Sports

She’s a rainbow

No matter her hair color, Agoura’s Tyler Humphries is a star for the Chargers



Many basketball legends have their own unique hairstyle. Sue Bird rocks the ponytail. Allen Iverson executed killer crossovers in cornrows. Michael Jordan alleviated drag while levitating through the Milky Way with a bald dome. Tyler Humphries has blue hair. Humphries, a 6-foot-1 sophomore forward with the Agoura High girls’ basketball team, ignited her own personal hair revolution in fifth grade […]

Next man up

Richards, Postmus filling big sneakers for basketball squad



It’s almost impossible to replace two big men who earned Division I scholarships. Mason Postmus and Makai Richards, junior forwards for the Oak Park High boys’ basketball team, will certainly try. “They’re very crucial,” junior guard Clark Slajchert said. “We’re going to need them on their A-game every game.” Postmus and Richards are filling in for Riley Battin, a 6-foot-9 […]

Westlake football QB commits to Louisville

RED BIRD MAN—Westlake High football quarterback Patrick Roberg throws against Grace Brethren on Sept. 21. Roberg, a junior, verbally committed to play football at the University of Louisville. In related news, Calabasas senior cornerback Keithan Gooden Jr. committed to Idaho State last weekend.

Who will rule?

Calabasas, Agoura, Westlake gear up for long winter on the mat



Newbury Park High’s wrestling team is still riding high from last year’s magical Marmonte League championship. The Black Cat Attack pulled off a dramatic comeback victory against rival Thousand Oaks to claim the Panthers’ first league crown since 1995. Newbury Park will try to remain atop the league standings, but T.O. Lancer head coach Dennis Ritterbush and his team plan […]

The Garden State Gecko

Taylor Donaldson is a scoring machine for Lion girls’ basketball squad



Taylor Donaldson can sink baskets from any spot on the court. Just don’t ask her to cradle her pet leopard gecko, “T,” which she welcomed into her home this summer. “We spent an hour trying to pick up the gecko,” said teammate Savannah Faalevao. “Neither of us wanted to touch it. We got it out of the tank by picking […]

Creating a work of art

Max Cheylov, a league MVP, keeps chiseling his game on the hardwood



Max Cheylov grew up in a home of artists. He doesn’t always use a brush, pen or rasp to create masterpieces. Cheylov just needs a basketball and a hoop. The Calabasas High senior stars at point guard for the school’s basketball team. The squad’s only fourth-year varsity player has started for three seasons while helping the Coyotes capture three straight […]

Track star signs with UCLA

Bailey Umans, a Calabasas resident, signed a scholarship with the UCLA women’s track and field team. Umans, a senior at Chaminade High in West Hills, is a standout sprinter in the 200- and 400-meter races. She’s an honors student with a GPA above 4.0. She placed seventh in the 400 at the state meet as a junior. The Eagle made […]

Victory lap

Oak Park’s Sarah Shulze seizes silver; Newbury Park boys winfirst state title



Panthers don’t get stage fright. Newbury Park High’s boys’ cross country team, in its fourth visit to the CIF State Cross Country Championships, made history in Fresno. The Black Cat Attack seized its first CIF State Division II title with a team time of 77 minutes, 51 seconds, the second-best collective performance of all time in that division. “It was […]

Lions, Coyotes fall in CIF playoff semifinals

Four local high school football teams entered the CIF-Southern Section semifinal round last weekend, but only one survived with a chance to play for a section title this weekend. Oaks Christian (12-1 overall) was overwhelmed by top-ranked St. John Bosco (13-0) in the Division 1 semifinals, 56-10. Calabasas (10-3) couldn’t keep up with Upland (11-2) in Division 2, falling 30-21. […]

Dime-store thriller

Bryce Howard, the pride of the Tribe, is on pace to break school assists record



Bryce Howard has survived basketball purgatory. Howard, a senior point guard for the Westlake High boys’ basketball team, suffered a leg injury toward the end of his sophomore season. He missed seven months of action. One week after he was cleared to return, something still didn’t feel right. He was hurting, but he didn’t tell anyone—not his parents, not his […]


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