Santa Barbara News Press

THE POLO SET: Maserati Cup revs up for 12-goal season

The first weekend in May is a horse lover’s dream. What more could you ask for: The Kentucky Derby, The Rancho Vistadores ride, and opening day at the Santa Barbara Polo Club.  … The Film Finances team will be rounded out by Patrick Uretz (3-goals), who is just back from leading the Westmont polo team to its second win in a row as the United States Polo Association Collegiate Champions. more

Local juniors aim high at Ojai Invitational

STRATMANS HONORED: Westmont College sophomore Lauren Stratman, who won the Ojai’s Independent College Women’s Singles Championship, has been named player of the year in the Golden State Athletic Conference by a vote of league coaches.more

Bradfords make it in time for two championships

Paul and Susan Bradford were in a dilemma of sorts on Saturday. Their eldest son, Evan, was running in the 1,500 meters at Westmont College for the Warriors sometime past 1 p.m. in the Golden State Athletic Conference Championships. A few minutes later, one of their younger sons, Tyler, was representing Dos Pueblos High in the 800 meters at the Santa Barbara County Championships a few miles away at Carpinteria Valley Memorial Stadium. more

PUBLIC SQUARE: TAKE A BOW

On April 25, 10 Westmont College students earned the 14th annual David K. Winter Servant Leadership Award for their leadership at the college and in the community. The students received $1,000 each to go toward school expenses. Read More

Spring events heating up like the warm weather

A visitor attending Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Roundtable luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Cafe would have found out that the spring sports season is heating up, just like the weather.  … Westmont sports information director Ron Smith reported that the Westmont baseball team will travel to play San Diego Christian in the Golden State Athletic Conference tournament’s opening round at noon on Thursday. more

All a-Twitter about Westmont : College acceptance letters trend on social media site

Hashtag, California here they come.

Students around the U.S. and in this state are tweeting like crazy at #westmontsaidyes. The Montecito Christian college, which already had a Facebook page for newly accepted students, expanded its admissions acceptance program this school year to include Twitter. That’s where new students have been announcing the college accepted them and family and friends have been giving their congratulations, prompted by the school’s unique acceptance notifications. more

Westmont students band together to save water

A friendly competition dubbed Water Wars was waged between Westmont College dorms this semester, resulting in more than 227,000 gallons of water being saved since students returned from spring break. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Westmont men win GSAC track title

The Westmont men’s track team captured their second consecutive Golden State Athletic Conference team title on Saturday. Competing on their home track, the Warriors tallied 298 points to outscore five other schools, including runner-up Concordia with 219 points. Westmont men’s coach Russell Smelley was also named Men’s GSAC Coach of the Year. more

Master’s romps in win over Westmont

Andrew Klausmeier took a tumble while trying to reach first bases on a dropped third strike in the eighth inning of Friday’s Golden State Athletic Conference baseball game between his Master’s College squad and host Westmont at Russ Carr Field. As he sheepishly went back to the dugout, his Mustangs teammates gave him support, as the tumble on the basepaths was his only mistake on an otherwise spectacular day. more

Westmont in hunt for team titles on home turf

At Friday’s Golden State Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships at the Westmont track, every point mattered in the team competition as six schools — including the host Warriors — vied for the men’s and women’s titles. After the first of a two-day competition, the host men’s squad leads second place Biola 91-70, putting itself in position to possibly repeat as GSAC champions. more