 in Concord, Calif., and passed away on Nov. 22, 2017, in Santa Barbara. … She worked as an assistant professor for Westmont College’s Art Department until 1993 and served as president of the Santa Barbara Sculptor’s Guild from 1996-98. more

Museum Hopes Small Artworks Will Raise Big Bucks

Small works of art from several hundred artists from around the country will be auctioned during 5X5: Celebrating Westmont College’s 80th Anniversary, Jan. 11-26 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. more

Sean Harman Scores Game Winner for Westmont Against William Jessup

Westmont senior captain Sean Harman scored 25 points and made a clutch follow shot in the final seconds to give the Warriors a 74-72 men’s basketball victory over William Jessup in the Golden State Athletic Conference opener on Thursday at Murchison Gym. more

Big Defensive Plays Down Stretch Enable Westmont Women to Win GSAC Opener

William Jessup led for more than 31 minutes of the game,  but Westmont found a way to win the Golden State Athletic Conference women’s basketball opener on Thursday and took a 58-56 victory at Murchison Gym. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Harman’s putback beats Jessup

For all the success that the Westmont men’s basketball program has enjoyed the last few seasons, Thursday’s Golden State Athletic Conference matchup with William Jessup was unusual in that the hosts entered the game unranked, while the visitors carried the No. 22 ranking into Murchison Gym. more