Hosting the German National Team
By Scott Craig   |   July 26, 2022

The German Track and Field National Team found a home at Westmont July 3-18 while preparing for the 2022 World Athletics Championships, which are being held for the first time ever in the United States.  A total of 135 athletes, coaches, trainers, doctors, and managers moved into Westmont’s Global Leadership Center and worked out at […]

Summer Sports Camp Fun 
By Scott Craig   |   July 12, 2022

The popularity of Westmont Summer Youth Sports Camps has soared to new heights following a reduced schedule in 2020. The camps returned to full capacity the last two years with about 1,400 campers enjoying Westmont’s athletic facilities at 20 different camps during nine weeks this summer.  With summer camp coordinators Jeff Azain and Johnny Whallon […]


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Viva Las School of Squash
By Lynda Millner   |   June 28, 2022

The Santa Barbara School of Squash (SBSOS) recently gave its annual gala fundraiser in a unique venue – the courtyard at La Arcada Plaza around the turtle pond at Eleven14 restaurant. It was a beautiful setting for 100 folks seated at the round dinner tables and a fun place to mix and mingle. The theme […]

Exhibitions Laud Influential SoCal Artists
By Scott Craig   |   June 28, 2022

Work by four enormously influential Southern California artists and art professors, Ken Jewesson, Ciel Bergman, Irma Cavat, and Florence “FiFi” Russell, will appear in three exhibitions July 7 to August 6 in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art with a free, public opening reception at the museum on Thursday, July 7, from 4 to 6 […]

Ruiz Named New Athletic Director
By Scott Craig   |   June 14, 2022

After 13 years as head coach of Westmont baseball, Robert Ruiz will serve as director of athletics. Dave Odell, who has served in that capacity in a part-time role since January 2009, will become the executive director of athletics. In his new position, Odell will focus on athletics strategic planning, fundraising, and coach development. He […]

Baseball is Bound for the World Series
By Scott Craig   |   May 31, 2022

For the first time, Westmont baseball is headed to the NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho. Though the Warriors have made seven trips to the NAIA National Tournament in the last eight years in which the tournament was held, they have never won the opening round tournament.  Westmont is the No. 6 seed in the […]

Latest Match at the Field
By Richard Mineards   |   May 24, 2022

Prince Harry may not be appearing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with his actress wife Meghan Markle after the Trooping of the Color ceremony next month, but he was definitely front and center at the Santa Barbara Polo Club playing in the final of the Folded Hills Pope Challenge final on Sunday. The closely […]

Success at the Polo Club
By Richard Mineards   |   May 10, 2022

Santa Barbara Polo Club is now by royal appointment! Prince Harry is going to be playing regularly on the Los Padres team with his good friend, Argentinian Ralph Lauren Polo model Nacho Figueras, in the 12-goal tournament at the lush Carpinteria equestrian facility.  “Prince Harry is an avid polo enthusiast and player, and has played […]

Local Soccer Players Win Big
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 22, 2022

This past weekend, the Santa Barbara Thunderbolts, the AYSO U12 girls’ soccer team, won the Western States Championship. The team includes fourth and fifth graders from Cold Spring School, Montecito Union, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel.   Seven months ago, 1,800 U12 girls’ soccer teams began their season in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and […]


Women’s Polo Rides into Regionals
By Scott Craig   |   March 1, 2022

The Westmont women’s polo team, fresh off a 15-1 victory over cross-town rival UC Santa Barbara, rides into United States Polo Association Regionals on Friday, February 25, in Los Osos. The Warriors will face Stanford, who they beat earlier this season, Cal Poly, UC Davis, USC, UCSB, Oregon State, Montana State, and Idaho State.  The […]

Showdown on Holden Field
By Richard Mineards   |   February 15, 2022

The lush fields of the Santa Barbara Polo Club were filled with competitors of a very different kind when high school age lacrosse players descended on the Carpinteria equestrian facility for a two-day Showdown Series organized by Cal Coast Sports Ventures. The popular annual event, which was last held two years ago because of the […]

SBUSD Puts Sports on Pause
By Nick Masuda   |   January 11, 2022

Instruction returned to campuses throughout Santa Barbara Unified School District on January 3, with a flurry of communications helping both staff and students navigate an expected rise in COVID-19 cases throughout the area. Superintendent Hilda Maldonado delivered a message to the district on January 3 that provided clarification on health protocols, as well as some […]

Congratulations, Cate!
By Nick Masuda   |   November 30, 2021

It’s been a championship season for the South Coast, with the Cate 8-man football team capturing its first CIF title with a 50-30 throttling of Grace Brethren on November 19 at Carpinteria High School. The Rams finished the season 10-1.

Alive and Kicking into the National Tourney
By Scott Craig   |   November 23, 2021

For the third straight year, the Westmont women’s soccer team (10-1-5) will host an opening round of the NAIA National Championship Tournament on November 18 and 20 on Thorrington Field. The second-seeded Warriors will battle third-seeded Embry-Riddle (Arizona) on Thursday, November 18, at 1:30 pm. The top-seeded Southeastern (Florida) will play Marymount (California) on November […]