Sports

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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