Santa Barbara News Press

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Rams run wild in home win

The Cate School football team had a simple gameplan when it faced Flintridge Prep on Saturday afternoon — get the ball to Drew Anastasio, and he’d find his way to the end zone…. Libby Dahlberg led the Warriors with 10 kills on 11 attempts in a 25-7, 25-13, 25-19 Golden State Athletic Conference victory over the Firestorm at Murchison Gym. Cassidy Rea added eight kills in the win for Westmont (16-1, 3-0), while Taylor Beckman had seven kills. more

Jeanne Graffy led rich life as mother and community leader

Known for her intelligence and quick wit, Jeanne Graffy led a rich and fulfilling double life — as a mother and as a community leader ? that ended Sept. 13 after a period of declining health… She had a deep impact on my life, and she leaves an even deeper legacy of service to the south coast,” said Mr. Bradford, director of Career Development and Calling at Westmont College. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: No. 6 Westmont rallies for road victory

Renee Gonsavles’ goal in the 61st minute gave the sixth-ranked Westmont women’s soccer team a 3-2 victory over NCAA Division II Azusa Pacific on Friday afternoon. Jackie Lopez scored twice for Westmont, which trailed 1-0 at the half in Azusa. more

Ridley-Tree Cancer Center ready to open

Next week is “move-in” week and the first patient will be admitted into a new health facility in Santa Barbara — welcome to the new Ridley-Tree Cancer Center. … The center, a collaborative effort between the Cancer Foundation and Sansum Clinic, is a significant development in the local care and treatment of cancer patients, the result of roughly two decades of effort. The $53 million project — of which $47 million has so far been raised — was given its greatest boost by an $11 million donation from Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree, whose name graces the center, as it does the Ridley-Tree Westmont Museum of Art and other institutions around town. more

Santa Barbara remembers 9/11

A field of American flags was displayed at West Beach Monday to memorialize the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. … According a Young America’s Foundation report, 206 high schools and universities are participating in the project including UCSB, UC Berkeley and Westmont College. more

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Westmont wins in 2OT on Johnson’s late goal

Freshman Bri Johnson scored her second goal of the match during the 110th minute to give sixth-ranked Westmont a 3-2, double-overtime win over Antelope Valley on Wednesday at Thorrington Field. more

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Extra Heartbreaking Westmont loses in OT to No. 1 team

Westmont College scored a late goal to push top-ranked Northwestern Ohio to overtime before losing a 2-1 heartbreaker at the Warriors’ Thorrington Field on Tuesday. more

SBART: Gamberdella shows his toughness to Dons coaches after gridiron showdown


Westmont, which upset UCSB 1-0 in an exhibition match, lost to NCAA Division 2 power Cal State San Bernardino in its season opener. more

NAGEL, Ruth Vernie

Ruth Vernie Nagel went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 21, 2017. She was 90 years of age. She has resided in Santa Barbara, for the past seven years. … During her time in Carpinteria, she worked several years in Santa Barbara for Jordano’s Foods, and later went to work at Westmont College, as the Secretary to the Dean. more

BRYANT & SONS CUP: Shocking the Neighbors Warriors bring end to 17-year drought with exhibition win over Gauchos

The visitor’s locker room deep inside the bowels of Harder Stadium exploded in celebration following Westmont’s 2-1 upset victory over UCSB in the 2017 edition of the Bryant and Sons Cup Saturday night. As far as exhibition victories go, Westmont won its Super Bowl, as the Warriors seized the opportunity to defeat an inexperienced UCSB team still reeling from the loss of it’s best player, Kevin Feucht, who tore his ACL on the opening day of preseason practice. more