The Acorn’s academic all-stars

CIF-Southern Section announces top local teams, athletes by GPA

The first word in “student-athlete” is “student” for a reason. If an athlete has poor grades, that athlete doesn’t play—it’s as simple as that. Teams and individuals who excel academically deserve extra ink. The CIF-Southern Section recently announced its academic awards for teams and individuals. Teams needed at least five student-athletes registering a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) to […]

SALUTE /// The Acorn Senior Sports Stimulus

Virtual insanity

Local first-year coaches lead teams remotely

Coaching in quarantine isn’t exactly like riding a bicycle. If it were, then new high school football head coaches would be pedaling a squirrelly unicycle while balancing Stevie Wonder’s baby grand piano on their nose. Pedal faster, fellas. Stevland Hardaway Morris will find you . . . or run you over. How do I know? While shopping at Costco in […]

No-hit naturals

Adam Kerner (Oaks Christian) and Jake Miller (Newbury Park) dazzle on diamond

On Feb. 28, the University of San Diego baseball battery of pitcher Jake Miller and catcher Adam Kerner celebrated Miller’s no-hitter against Monmouth. This week, Miller and Kerner were quarantined at their family homes in Newbury Park and Agoura, respectively. Instead of preparing for the regular season finale against Cal Baptist on Tuesday, Kerner drove south to San Diego to […]

For the record

Julia Dinerman, a senior midfielder with the Westlake High girls’ lacrosse team, was misidentified in a photo that was published in last week’s sports section. We regret the error.

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