Kayla Sato leads Westmont to NAIA Quarters; Matt Mills sets San Marcos swim record

Westmont basketball player Kayla Sato and San Marcos High swimmer Matt Mills were honored as the Athletes of the Week at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. Sato played three outstanding games for the Warriors at the NAIA Women’s National Tournament in Billings, Mont. She scored 12 points in a 57-52  opening-round win over LSU-Shreveport, recorded a double-double of 21 points, 11 rebounds in a 65-53 victory against Lyon, Arkansas and poured in 31 points in a … [Read more...]

Westmont women’s basketball team in right frame of mind for postseason

Following its revenge victory against Biola in the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals, the Westmont women’s basketball team set its sights on Vanguard, a team the Warriors lost twice against during the regular season. “We stayed to watch Vanguard play The Master’s College in the second semifinal,” Westmont coach Kirsten Moore said at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Cafe. “It was a one seed versus a four seed. Master’s was up at … [Read more...]

Area’s girls water polo talent, success impresses Westmont basketball coach Kirsten Moore

Westmont women’s basketball coach Kirsten Moore marveled at the continued success of the local girls water polo teams during Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. “I feel like this is the power table here,” she said while looking to where prep coaches Mark Walsh, Chuckie Roth, Connor Levoff and UCSB’s Serela Kay were seated with their athletes. “This is my 12th year here and every year you have the best high school player in the country; the Gauchos now are in the top … [Read more...]

Dons JM Cage, Ben Clay, Westmont’s Aysia Shellmire honored

Two members of Santa Barbara High’s boys basketball team that played major roles in the Dons winning their first CIF-Southern Section title since 1991 were named co-Athletes of the Week at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. Ben Clay and JM Cage joined Westmont women’s basketball player Aysia Shellmire as recipients of the award, which is voted on by the local media. Clay and Cage both recorded double-doubles in Santa Barbara’s 75-65 victory over Lynwood in … [Read more...]