2010-01-14 E-Edition

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Agoura’s road warriors making it look easy

With its home pool on the fritz, girls’ water polo team doesn’t miss a beat

The Agoura High girls’ water polo team is, in a word, dominating. That’s no exaggeration. The Chargers clobbered Marmonte League rival Royal 16-1 last week—it was only shocking because the Highlanders have routinely finished second to Agoura in the standings. Agoura breezed past Moorpark 23-1 on Tuesday. Realistically, second place will be a respectable consolation prize for any other league […]

Local soccer squad claims two titles

WHS wins with balance, options

Westlake boys’ basketball squad has several key contributors

Ball hogs need not apply. This season, the success of the Westlake High boys’ basketball squad has been predicated on a team-first mentality where any starter can serve as the go-to guy on any given night. Entering Wednesday’s showdown against Simi Valley, the Warriors (11-7 overall, 3-2 in the Marmonte League) had three starters averaging double digits in scoring, although […]

5 observations from the Calabasas/Thousand Oaks hoops game


Here are five things I learned from watching last Friday’s Marmonte League showdown between the boys’ basketball teams from Calabasas and Thousand Oaks high schools, a thriller won by the Coyotes, 90-77: Thousand Oaks High remains the area’s premier hoops venue For a big game—and this was definitely a big game between a pair of ranked teams with legitimate league […]

Westlake studio ready for prime time

Apparently the Canadian sports scene goes beyond ice hockey, drinking cans of Molson beer and excessively using the phrase “ya know?” Universal Sports channel, a cable affiliate of NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, will put Canada on the grand stage next month with extensive coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The road to the Great White North starts […]

Isham, Jones named CIF players of the year

Football awards keep rolling in for local gridiron greats. This week, the LA84 Foundation announced its All-CIFSouthern Section teams. In the CIF-SS Northern Division, Westlake High junior quarterback Nick Isham was named Offensive Player of the Year. Jim Benkert, also of WHS, is the division’s Coach of the Year. Area players on the Northern Division offensive team include Camarillo quarterback […]

Medea Creek to host International Day

Oak Park middle school students will embark on a journey around the world without leaving campus. With the support of its parentfaculty club, Medea Creek Middle School is hosting an International Day beginning at 1:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 5. Organizer Alka Jha hopes the event will help promote multicultural understanding and diversity, complement the curriculum and contribute to personal development. […]

Foundation needs volunteers for concert

The Las Virgenes Educational Foundation is forming a committee to help find musicians to perform in the second annual Benefit for the Arts concert on March 26 at The Canyon in Agoura Hills. Volunteers are needed to help Jamie Alcroft, the foundation’s director of special events, obtain talent for this year’s show and for other organizational jobs. “Last year’s fundraiser […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Jan. 15: Celebrity jazz concert/G building/7 p.m. Mon., Jan. 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day-no school Tues., Jan. 19: Charger Club meeting/A-1/7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 20: Finals (through Fri., Jan. 22) Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Jan. 15: Spirit Week/9:45 a.m. Auto shop testing/11:05 a.m. National Honor Society meeting/12:05 p.m. Backpack sales-cross country/ 12:05 p.m. Play auditions/3 p.m. Sat., […]