Yearly Archives: 2014

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Vaqueros split in first day of Bash

The Warriors scored five runs in the eighth inning and Russell Harmening pitched a complete game, during which he allowed two runs on five hits with eight strikeouts and no walks in the opener for Westmont.

Graylin Derke finished 3-for-4 with a run batted in, while Joey Gonzales and Brandon Gildea each went 2-for-4 for the Warriors.

Westmont (21-14, 12-13 Golden State Athletic Conference) fell behind 9-1 after four innings of the nightcap, and neither team scored the rest of the way. more

What’s Doing in Santa Barbara: March 30-April 5, 2014

Success of Algorithms: 5:30 p.m. University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. “From Main Street to Wall Street: The Amazing Effectiveness of Mathematical Algorithms.” Speaker is Russell Howell, the Kathleen Smith professor of mathematics at Westmont College. Part of Westmont Downtown: Conversations About Things That Matter, sponsored by Westmont Foundation. First-come, first-served. Free. 565-6051. more

TRK: Nana Djimou breaks 33-year-old record at Westmont

Two stadium records fell on Saturday at the Westmont Collegiate Classic Track and Field Meet.

Westmont’s Elysia Hodges broke her own stadium record in winning the women’s 400 meter hurdles in a time of 59.68. Hodges’ time was 0.26 seconds faster than the previous stadium she set one year ago (March 30, 2013). Hodges easily beat the NAIA automatically qualifying time of 64.00.

Surpassing a stadium record that had stood for 33 years was Antoinette Nana Djimou of the French National Team. Two dozen combined events athletes from the national team of France are training for two and one-half weeks at Westmont. Nana Djimou put the shot 14.45 meters (47-5), which was 0.04 meters farther than Cal State Bakersfield’s Sharen Hamilton threw in 1981more

College Roundup: Vanguard baseball splits

Host Vanguard University won the second game, 9-1, after dropping the opener, 5-2, against Westmont in Golden State Athletic Conference play on Saturday. more

MTen: No. 72 Shocks Compete in Weekend DH

The Bulldogs are 5-4 on the year. They’ve defeated Baker University, Hastings College (Neb.), Barton County Community College, Biola University (Calif.), and Hope International University (Calif.). Their losses were to Emporia State, Oklahoma Baptist, Vanguard University (Calif.) and Westmont College (Calif.). more

Mustang Baseball Ranks 7th In NAIA Division 1

Concordia University-Irvine and Vanguard University rounded out the GSAC teams in the top 25 at #12 and #25 respectively. Westmont College received votes.

The new poll means the Mustangs will finish their conference schedule with three out of four series against teams in the top 25 or receiving votes. more

Lit Moon Revisits Hamlet

After being invited to participate in the Globe’s project for the London Olympics in 2012, Blondell returned to teaching at Westmont College in 2013, only to be recognized yet again. When the Kennedy Center recently held its annual College Theater Festival, the Pirates of Penzance that Blondell created along with his wife and collaborator Victoria Finlayson earned three awards: Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Scenography for a Musical for Danila Korogodsky, and Distinguished Director of a Musical for Blondell himself. more

Best of the Winter: Serra’s Nick Schnabel is Mercury News boys soccer player of year

Defender: Arturo Meza, junior, Half Moon Bay
Defender: Alec Prusa, senior, St. Francis
Goalkeeper: Stefan Skoff, junior, Westmont more

Westmont Screening of ‘Fruitvale Station’ to Feature Actor Trestin George

Actor and former professional football player Trestin George joins a discussion following the screening of Fruitvale Station at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3 in Westmont College’s Page Multipurpose Room.

The Reel Talk event, sponsored by the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts and the Office of Campus Life at Westmont, is free and open to the public. more

CBB: Westmont’s Pollex named GSAC Player of the Week

estmont’s Steven Pollex of Henderson, Nevada has been named the Golden State Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week. Pollex helped the Warriors win all four games last week by hitting .500 (7 of 14) and producing a 1.214 slugging percentage. more