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Virginia Marie Hayes

Virginia Marie Hayes passed away at her home in Ojai on February 21, 2018 after a brief illness. Virginia was born on October 4, 1950 in the Central Valley of California in the town of Modesto. … After graduating from high school and ready to leave small town life, Virginia enrolled in Westmont College in Santa Barbara where her older brother, Jerry, was a student. While at Westmont, Virginia met and married David Shelton. more

Santa Barbara High’s Ben Roach, Westmont’s Joy Krupa Named Athletes of the Week

Santa Barbara High’s Ben Roach, whose goalkeeping propelled the Dons soccer team to a CIF title, and Joy Krupa, who led Westmont into the Golden State Athletic Conference women’s basketball tournament final, have been named the Athletes of the Week. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Freshman shines over Nittany Lions

Drew Williams made his first start with the UCSB baseball team a memorable experience, helping the Gauchos roll to a 10-4 victory over visiting Penn State at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium on Saturday. … Westmont managed only two hits and scored single runs in the third and fifth innings in the opener, scoring on an error in the third, and a Michael Stefanic single in the fifth to score Tyler Roper. more

Westmont Roars Back From Slow Start, Beats Hope to Reach GSAC Tourney Final

For the first time since the Warriors won the GSAC Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2000, Westmont Men’s Basketball (24-6) will be returning to the championship game. The 14th-ranked Warriors earned the championship berth with a 90-83 win over No. 8 Hope International (25-5). more

Westmont Men Headed to Championship Game

For the first time since the Warriors won the GSAC Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2000, Westmont Men’s Basketball (24-6) will be returning to the championship game. The 14th-ranked Warriors earned the championship berth with a 90-83 win over #8 Hope International (25-5). more

Krupa Leads Westmont Women to Semifinal Win

Sophomore Joy Krupa tallied 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead #4 Westmont Women’s Basketball (21-6) to a 59-50 Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament semifinal win over The Master’s (19-10) on Saturday afternoon in Fultz Memorial Gym on the campus of Arizona Christian. It was Krupa’s sixth double-double of the season. She also had three assists and two blocks. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: SM, DP advance in CIF State Regional

The San Marcos and Dos Pueblos girls water polo teams — who battled for a CIF-SS Division 1 title last week — both advanced to the CIF SoCal Championships with decisive wins Friday at Segerstrom High School in Santa Ana. … Westmont takes on Hope International today in a semifinal game. more

Kyle Scalmanini Leads Way for Westmont in GSAC Tourney Opener

Freshman Kyle Scalmanini made 8 of 10 shots and scored 21 points to lead Westmont to a 98-74 win over William Jessup in the first-round of the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament on Friday at Arizona Christian in Phoenix. more

Girls Inc. Carpinteria Names New Board Members

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, has announced the three new members have joined its Board of Trustees — Terri Allison, Orlando Hernandez and Lori Pearce. … Hernandez attended Westmont College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology. more

‘The worst of the storm has passed’

The winter storm that led to a mandatory evacuation for tens of thousands from Carpinteria to Goleta has produced some impressive rain totals, but so far nothing that has compromised local hillsides and creeks like the deadly storm in January. … In addition to City College, classes are in session at UCSB and Westmont College (beginning at 11:30 a.m.) more