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COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: Westmont’s sweet 16 party

A balanced attack has the No. 5 ranked Westmont College on a roll. The Warriors’ 25-12, 25-13, 25-17, nonconference sweep of visiting La Sierra on Tuesday was their 16th straight victory.  more


Beloved husband, father, treasured friend and master illustrator David passed serenely in his sleep at home with family, after a short and aggressive brain cancer. He is survived by his wife Margaret, son Gordon, daughter Lisa (Lynch); sisters-in-law Leata Judd and Elizabeth French; and his grandchildren Jeremy, Amy, and great-grandchild Ryen; nieces Jodie, Rhonda, Rochelle, and Cecilia; nephews Jerry, Tom, David, Randy, and Jerome; and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews…. Notable exhibits throughout his career include the traveling exhibit “Art and Science, Perfectly Beautiful” sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Other exhibits include Westmont College, UC Riverside, Concordia University Irvine, Cedar City Utah, Pend Oreille Art Council Art Walk Sand Point, Idaho, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. more

9/23: College Soccer: Menlo at Westmont

Both of Westmont’s nationally ranked teams hope this Saturday’s doubleheader gets them off to a good start in the Golden State Athletic Conference. The Warrior men (1-1-3) have allowed one goal in their last four matches while scoring just two themselves. Goalkeeper Lalo Delgado and the defense will be challenged by Menlo (4-2-1), which scored 14 times in its last three games. more

Jackie Robinson Foundation Announces Class of 2018 40 Additional College Scholars Receive $960,000 and Extensive Mentoring and Support Services

NEW YORK, NY (September 16, 2014) Della Britton Baeza, President and CEO of The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF), announced today the 40 members of the Class of 2018 Jackie Robinson Scholars, an exemplary group of incoming college freshman chosen from more than 2,900 applicants for the 41-year-old foundation’s flagship minority scholarship program founded by Rachel Robinson, wife of iconic American hero Jackie Robinson…. This Fall, JRF Class of 2018 Scholars will attend American University, Berkeley College of Music, Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Emory University, Florida Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Howard University, Morehouse College, North Greenville University, Northwestern University, Notre Dame University, Princeton University, Spelman College, Stanford University, UCLA, University of Chicago, University of Knoxville, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Pennsylvania, University of Washington, Utah State University, Vanderbilt University, Westmont College and Yale University. more

Fall Football: Braves v. Dons Lompoc High Trounces Santa Barbara

It was like a microburst when Toa Taua blew past the line of scrimmage at La Playa Stadium last Saturday night. The powerful Lompoc High running back whooshed downfield and left Santa Barbara defenders scattered like loose palm fronds…. Both of Westmont’s nationally ranked teams hope this Saturday’s doubleheader gets them off to a good start in the Golden State Athletic Conference. The Warrior men (1-1-3) have allowed one goal in their last four matches while scoring just two themselves. more


CECIL, Shelley Lylene Shelley, a born again spirit filled child of the Living God and Joint Heir with Jesus, is now in the Presence of God her heavenly Father, Jesus her Savior and Lord, and the Gentle Holy Spirit sorrow for us but wonderful for her! Shelley graduated from Trinity Christian Academy and Westmont College. Her careers included teaching, retail sales, and physical fitness. Shelley’s passion was spreading the gospel of salvation in Christ Jesus. more

ON STAGE: Choreogrpher at Westmont College

Ruth Barnes will perform “Here, There and Everywhere” at 4 p.m. Saturday at Black Box, part of Porter Hall at Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road, Montecito. The free concert will feature Ms. Barnes in five solo dances that were choreographed within five weeks by her and Christine Devaney, Matthew Hawkins, Frank McConnell, Steinvor Palsson and Ian Spink. more

Gauchos are speaking the language of top recruits

Basketball is a Small, Small World After All — even when the player you’re pursuing has a national ranking that’s even bigger than his 6-foot-9 and 225-pound frame. Amadou Sow, a four-star recruit from the West African nation of Mali, and Sekou Touré, a 6-4 guard who hails from neighboring Guinea, both verbally committed to UCSB this week…. McKnight has a good idea about where he’s sending his two star seniors. He’s the brother of Westmont College women’s basketball coach Kirsten Moore. And one of his assistant coaches at Prolific Prep, Nathan Marsing, played for the Warriors’ NAIA finalist team of 2016. more

SBART: Great timing leads to great day for Vaqueros

Coach Craig Moropoulos had his timing just right for SBCC’s football road trip down the crowded 405 Freeway to Los Angeles Southwest on Saturday…. Westmont is 16-1 even though star outside hitter Taylor Beckman missed 10 matches. “We still won all 10 of those matches with two freshman outsides,” coach Patti Cook said. “Taylor is fully back and played this past weekend, and played rather well. more

Westmont Volleyball Wins Sixteenth Straight Match

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) Westmont Volleyball (17-1) won its 16th game in a row on Tuesday afternoon in Murchison Gymnasium. All fifteen rostered players contributed to the fifth-ranked Warriors’ sweep of non-conference opponent La Sierra (7-4), winning by scores of 25-12, 25-13 and 25-19. more

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