Santa Barbara News Press

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Owls reach CIF-SS volleyball semifinals

The top-seeded Laguna Blanca girls volleyball team made a big step to the CIF-SS Division 6 final with a 25-19, 25-21, 16-25, 25-15 victory over Hemet in the division quarterfinals… Libby Dahlberg had 10 kills to lead Westmont (31-0, 16-0), while Cassidy Rea added eight kills in the win. A trio of Warriors – Samantha Neely, Jessica McCann and Sarah McGough – added seven kills each. Kami Troesh had 18 digs on defense. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors open hoops season with home win

The Westmont men’s basketball team used a balanced scoring attack and solid shooting to cruise to an 88-45 victory over Bethesda at Murchison Gym on Friday night. more

ART REVIEW: Connecting the Disconnects

In his characteristically subtle and paradoxical way, Dug Uyesaka has been a strong part of the Santa Barbara art scene for years stretched into decades, but with deceptive small, deliciously irreverent but often poetic gestures rather than grand or heroic schemes… The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art has assembled a quietly captivating tribute. more 

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Warriors romp in opener

Coming in as the No. 2 team in the NAIA preseason rankings, the Westmont women’s basketball team had some high expectations in its season opener on Tuesday night against visiting Azusa Pacific. more

SBCARTL: Warriors unsure about CIF-SS playoff shuffle

An asterisk, once the bane of Roger Maris when it appeared beside his home-run record in the Major League Baseball Record Book, has now found its way into the CIF-Southern Section’s Football Playoff Handbook… Top-ranked NAIA power Westmont improved its record to 29-0 while winning its first league since 1993. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: No. 1 Westmont rolls to home win

None of the players that took the floor for the Westmont women’s volleyball team managed to reach double-digits in kills in Saturday’s Golden State Athletic Conference match against Vanguard at Murchison Gym. more

Sounds of the Scene

Velvet Jones is keeping its light on and rotating crops of fresh musical produce, with two highlight shows this week… Fans of choral music, and those curious about what is going on chorally at the high school level should be directed to the First Presbyterian Church this afternoon and evening, the site of the Westmont Fall Choral Festival. more 

LOCAL ROUNDUP: SBCC stays atop North

First place was up for grabs at the Sports Pavilion on Wednesday night when 13th-ranked Moorpark arrived to face No. 3 SBCC… The Warriors (10-4-1, 7-2-1) scored its three goals in the first 60 minutes, then held off a Mustangs comeback to score a Golden State Athletic Conference victory in Santa Clarita. more

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Top-ranked Warriors sweep Biola

Top-ranked Westmont College didn’t let a boisterous Biola crowd bother it while sweeping the No. 19 Eagles 25-11, 25-20, 25-14 in a Golden State Athletic Conference match. more

Letters: On coverage of cultural classics

Being fortunate to live in a city with so many cultural organizations, I wonder why Scene Magazine doesn’t devote its cover story to the opening of the leading ones… It was performed in collaboration with the Santa Barbara Choral Society, the Quire of Voices, Westmont College Choir, UC Santa Barbara Vocal Music Group and San Marcus High School Madrigal Singers, plus four world-class soloists. more