Monthly Archives: April 2014

CBB: Westmont continues to roll

PHOENIX — Westmont Baseball completed a season sweep of Golden State Athletic Conference opponent Arizona Christian by taking both ends of a doubleheader on Thursday at Firestorm Field. The Warriors won the opening game 11-2 and rallied to win the second game 17-8.

The Warriors (33-14, 20-13 GSAC) are now one win away from tying the program record for most wins in a single season. The 1989 team, coached by John Kirkgard, posted a record of 34-16. more

Westmont rides to another polo national title

The polo team at Westmont College did all the dirty work en route to its return trip to a national collegiate championship. The Warriors beat Virginia 16-13 in Saturday’s title match at ERG Arena at Brookshire, Tex. “We have no grooms or assistants to help them with their horses,” coach John Westley of Santa Barbara Polo School said. “They tack up (equip) the horses, wrap the horses’ legs, clean up the manure and keep the horses tuned up and fit. more


Westmont Senior

Art Show, ’34°26′ ‘59.33″N, 119°39’43.29″W’

When: through May 3 more

An Album, Middle-Age, and Craft Ale

Buellton emerged out of the post-punk, prog-rock indie scene that ruled Santa Barbara in the mid- to late-1990s. Originally from Orange County, Nygren, who first came to Santa Barbara to study philosophy at Westmont in the early 1990s, sang and played guitar in a band called Brown, and their album eventually found its way to the ears of Eric Herzog, thanks to mutual friend Tad “Tbone” Wagner. A third-generation local who’d been playing drums in bars since before he was 21, Zog, as he’s known, was in a band called Wasted Tape with childhood friend John Askew and Bruce Winter, who’d just returned from years of touring with Toad the Wet Sprocket. Brown and Wasted Tape disintegrated at about the same time, so Zog called up Nygren on his mom’s landline and invited him to jam. more

Westmont College Wins Back-To-Back Polo Titles

The Westmont College men’s polo team won the schools second consecutive National Championship on April 12 in Texas. The small private college in Montecito is honoring the back-to-back champions Thursday with a reception.

This year’s team, coached by John Westley of Santa Barbara Polo School, includes
Jake Bergman, David Samaniego, and brothers Patrick and Tony Uretz. Patrick Uretz, the team captain, was awarded the tournament All-Star Team Award and Samaniego earned the tournament Sportsmanship Award. more

Hickory Public Schools to evaluate IB

The Longview Elementary School improvement team offered suggestions for naming areas of the school, including having plaques to honor the PTA efforts and honoring the community by naming the cafeteria and gym the Westmont Multipurpose Room. Two community members, Marie G. Poston and Edwin Rogers, would be honored by different areas named for them.

Shaikh, Westmont best Arizona Christian for 10th straight win

Torin Shaikh allowed one run over six innings and the Westmont baseball team defeated Arizona Christian, 4-2 on Wednesday. It was the 10th straight win for the Warriors (31-14, 18-13 Golden State Athletic Conference). Joey Gonzalez’s two-run single in the third got Westmont going and helped Shaikh improve to 7-3. The Warriors scored their final two runs in the seventh. Westmont is two games behind The Master’s for second place in the GSAC, and four games behind first-place San Diego Christian. more

Jacques Habra: A ‘Reality Check’ from Virtual Reality Visionary Doc Searls

 Jacques Habra is a serial entrepreneur who manages the Noospheric Quantified Fund and volunteers on several community organizations in Santa Barbara, including the Westmont College Foundation board. The opinions expressed are his own. more

Family tradition: Daily Sun’s Boys Basketball Player of the Year

Tyrone starred for the Eagles himself in the early ’90s before taking off to California for a short period of time to play basketball at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. With Ileana on the way, Tyrone returned to Flagstaff and played for two years at Northern Arizona. His final year of college came under head coach Ben Howland and his assistants Jamie Dixon and Mike Adras in 1994-95, the same year Trevor was born as well. With the chance to double work and parenting at the same time around a sport he loved, Tyrone relished the chance to teach his kids how to be the best. more

Making money with a social mission

Before coming to Gordon College this summer, he worked as a business consultant and co-founder of the for-profit Karisimbi Business Partners, a management consulting firm in Rwanda that aims to help small to mid-sized businesses in East Africa. When he left after four years, the firm was making a profit.

He’s also a former associate professor of economics and business at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., his alma mater, a Christian liberal arts college similar to Gordon. more