Presidio Sports

Westmont alum to screen his ‘Calvin Marshall’ at Riviera

“Calvin Marshall,” a movie written and directed by Westmont alumnus Gary Lundgren ’93, premieres in Santa Barbara Sunday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Riviera Theater, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online by clicking here. Proceeds from the screening will support Westmont baseball. Gary and Anne (Malmberg) Lundgren ’95, who produced the movie, will be at the screening for a Q&A session following the film. more

Track meets on track thanks to Smelley, Latham

Putting on a track meet can be exhausting work, but it was a welcomed task for Russell Smelley and the Westmont Athletics Department this past weekend. The Warriors got to put their new state-of-the-art track facility on display to the rest of the Golden State Athletic Conference as they hosted the conference championships. Smelley reported that everything went smoothly at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. more

Legace, Kearin earn GSAC championships

Westmont athletes claimed two event titles at the GSAC Track and Field Championships on the Warriors’ new facility on Saturday. In men’s competition, Brent Lagace captured the javelin with a toss of 223 feet, 7 inches. Teammate Andrew Kolodinski finished second with a mark of 212-06. Kasey Kearin won the women’s long jump with a leap of 18-1 3/4. She finished second in the triple jump at 38 3/4. more

Westmont’s new track attracts GSAC Championships

Athletes from nine teams will converge on the new Westmont track to compete in the Golden State Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships. The two-day event will feature some of the top track and field athletes in the NAIA. The event begins on Friday, April 23 at ten o’clock with heptathlon and decathlon events. Field events start at 11:30 a.m. with running events beginning with prelims at one o’clock. more

Westmont Track & Field steps into new era

The Westmont track and field community spanning six decades gathered on Saturday afternoon for the inaugural meet of the refurbished Westmont Track. Dignitaries included Westmont President Gayle Beebe, former Westmont head coaches Jim Klein and Steven Hughes and former Point Loma Nazarene head coach Jim Crakes. more

Plaza Racquet Club cuts off Warriors’ GSAC match

Westmont Women’s Tennis’ four-game trip to the desert came to a strange ending today at the Plaza Racquet Club in Palm Springs. After completing the singles matches against #4 Point Loma Nazarene, the Warriors and Sea Lions began to play their doubles matches. But the host facility decided they needed the courts and asked the two teams to leave before the Golden State Athletic Conference Match could be completed more

Good things come in pairs for this mad March

Did you know that there are two local basketball players who will be starting for their respective college teams heading into March Madness? Jeff Lavender quizzed the audience at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table luncheon, and no one was able to come up with both answers. Lavender was there to talk about the Santa Barbara High boys golf team (he’s an assistant coach for the team), but as a former Westmont basketball player and coach for the Dons and San Marcos, he couldn’t help but slip some hoops into his turn at the podium. more

Warrior Wramblings: Madrazo a man to be admired

Jared Madrazo is more than the 3.5 minutes per game that he averages. In fact, his story might be the greatest of all the men’s basketball players at Westmont College. It all started his freshman year, when the 5-foot-7 guard tried out for the team but was cut on the very last day. For the next two years he would play intramural basketball at Westmont, including winning the championship his sophomore year. more

Russ Carr Field opener is home run for Warriors

Opening Day at the newly renovated Russ Carr Field proved to be a truly remarkable day as a standing room only crowd cheered on the 2010 Warriors to a doubleheader sweep of #10 Pomona-Pitzer. “Our guys really appreciated that so many people came out so support us from the campus and from the community,” said Westmont Head Coach Robert Ruiz. more

Warrior Wramblings: Senior trio hits the record books

In 21 seasons of women’s basketball at Westmont, a total of 11 players have eclipsed 1,000 career points. In the last two months, three seniors have achieved the feat, making their class the highest-scoring in school history. more