Santa Barbara News Press

GRIFFIN, Robert Arthur

Robert Arthur Griffin, born in Fresno, California, to William A. Griffin, Jr., and Joan L. Stephens Griffin on August 23, 1952, died Friday, May 19, 2017, in Santa Barbara, California.  Robert graduated from Shafter High School in Shafter, CA, Class of 1970, and attended college at Bakersfield College, Westmont, and UC Davis. more

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: UCSB finishes 11th at Regional

Sibbel and teammate Mathis Christian defeated Campbellsville’s Chris Castro and Alejandro Reyes 8-6 at No. 1 doubles. Westmont lost the other two doubles matches by scores of 8-3 and 8-5. more

Court of Champions

Alan Williams of the Phoenix Suns, a former UCSB star, will be among 10 new inductees into the 4th annual Santa Barbara Basketball Court of Champions at the Cabrillo Arts Pavilion on Sunday at 6 p.m. … Westmont will be well represented by Ron Mulder, Bill Odell, and George Terzian. more


San Marcos High’ Brian “Chuckie” Roth was honored as High School Coach of the Year and Westmont’s Patti Cook received College Coach of the Year honors during the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table’s annual Evening With the Athletes at the New Vic Theater on Wednesday. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Pasternack fills out staff with Rillie

UCSB men’s basketball coach Joe Pasternack added to his coaching staff on Tuesday by hiring Boise State assistant coach, John Rillie… Phillipp Sibbel partnered with Christian Mathis at No. 1 doubles to win 8-3 for Westmont, while the Warriors’ No. 2 team of Luke Whalen and John Joens came from behind to win, 8-6, for an early 2-1 advantage. more



Phillipp Sibbel partnered with Christian Mathis at No. 1 doubles to win 8-3 for Westmont, while the Warriors’ No. 2 team of Luke Whalen and John Joens came from behind to win, 8-6, for an early 2-1 advantage. Westmont then went on to win all six singles sets to secure the match and advance to today’s Round of 16 against Campbellsville at 7 a.m. (PDT) more

SBART HALL OF FAME BANQUET: Hall enjoys sports varieties

Six different sports were at play during Monday night’s 50th annual Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Hall of Fame Banquet at the La Cumbre Country Club. …


He took Dos Pueblos High to a CIF 4A soccer championship in 1983 and later helped San Diego State advance to the championship game of the 1987 NCAA Championship. … Jimenez took his career to Westmont, winning NAIA All-Far West honors for three straight years, before transferring to San Diego State. He scored a goal and assisted another in a 2-1 win over UCLA in the 1987 NCAA quarterfinals, advancing the Aztecs to the College Cup, and was honored as the program’s “Top Newcomer Player.” He was inducted with the rest of the 1987 team into the San Diego State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002, but still considers his toughest moment to be “transferring from Westmont to SDSU.” more

Schroeder wins new kinds of medals

Grant Schroeder grew up in a family pure of mettle and rich in medals. Dad won swimming gold at both the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games. … “What I really wanted to do when I was young was go to Westmont College and play basketball for coach John Moore and coach Jeff Azain,” he said. “That was a huge goal of mine, playing for them … and then even going on to the NBA. more


Washington School finished ahead of seven other Santa Barbara elementary schools on Monday at a local track and field meet held at the Westmont College track. More than 200 students from Roosevelt, McKinley, Adams, Cleveland, Franklin, Monroe, Harding and Washington elementary schools competed in a dozen events. more

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Westmont’s Moore chosen to USA staff

Westmont College coach Kirsten Moore, who has developed the Warriors into one of the top women’s basketball programs in the NAIA, has been chosen as an at-large representative for the USA Women’s Development National Team Committee. more