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ON the TOWN: Westmont Women’s Leadership Council: ‘The Only Way Through is Together’

The third annual Westmont Women’s Leadership Council Luncheon had been postponed after the floods and was now taking place in a sunny room at Belmond El Encanto. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: WSC-leading Vaqueros win again

The SBCC baseball team is finding its groove at just the right time, as it remained in first place in the Western State Conference North Division standings with an 11-2 victory over Oxnard at Pershing Park on Saturday. …

WESTMONT 8-12, MENLO 4-4

The Warriors finished off a three-game Golden State Athletic Conference sweep of the Oaks with an offensive explosion at Carr Field. more 

Westmont Sweeps Twin Bill, Series at Menlo

Westmont Baseball (29-14, 22-11 GSAC) completed a three-game sweep of Menlo as it took both games of Saturday’s Golden State Athletic Conference doubleheader. The Warriors won the first game 8-4 and won the seven-inning contest 10-4. more

Ridley-Tree to be deemed Rock Star for lifetime achievement

To recognize Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree’s decades-long career in business and philanthropy, the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation will present her the Rock Star: Life Achievement Award at a gala on May 4. … Locally, Lady Ridley-Tree works with many nonprofits and runs several scholarships. Organizations she’s involved with include UCSB, Santa Barbara City College, Westmont College, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and the former Casa Esperanza homeless shelter (now PATH Santa Barbara). more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Royals edge Cougars in pitcher’s duel

Friday’s Channel League baseball matchup between host San Marcos and Ventura shaped up to be a pitcher’s duel between Royals starter Vincent Vogel, and Cougars starter Blake Corsentino. … Luke Coffey hit a solo shot in the third inning, his seventh homer of the season, to put Westmont up 3-1, and in the eighth, Michael Stefanic’s solo shot gave the Warriors an insurance run, going up 9-5. Stefanic and Nick Edgar also hit RBI doubles in the game. more

New rector to be instituted at Christ Episcopal Church

In a celebration of the New Ministry service, the Rev. Dr. Daniel London will be formally instituted as rector of Christ Episcopal Church by the Rt. Rev. Barry Beisner, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California. … London is a English and religious studies graduate of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, then went to Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. more

Moving On

Playing for a CIF Southern Section basketball championship may have been full-court pressure for Jackson Stormo, but dealing with the recruiting process was full-life pressure. … Other San Marcos athletes signing on Wednesday were Kaela Cleary (BYU track), Sam Fuller (Air Force water polo), Sean Hopkins (Grinnell swimming), Jennifer Nnoli (UCLA track), Sierra Palladino (Westmont soccer), Jason Peterson (Westmont track and field), and Kai Sanvictores (Colorado State-Pueblo lacrosse). more

The Nuts and Bolts of Success with Lady Ridley-Tree

“I don’t think of myself as a philanthropist. I think of myself as having the enormous privilege of sharing, and sometimes I get very emotional about it because … I wish I had more to give,” said Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree. … As part of the “old guard” of Santa Barbara philanthropists, Paul and Leslie Ridley-Tree have given to myriad organizations, among them the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (including its Ridley-Tree Education Center), Santa Barbara City College, Westmont, UCSB, more

Jenny Nnoli Is Back on Track for San Marcos, Wins 100, 200 Against Ventura

A day after signing with UCLA, Jenny Nnoli of San Marcos went out and won two individual events and ran on two relay teams in a Channel League dual meet against Ventura on a windy Thursday. … On the boys’ side, Westmont signee Jason Peterson had a big day, winning the 800 in 1:59.46 and taking second in the 1600 (4:24). more

Four San Marcos Student Athletes Headed to NCAA Division 1 Programs

Basketball star Jackson Stormo and track and field standout Jenny Nnoli led an impressive group of eight San Marcos student athletes that signed college letters of intent on Wednesday. … Jason Peterson, a State Meet qualifier in the 800 meters last year, signed to run at Westmont College and standout girls soccer Sierra Palladino is taking her game and powerful left foot to Montecito to play for the Warriors. more

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