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 […]

Simi Valley (5-2) vs. Oak Park (7-0)

— Friday, 7 p.m. at Oak Park High School —

Oak Park High football players huddled together before the first practice of the week. “It’s Simi week, baby!” an Eagle yelled amid the marching band’s drums on fire. “Let’s have our best practice of the year!” Oak Park head coach Casey Webb implored. The Canyon League title could ultimately be decided on Friday night when Simi Valley visits Oak Park. […]

Last Week’s Top Performers

Gianni Smith, QB, Oak Park: The Eagle had 326 passing yards with four TDs and zero interceptions. Mister Williams, RB/LB, Oaks Christian: Had five carries for 77 yards and two TDs in his first game since Sept. 6. Niko Candido, QB, Viewpoint: Patriot threw two TDs, rushed for three scores and snared three interceptions on defense. Player of the Week […]

The Acorn Power Poll

1 Grace Brethren (7-0) Grace Brethren High’s football team clobbers Moorpark, 56-14. Lancers, now 2-0 in the Camino League, play Thousand Oaks (0-7) at 7 tonight at Ventura College . 2 Camarillo (7-0) Scorpions roast Bishop Diego, 34-0, in third shutout win of season. Next: Camarillo vs. Moorpark at Moorpark College. 3 Calabasas (5-2) Coyotes, coming off a bye, will […]

Corey Campos, a pigskin legend

A special Warrior scores touchdown first time he touches the ball

A pair of textbook blocks opened a running lane. Corey Campos, a Westlake High freshman football player seeing his first action of the fall against St. Francis on Sept. 12, burst through the opening. The running back eluded one defender and broke free in the defensive secondary. With nothing but open space in front of him, Campos turned on the […]

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