Santa Barbara News Press

Westmont alum killed in murder-suicide at UCLA

A campus shooting at UCLA on Wednesday morning left two men dead in a murder-suicide that sent thousands of students running for safety and barricading themselves in classrooms. …Dr. William Klug, a 1997 graduate of Westmont College, was one of the dead, according to news reports and officials at the college. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Trio capture regional gymnastics titles

Aleiya Bagaw, standing barely 3 feet tall and weighing less than 35 pounds, came up big along with two teammates from the Santa Barbara Gymnastics Club at the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Regionals. …

Westmont College has signed nine men’s soccer recruits from four states, including Carpinteria High goalkeeper Edward Delgado, coach Dave Wolf announced.

“This is a large, exciting, attacking-oriented class that will complement the pieces that we already have on our roster,” Wolf said. “This class will be very dangerous in the attacking third. Stylistically, each player is technical, hardworking on both sides of the ball, and plays the game with passion. more

TENNIS NOTES: Day seeded No. 3 in French Open; McManigal steps down

Kayla Day, fresh off a win over the future of American women’s tennis, has her own plans to conquer the world at this week’s French Open. …Kendyll McManigal, who was voted women’s tennis coach of the year this spring in the Golden State Athletic Conference, announced that she is stepping down after three seasons with the Warriors. Westmont went 37-30 and advanced to the second round of the NAIA National Championships during each of her three seasons. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Chargers escape OC with CIF-SS victory

The Dos Pueblos High baseball team got out of Orange County with a CIF-SS Division 2 second-round victory on Tuesday, beating Villa Park 2-1. …Westmont College women’s coach Kristen Moore will spend the summer helping as a court coach for the USA Basketball U18 National Team Trials, the tryout camp for the U.S. squad for the FIBA Americas U18 Championships in Chile. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: UCSB adds Powell to hoops class

Clifton Powell, Jr., a 6-foot-5 guard from Woodland Hills, has signed a national letter of intent to play at UCSB next year, coach Bob Williams announced on Friday. …Timmy Nightingale’s win at No. 5 singles clinched Westmont College’s 5-4 victory over No. 19 Bethany in the opening round of the tournament in Mobile, Ala. The 14th-ranked Warriors were knocked out later in the day, 5-1, by No. 3 Xavier, 5-1. The games were played on the same day because of a previous rainout. more

Conservative Shapiro sues college

His take on “white privilege,” trigger warnings and other terms he says “the left uses to quash debate and ensure that nobody’s feelings are hurt” win Daily Wire editor Ben Shapiro rounds of applause from conservatives, while liberals try to shut him up. …Earlier this year at Westmont College, religious studies Professor Bruce Fisk, upon hearing that Mr. Shapiro was invited by a Republican student club to speak, sent an email to the student organizers to express his concern over the speaker. more

NAIA BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Warriors’ season comes to an end

It may very well be that the Westmont baseball team, which hosted a postseason regional for the first time in program history, is out of the four-team event and done for the season for something that occurred on Wednesday. The Warriors were officially eliminated on Thursday with a 10-3 loss to William Carey, but it was an apparent blown call by the home plate umpire during Wednesday’s 1-0 loss to The Master’s that seemed to have a lasting affect throughout Thursday’s game. more

Special Olympics recognize local athletes and volunteers

Surrounded by inspiring athletes and volunteers, Bill Shumard, CEO and president of Special Olympics Southern California, told a Santa Barbara audience on Thursday that last summer’s World Games were recognized as “the most memorable moment in Southern California” during the 2015 L.A. Sports Awards. …Santa Barbara served as a host town for 100 of the Special Olympians from four foreign countries that competed at the 2015 World Games, with Westmont College donating lodging and meals for the athletes. more

Athletic Round Table : Head of the Class: Trio honored as area’s top coaches

Two college baseball coaches who have elevated their teams into the national rankings, and a prep basketball coach who took Santa Barbara High to a CIF-Southern Section championship, were honored on Wednesday as the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table’s Coaches of the Year.

UCSB’s Andrew Checketts and Westmont’s Robert Ruiz received the collegiate award, while Dave Bregante of Santa Barbara High took home the prep honor in a ceremony held at the Lobero Theater. more

Warriors lose argument and 1-0 thriller to The Master’s in NAIA baseball

Westmont College’s Michael Frigon leaped has high as he could, but an umpire’s call left the Warriors high and dry in Wednesday’s winner’s bracket semifinals of the NAIA National Opening Round Baseball Tournament at Russ Carr Field.

Frigon was called out at home plate on Jarrett Costa’s double despite apparently leaping over The Master’s catcher in the eighth inning of a controversial 1-0 loss to the Mustangs. more