Calabasas promotes Cey to baseball head coach

Calabasas High has a new skipper. The Coyotes promoted Daniel Cey to head coach of the school’s varsity baseball team. Cey has assisted at Calabasas the previous five seasons; this is his first gig as head coach. Cey, the son of former Los Angeles Dodger All-Star Ron Cey (who won the World Series MVP in 1981), starred at shortstop for […]

She’s got game

Aaniya Hutchins, niece of actor Jamie Foxx, is on fire from 3-point territory

Aaniya Hutchins started playing basketball at 4. The Dallas native was the only girl on her first team, the Sonics. One day when she was 6, she darted up and down the court with her grandmother, Nadine Jones, who started calling the youngster “Lil Hoops.” That nickname is nothing but net—it’s still the sweetest sound in the gym. Hutchins, who […]

Castillo sizzles in sneakers

Westlake junior point guard stars for El Salvador’s national youth team

Surrounded by tempests that would make most captains seasick, Lindsey Castillo remains calmer than an otter floating in estuaries of the Emerald City. The only returning starter for the Westlake High girls’ basketball team, Castillo continues to play hard while the Warriors rebuild. Six players graduated from the 2018 roster. An expected returner decided not to play this winter. Two […]

New team, same dream

Agoura keeps winning tradition alive in new league

When the Bolts rumble through town, it’s time to leave. By the time they strike, it’s already too late. The Agoura High girls’ water polo team entered this season with a 150-game winning streak in Marmonte League action, a CIF-Southern Section record. The Chargers moved into the Coastal Canyon League this year . . . and the winning has continued, […]

The Meme Team

Warrior girls’ water polo players share laughs while racking up wins

Move over “Dream Team.” This winter’s all about “The Meme Team.” Westlake High girls’ water polo players constantly send each other hilarious memes in group chats. Larry, Magic and Michael only wish they had funnier teammates during the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. “It’s always funny opening my phone and seeing another one,” said Emma Adams, a Westlake senior attacker in her […]

Believe in the Bolts

Chargers running
’n’ gunning to big wins in new league

The 2006 edition of the Phoenix Suns reveled in their “seven seconds or less” shtick. Agoura High’s boys’ basketball squad makes those Suns look like rugrats crawling during halftime of a Los Angeles Clippers-Fort Wayne Mad Ants game. . . . Hold on a second, folks, we’ve just been informed that the Clippers are still in the NBA. To say […]

It’s go time for Eagles

Pieces are in place for Oak Park to make a Division 4AA postseason run

Rhea Bhutada has the toughest gig in town. The junior post for the Oak Park High girls’ basketball team has to battle Julia Broms—arguably the best center in Ventura County—every day at practice. During a furious three-on-three scrimmage on Tuesday night, Broms accidentally elbowed Bhutada in the face. Bhutada continued playing with a bloody lip until a teammate noticed and […]

Where the forest ends

The shuttering of the Jacks’ football program impacts Acorn locals

Colby Stevens will never return to Humboldt State University. He’ll never take the field again at Redwood Bowl to the roar of 8,000 screaming fans and dozens of chain saws revving in the end zone. He won’t get the chance to challenge any Lumberjack receiving records set by former teammate Chase Krivashei. Stevens, a 2016 Camarillo High graduate, didn’t even […]

The natural

Oak Park grad has excelled in basketball, cross county, track and field, and soccer

Nina Winsick took a few seconds to ponder her past while standing in front of William Rolland Stadium at Cal Lutheran University. Looking back, like the “Heading for the End Zone” statue she was standing by, the 22-year-old couldn’t choose just one favorite team she’s been a part of throughout her life in sports. Could it be one of the […]

One in a billion

Keshmeshian is one of the best freshmen in the U.S.

There are a billion shooting stars. But there’s only one Kayla Keshmeshian. The freshman guard for the Viewpoint High girls’ basketball team rains jumpers like meteor showers at the dawn of the universe. The Westlake resident is one of the best players in Acorn country . . . and she’s one of the best rookies in the United States. Keshmeshian, […]

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