Santa Barbara News Press

Freshman pulling some strings for Gauchos

UCSB is looking for a fresh start after Saturday’s season-opening loss to Omaha, and so it will start a freshman against USF tonight in a men’s basketball game at the Thunderdome… The Gauchos are glad to have received a glimpse of the Princeton offense two weeks ago when they scrimmaged their NAIA neighbor, Westmont College. more 

SBCART: Meeting marks comings, goings of prep football

It’s often difficult for coaches to say goodbye to their players once football season ends, but it was especially tough for Carpinteria’s Ben Hallock on Monday… No. 12 Westmont College has put up some impressive numbers while winning its first three men’s basketball games. more 

LOCAL ROUNDUP: SBCC wins SoCal water polo crown

It turns out that 10 was perfect for the SBCC women’s water polo team on Saturday… Westmont wrapped up play in the Santa Clarita-based torunament with a 106-84 victory over Embry-Riddle. more

Saturday’s Veterans Day Parade pays respect to generations of veterans

If anyone had forgotten or been unaware of Saturday’s Veterans Day Parade, at high noon the skies over State Street issued a dramatic wake-up call reminder… Another special event after the parade was a concert in the Memorial Building, featuring the Westmont Orchestra conducted by Michael Shasberger, and the choir from the private Providence High School. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: SBCC to play for APL football title

Sean McDonnell had 20 points and 17 rebounds to lead Westmont to a 95-72 victory over Benedictine in tournament action. more

Veterans Day events planned through weekend

Patriotic public events kicked off Thursday and continue this weekend throughout Santa Barbara… A salute to veterans concert will follow from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, featuring music from the Westmont Orchestra, led by Dr. Michael Shasberger. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Castro kicks Warriors into GSAC title game

Francisco Castro buried a 30-yard free kick into the back of the net in overtime to give the Westmont men’s soccer team a 1-0 win over The Master’s in a Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament semifinal match on Thursday at Biola College. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Vaqueros land SoCal No. 1 seed

Sean McDonnell had a game-high 22 points on an efficient 7-for-8 from the field in the Warriors’ exhibition home opener. Sean Harman hit a trio of 3-pointers to finish with 16 points, while Samuel Bentz had 14 points and nine rebounds. more

SBART: Waiting game pays off for area football teams

The toughest game you’ll ever play is sometimes the waiting game, several high school football coaches discovered this weekend… Westmont College (31-0) is also rated No. 1 – in the entire NAIA – but that means it will get a bye all the way until pool play begins at the NAIA Tournament in Sioux City, Ia. on Nov. 19. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors fall short to Golden Bears

The Westmont women’s basketball team played its third game in a week on Sunday, heading to the Bay Area to face California in an exhibition game at Haas Pavilion. The Warriors suffered an 87-48 loss to the Golden Bears, coached by former UCSB coach Lindsay Gottlieb. more