Monthly Archives: April 2014

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Gauchos fall to No. 60 Long Beach State

Westmont 6, Concordia 3

The Warriors struck first with two runs in the first inning before Concordia took the lead with a three-run third. But that was it for the visitors, as Westmont (22-14, 13-13 GSAC) put runs across in the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth innings to secure the lead. more

Track team shows well in California

At the Sam Adams Multi held at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., junior Joslyn Barnes finished with a career day, finishing ninth in the women’s heptathlon. Senior Erica Twiss continued her strong senior campaign, finishing sixth in the women’s heptathlon. Sophomore Reinis Kregers set personal bests in four events over the weekend, most notably finishing second in the decathlon. more

Local Sports Roundup: Chico State’s J Patrick Smith wins Sam Adams multi-event decathlon

Chico State track and field decathlete J. Patrick Smith won the Sam Adams multi-events decathlon at Westmont College in Santa Barbara on Saturday. Smith scored 7,351 points, the eighth-best mark by a collegiate athlete this year. more

LIFESTYLE SPORTS: Former Vaquero leaves bumpy past in the dust

Roberts, who redshirted this year to preserve three years of college eligibility, is enjoying success as an unattached runner. It’s included a time of 3:51.8 in the 1,500 meters at the Cal State Los Angeles Invitational, as well as an impressive 1:52.28 finish in the 800 at Saturday’s Westmont Collegiate Classic. more

Santa Barbara by Bicycle: Back Country Ride

I continued on Mountain Drive, stopping occasionally to enjoy the birds and the views, until I reached Cold Springs Road. Turning right, I headed down, past Westmont College and Lotusland, and turned left onto Sycamore Canyon Road. more

Westmont Law Class to Debate Supreme Court Case on First Amendment; Public Invited

Ten Westmont College students will simulate a U.S. Supreme Court trial hinging on the First Amendment from 7 to 8 p.m. this Thursday, April 3, in the Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. more

The Carlsbad Elite Players’ Edge On The Field And Off

The Carlsbad Elite Program has shown its success both on the field and in the highly competitive area of college recruiting. Recently program graduates have committed to programs at UCLA, Washington, Colorado, Boston University, Cornell, Brown, University of San Francisco, Westmont, Cal Baptist, Cal State Northridge, Cal Poly Pomona, University of the Pacific, San Diego State, USD, and Nevada, among others. In 2013 alone, nearly 40 players on the U16 through U18 teams received athletic scholarships. – more

Lunar eclipse viewing offered

A free public viewing of the next total lunar eclipse is offered by the Westmont Observatory and the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit from 10:30 p.m. April 14 to 2 a.m. April 15.

“This should be a fun event, gazing at the spooky, coppery moon at totality through Westmont’s 8-inch refractor telescope,” said Thomas Whittemore, Westmont physics instructor. more

ISS and Total Lunar Eclipse

Some good news about the total lunar eclipse on the night of Mon/Tue, April 14/15. Westmont College will open up their Observatory for public viewing, from 10:30 PM to 2 AM. Smaller telescopes set up by the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit will also be set up to view the eclipse, Mars (at its closest for this year that evening), and Saturn. The Westmont Observatory is adjacent to their baseball and athletic fields, on the downhill side of the campus, with parking available nearby. more

Williams women’s lacrosse wins; men’s tennis falls in California

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The Ephs finished their spring trip west with a 7-2 loss to Westmont College.

Williams freshman Rohan Shastri, last year’s All-Eagle boys tennis MVP for Mount Greylock, accounted for both points for the Ephs (7-2). He teamed with Jose Raventos for an 8-6 doubles win over Travis Kinsey and Nicholas Szyndlar, then earned a 6-2, 6-0 singles win over Tommy Nightingale. more