Summer enrichment through Shmoop

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Oxnard Union High School is excited to inform parents and students that all students will have free access to summer enrichment through Shmoop. Shmoop is a digital curriculum and test prep company that makes fun, rigorous learning and teaching materials. Shmoop content is written by master teachers and Ph.D. students from Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley, […]

Brotherly Competition

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Jonathan and Justin Ong are always in competition. The 17-year-old twins have 4.6 grade-point averages and are tied for first in their graduating class at Adolfo Camarillo High School. The brothers will graduate from Camarillo High on June 8 with distinguished honors. They will also help deliver a group commencement speech with other students during […]

Rio Mesa’s Soliz all-in with Oaks

Boy is catching a ball.

David Soliz isn’t a James Bond villain. He doesn’t ask for the world. Soliz wants two things this summer for the Conejo Oaks wood-bat baseball team. “Goal No. 1 is to improve,” said Soliz, the Oaks’ second-year manager. “Goal No. 2 is to win, no matter who we put out there.” Players aren’t here to […]

Athletic director ready for timeout

Come August, educator and athletic director Mike Smith won’t be preparing a classroom for the start of school year, and he won’t be involved in the organization and management of the high school’s sports teams.Smith says his plans for retirement are to take life much more slowly. The 60-year-old Camarillo resident has worked at Adolfo […]

Star’s Girls Softball Players of the Year: Sarah Shadinger

SARAH SHADINGERCAMARILLO The 5-foot-11 senior pitcher capped her career with another quality season in the circle. Shadinger finished 20-4 with a 0.20 ERA and 188 strikeouts as Camarillo captured a share of the Pacific View League title. At the plate, Shadinger batted .375 with seven doubles and four home runs. She was named the Pacific […]

Star’s Girls Softball Players of the Year: Bianca Noriega

BIANCA NORIEGACAMARILLO The 5-foot-3 senior outfielder had a productive season for the Scorpions. Noriega batted .466 with 41 hits, 38 RBIs and 26 runs scored as Camarillo captured a share of the Pacific View League title. She was a first-team All-Pacific View League’s selection. Noriega enjoys watching sports with her dad, listening to Taylor Swift […]

Star’s Boys Volleyball Players of the Year: Sean Bisnett

Sean BisnettRio Mesa The Spartans’ growing reputation in boys volleyball adds another strong talent in the 6-foot-2 outside hitter. The best news for Rio Mesa? He’s only a junior. He led the team in kills with 256 (55.7 percentage) with 21 blocks, 15 aces and 51 digs. The first-team All-Pacific View League performer lists volleyball […]

Star’s Boys Volleyball Players of the Year: Evan Yoshimoto

Evan YoshimotoCamarillo Another sterling run for Camarillo, including the Pacific View League championship and a trek to the Division 3 semifinals, featured a powerhouse season by the senior opposite. The 6-foot-5 Yoshimoto led the Scorpions with 340 kills and a kill percentage of 58.2. He also totaled 49 blocks, 144 digs and 39 service aces. […]

Star’s Boys Swimmers of the Year: Nick Vallejo

NICK VALLEJORio Mesa 100 BUTTERFLY, 100 FREESTYLE The 6-foot-1, 160-pound senior set a school record of 46.78 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle, breaking Roland Zschiegner’s 47.23 mark from 1987. Vallejo was seventh in the 100 butterfly in Division 2 with a 52.04. Vallejo was a Pacific View League champion in his two races. He will […]