Santa Barbara News Press

LOCAL ROUNDUP: No. 11 Aggies roll past Gauchos in Classic

Westmont (5-6, 3-6 Golden State Athletic Conference) took the opener 6-3 behind the homer and triple by Fukushima, who also drove in three runs, and two doubles and two runs batted in by Nick Rodda. The offensive production was plenty for Warriors starter Russell Harmening, who allowed two runs on four hits with three strikeouts in six innings. more

Warriors grind out victory

Early in the second half, Kelsie Sampson found herself right where she likes to be — under the basket with the ball. She went up, missed, got the rebound, missed again, got another rebound, attempted another shot and drew a foul.

It was that kind of night for the Westmont senior, who had to work for all of her game-high 17 points while leading the No. 11 Warriors to a 50-38 Golden State Athletic Conference win over San Diego Christian Saturday night at Murchison Gymnasium. more

Battle of brains : Local high schools compete in 27th annual math contest at Westmont

While most teenagers spend their weekends unwinding from school, some 100 students from local high schools happily traded their Saturday for an afternoon of math by competing in the 27th annual High School Mathematics Contest at Westmont College. more

Warriors’ defense snags victory

Mantas Drungys stared at Derek Dickerson with his jaw set and his arms stretched wide.

Drungys, Westmont’s most athletic guard, had good reason to keep a close eye on Dickerson, who fired off a quick 3-pointer every time he got the slightest bit of daylight between himself and a defender. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Lions’ perfect start ruined by Warriors

Whether it was the arm of pitcher Torin Shaikh, or the entire offensive lineup, Westmont’s baseball team was far too much for visiting Vanguard to handle on Friday, and it landed the host Warriors a nice prize. more

Santa Barbara’s first poet laureate remembered

Westmont College professor Paul Willis, who was poet laureate from 2011 to 2013, remembered Mr. Spacks as a friend as well as a gifted poet. more

Willet’s goal holds up in Chargers’win

Jason Ritchey had 21 points and five rebounds to lead the Warriors to their third straight Golden State Athletic Conference win. Christopher Miller added 11 points and Marcus Farrand had 10 for Westmont (14-6, 3-3 GSAC), which outrebounded visiting Arizona Christian 43-25. more

ON STAGE: ‘Electra’ in the Open Air – WESTMONT COLLEGE FESTIVAL THEATRE PRESENTS A MODERN ADAPTATION OF SOPHOCLES’ TRAGEDY ‘ELECTRA’

Even in Santa Barbara, one has to admire the simple courage of an outdoor theatre performance in February.

Westmont College Festival Theatre is taking that particular plunge, though, with a site-specific run of Sophocles’ tragedy, “Electra” at an outdoor site near Van Kampen Hall on the Westmont College campus. more

Farrand has Westmont on the rebound

Coach John Moore figured there could be no one more qualified to revive his slumping Westmont College men’s basketball team than a senior who’s been rehabilitating both knees throughout his Warriors’ career. more

A Will to Win : Sampson’s return helps Westmont avoid three-game skid

Kelsie Sampson wasn’t about to sit back and watch her first three-game losing streak with Westmont College women’s basketball. The senior forward returned to the court after injuring her knee and scored the last three baskets for the NAIA’s 14th-ranked Warriors in their 59-54 win over No. 9 The Master’s College at Murchison Gym’s Kammerer Court Tuesday night. more