CIF football playoffs heat up

Local high school football teams at Calabasas and Oaks Christian won first-round CIF-Southern Section playoff games last week to advance to the quarterfinals. Oaks Christian, the defending Division 2 champ, defeated Chaminade 22-7 in a Division 1 opener. The Lions (11-0 overall) play at JSerra (9-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday on the road. The game will be televised live on […]

Grand Canales

Calabasas golf stars are the eighth and ninth wonders of the world

Olivia and Caroline Canales often get mistaken for twins despite being born two years apart. “Almost every day,” Caroline said, “especially if we’re in golf clothes and dressed pretty similarly. “Even my parents will mix (our names) up and call me Olivia.” Olivia, a 17-year-old Calabasas High senior, stars on the links for the Calabasas High girls’ golf team. Caroline, […]

CIF football playoffs arrive

Buckle up. High school football playoffs kick off this week. Local Acorn teams at Agoura, Calabasas, Westlake, Oaks Christian, Moorpark, Royal, Simi Valley, Camarillo, Rio Mesa, Grace Brethren and Hillcrest Christian qualified for the CIF-Southern Section postseason. All teams play Friday, except Hillcrest Christian. In Division 1, Oaks Christian (10-0 overall) plays Chaminade (4-6) at 7:30 p.m. at home. In […]

New league? No problem for Bolts

BOYS’ WATER POLO /// Agoura Chargers

The Chargers are riding the lightning again. Agoura High’s boys’ water polo team captured its first Coastal Canyon League championship in its first season in the league. The Bolts last won a league title in 2016, but the squad begrudgingly shared the Marmonte League crown with Oaks Christian. This is the first outright league title for the current crop of […]

Grider is a grinder

Caddie goes from gallery to bag man at Sherwood tournament

Ethan Grider, a Simi Valley resident, has worked as a caddie at Sherwood Country Club for six months. When head golf pro Jeff Fowler asked Grider if he wanted to carry a golfer’s bag for the second and third rounds of the Invesco QQQ Championship, Grider thought it was a joke. After all, the IQQQ is the second-to-last event of […]

Agoura Chargers (3-6) vs. Oak Park Eagles (3-6)

— Friday, 7 p.m. at Oak Park High School —

Don’t say it doesn’t matter. It could be played on Neptune during a cosmic blizzard of bebopping comets and the Kanan Bowl would still mean something to the Chargers and the Eagles. The Kanan Bowl will be the last high school football game for 13 seniors at Oak Park and 15 seniors at Agoura. Neither team will qualify for the […]

The Acorn Power Poll

1. Oaks Christian (9-0) Lions hold on for 21-13 win on road against Calabasas. Zach Charbonnet, Sebastian Macaluso, Josh Calvert stood out for O.C. 2. Camarillo (9-0) Camino League title on line this Friday when Grace Brethren visits. 3. Calabasas (7-2) Coyotes’ seven-game win streak snapped, but they made Oaks sweat for it. Calabasas will try to regroup against St. […]

Weekend schedule

Westlake at Oaks Christian Friday, 7 p.m. St. Bonaventure at Calabasas Friday, 7 p.m. Viewpoint vs. Brentwood, Friday, 7 p.m. at Agoura High Simi Valley at Royal Friday, 7 p.m. 50th all-time meeting


Last week’s top performers

Sebastian Macaluso, WR, Oaks Christian: The Lion had five receptions for game-high 91 yards in 21-13 win at Calabasas. He broke his own personal career-high for yards for second straight week. Ben Tene, LB, Agoura: Playing out of position, Tene rushed for a career-high 82 yards with one TD in Chargers’ 35-7 loss to Simi Valley. Junior QB Nathaniel Frederick […]

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