Orange theory

Ky and Shane Feldman ready for next stage of their hoops journey

Russell “The House of 10,000 Bricks” Westbrook and James “I House 10,000 Common Swifts In My Beard” Harden have perfected the weirdo and beardo schtick. Brothers Ky and Shane Feldman are all about the Orange. Ky Feldman, 23, will be a grad assistant for the Syracuse University men’s basketball team in the fall. Shane Feldman, 19, will be a walk-on […]

Kang wins LPGA tourney

Danielle Kang won the LPGA Drive On Championship last weekend at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. The women’s golf superstar out of Oak Park and Westlake high schools shot a 2-under-par 70 on Sunday to secure the first LPGA Tour event in more than five months. The tour, like the rest of the sports world, had been on pause […]

Higher ground

Local teen sets a record cycling the equivalent of Mount Everest

Records are made to be broken. But some records are made just to be made. Cole Kessler, a 17-year-old teenager from Newbury Park, set a U.S. record in his first attempt of the Everesting challenge, an endurance cycling test to climb the equivalent elevation of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world at 29,029 feet. Kessler scaled 29,560 feet […]

Tokyo Olympics on Longan’s mind

After pandemic eases, USC and Oaks Christian grad seeks spot on final roster

Amanda Longan was a month and a half away from knowing if she would make the final cut for Team USA. Those six weeks have stretched into a year. Longan, a goalkeeper on the women’s senior national team for USA Water Polo, was one of three goalies on a 17-player squad— but only 13 athletes expected to represent the Stars […]

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Bring the storm

Jaylen Blizzard ready to rock foes like a hurricane

Some football legends are gifted with glorious names. Dick Butkus. Bronko Nagurski. Lawyer Milloy. Mercury Morris. Mister Williams. Larry Csonka. Jerry Rice. Add Jaylen Blizzard to the pantheon. “I laughed the first time we met,” said Cary Harris, the first-year head coach at Calabasas High. “I told him, ‘Hey, that’s a cool name.’” Snoop Dogg’s favorite weather is drizzle, but […]

Coyotes’ Butler has swag

Amoni Butler is a football player to watch. Butler, a senior-to-be at Calabasas High, suits up at wide receiver. He wants to form a one-two punch on offense with fellow receiver Jaylen Blizzard. “We want to break records. We know we can—we have the talent,” Butler said. “We waited for our turn to be the guys. It’s our time now. […]

Raiders of the lost arc

No. 5 in 3-point shooting and No. 1 in offense, college juggernaut scoops up local standouts

Moorpark College’s women’s basketball team has become a state powerhouse. Local high school stars have noticed. Marmonte League first-team standouts Jesika Magallanes, Lindsey Castillo and Aaniya Hutchins—who played against each other at Thousand Oaks, Westlake and Calabasas, respectively— will continue their basketball careers at Moorpark College this fall. “I know what a great program they have and a great coaching […]

Local hoops players look up to WNBA stars

Teen girls dream of playing in the WNBA. Aaniya Hutchins and Jesika Magallanes, guards who will join Moorpark College’s women’s basketball team in the fall, said they are excited to watch the upcoming season. “(The WNBA) has grown tremendously,” said Hutchins, a Calabasas High graduate. “I wonder how big it’ll be when I’m hopefully there one day.” On July 6, […]

Young wins Gatorade award

The honors are piling up higher than Mount Boney. Nico Young, a Camarillo resident who recently graduated from Newbury Park High, was named the Gatorade National Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year last week. He was named Gatorade’s cross country national runner of the year in February. The Panther is now a finalist for arguably the most prestigious […]

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