2009-11-19 E-Edition

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WHS defense rises up

Overshadowed by team’s explosive offense, Warriors come up huge in regular-season finale

Westlake High’s defense was an afterthought. Heading into last weekend’s Marmonte League championship showdown between Westlake and Moorpark, high school football fans had heard, seen and read plenty of stories about the highflying Warrior offense and suffocating Musketeer defense. But when the dust settled on a wintry, made-for-hittin’ night and the two heavyweight programs had ceased doing battle in front […]

Westlake, Oaks Christian primed for postseason success

Football playoffs begin Friday

Are you ready for some postseason football? The playoffs have arrived for high school teams across the Southland. “It’s a new season,” Moorpark head coach Tim Lins said. Here is a look at Friday’s local playoff matches by division: Northern Division The most anticipated firstround brouhaha will be a rematch between top-seeded Valencia (10-0) and Thousand Oaks (5-5), the fourth-place […]

Substitute teacher for CVUSD making his mark in mixed martial arts

Most people take one look at Joseph Henle and think, “I don’t want to run into that guy in a dark alley.” Henle has wild, dark hair like Samson in his prime. He has a thick beard, muscles and tattoos. When he fights, the Thousand Oaks resident sometimes wears contacts that turn his eyes pure white, or he wears a […]

Viewpoint girls advance to tennis semifinals

The Viewpoint High girls’ tennis team keeps rolling. Viewpoint will play a CIFSouthern Section Division 5 semifinal today against undefeated Linfield Christian at 2 p.m. at the Warner Center Club in Woodland Hills. The Patriots are on a nice streak of their own, having won 17 consecutive matches. “We hope to continue to build off our momentum,” said Viewpoint head […]

Warrior baseball standouts turn triple play

COLLEGE CREW— Three Westlake High varsity baseball players signed with college programs on Nov. 12. Christian Yelich signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of Miami; Tim Wise signed with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; and Cameron Cuneo signed with UC Santa Barbara. Pictured, from left, are WHS head coach Zach Miller, Wise, Cuneo and Yelich.

Cross country elite off to Mt. SAC race

The CIF-Southern Section Toyota Boys and Girls Cross Country Finals will be held Saturday at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut. Action will get underway on the rugged three-mile Mt. SAC course at 7:45 a.m. The five-divisional meet for both boys and girls will not only determine the CIF-SS team and individual champions, it will qualify the first seven teams […]

Diaz-Yi powers into state golf tourney

Warrior freshman makes history

Westlake High freshman Lauren Diaz-Yi has qualified for today’s State Golf Championship at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Monterey. Diaz-Yi fired a 1-over-par 73 during Monday’s CIF-WSGA Southern California Girls’ Golf Championship in Murrieta to advance to state. According to Warrior head coach Dave Costley, Diaz-Yi is the first freshman from Ventura County to earn an individual berth in the […]

Local high school playoffs awash in triumphs and tough losses