Yelich runs toward history book

Westlake grad will try to win second straight MVP trophy

There’s hot. There’s blue flame hot. Then there’s Christian Yelich hot. He must really like playing for the Milwaukee Brewers. Maybe it’s the unpasteurized Wisconsin cheese. The pride of Westlake High, Yelich has homered 75 times since joining the Brew Crew in 2018. In the previous five seasons with the Miami Marlins, the 27-year-old homered 59 times. With 39 home […]

Air it out in Atlanta

NEED FOR SPEED—Team Formula4Speed, a 7-on-7 youth football team and offshoot of the 101 Rams tackle squad, won three consecutive tournaments in California and Arizona to earn a spot in the national tournament in Atlanta. Pictured above are Caden Sliwoskli, Daeton Woodward, Savvy Gentle, Tagg Harrison, Izayiah Lopez, Savion Taylor, Case Eckman, Alberton Ayon, Stacy Gentle, Brolin Harrah and coaches […]

Lacrosse madness

CHAMPS!—The Agoura Youth Lacrosse U-11 boys’ team won the Southern California Lacrosse Association Tournament. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Dominic Khatchatourian, Jake Lovegren, Brevan Chalk, Anthony Gonzalez, Isaac Hsu-Kwan, Bash Hsu-Kwan, Gavin McArthur and Stevie Clarke. Back row: coach Jaxson Spar, Greg DeGroote, Brady Golan, Brett Dato, Nathan Samose, Henry Bertelsen, Rivers White, Calvin Petkus and coach […]

Hungry like the Wolff

Agoura native, a Westlake High graduate, living large on the links

Matthew Wolff’s former Westlake High boys’ golf teammates all answer the question the same way. Is anybody surprised by the 20-year-old’s meteoric rise in golf? No way. From a fist-pumping 6-year-old to CIF State champion to collegiate national champion to 3M Open champion as a PGA rookie, Wolff continues to swing—with that same quirky hitch—his way to the top of […]

NBA flocks to the Bird Cage

Zion, A.D., Conley among stars who trained at Oak Park

Tucked in a quiet corner of Ventura County, the NBA flourishes. When news broke that the Los Angeles Lakers traded for New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis on June 16, the Twitter account for the Oak Park High girls’ basketball team shared photos of “The Brow” visiting the Bird Cage. The newest Laker, a Pelican in purgatory at the […]

Youngster is wrestling champ

Christopher Roos, 10, of Calabasas won the USA Wrestling Kids Freestyle National Championship in Wisconsin. The youngster also placed third nationally in the Greco- Roman division for his age group and weight class. His father, Christopher, wrestled at UCLA. The boy’s twin sister, Ariel, used to wrestle but now takes part in dancing and rhythmic gymnastics. The younger Christopher is […]

Tin cup

Youth golfers compete at tourney

A gloomy sky couldn’t hide the talent on display at Buenaventura Golf Course in Ventura last week. Dozens of the finest young golfers of Acorn country teed off on July 16 as part of Ventura County Junior Golf Association’s 52nd Match Play Championship. Leo Metzger of Santa Barbara defeated Agoura’s Dale Capewell in the July 19 finale to win the […]

A familiar place

Former Calabasas coach will lead Division III men’s basketball program

Call it a homecoming. Russell White, former head coach of the Calabasas High boys’ basketball team, has been named head coach of the Cal Lutheran men’s basketball squad. White, who graduated from Cal Lutheran in 1994, played basketball and golfed for the Kingsmen. The coach was bombarded with texts and social media messages when the news broke last weekend. “I […]

Lion queen

Oaks Christian grad helps UCLA win NCAA title, plays for Ireland in Olympic qualifier

The Bruins needed someone, anyone, to lead the chant. After the first match of the season, UCLA women’s beach volleyball players looked at each other, unsure about what to do next. “ Everyone was just sitting there, waiting,” said Stein Metzger, UCLA’s head coach. “They turn and look at Izzy and said, ‘Izzy, this is yours.’” Izzy Carey shouted, “One, […]

Slide into summer

College wood-bat baseball team continues to scrap

One day after Major League Baseball’s all-stars rocked in Cleveland, the California Collegiate League showcased its top prospects in Compton. Seven Conejo Oaks players were among the dozens of all-stars selected for the nationally televised prospect game July 10 at the MLB Youth Academy. “That was a big deal,” said Oaks’ catcher and CCL All-Star Jacob Castro, an incoming junior […]

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