El día de Los Muertos

People are posing for photo.

On November 2, the Mexican Consul went to HHS to acknowledge the Spanish for native speaker students and teachers for maintaining the tradition of “El día de Los Muertos” alive. Mr. Juan Matus, Mexican consul, shared with the students the historical background and meaning of this well known tradition in Latin America.

Local runners thrive at county meet

Girls are racing.

The three-mile cross country course at Lake Casitas in Ojai isn’t for the meek. It’s often hot and dry. Dust kicks up, and runners struggle to breathe and see what’s in front of them. Then there are the formidable hills. When the Ventura County Cross Country Championships arrives at Lake Casitas, runners stop complaining. High […]

Channel Islands tops Hueneme 24-20

Channel Islands High School Logo.

The 2012 version of the South Oxnard rivalry would determine whether it was Channel Islands or Hueneme Vikings that ended its season with its first and only Pacific View League win. Channel Islands came out the winner, as running back Richard Gray returned to action after being out for about a month and rushed the […]

Covey sets county season receiving mark in Camarillo win

Adolfo Camarillo High School Logo.

Corbin Covey was adamant the county catches record wasn’t on his mind. Well, maybe it wasn’t completely absent. “No, not at all,” Covey said. “OK, maybe it was floating around there, but our main goal tonight was to get the ‘W.’ ” The senior wide receiver caught 14 passes for 141 yards Friday night to […]

Oxnard gamble pays off in OT

Interception of a player with ball.

After his team scored the tying touchdown in the first overtime period in its game with Pacifica, Oxnard High coach Mark Beckham rolled the dice. Beckham called for a two-point conversion rather than playing for another overtime period and the strategy worked. Running back Oscar Garcia snuck over the goal line just before a host […]

Band room renovations complete, thanks to Rio Mesa teen’s project

Smiling girl with a dog.

Lexi Townley walked through the rundown band room at Rio Mesa High School in Camarillo last year and was inspired to act. The 16-year-old junior wanted to clean up the place and knew she’d need help and resources. “I looked around and realized how dilapidated it was,” Lexi said. “I contacted the Home Depot in […]