Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk

Lauren McCoy, Joy Krupa and Kirsten Moore Earn GSAC Top Honors

Westmont senior Lauren McCoy was named the Golden State Athletic Conference Basketball Player of the Year and picked up her fourth all-conference honor. Junior Joy Krupa was honored as the GSAC Defensive Player of the Year and was named to the All-GSAC team. Senior Morgan Haskin was also selected as a member of the All-GSAC team. more

Round Table Press Luncheon: San Marcos Girls Water Polo Got Inspired by Olympic Champion

When it came to playing in a CIF water polo final, San Marcos girls coach Chuckie Roth figured it would be the usual scenario: a battle against one of the powerhouse teams from Orange County played in their backyard. … The foursome is looking to become the first Westmont group to go to the NAIA National Tournament four years in a row. more

Santa Barbara County Tells Utility Companies to Plan for Future Debris Flows

Santa Barbara County emergency officials developed new pre-storm evacuation procedures, and are telling utility companies to make contingency plans for future debris flows, including having repair crews in the Montecito area so they don’t get stuck on the wrong side of a Highway 101 closure. … The same warning goes for institutional customers, such as Casa Dorinda and Westmont College, she said. more

Westmont Men Drop Regular-Season Finale, Seeded 3rd for GSAC Tournament

Westmont Men’s Basketball was outscored 24-6 run by Hope International (25-4, 11-3 GSAC) in the last five minutes and suffered a 74-57 loss in the GSAC regular season finale on Saturday in Fullerton. more

Lauren McCoy Leads Westmont Past Hope; Warriors No. 1 for GSAC Tourney

Lauren McCoy tallied 20 points while Jae Ferrin and Lauren Tsuneishi added 15 apiece as No. 4 Westmont Women’s Basketball (20-6, 12-2 GSAC) posted a 64-58 win over Hope International (18-12, 5-9) in the final Golden State Athletic Conference game of the regular season. more

Westmont Escapes With Overtime Win at Vanguard

Westmont worked overtime to defeat Vanguard, 80-76, in a Golden State Athletic Conference men’s basketball game on Thursday in Costa Mesa. more

Westmont Women Suffer Cold Shooting Night, Lose at Vanguard

Westmont Women’s Basketball, ranked fourth in the NAIA, saw its nine-game winning streak come to an end at No. 9 Vanguard  as the Lions beat the Warriors 44-40. The Warriors struggled offensively, making just 11 of 43 from the floor (25.6 percent). more

Wrestler Will Yamasaki, Water Polo Player Piper Smith Named Athletes of the Week

Big performances by Will Yamasaki of Dos Pueblos and Piper Smith in CIF postseason competition have earned them Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Athlete of the Week honors. … The other female athletes that were candidates for the award include Grace Raisin (Santa Barbara High water polo), Faith Tedesco (Santa Barbara High water polo), Ryann Neushul (Dos Pueblos water polo), Sophie Trumbull (San Marcos water polo), Sierra Palladino (San Marcos soccer), Lily Zanze (Cate basketball) and Morgan Haskin (Westmont basketball). more

Westmont Presents ‘Die Fledermaus’ With Several Twists

Johann Strauss, Jr.’s comedy Die Fledermaus (The Bat) is often relegated to performances on New Year’s Eve when its set and lilting waltzes, polkas, and sung champagne toasts are appropriate. But now, collaboration by Westmont College’s departments of theater arts and music gives the frothy gem a modern makeover, Westmont said. more

Westmont Conference Examines Liberal Arts in Post-Truth Age

The Westmont Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts will host the 17th annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts, Knowledge in Crisis: Liberal Learning in a Post- Truth Age, March 22-24 at Westmont College. more