Santa Barbara Independent

Sports: High School Basketball

WESTMONT AND U.S. WARRIORS: Bregante got a job after his stint at SBCC, but he kept playing basketball in the city recreation leagues. He caught the eye of Westmont College coach Tom Byron, who recruited him to join the Warriors. In the 1967-68 season, Bregante was one of the nation’s leading scorers with an average of 23.6 points per game. Rodriguez went to Fresno State, where he ended his playing career to concentrate on getting his degree. He was drafted into the army in 1968 and spent a year in Vietnam. more

Westmont College Garden, a bountiful project

n 2011, Westmont alumnus Anthony Waldrop was hired by Sodexo as a sustainability coordinator which included developing a previously gardened area on campus. The original piece of land was about a ¼ of an acre. The first crops yielded mesclun lettuce, carrots, snap peas, cilantro, and green onions. more

Can You Dig It?

DOWNTON ABBEY: Fans of the long-running PBS series jammed (60 were turned away) the Santa Barbara Library’s Faulkner Gallery Sunday for tea, a talk by Westmont prof Alister Chapman on The Decline of the English Aristocracy, and a screening of the series’ final show of the season. Next year’s is now under production in the U.K. Who will Lady Mary marry? What new scandal will erupt and have to be dealt with? WillDownton Abbey itself survive the decline and fall of the Brit manor-house elite and idle rich? more

Can You Dig It?

DOWNTON ABBEY: Fans of the long-running PBS series jammed (60 were turned away) the Santa Barbara Library’s Faulkner Gallery Sunday for tea, a talk by Westmont prof Alister Chapman on The Decline of the English Aristocracy, and a screening of the series’ final show of the season. Next year’s is now under production in the U.K. Who will Lady Mary marry? What new scandal will erupt and have to be dealt with? WillDownton Abbey itself survive the decline and fall of the Brit manor-house elite and idle rich? more

Weekend Sports Highlights: Westmont Hosts Biola in Regular-Season Finales

Bishop Diego (boys Division 5AA) and Santa Barbara High (girls 3AA) will have home games, Bishop playing Saddleback Valley Christian on Friday (Feb. 28) at Westmont College, the Dons girls hosting Yorba Linda on Saturday. more

Sports: High School Soccer Heats Up

Westmont College coach Kirsten Moore led her team to the 2013 NAIA women’s championship while dealing with the worst sort of adversity: the death of her husband, Alex, seven weeks before the birth of their daughter, Alexis. Her story has become a national legend, and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association recently announced that Moore will receive the Pat Summitt Most Courageous Award at the NCAA women’s Final Four on April 6 in Nashville, Tennessee. more

Sports Highlights: February 21-March 3

UCSB, Pepperdine and Westmont College will compete in a three-way track and field meet Saturday at Westmont. more

Sports Roundup: From High School Water Polo to College Baseball to a Foresters’s Roast

An extra-inning loss to Concordia last week prevented the Westmont College baseball team from getting over the .500 mark. The Warriors, 7-8, will host doubleheaders the next two Saturdays during a nine-game home stand. more

Major Choral Directors’ Conference Comes to Santa Barbara

I sat down with WDACDA President and Westmont College Choral Director Steven Hodson and Program Chair and CSU Fresno Professor Emeritus Gary Unruh to gauge the pulse as they prepare for the downbeat. more

Major Choral Directors’ Conference Comes to Santa Barbara

I sat down with WDACDA President and Westmont College Choral Director Steven Hodson and Program Chair and CSU Fresno Professor Emeritus Gary Unruh to gauge the pulse as they prepare for the downbeat. more