Sports

Cohen strikes Gotham

Senior defender will play soccer for New York University


Joss Cohen wanted to represent his school and city in athletic competition. The Calabasas High senior was forbidden from playing high school soccer his junior year by his academy club, Real So Cal. Cohen still supported the Coyotes from a distance. “He came to almost all our games, even the away games,” said Jonah Koepke, a Calabasas senior center midfielder. […]

Charger zaps her way to Fresno State

BULLDOG IN THE POOL—Agoura High girls’ water polo player Liana Hunt passes the ball against Camarillo on Jan. 9, 2019, on the road. Hunt will continue playing water polo for Fresno State University. The Coastal Canyon League first team standout was also named to the All-CIF Division 2 third team her junior year. Hunt, a scholar athlete at Agoura, is […]

Mac’s on track

FOOTBALL /// Boise State Broncos


The youngest of four siblings, Maclaine Griffin is building his own sports legacy. Griffin, a redshirt sophomore wide receiver for Boise State University’s football team, earned a start and snared his first two career college receptions against Colorado State in the Broncos’ 52-21 win on Nov. 12 at home. That same game, the Westlake Village resident and former St. Jude […]

Local QB victorious in Super Bowl

Ryan Griffin is a Super Bowl champion. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in Super Bowl LV on Sunday in Tampa. A Conejo Valley native and Buccaneers quarterback, Griffin is an eight-year NFL pro. He previously played for Chaminade High, Tulane University and the New Orleans Saints. Griffin and starting quarterback Tom Brady, the Super Bowl […]

Super Bowl is a family matter

Griffins of Westlake will cheer for son, QB with Buccaneers



The last time the entire Griffin family got together was for Mother’s Day last year. The Griffins plan to reunite at Super Bowl LV. Kelly and David Griffin of Westlake Village will travel to Tampa, Fla., to watch their oldest son, Ryan, play in the biggest sporting extravaganza in North America. Ryan Griffin, an eight-year NFL veteran, is a quarterback […]

Super (short) showdown

Welcome to the condensed Eliav Appelbaum vs. Snot Otter Super Bowl LV showdown. Like Kafka, we have hardly anything in common with ourselves, but we remain undefeated in showdowns. If you’ve been paying attention at all for the past decade or so, you should know that we always go with Tom Brady. Even when (or if) he loses, we win. […]

The Duke of the Steel City

NOTEBOOK /// Local report


Ryan Murphy is the ultimate basketball road warrior. The grad student went from Calabasas High to the University of North Carolina-Charlotte to New Mexico Junior College to Pitt. After Pitt, he had committed to Tulane, but instead linked up with the Duquesne University men’s basketball team in December. “I joined pretty late,” Murphy said. “I’m just getting comfortable. It’s kind […]

The British are coming! The British are coming!

Without high school sports, life gets strange in Snot Otter Paradise



These are strange times to be a sports editor. In late December, I surrendered the TV remote control to my wife. That’s right: The Great Snot Otter of the Acorn Sports Archipelago abdicated his throne to Madame Loutre Morve. That’s Mrs. Snot Otter in French, folks. Gadzooks! How could he do such a thing? Appelbaum’s really lost it this time. […]

Brevity is the soul of Witt

Calabasas hurdles star zooms through races during starcrossed prep career



Bella Witt’s parents love telling the story of their daughter’s first soccer game. When Bella was 3, she joined an all-boys’ soccer team in Miami. For this momentous game, she wore hot pink for every article of clothing, a fitting homage to the city of her youth. The only girl on either side donned pink shin guards, pink socks, pink […]

CIF update

The CIF-Southern Section announced on Tuesday that there will be no postseason championships for fall and winter high school sports. Cross country, however, can begin competing next week. These decisions affect all Acorn schools, including Agoura, Calabasas, Oak Park, Oaks Christian, Westlake and Viewpoint.


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