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Fountain Valley Girls’ Volleyball Sweeps Marina, Earns Second Place In Wave League

 Oct. 16–The potential for mayhem in the Wave League was there going into league finale night for girls ‘ volleyball. Two different scenarios would have resulted in tiebreaker matches for second place in the league — one involving Fountain Valley High and Newport Harbor, and the other including a third team in the possible deadlock in Marina. … Minch, who has committed to Westmont College, played for the Barons as a freshman the last time the program appeared in the postseason. More

SANTA BARBARA ATHLETIC ROUNDTABLE: FINDING HIS WAY TO PERSIST

Michael Oldach was having a bad hair month, not to mention a scruffy start to Westmont College’s cross country season.

The NAIA All-American, who got a “really bad mullet” haircut to honor a promise he made to three track teammates, also cut his day short in the Warriors’ season-opening meet on Sept. 14…more.

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Morison named NAIA All-America

Bryce Morison, the Santa Barbara High Don who chose to play his collegiate baseball for hometown Westmont, was rewarded on Wednesday by getting voted to the NAIA All-America second team as a centerfielder. more

Westmont Men’s Soccer Drops 1-0 Decision at UC Merced

Westmont conceded an early goal and that was the difference, as the Warriors suffered a 1-0 men’s soccer defeat at UC Merced on Wednesday. … more

Westmont Women’s Soccer Scores 4-0 Win in Season Opener

Starting the regular season off on the right foot, NAIA 8th-ranked Westmont Women’s Soccer recorded a 4-0 blanking of Benedictine (Ariz.) on Thursday in Mesa … more

Westmont DoE wins accreditation 

The Westmont College Department of Education received full accreditation from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, officials reported Monday. “The education department has worked hard to cultivate a strong relationship with the local community and the local schools over the years, and that is apparent in the exceptional record of job placements,” Westmont College Provost Mark Sargent said in a statement. The report stated that the education department offered clear benefits to the local community. more

Westmont alum part of ‘New Way’ Republican movement 

A Westmont College graduate is taking a lead role in helping former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger try to take California in a more centrist direction. New Way California is a movement that seeks to establish common interests of freedom, responsibility, educational excellence, environmental stewardship, efficient government and an open economy. According to the group’s website, advocates are seeking to help once again instill relevance in other center-right individuals in California. more

Westmont College Orchestra: The Three Rhapsodies

A Californian undergraduate orchestra performs an easy-listening concert of light classical, jazz, modern and contemporary music.

The Westmont College Orchestra is made up of 66 students.

The concert will focus on music from both sides of the Atlantic. more

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Grenadiers roll past No. 20 Westmont

IU Southeast got off to a quick start in the opening round of the 2018 NAIA Baseball Tournament on Monday and defeated Westmont College (Calif.) 11-1.

The Grenadiers (41-12) opened the scoring with a 4-run second inning. With the bases loaded and one out, Richard Rodriguez singled to score Santrel Farmer, Nolan Rogers scored on a fielder’s choice and Josh Beams hit a 2-run single to left to make it 4-0. more

Brown and Worrel: A Bird’s Eye View of Irvine’s Disputed Veteran’s Cemetery

Nobody’s arguing that there shouldn’t be a veteran’s cemetery in Irvine. In fact, both the former and currently planned locations for the cemetery are on former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station land (and neither is in the actual Great Park). The dispute is over not if, but where. … Gabriela Worrel is the outreach coordinator at Laguna Greenbelt, Inc and a freelance writer. She is a Southern California native currently living in Los Angeles, and holds degrees in biology (Westmont College) and urban planning (UC Irvine). more