Duo leads Oxnard past Rio Mesa. 56-40

Interception of a ball.

No matter how chaotic things get or how far his team strays, Oxnard High boys basketball coach Jeff Staniland knows he can always count on his dynamic duo. Matt Ramon and Dan Wade are like a tag-team security blanket for the Yellowjackets. They are like a compass that guides Oxnard through any rough stretches. The […]

Area football players make academic team

Oxnard Union High School District Logo.

Excellence on the field wasn’t the only success for a number of county high school football players last season. Many also excel in the classroom and are members of the All-County Academic Football Team. The team includes players with grade-point averages of 3.5 or greater. Topping the list this season is Westlake High offensive lineman […]

Walters leading charge for Rio Mesa water polo team

Courtney Walters, headshot.

Rio Mesa High’s Courtney Walters is having a standout career. The two-time Pacific View League MVP is scoring in droves against quality competition. “She scored eight goals against Oxnard last week,” said head coach Keith McKnett, who reels in the USC-bound driver when it comes to lesser competition. Walters has scored 105 goals this season […]

Rio Mesa’s Samantha Pinsak named Camarillo Youth of the Year

Samantha Pinsak, headshot.

The Camarillo Chamber of Commerce and they have selected RMHS senior Samantha Pinsak as the Camarillo Youth of the Year. The official announcement was made Wednesday, January 25, 2012. Samantha is a senior at Rio Mesa High School and is a IB full diploma candidate. Each year the city of Camarillo selects its “Top Ten” […]

Volunteer students clean up campus farmland

Boy is throwing plants away.

Future Farmers of America member and Adolfo Camarillo High School sophomore Mitchell Brasted, 15, uses a saw to cut apart giant succulents on a hillside adjacent to the sheep pasture of the high school’s agriculture department on Jan. 11. The overgrowth was providing a home for rodents, which would eat the sheep’s feed and also […]

Senior point guard keeps Camarillo firing on all cylinders

Girl is posing for photo.

Breanne Gascon’s journey is years in the making. The senior point guard has played on the Camarillo High girls’ basketball varsity team for four seasons, maturing along the same trajectory as fourth-year head coach Michaeltore Smith. Ranked No. 2 in the CIFSouthern Section Division 2A coaches’ poll, the Scorpions have an opportunity to do something […]