Sports

One more road to cross for local stars

Eighteen athletes from Acorn country qualify for state meet in Clovis



Victoria Plummer’s not used to having company during deep postseason runs. As a freshman two years ago, Plummer was the only Moorpark High athlete to reach the CIF State Track and Field Championships in Clovis. Last spring, the Musketeer high jumper was the lone Musketeer at the Masters meet. Plummer’s lonesome streak ended this spring. The junior’s been accompanied by […]

Coyotes seize CIF

Calabasas wins first section title since 1994



Noah Jordan understood the magnitude of the situation. After an hour-and-a-half rain delay, Calabasas High’s boys’ tennis team was finally playing Poly of Pasadena for the CIFSouthern Section Division 2 championship on May 10 at the Claremont Club. A senior in his fourth season with the program, Jordan cheered every Calabasas point as if each one would decide the championship. […]

Eagles fall in CIF finals

Oak Park’s postseason journey continues in SoCal Division II tourney



When juggernauts collide, a giant is bound to stumble. Oak Park High’s boys’ volleyball team played in its eighth CIFSouthern Section championship match since 2006. Saddleback Valley Christian made its sixth appearance in a section finale in seven seasons. Saddleback Valley Christian defeated the Eagles 25-19, 25-22, 13-25, 25-14 for the Division 2 crown on May 11 at Cerritos College […]

Higher ground

Local stars continue to advance this postseason



Look closely at De’Anna Nowling’s spikes. The names “Kyla” and “Bella” are scrawled on her New Balance shoes. Nowling’s Calabasas High girls’ track and field teammates Jade McDonald and Tierra Crockrell also have Kyla and Bella written on their respective kicks. Kyla Robinson-Hubbard, a senior, and Bella Witt, a sophomore, were disqualified for this postseason after competing in too many […]

Playoff corner

Oaks Christian High’s baseball team lost 5-3 to Redondo Union in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoff quarterfinals on May 10. The Lions, who finished with a 17-16 overall record, made the deepest postseason run of any Acorn baseball team this spring.

Bolts can swing, fore sure

Klaasen and Andrews represent Agoura in Northern Division tournament



The postseason pressure was on. Jonah Klaasen and Tegan Andrews, Agoura High boys’ golfers, made their first trip to the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division Individual Regional tournament on May 6 at River Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard. “I really wanted to make it through,” Klaasen said. Klaasen’s day couldn’t have gone better. He carded a career-best 70 to tie for […]

Local spring sports squads battle for CIF glory


Oaks Christian High’s baseball team, which sent Agoura packing in the first round of CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs last week, is the lone baseball squad still standing on the diamond after defeating Temescal Canyon 5-1 on Tuesday. The Lions (17-15 overall) travel to Redondo Union (23-9) at 3:15 p.m. Friday in the quarterfinals. Marmonte League champion Thousand Oaks, which […]

Ludicrous speed! Go!

Local swim stars dazzle at section meet in Riverside



Lightning didn’t strike twice for Ellie Shorten. It struck three times. Shorten, an Agoura High sophomore, broke three school records at the CIF-Southern Section Swimming and Diving Championships last weekend in Riverside. She jetted to fourth place in the 100-yard freestyle race in a school record 52.44 seconds and snared sixth in the 200 freestyle in 1:52.89 at the Division […]

A Warrior’s spirit

Westlake senior captain, bound for UC Davis, finds ways to contribute while nursing an injury



Claire Moats doesn’t have to be here. It’s cold, dark and getting late. Donning a black hoodie, Moats is happy to attend practice—even under bittersweet circumstances. Moats, a senior midfielder for the Westlake High girls’ lacrosse team who will continue playing the sport at UC Davis, suffered a season-ending injury against Newbury Park on March 22. “I love the team,” […]

Birds bring the noise

Coastal Canyon League champs defend home turf against the Tribe



Friendly foes clashed in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 boys’ volleyball playoffs. “We know all the guys on the other side,” Oak Park High head coach Eric Varney said. While the opponents are generally cordial off the court, the claws were out for this postseason showdown. During the Warriors’ warmups, Westlake head coach Eric Taylor asked […]


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