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

No. 1 Master’s Uses Red-Hot Shooting to Defeat Westmont

In battle for first place in the Golden State Athletic Conference, Westmont couldn’t cool off a hot-shooting The Master’s men’s basketball team and dropped a 101-82 decision on Saturday night at Murchison Gym. more

Westmont Women Shut Down The Master’s to Claim GSAC Title

Wesmount held The Master’s to 15 points in the second half and claimed the Golden State Athletic Conference regular season women’s basketball title wth a 54-41 victory on Saturday at Murchison Gym. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Gauchos open with blowout defeat

San Diego State hammered the UCSB baseball team with a five-run second inning on the way to a 9-1 blistering in both teams’ season opener at Tony Gwynn Stadium. … Travis Vander Molen hit two homes runs, driving in three, to lead Westmont to victory in the opener of a three-game road series between rival Warriors of the Golden State Athletic Conference. more

Travis Vander Molen Homers Twice in Westmont Win

Travis Vander Molen belted two home runs to power Westmont Baseball to a 10-5 win over William Jessup, handing the home team its first Golden State Athletic Conference loss of the year. Right-hander Grant Gardner (3-0)  picked up his third win of the young season, going six plus innings and giving up five runs and striking out six in the process. more

Fresno State sisters

LEMOORE — The spotlight was on Chloe and Sami Chedester as they took hundreds of pictures, said many thank you’s and hugged everyone they could in the event center of Lemoore High School on Thursday morning. … The two also had offers from Cal State East Bay, Westmont College and Cal State Stanislaus, but it was the Bulldogs in the end. more

Athletes of the Week

Anna Cable, Dos Pueblos water polo

The sophomore goalkeeper had 26 saves and allowed just six goals in DP’s last three wins. …

Olisa Nwachie, Westmont basketball

The 6′7″ senior forward helped the Warriors win two shootouts. He scored 23 points, making 9 of 11 free throws, in a 92-91 victory over Arizona Christian. more

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Gauchos net three local soccer standouts

Two local high school soccer players, Santa Barbara High goalkeeper Ben Roach and Dos Pueblos forward Oscar Ferreira, joined SBCC star Victor Chavez in signing national letters of intent with UCSB. … Westmont College forward Olisa Nwachie has been named Golden State Athletic Conference Basketball Player of the Week. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Dons win water polo wild-card game

Grace Raisin scored four goals and made three steals to lead Santa Barbara High to a 10-5 victory at Troy on Tuesday in a Division 2 wild-card match of the CIF-Southern Section girls water polo playoffs. … Westmont (1-2) got its lone singles wins from Miles Hale, who topped the Kingsmen’s Lucas Tilly 7-5, 6-4, and Austin Lee, who rallied for a 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Sebastian Ariza. The Warriors were without No. 1 player Luke Whalen. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors make history in home win

With a big Golden State Athletic Conference matchup looming against second-ranked The Master’s this weekend, it could be understandable if the Westmont men’s basketball team was caught looking ahead, instead of focusing on Monday night’s non-conference opponent, Bethesda. more