Santa Barbara News Press

Freshman sparks No. 7 Warriors to GSAC home victory

Seven players scored in double digits for the No. 7 Westmont College men’s basketball team, helping the Warriors defeat third-ranked Biola, 93-81, Saturday night in a Golden State Athletic Conference game at Murchison Gymnasium. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: DePuy to participate in MLS Combine

Westmont’s Kayla Sato was named the Golden State Athletic Conference Player of the Week. Sato finished in double-figure scoring in three games for the Warriors last week, tallying 22 points against Goshen — which included going 4-for-4 from the 3-point line — 14 points and 11 rebounds against Southwestern College, and 13 points against British Columbia. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Westmont men, women continue to roll

Behind a solid offensive punch from its starting five and a season-high best effort at the free-throw line, the No. 7 (NAIA) Westmont men’s basketball team defeated Arizona Christian, 79-71, on Tuesday night in Phoenix, Az. more

Gone, but not forgotten


Tragedy struck down the lives of not a few people in 2016. In June, 1997 Westmont College graduate and UCLA Professor William Klug was killed in a murder-suicide shooting at the campus in Los Angeles. more

McChrystal to speak at Westmont

Former Gen. Stan McChrystal will speak at the 12th annual Westmont President’s Breakfast in March. Mr. McChrystal, a former four-star general, is a best-selling author, popular college teacher and one of the most revered military officers of his generation, said college spokesman Scott Craig. For five years, Mr. McChrystal commanded Joint Special Operations Command, which oversees the military’s most sensitive forces. He assumed command of all international forces in Afghanistan in 2009. He is credited with turning the tide of war in both Iraq and Afghanistan. more

Fire burns near Westmont College

The Montecito Fire Department responded to a structure fire Sunday across from the Cold Springs entrance to Westmont College. According to a department news release crews found a two-story estate with visible fire from the first floor in the 700 block of Cold Springs Rd. There was significant smoke damage to the entire structure. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Chargers stand tall in home win

Westmont had four players named to the honors list, as Brooke Lilywhite was a first-team pick for both the NSCAA All-American squad and the NAIA All-American squad. Teammate Maddi Berthoud was an NAIA honorable mention, with both joining teammate Grace Lemley as NSCAA All-Southwest Region first-team picks. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Dons earn draw with Eagles

The Santa Barbara High boys soccer team continued its early unbeaten run this season with a 1-1 draw with Santa Margarita on Saturday night at Peabody Stadium… Morgan Haskin added 14 points off the bench for Westmont, while Kayla Sato had 12 points and Cora Chan 11 points. more

McCLOSKEY, Patricia

Patricia was born in Bakersfield, California to Horace and Irma Showalter… Then in 1980 she began working as Administrative Assistant to the Director of College Advancement at Westmont College. more

PETERSEN, Linnea Marjorie Stone

PETERSEN, Linnea Marjorie Stone was born in Turlock, California on August 30, 1925, the third daughter of Ida and Gottfried Stone… Marge served on the Board of Trustees of Young Life International and Westmont College. more