2009-12-17 E-Edition

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Take your Acorn on vacation

Don’t forget to share your vacation with other readers of The Acorn . Whether you’re going to Dubuque, Disneyland or Dubai, we want to hear from you. Be sure to include information about who’s in the picture and where the shot was taken. Also include a name and phone number so we can tell you when we’re printing it. Digital […]

Westlake’s gamble pays off

Freshman QB scores in waning seconds to secure CIF crown

“Sometimes nothin’ can be a real cool hand.” — Cool Hand Luke, 1967 Westlake High freshman backup quarterback Justin Moore figured: Why not? After driving his team 85 yards in the waning moments of last weekend’s CIF-Southern Section Northern Division football championship against Moorpark, Moore was convinced he could navigate a few more feet forward on a fourth-down-and-1 play from […]

Warriors left out of bowl picture

Two of the most thrilling postseason victories in school history couldn’t generate enough momentum to land the undefeated Westlake High football team an invitation to the CIF State Football Championship Bowl Games this weekend at Home Depot Center. The CIF-Southern Section Northern Division champion Warriors (14-0), one of 14 Southern California candidates eligible for the state’s Division II contest, were […]

Serra stuns Oaks Christian in section final

HEROIC EFFORT— Oaks Christian’s Malcolm Jones, right, rushed for 321 yards on 38 carries during last weekend’s CIF-Southern Section Northwest Division football championship versus Serra High. Despite Jones’ effort, OCHS lost in overtime, 42-41, ending a six-year run as section champs.

Calabasas hoops teams a source of school pride

Coyote boys off to a fast start while girls look like a postseason contender

Many sports teams at Calabasas High struggle. That’s not the case with the Coyote boys’ and girls’ basketball squads. Both programs are enjoying fast starts, and they want to continue the on-court success into the Marmonte League regular season and beyond. Here’s a closer look at both teams: Boys The Coyotes are sick of looking up at Thousand Oaks and […]

CIF honors volleyball, polo players

Area athletes were selected to All-CIF Southern Section teams in girls’ volleyball and boys’ water polo. Madeline Rumer, a senior middle blocker for La Reina’s volleyball team, earned a first-team spot on the Division 2 squad, as selected by the Girls’ Volleyball Coaches’ Selection Committee. Teammate Katherine Workman made the second team, along with Oak Park’s Rachel Gam and Kim […]

Early decision applications up

Despite the continuing uncertainty about the economy, early decision applications have increased at a number of schools this year. Perhaps the uncertainty is what leads some students to commit to a college early, because when so many things are unpredictable, it’s a relief to know where you’ll be next year. Students who are admitted early decision can relax and enjoy […]

Baccalaureate program broadens teen minds

The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is in full swing at Agoura High School and is proving beneficial for students and teachers alike. The international curriculum of classes focuses on intercultural understanding, critical thinking and real-world applications. Andrew Staiano, an IB teacher, coordinator of the program and Advanced Placement government teacher who also heads the boys’ soccer team, said IB coursework […]

Robotics camp

Robotics & Things of Simi Valley has scheduled a special holiday break Robotics Camp/Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mon. to Wed., Dec. 28 to 30 at Heschel School West, 27400 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Children will learn math and science with techniques learned by using robotics that are designed for children ages 7 to 14. The camp will […]