Recent Press

BARKER, Robert Wayne

Robert “Wayne” Barker passed away peacefully on March 5th, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California due to complications following cancer. … They were married at Westmont Chapel in 1980 and welcomed their first child Alisia (Ali) in 1981 followed by their son Derreck in 1984. more

Westmont Teams Take Second at Collegiate Classic Track Meet

The eighth annual Westmont Collegiate Classic attracted teams from Oregon, Indiana and Minnesota to the Westmont Track and kicked of the outdoor track and field season for the Warriors. Also held over the weekend was the fourth annual Jim Klein Combined Events. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors sweep in GSAC twinbill

The Westmont baseball team completed a three-game Golden State Athletic Conference series sweep of visting Vanguard by sweeping Saturday’s doubleheader, winning 10-5 in the opener and 7-5 in the seven-inning nightcap. more

Westmont Baseball Sweeps Vanguard in Doubleheader

Westmont Baseball (21-11, 14-9 GSAC) completed a three-game sweep as they won both ends of today’s Golden State Athletic Conference doubleheader against Vanguard (18-19-1, 14-10 GSAC). Westmont won the first game 10-5 and the seven-inning contest 7-5. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors open series with victory

Westmont’s baseball team opened a three-game series against Golden State Athletic Conference rival Vanguard with a 5-2 win in Costa Mesa on Friday. Warrior junior right-hander Grant Gardner seven-2/3 innings for the win, retiring the first 11 Lion batters and ended allowing two runs on six hits. Lance Simpson pitched 11/3 innings giving up one hit and no runs for the save. more

Grant Gardner, Lance Simpson Pitch Westmont Past Vanguard

Westmont Baseball opened a three-game series with a 5-2 Golden State Athletic Conference victory over Vanguard on Friday in Costa Mesa. Grant Gardner (6-1) pitched seven and two-third innings to pick up the win. Gardner, who allowed two runs on six hits, retired the first 11 Lion batters. more

Creeks Flow, Roadways Flood as March Storm Continues to Soak Santa Barbara County

A March storm continued to soak Santa Barbara County Thursday, and high rainfall rates on the Gaviota Coast prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Flash Flood Warning for the Whittier and Sherpa fire burn areas. … Westmont College canceled classes Thursday. more

GSAC honors Westmont player

Freshman Taylor Cheung-Damonte was named the Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week on Wednesday. The honor, according to a release sent out by Westmont, covered matches from March 1 through March 18. more

Minor mudslides affect South Coast highways

The California Highway Patrol reported that mud and debris were covering the #3 lane of northbound Highway 101 at Padre Juan Canyon, which is near Faria Beach in northern Ventura County. … The Carpinteria Unified School District and Westmont College have canceled classes for the Day. Cold Spring School will hold classes at an alternate site in Goleta and Montecito Union School will hold classes at alternate sites in the Hope School District. more

Gaucho Baseball Is Struggling

Since their exhilarating romp in the NCAA’s Big Dance Around the Bases two years ago, the UCSB Gauchos have not been favored by the baseball gods. Injuries to key players, compounded by the breaks of the game, have pushed their winning percentage under .500. … Defense carried Westmont College into the NAIA women’s tournament, but the Warriors also made shots when they needed them. more