Padilla’s progress tops fall headlines

Adrian Padilla, headshot.

Halfway through the fall high school sports season, and already there are enough interesting storylines to flood Facebook. No matter what else transpires this school year, nothing can surpass the sight of Adrian Padilla joining his Oxnard High football teammates on the field at Larrabee Stadium before Friday night’s game against host Ventura High. The […]

A Kick Away From Stardom

Jessica Valadez, headshot.

There are many star athletes in the ACHS student body, but two particular soccer players stand out among the crowd. Both Jessica Valadez and Diego Ortega were recruited by professional coaches this summer to travel down to Mexico and try out for their teams. The trip that these two went one will be one that […]

Oxnard High’s Padilla returns from brain surgery

Boys are holding their hands.

The most heartfelt ovation of the night wasn’t for a touchdown catch. It didn’t come after a long run or a key defensive stop. The moment that unified the entire crowd was the simple act of a player walking to midfield for a coin flip. Senior safety Adrian Padilla served as the honorary captain for […]

Back-to-school spirit

People are shouting with excitement.

Adolfo Camarillo High School students give a cheer during a Spirit Week rally at the high school’s football stadium Sept. 30. Faculty, staff and students gathered in the stadium to celebrate the school’s 2010-11 Academic Performance Index (API) score of 848. One point higher than last year’s score, it’s a new school record.