Sports

Coyote star catapults to higher ground

Justin White has broken school’s long jump record three times this spring



Mike Powell, an Olympic medalist who owns the world record in the long jump, started a clap for Justin White. A senior long jumper for the Calabasas High boys’ track and field team, White prepared to get some serious hang time at the Maurice Greene Invitational on March 16 at Oaks Christian. The Coyote, fueled by pure adrenaline, sprinted toward […]

Long live the King

Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Miller talks with area students



Bob Miller hasn’t finished unpacking boxes in his new Simi Valley home. The legendary broadcaster for the Los Angeles Kings still made time to speak to students at Royal High earlier this week. Miller, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2000, was the 153rd speaker of Royal’s Brown Bag Lunch speaker series on April 15 on […]

Another dominating run

Oaks Christian will make playoffs for 19th straight year



Oaks Christian High’s softball team relishes the big moments. The Lions, who have never missed the postseason in 19 years of existence, will battle powerhouse programs of Orange and Riverside counties in the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 playoffs. “We’re up for the challenge,” said Peter Ackermann, the only head coach in the team’s history. The Lions, who celebrated their 500th […]

Crunch time for juggernauts

BOYS’ LACROSSE /// Local report


League races are heating up in the local prep boys’ lacrosse circuit. Westlake High is putting its finishing touches on a Marmonte League championship, but Oaks Christian hopes to spoil the Warriors’ undefeated run. Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park are also jostling for position in the league standings. Agoura and Oak Park will play for the inaugural Coastal Canyon League […]

Life in the fast lane

Swim squads gear up for league finals next week



The talent pool of swimmers is deep in Acorn country. Oaks Christian High’s boys’ swim squad, which shared a Marmonte League title last spring with Thousand Oaks, is loaded with standouts. “There’s a bunch of guys contributing,” said Steve Reardon, the Lions’ fourth-year head coach. “We’re not really overwhelming people with stars. It’s a team effort.” Westlake’s girls, the defending […]

The Tribe goes hunting

Warriors expect to win a CIF-Southern Section Division 4 title, if everyone’s happy and healthy



Kylie Chung stepped up to the plate in street clothes. She swung and sent the ball screaming over the center field fence for a home run during batting practice. So, what’s the big deal? Chung, a sophomore pitcher for Westlake High’s softball team, is nursing an injury, and she probably won’t pitch the next two weeks. That’s why Chung is […]

For the record

Oak Park High softball player Elena Yan, pictured above throwing the ball, was misidentified in a story published last week. Yan is a freshman infielder. In her first nine games, Yan sported a .190 batting average with four hits, three runs, two RBI and one double. In related news, Mike Best resigned as head coach on Fri., March 29, according […]

Coyotes try to turn it around

After midseason slump, Calabasas remains alive for postseason dance



Not many teams can recover from an eight-game losing streak. The Coyotes intend to break the mold. Calabasas High’s baseball team remains in the hunt for a CIF-Southern Section playoff berth with four Marmonte League games remaining in the regular season. “We’re really starting to pick it up,” first-year head coach Dan Cey said. “The whole goal is to make […]

Rock ’n’ roll fever

Improved Eagles are ranked No. 5 in CIF-Southern Section Division 5



The secret’s out. The Eagles are no longer lovable losers. They can play ball. Oak Park High’s softball team has already won more games than all of last season. The Eagles defeated Moorpark 4-2 on March 19, their first Coastal Canyon League win since April 19, 2016. They’ve won all five of their non-league outings. If they keep winning at […]

Give him a shot

Mike Jasper, who trains in Westlake, is heavy underdog against Russian



Mike Jasper is ready to shock the world. The Camarillo native and mixed martial artist will be an underdog in his Bellator debut, a welterweight showdown against former champion Andrey Koreshkov. The American and the Russian will grapple at Bellator 219 on Friday at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula. Fan polls on fight sites and blogs predict Koreshkov, who […]


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