Yearly Archives: 2011

News to Yous


Last week, Westmont professor Paul Willis was officially named the next Santa Barbara poet laureate. Willis, whose work has been published in more than 100 literary journals, will replace current laureate David Starkey and will hold the post until April 2013. more

The Ever-Living Poets Society: Local writers to honor their counterparts of yore

Beloved as the 1989 flick was, “Dead Poets Society” has a bit of a fusty ring to it. more

The Master’s sweeps past Westmont

The Westmont Warriors hosted the Master’s Mustangs in a doubleheader Saturday at foggy and drizzle-drenched Russ Carr Field to conclude a four-game series. more

Westmont falls short in back to back games

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) As it turned out, the miserable weather at Saturday’s Golden State Athletic Conference doubleheader proved to be a precursor for the entire day. Under cold fog and constant drizzle, Westmont Baseball dropped two games to The Master’s College, falling 10-5 in the first game and 4-2 in the second. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Westmont women no fools in win over Hope

Westmont College women’s tennis coach Kathy LeSage gave her team quite a scare Friday when, more

Westmont coach gets last laugh after her team’s 9-0 win

Following the 25th-ranked Westmont women’s tennis team’s defeat of Hope International by a score of 9-0 on Friday, head coach Kathy LeSage informed her team that she was unsatisfied with their performance and was going to conduct a long, hard practice over the weekend. more

Westmont men get out the brooms against Hope

Seventh-ranked Westmont (8-5, 6-4 GSAC) cruised to an easy 9-0 Golden State Athletic Conference men’s tennis win over the Royals of Hope International (2-13, 0-9) on Friday afternoon at the Abbott Tennis Courts. more

Week in Sports

UCSB continues its last homestand in the men’s volleyball regular season tonight (Fri., April 1) against UC Irvine. The two teams are vying for fourth place in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, which would ensure a home-court appearance in the first round of the MPSF playoffs. The Gauchos (13-10, 10-7 in the conference) clinched their first playoff berth since 2007 by sweeping UC San Diego on Thursday night. The scores were 25-17, 25-19 and 25-17. more

A Chat with Paul J. Willis

Created to advance an appreciation for arts and humanities throughout the community, Santa Barbara’s honorary poet laureate position is awarded every two years to an accomplished local poet active in literary circles. The laureate receives an honorarium of $1,000 per year, and participates in outreach by attending public functions as well as holding workshops and readings at area schools. more

Westmont roughs up Master’s

Tim Leary went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer and an RBI double in leading Westmont’s baseball team to a 6-1 Golden State Athletic Conference victory over The Master’s on Thursday afternoon. more