2009-12-31 E-Edition

Explosion muffles the competition

Bulldogs exercise top form

Eagles taking a blue-collar approach on the hardwood

Oak Park boys’ hoops squad focuses on in-your-face defense

Steven Brodie almost always matches up against an opponents’ biggest player. “They’re always taller,” Brodie said. The senior captain for the Oak Park High boys’ basketball team might be undersized at forward, but Brodie and his fellow Eagles find ways to get the job done. Oak Park will enter the New Year sporting an above-.500 record and aspirations of wresting […]

Showdown: What’s the best sporting event to attend in 2010?

Sportswriters Eliav Appelbaum and Stephen Dorman debate the New Year’s biggest question

“You play to win the game. You don’t play to just play.” — Herm Edwards That’s football. American football. The greatest game on earth. It’s not some wimpy sport—cough, soccer, cough —played by doofuses who complain and cry after every soft tackle. Seriously, fellas, would you like some Gorgonzola cheese with that whine? My colleague, Stephen Dorman, would rather attend […]

High school sports spotlight: Basketball

Agoura girls, Calabasas boys remain red-hot

A handful of area high school hoops teams have enjoyed incredible starts this season. At Agoura High, the girls’ basketball squad entered Wednesday’s final in the Oaks Christian Holiday Tournament with a 13-0 record. Agoura played Oaks Christian for the tournament title. Earlier this month, the hardcharging Chargers won a pair of preseason tournaments, including the prestigious Nike Tournament of […]

Westlake skater cleared to fly in Moorpark

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Jan. 1: Happy New Year-no school Mon., Jan. 4: School resumes Music booster meeting/J-3/ 7p.m. Tues., Jan. 5: TAB meeting/faculty dining room/7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 6: PFC meeting/9 a.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Jan. 1: Happy New Year-no school Mon., Jan. 4: Practice mock test sales (tentative)/nutrition and lunch Calendar meeting/10:10 a.m. PFC meeting/7 p.m. Tues., Jan. 5: […]

Honor roll

Acorn Bits

•Freshman Kellie Ryan of Agoura Hills made honor roll for the fall term at Oregon State University. Ryan earned better than a 3.5 grade point average and took at least a 12hour class load. •Colleen Murphy, a student at La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks, received the St. Michael’s College Scholarship and Service Book Award. Colleen is the daughter […]

SELPA to offer surrogate parent training

The Ventura County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) will offer special education surrogate parent training from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 12 at Ventura County SELPA, Santa Paula Room, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. This workshop is for community members who are willing to serve as an educational surrogate for special education students whose parents have had their educational […]