Teacher debuts coming-of-age novel

Man is holding a book.

John Erickson didn’t have to look far for inspiration for his young adult novel. As an English teacher at Rio Mesa High School, Erickson turned to his students to find the theme of his newly published book, which explores the optimism of teens who overcome personal obstacles to succeed. “It’s about taking matters into your […]

Scorpions reach section softball final

Wicked Windup.

Winning is contagious, and these girls are sick. By the time they arrive at Saturday’s CIF-Southern Section Division 2 championship in Irvine, 41 days will have passed since the Camarillo High softball team went home on the wrong end of the scoreboard. These super-charged Scorpions have reeled off 12 consecutive victories in a myriad of […]

Big things ahead for local trio

Three local high school athletes advanced to state tournaments. Camarillo senior Heyden Wooff will run in the boys’ 3,200-meter race today at the CIF State Track & Field Championships at Buchanan High in Clovis. Raegan Nizdil, a Rio Mesa sophomore, qualified for state in the girls’ high jump. Johnny Ruiz, a Scorpion junior, earned a […]