Santa Barbara News Press

Recreation Roundup: Senior Track and Field

Santa Barbara’s Steve Wordell won the gold medal in the javelin at the California State Championships in senior track and field, held June 7 at Cal Tech in Pasadena. He trains once per week at the Westmont College track. more

REECE, Sandra Lee

Sandra Lee Reece lost her courageous battle with cancer on May 29, 2008. Sandy graduated from San Marcos High School in 1966 and from Westmont College in 1970 with a BA in sociology. more


Paul J. Willis writes what he knows in this slim tome of verse collected from previous appearances in volumes by Acorn, Petroglyph and Wild Duck Review. “Visiting Home” is a book by which one’s horizons are duly expanded. more

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Judy Larson has been named director of the Reynolds Gallery at Westmont College . Ms. Larson was previously the director of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. She will also teach art history courses at the college. more

Phelps, Joyce go in early rounds – DP pitcher selected by Dodgers in the 10th

Former Westmont College pitcher Tyson Bagley was picked in the 11th round by the San Diego Padres. Bagley, who went 3-7 with a 4.68 ERA as a Warrior freshman, played his sophomore year at Cisco JC before finishing his career at Dallas Baptist, going 4-2 with 11 saves and a 2.56 ERA this spring. more

Art afoot – Westmont's Reynolds Gallery hosts juried show of art about footwear

Ending the academic season on a breezy, thematic note and, ahem, treading lightly, the Westmont College’s Reynolds Gallery is currently hosting a juried show of art about shoes. You know you’re in the right place when you find stray, actual shoes (or are they “found objects?”) dangling by the entryway of the art gallery. more

Crawford takes over for Royals

Rob Crawford, former Westmont head baseball coach, has been named head coach of San Marcos High School. He was a player at Westmont when the Warriors faced USC, with Mark McGwire starting on the mound and Johnson serving as closer. Crawford struck out against McGwire, but notched a hit against The Big Unit. more

MARK PATTON: Warriors' big drive touches them all

Gayle Beebe was in the first few months of his Odyssey as Westmont College’s president last fall when a seductive sound drew him outdoors, like Ulysses to the Sirens. more

MARK PATTON : There are also good sports in athletics

The reigning Miss California, Westmont College graduate Melissa Chaty, will attend the Alzheimer’s Association’s “A Round To Remember.” Proceeds will benefit Alzheimer’s research. more

Warriors get first-round win

The No. 12 Westmont women’s tennis team survived a nightmare of a road trip and kept its dream of playing at the NAIA National Tournament alive with a gutsy 6-3 win over host and No. 25 Mobile (12-6) in the first round on Monday. The Warriors (11-10) will play familiar foe and No. 3 Azusa Pacific in second-round action in Mobile. more