The Acorn counts down the top five local sports stories of 2012

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With 2012 coming to a close, there were many memorable moments in Camarillo sports. The Camarillo High football team continued dominating the Pacific View League while a former Scorpion made headlines in the NFL. Rio Mesa High’s swim team had another outstanding season in the pool, and the Spartan boys’ 4×400 meter relay quartet captured […]

Selig named Star’s top boys track athlete

Coach Brian FitzGerald could tell Blake Selig was a special kid the moment he first saw him at Rio Mesa High.And this was before the two of them ever stepped out onto a track together. “From Day One, when he stepped on our campus as a freshman and I was his freshman football coach, he […]

Star Athlete of the Week: Blake Selig

Selig, headshot.

Had a huge day in the CIF-Southern Section championships at Mount SAC on Saturday. The senior helped the Spartans win the Division 3 title by winning the long jump at 23 feet, 3¾ inches, and running the second leg of the 4×100-meter relay that won the race in a meet-record 41.05 seconds. Selig next competes […]

Rio Mesa’s Selig makes triumphant return

Selig, headshot.

Moorpark High wasn’t such a nice place for Rio Mesa’s Blake Selig last season. The sprinter/long jumper was competing in the 4×100-meter relay there in the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 prelims when he broke his left leg and at the same time shattered his track and field season. Selig certainly hasn’t let the memories get […]

Selig powers Spartan track team

Blake Selig is a textbook case of not judging a book by its coverThe Rio Mesa High senior doesn’t look noticeably bigger or taller than when he first arrived on the Spartan campus four years ago. “He still doesn’t look like He- Man,” said Brian FitzGerald, Rio Mesa’s track and field head coach. “We tease […]

Rio Mesa long jumper and sprinter Blake Selig is coming into his own as a junior

Blake Selig is on the track.

Blake Selig, at 5-foot-11, 150 pounds, doesn’t exactly radiate a commanding presence. “Looking at Blake, you wouldn’t know that he’s kind of an elite athlete for his age,” Rio Mesa High track and field coach Brian FitzGerald said. “He’s really thin, he’s wiry and when you tell people that he ran 10.88 (seconds) in the […]