Yearly Archives: 2016

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Chargers’ drive for five a real winner

The drive for five was just fine for the Dos Pueblos High baseball team on Tuesday. …Tournament host and top seed Westmont saw its run end in a shocking 9-3 loss to Menlo College. Menlo scored seven runs over a three-inning stretch in the later innings, breaking open what had been a tight game. more


Dos Pueblos Wraps Up 5th Straight Channel League Baseball Title

The Dos Pueblos baseball team took care of business on Tuesday and won its fifth straight Channel League baseball championship with a 7-2 victory at Ventura. …Isaac Coffey made his first start at second base and ripped a two-run single over third base. Isaac is the younger brother of former DP star Luke Coffey who now plays at Westmont. more

Eagles have a Blast at Carr

The Westmont baseball team had every reason to feel confident going into the first day of the Golden State Athletic Conference tournament on Monday.

The Warriors entered the event as the No. 1 seed, would play the entire week on their home turf, Russ Carr Field, and opened against a fifth-seeded Biola squad that they had taken all six games of their season series. more

Chaffey College baseball advances to super regionals for first time 2004

Random thoughts for a Tuesday morning, anticipating the start of the CIF Southern Section postseason for spring sports, wondering whatever happened to Anthony Solis, the CIF Division 3 3,200 meter champion in 2008 with a time of 9:21.42 out of Barstow High School. …Rosser will compete this weekend at a last chance to qualify meet (appropriately called All on the Line Open) at Westmont College to stay in shape for the NCAA Division II Championships, set for May 26-28 in Bradenton, Fla. more

Sarah Newton Continues Family Tradition Signs With Westmont College

We’ve done quite a bit of college signings over the last few weeks, as seniors sign that dotted line confirming their commitment to play their sport of choice in college. …Today at Grace Christian Schools, we saw exactly that as Sarah Newton made it official becoming the third member of her family to attend Westmont College in Montecito, Calif. more

Things no one tells you about going on short-term mission trips

It is estimated that over 1.5 million people from the United States participate in short-term mission trips every year. That is a lot of people. And those 1.5 million people spend close to $2 billion for these trips. …Michelle is a born and raised California girl who now calls Guatemala home. She studied English as Westmont College and has an M.Ed. from the University of Santa Barbara. more

Westmont’s Robert Ruiz Named GSAC Coach of Year; 6 Warriors Honored

Six Westmont College baseball players were named to the All-Golden State Athletic Conference team, four as gold glove recipients, and Robert Ruiz was named the GSAC Coach of the Year.

Gracing the All-GSAC roster are catcher Jarrett Costa of Fremont, first baseman Alex Bush of Menifee, second baseman Michael Stefanic of Boise, Idaho, outfielder Alika McGuire of Pearl City, Hawaii, starting pitcher Daniel Butler of Lone Tree, Colorado and relief pitcher Sam Sheehan of Bonita. more

Former Cal baseball player keeps draft dreams alive

In the bottom of the sixth inning of a Menlo College game against Lewis-Clark State College in March, a scout returned to his seat and informed the other scouts of the good news. …GSAC tournament Who: Top five teams in the Golden State Athletic Conference Where: Westmont College in Santa Barbara When: Monday-Wednesday (Thursday if necessary) more

Westmont bids farewell to Class of 2016

As a vast crowd packed into Carr Field at Westmont College on Saturday morning for the annual commencement, rain clouds issued vague threats but ended up providing a cool canopy, never dampening flesh or spirits.

This year, some 300 seniors in multiple disciplines were the center of the event that English professor and introductory speaker Paul Delaney described as both “a formal farewell and to give them an enthusiastic send-off to commence the next stage of their lives. We appropriately speak of a graduation and also of a commencement. more

Westmont Breaks Ground on New Facilities

The project includes two residential buildings and the Leadership Center. Strength for Today, a five- year capital campaign, has raised funds for the facilities and five programmatic initiatives: Mosher Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership, Eaton Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Hughes Center for Neuroscience and Leadership, Goble Center for Global Learning and the Montecito Institute for Executive Education. more