No time for a catnap

CIF-Southern Section postseason kicks off this week

BREAKING NEWS: Monday Night Football Cat replaces Mitch Trubisky at quarterback for the Chicago Bears. If you didn’t see the black cat, more elusive than Flash Gordon who eats better than Gordon Ramsay, score a touchdown at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey during the Giants-Cowboys game, then stop what you’re doing and watch the video with the Kevin Harlan play-by-play […]

The Tribe’s Technician

Omar Mejia, a senior center, quietly excels in the trenches for WHS

Arnold Schwarzenegger is the Terminator. Jeff Bridges is the Dude. Omar Mejia is the Technician. A 6-foot, 250-pound senior center and captain for Westlake High’s football team, Mejia operates without fanfare, without fuss. He tangles in the trenches without asking anything more or less than he would give his fellow Warriors, which is his heart and soul, his blood and […]

Marco Siderman Player of the Week

Marco Siderman, QB, Westlake: The senior threw a school-record seven touchdown passes, the last scoring strike to his younger brother, Mateo. The Holy Cross commit threw for 509 yards while completing 79% of his passes. “It was a really special moment. Breaking the record in (Mateo’s) first varsity game is something we’ll both remember for a long time,” Marco said.

The Acorn Power Poll

1 Grace Brethren (8-1) Grace Brethren High’s football team suffered its first loss of the year, 13-7, to Sierra Canyon. The committee of one would be foolish to drop the Lancers in the Power Poll. Grace Brethren will collide with Camarillo on Friday at Moorpark College for the Camino League crown. 2 Camarillo (9-0) Scorpions breeze past Thousand Oaks, 47-6. […]

Clash for Kanan

Oak Park can complete first undefeated regular season, win first Canyon League title

The Chargers’ game plan is simple. Stop No. 13 Alex Jones, junior wide receiver for Oak Park High’s football team. When cross- street rivals Agoura and Oak Park collide in the Kanan Bowl this Halloween week, it’ll be trick or treat, feast or famine . . . a lifetime supply of Everlasting Gobstoppers or buckets of fermented candy corn hurled […]

Calabasas (6-2) vs. Oaks Christian (4-4)

— Friday, 7 p.m. at Oaks Christian High School —

This is the showdown local football fans have been waiting for all year. Calabasas and Oaks Christian, local powerhouses with Marmonte League title aspirations, have reached the point of impact. “We felt in the beginning of the year when we set our schedule that the Calabasas game could potentially be a league championship game,” Oaks Christian head coach Charles Collins […]

Last Week’s Top Performers

Bryce Farrell, WR, Oaks Christian: The Stanford commit hauled in six receptions for 147 yards and two touchdowns. Kaylin Moore, WR/CB, Oaks Christian: The Lion snared an interception and had two catches for 26 yards and one TD. Editor’s note: Agoura, Calabasas, and Viewpoint do not submit stats, and therefore are not included in this space. Team of the Week […]

The Acorn Power Poll

1 Grace Brethren (8-0) Grace Brethren High’s football team defeated Thousand Oaks, 42-0. Lancers gear up for non-league test against Sierra Canyon (7-1). 2 Camarillo (8-0) Scorpions took care of business against Moorpark in 42-14 win while RB Jesse Valenzuela eclipses 1,000 rushing yards. Senior already has 23 total touchdowns. 3 Calabasas (6-2) Coyotes defeated Newbury Park 66-7 at home. […]

Three cheers

Estrada, Scott and Shpall propel Coyotes into CIF postseason

Calabasas High’s girls’ volleyball team enjoyed its best finish in the Marmonte League standings since at least 2004. What happened before 2004? We don’t know. Coaches don’t know. The school doesn’t know. Anything pre-2004 is unofficially known as the Dark Ages. This fall, Calabasas finished second in the Marmonte to perennial powerhouse Westlake. We know that much. The Coyotes don’t […]

Lightning strikes every 24 years

Agoura captures first league crown since 1995 season

Lightning doesn’t strike twice. Bolts struck 24 years apart for the Agoura High girls’ volleyball team. The Chargers earned a share of the Coastal Canyon League title this fall, the squad’s first league banner since claiming Marmonte League hardware in 1995. “It’s a huge accomplishment, for sure,” said Denise Gumatay, a captain and junior libero. “The progress we’ve had since […]

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