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Give him a shot

Mike Jasper, who trains in Westlake, is heavy underdog against Russian



Mike Jasper is ready to shock the world. The Camarillo native and mixed martial artist will be an underdog in his Bellator debut, a welterweight showdown against former champion Andrey Koreshkov. The American and the Russian will grapple at Bellator 219 on Friday at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula. Fan polls on fight sites and blogs predict Koreshkov, who […]

Teams just keep grinding

Boys’ volleyball action heats up



High school boys’volleyball action is heating up in Acorn country. Newbury Park, ranked No. 11 in the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 and 2 poll, is the only ranked team in the area. The Panthers are favorites to defend their Marmonte League title, but they’ll have to get past Calabasas, Oaks Christian, Westlake and Thousand Oaks. Agoura joined Oak Park in […]

Thunder road

Chargers face uphill climb in new league this spring



A billion painted lady butterflies danced into California for the super bloom. At Agoura High softball practice, one painted lady landed on home plate. A moment later, the lady followed an invisible treasure map trail to a flower on the “A” mountain. The Chargers, who have been outscored 69 to 32 in their first 11 games, seek a super bloom […]

Matthews joins L.A. Rams

Clay Matthews III is coming home. The former Agoura High football star, who graduated in 2003, is expected to sign a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Rams, who have their headquarters in Agoura and practice in Thousand Oaks. Matthews walked on at USC before winning Super Bowl XLV with the Green Bay Packers. The 32-year-old tweeted a photoshopped picture […]

Do the right thing

Unified Basketball League tournament is a slam dunk this March Madness



March Madness games usually mean one basketball team will inevitably suffer a heartbreaking defeat. At Newbury Park High’s Unified Basketball League tournament on March 15, everyone was a winner. Special needs athletes basked in the glory of the greatest game on hardwood as dozens of volunteer high school teammates and hundreds of supportive fans cheered. “It felt awesome,” said Austin […]


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