The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Moorpark Musketeers (9-0) at Westlake Warriors (9-0) Friday, 7 p.m.

This is what everyone’s been waiting for. Moorpark vs. Westlake. The battle between undefeated Marmonte League heavyweights in the regular-season finale is more than a big game—it’s the most anticipated matchup in the county this week, and perhaps all of Southern California as well. That’s no exaggeration, at least for the players. “This is the biggest regularseason game of the […]

Weekend schedule

Calabasas at Agoura Friday, 7 p.m. Newbury Park at Thousand Oaks Friday, 7 p.m. Royal at Simi Valley Friday, 7 p.m. Bishop Diego at Oak Park Friday, 7:30 p.m. Oaks Christian at Nordhoff Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Marmonte standings

Tri-Valley standings

Other local football matchups

Newbury Park (7-2) at Thousand Oaks (5-4) Outlook: Sure, third place in the final Marmonte League standing is at stake, as is a slightly better postseason seeding. But let’s be honest here, folks, this rivalry game is all about bragging rights, be it now or 15 years down the line. Top-level talent is on display. Newbury Park tailback Cameron Roberson […]

Last week’s top performers

Dallas Clayton, RB, Westlake: The Chicago native, in his first year at Westlake, rushed eight times for 113 yards and a pair of scores as the Warriors pummeled Simi Valley, 56-13. Shane Bick, WR/DB, Calabasas: CHS’ junior wideout caught five passes for 56 yards and two touchdowns against Newbury Park in Week 9. Daniel Schlorf, P/WR, Agoura: Schlorf, a senior, […]

Chargers, Lions in the hunt

Boys’ water polo teams set to open CIF-SS Division 4 postseason

It’s time to separate the men from the boys. The CIF-Southern Section Division 4 boys’ water polo playoffs begin in earnest this afternoon at 3:15 with a quartet of tantalizing area matchups. Tri-Valley League champion Oaks Christian (13-2) plays host to Thousand Oaks (17-12) in the only all-Conejo Valley showdown on today’s docket. Thousand Oaks, a third-place finisher in the […]

Volleyball playoffs take flight

Viewpoint girls receive firstround bye

Three local Tri-Valley League powers are in the second round of the postseason. La Reina, Oak Park and Oaks Christian will play tonight in Round 2 of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2A playoffs. All matches start at 7 p.m. Only one Marmonte League school, Royal, was able to advance to the second leg of the stacked Division 1AA bracket. Here […]

High school tennis programs vying for CIF glory

Dave Assorson knows a little something about winning a section tennis championship. In June, Assorson coached the Thousand Oaks High boys’ team to a CIF-Southern Section Division I title, the school’s first section crown in tennis. Five months later, Assorson is back in the playoffs, this time with the Lancer girls’ squad. “It’s a tough assignment,” Assorson said. “We don’t […]

New football Hall of Fame at Westlake like a stroll down memory lane

Memories were stashed in boxes at Westlake High and Jim Benkert’s home for years and years. Those memories will now see daylight. The Kevin Hames Memorial Westlake Football Hall of Fame will open to the public during Friday’s home football game against Moorpark. The regularseason finale is for the Marmonte League championship. “Now I have a place to put everything,” […]