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Playing for a CIF Southern Section basketball championship may have been full-court pressure for Jackson Stormo, but dealing with the recruiting process was full-life pressure. … Other San Marcos athletes signing on Wednesday were Kaela Cleary (BYU track), Sam Fuller (Air Force water polo), Sean Hopkins (Grinnell swimming), Jennifer Nnoli (UCLA track), Sierra Palladino (Westmont soccer), Jason Peterson (Westmont track and field), and Kai Sanvictores (Colorado State-Pueblo lacrosse). more

The Nuts and Bolts of Success with Lady Ridley-Tree

“I don’t think of myself as a philanthropist. I think of myself as having the enormous privilege of sharing, and sometimes I get very emotional about it because … I wish I had more to give,” said Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree. … As part of the “old guard” of Santa Barbara philanthropists, Paul and Leslie Ridley-Tree have given to myriad organizations, among them the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (including its Ridley-Tree Education Center), Santa Barbara City College, Westmont, UCSB, more

Jenny Nnoli Is Back on Track for San Marcos, Wins 100, 200 Against Ventura

A day after signing with UCLA, Jenny Nnoli of San Marcos went out and won two individual events and ran on two relay teams in a Channel League dual meet against Ventura on a windy Thursday. … On the boys’ side, Westmont signee Jason Peterson had a big day, winning the 800 in 1:59.46 and taking second in the 1600 (4:24). more

Four San Marcos Student Athletes Headed to NCAA Division 1 Programs

Basketball star Jackson Stormo and track and field standout Jenny Nnoli led an impressive group of eight San Marcos student athletes that signed college letters of intent on Wednesday. … Jason Peterson, a State Meet qualifier in the 800 meters last year, signed to run at Westmont College and standout girls soccer Sierra Palladino is taking her game and powerful left foot to Montecito to play for the Warriors. more

11 Santa Barbara High Student Athletes Sign College Letters of Intent

Eleven Santa Barbara High student athletes met their goal of moving on to the next level on Wednesday by signing college letters of intent.  Some are going a long distance away like track standout Janelle Knight to Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass. Others like soccer star Memo Mendoza are staying home and continuing their career and education at Westmont College. more

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: It’s Holton to the rescue again as Vaqueros win

For the second time in four days, Jake Holton hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the eighth inning and then pitched the ninth for a record-setting save in an 11-9 baseball win over Cuesta at Pershing Park. … Luke Coffey led Westmont (26-14) at the plate, going 3-for-5 which included an RBI single in the first inning and a run-scoring double in the fifth. Michael Stefanic and Taylor Bush both went 2-for-4 against Bethesda (11-25-1). more

Bethesda Downs Westmont Baseball, 5-4

Westmont Baseball (26-14) had a case of the Tuesday’s as the fell to Bethesda (11-28-1) this afternoon by a score of 4-5. Freshman let-hander Dylan Sund threw four strong innings to start the game for the Warriors, but the offense was unable to tack on runs when needed. more

US college musicians to perform free concert at Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral

A US college orchestra comprised of 66 musicians will play a free concert at Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral on May 10. The Westmont College Orchestra, from Santa Barbara in California, is an all-student ensemble from the college’s music department and is conducted by Dr Michael Shasberger. more

Carpinteria keeping the party going after titles

Carpinteria High School is still celebrating the CIF Sectional and Regional championships of its boys soccer team, and it’s no wonder to one of its coaches: … Westmont College (26-13, 19-11 GSAC) needed a turn-around pitching performance by senior captain David Gaydos to make an about-face in its three-game series against league-leading and eighth-ranked William Jessup on Saturday. more

Athletic Round Table: CIF Section, State Regional Champs Carpinteria Soccer Honored For Resilience

Months after the Thomas Fire and the Montecito mudslides forced the cancellation of several games and practice time, the Carpinteria boys soccer team was honored for its resilient season at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. … They beat The Master’s, 11-9, in a rain make-up game. Coach Robert Ruiz noted that “pretty much anything you can imagine happening in a baseball game happened that day.” After blowing a three-run lead, Westmont rallied back to nab two runs off the opposing closer late in the ninth. more