Recent Press

SBART: Westmont coach adept at prep political games

Santa Barbara High girls coach Andrew Butcher discovered that you can’t squeeze basketball knowledge out of a stone-faced college coach. He told the audience attending Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon that he tried to get some pointers by sitting next to Westmont College men’s coach John Moore during the recent Santa Barbara-San Marcos boys game. more

Jerry Karczewski Sets Westmont Career 3-Point Record in Rout

Jerry Karczewski took over Westmont’s career three-point record in Westmont’s 102-78 nonconference basketball win over Bethesda on Monday night at Murchison Gym. more

Bishop Diego Football Finally Has Its Day at Round Table Press Luncheon

The Ranchero Room at Harry’s Plaza Cafe was washed in a sea of red Monday as the CIF Southern Section- and State-champion Bishop Diego football team came to the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon to be honored wearing red championship T-shirts. … “I think it’s the most improved team I’ve coached in my time at Westmont, which feels great,” she said. “Sometimes that feels a lot better as a coach than teams that are super talented and win, to know how far a team as come through the course of year.” more

Anna Cable of Dos Pueblos, Westmont’s Olisa Nwachie Named Athletes of the Week

Dos Pueblos water polo goalie Anna Cable and Westmont College basketball player Olisa Nwachie were honored as the Athletes of the Week at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Westmont splits GSAC twinbill with Vanguard

Westmont third baseman Luke Coffey went 3-for-3, including a home run and a double, to pace the Warriors to a 5-2 victory over Vanguard in the opener of a doubleheader Saturday at Russ Carr Field. more

GSAC MEN’S BASKETBALL: Making a Big Finish Red-hot second-half pushes by Nwachie, Karczewski lead Westmont to victory

After a slow start — down by as much as 23 points with five minutes left in the first half — the Westmont men’s basketball team came out on fire in the second to take an 89-80 Golden State Athletic Conference win over San Diego Christian Saturday night in Murchison Gym. more

ON the TOWN: Film Festival brings community together

Lights! Camera! And plenty of action! The Santa Barbara International Film Festival attracts people from all over our community, county and country. … Westmont students Maggie Smith and Gabby Rodriguez attended with their professor, Dr. Carmen McCain, who said, “It’s a great event when you’re teaching a film class!” more

Olisa Nwachie’s Monster Night Leads Westmont Comeback Win

Westmont men’s basketball’s Olisa Nwachie wasn’t fazed by a 17-point halftime deficit. The junior had 30 points and 10 rebounds as the Warriors outlasted San Diego Christian, 89-80 at the Murchison Gym on Saturday. more

Westmont Women Win Eighth in a Row

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) With a 73-57 win over San Diego Christian (7-18, 0-11 GSAC), #6 Westmont Women’s Basketball (18-5, 10-1) has clinched at least a share of the Golden State Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship. With three games remaining in the GSAC season, Westmont holds a three-game lead over #8 Vanguard (17-4, 7-4) and #23 Arizona Christian (18-6, 7-4). more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Westmont stumbles early in defeat

Westmont gave up five runs early and four more in the ninth in a 10-5 series-opening loss to Vanguard in baseball action Friday at Russ Carr field. more