Recent Press

Westmont Music Faculty Play Spring Recital

Members of Westmont College’s music faculty will perform their the Spring Faculty Recital at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, in Deane Chapel. The performance is free and open to the public. more

Rachel Winslow Joins Rescue Mission Board

Rachel Rains Winslow has joined the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission board of directors. Winslow is an assistant professor of history at Westmont College, director of Westmont’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and co-director of Westmont’s Initiative for Public Dialogue. more

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Coffey stirs Westmont win

Westmont College scored eight runs in the final two innings to put the exclamation point on a 20-8 baseball win and remain undefeated on the young season after five games. more

Snow Valley Basketball Schools Announces Summer 2018 California and Iowa Camp Line-Up

Offering locations in California and Iowa, campers across the country come together at Snow Valley Bastketball School to improve their skills, mental toughness, basketball IQ and confidence. … Campers can join Snow Valley CaliforniaCamp Directors Manasa Chanaiwa and Pete Rivas at Westmont College in Santa Barbara for energetic physical and mental basketball training or work with USA Basketball Gold Medalist Head Coach Don Showalter and staff at Snow Valley Iowalocated at Wartburg College in Waverly, IA. more

UCSB Basketball Assistant Louis Reynaud Finally Feeling Settled in Santa Barbara

UCSB men’s basketball assistant coach Louis Reynaud was feeling like he was jinxed. Before arriving in Santa Barbara, he was working as an assistant coach at the University of Houston when Hurricane Harvey hit. … Westmont is on the road at Menlo on Thursday and at William Jessup on Saturday. more

SBART: Things turning around for Gauchos hoopsters

One of the black clouds from Hurricane Harvey followed Louis Reynaud all the way to UCSB from his last job as an assistant basketball coach at Houston’s Rice University. … Westmont basketball coach John Moore took note of Reynaud’s brush with disaster and nicknamed him “Mr. Jinx.” more

Luke Coffey Has Big Day in Westmont Baseball Victory

Junior Luke Coffey was 4 for 5 at the plate with fours RBIs, as Westmont Baseball cruised past Bethesda 20-8 in a nonconference baseball game on Tuesday. Second basemen Michael Stefanic also added four hits and homered for the Warriors (5-0). more

Clock Running Out on Flag Football Organization at La Colina Jr. High

The nonprofit organization Friday Night Lights will need a Hail Mary to win this game. More than 300 boys and girls are set to lose their Friday Night Lights spring flag football season if the nonprofit organization doesn’t find a new field to play on with the next few weeks. … Ted Pallad says he has reached out to every organization in town, from Elings and Girsh parks to the city of Santa Barbara, UCSB, SBCC, Westmont and all the local high schools. He said he was told there was no space for the league. more

Abbi Hill of Dos Pueblos and Providence’s Bryan Sheets Honored as Athletes of the Week

Abbi Hill of the top-ranked Dos Pueblos girls water polo team and Bryan Sheets, the record-setting basketball player at Providence, were named the Athletes of the Week at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. … The honorable mention choices for the award include Dylan Streett (Bishop Diego basketball), David Frohling (San Marcos basketball) and Jalen Canty (UCSB basketball), Kelly Bickett (Laguna Blanca soccer), Alondra Jimenez (Santa Barbara High basketball) and Lauren McCoy (Westmont basketball). more

Westmont Men Turn Up Intensity in 2nd Half, Beat Vanguard

A 56-point second half powered Westmont  past the Lions of Vanguard, 89-59, in a GSAC men’s basketball game at Murchison Gym on Saturday. Freshman Ben Okhotin led the scoring for Westmont with 18 points and was 5-8 from behind the arc. more