Oxnard team prepares for state Academic Decathlon

Students walk round the tree.

Nine seniors at Oxnard High School are busy preparing for the California Academic Decathlon this weekend in Sacramento. The team will represent Ventura County at the state championship, which is being held Saturday through Monday. “We’re going up there for a purpose and they’ve worked really hard,” said Chris Conte, who has coached the Oxnard […]

Rio Mesa long jumper and sprinter Blake Selig is coming into his own as a junior

Blake Selig is on the track.

Blake Selig, at 5-foot-11, 150 pounds, doesn’t exactly radiate a commanding presence. “Looking at Blake, you wouldn’t know that he’s kind of an elite athlete for his age,” Rio Mesa High track and field coach Brian FitzGerald said. “He’s really thin, he’s wiry and when you tell people that he ran 10.88 (seconds) in the […]

Oxnard scores in bottom of 7th to nip Rio Mesa

People are about to shake hands.

With the game tied in the bottom of the seventh and the potential winning run stationed at first, Oxnard High’s Julian Ramon stepped to the plate and tried to think along with the coach. No, not his coach. The Yellowjackets’ senior catcher has played travel ball extensively for Rio Mesa coach David Soliz. “He’s knows […]