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WINTER, David K.

Went to be with the Lord he so dearly loved in the early morning hours of August 15, 2015 at the age of 84. He was born September 15, 1930 in S. Pasadena to Otto and Hazel Winter.

Dave’s greatest hope for his life was that God be glorified in him. All who had the pleasure of knowing Dave will attest that God indeed was glorified by this humble servant’s kindness, wisdom, and grace. He embodied hope and love, identifying traits in people and calling them to areas of service they otherwise would not have attempted without his encouragement. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Westmont women open with OT home victory

The Westmont women’s soccer team opened its 2015 campaign with a 2-1 sudden-death victory in overtime over Wisconsin’s Viterbo University on Saturday afternoon at Thorrington Field.

Westmont (1-0) saved its scoring for the last possible minutes, scoring both of its goals in the final 19 minutes of play. more

A Big Opening Night: DePuy’s two-goal effort prove enough for Gauchos in win over Warriors

In a game that has become a soccer tradition in Santa Barbara for more than 50 years, the latest installment of the UCSB-Westmont men’s exhibition contest went the way of the Gauchos on Saturday night at Harder Stadium.

Last season’s Big West Conference Offensive Player of the Year, Nick DePuy, picked up right where he left off with a pair of goals, while junior midfielder Drew Murphy and German newcomer Kevin Feucht provided the other two for the Gauchos in their 4-1 win over the Warriors. more

Gaucho Soccer Too Strong for Westmont UCSB Beats Warriors for 15th Straight Time

It’s a game the community always enjoys and it’s a game UCSB almost always wins.

The Gauchos dominated Westmont College 4-1 in the annual exhibition game that UCSB has now won 15 straight times.

Nick DePuy scored two goals while Drew Murphy and Kevin Feucht also added goals as the Gauchos tuned up for their season opener this Friday night at home against Stanford. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Gaucho women suffer loss in season opener


SBCC announced the hiring of Randy Moharram as its new men’s and women’s tennis coach. Moharram had served as an assistant men’s basketball coach at the school from 2008-14. He is a 1999 graduate of San Marcos High, where he received All-Channel League honors in football and basketball

Michael Mickelson, a USPTA pro who’s taught tennis in Santa Barbara and Florida, will assist Moharram with the SBCC men’s team, while Christina Klein, a former standout player for Westmont College in 2006 and 2007, will assist with the women’s team. more

UCSB MEN’S SOCCER: Bigger Gauchos get going in opener

Tonight’s UCSB-Westmont men’s soccer game doesn’t mean a thing when it comes to the overall records of the two teams.

It’s an exhibition that begins at 7 p.m. at Harder Stadium.

But it does mean a great deal to many soccer enthusiasts in the Santa Barbara area and surrounding communities, according to Gaucho coach Tim Vom Steeg. The game has been played for more than 50 years, and to Vom Steeg, keeping that tradition going is important. more

DePuy gets help from his Friend

Nick DePuy is a feat of clay for UCSB soccer:

The Gauchos first molded the nimble, 6-foot-4 junior into an outside back, then a midfielder, then a center back, and finally into a forward in just his first two seasons. …

It was all forward thinking, too: DePuy, UCSB’s top scorer last year with 10 goals, will remain a striker for Saturday’s 7 p.m. exhibition opener against Westmont College. More

Great expectations from participants of Tropical Diseases Fall Program

“Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change and Human Health” is a program that provides an understanding of how diseases change with its surrounding environment and how local and global abiotic factors modify vectors and the manifestations of disease itself. …For Rachel Black, from the Westmont College, “this course fits perfectly with my major in Biology, and minor in Spanish, since it incorporates biology and culture. It will help me be a better health care professional in the future”. more

Gaze at Pulsating Variable Star and Quarter Moon at Westmont Third Friday Event

A first-quarter moon and a pulsating variable star will be featured at this month’s free public viewing Friday, Aug. 21, beginning at 8 p.m. and lasting several hours at the Westmont Observatory.

The moon will be about seven days old and there should be a number of craters to examine on its surface. more

John Zant: Soccer Season’s Balancing Act

Santa Barbara Soccer Club’s Under-17 boys had never played before such a large hometown crowd. But all the fans weren’t pulling for them — many came to see their opponent, Mexico’s national U-17 team. …UCSB’s men host their annual exhibition match against Westmont College at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 22. On Friday, August 28, Stanford will face the Gauchos at Harder Stadium. more

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