Scorpions emerge as CIF Northern Division Champs

Coach is holding award.

“Season for Mo” read a banner the Cam High Varsity football team carried out on to the field last Friday at the CIF Championships versus Thousand Oaks. The banner was in honor of teammate Daniel Morales who died earlier this year. The Scorpions entered the field holding a 13-0 record and left the game 14-0, continuing […]

Spartans Shine in Fall PVL Play

Spartans Spike Competition.

Rio Mesa’s athletic teams are flexing their muscles during the fall season in the newly-configured Pacific View League. Currently, no Spartan team is ranked lower than second place in the PVL, and several have already sewn up League Championships! The Girls’ Tennis wrapped up a League title last week with a spotless 8-0 record. Coach […]

CI’s Aoese Oto selected for 4th Annual Polynesian All American Bowl

Apese Oto, headshot.We are proud to announce that Channel islands High School student-athlete, Aoese Oto, has been selected to showcase his athletic skills at the upcoming “4th Annual Polynesian All American Bowl” - The all-star game will feature some of the best high school players in the nation – from Florida to Hawaii to American Samoa – [...]

Kickoff’s around the corner

Boy is running with a ball.

Rory MacNeill and the Camarillo High football team open their regular season at 7 tonight at home against Buena. MacNeill, a senior linebacker/running back, is one of the best defensive players in the Pacific View League. Rio Mesa also kicks off the year at 7 tonight at home against San Marcos.

Camarillo opens spring practice

The coach is talking to boys.

Camarillo is in search of a fifth straight Pacific View League football championship, but will do so with a new Head Coach, as Jack Willard has taken over. There is an air of excitement at Camarillo practice, as the Scorpions look to maintain their considerable recent success.

Athletic club shapes future scholars

Students are exercising.

Josh Harrison was a studentathlete who made a name for himself as a member of Rio Mesa High School’s football and track teams. Upon graduation in 2007, he was offered scholarships to 15 schools and eventually played Division I football as a wide receiver at San Jose State University. Harrison said his path to playing […]

Carl Thompson, 76, was architect of Camarillo High championship teams

Man is smiling.

Quarterbacks Joe Borchard and Scott Cline guided Camarillo High to CIF football championships in two separate decades, Behind their success, stood an architect named Carl Thompson. The longtime Camarillo football coach, who had been battling leukemia, died Feb. 17 at age 76 at Pleasant Valley Hospital. Nicknamed “Coach,” Thompson guided Camarillo to a school-record 106 […]

Camarillo names Willard head football coach

Man is posing for photo, headshot.

Camarillo High didn’t need to look very far to find its new football coach. The Scorpions stayed in-house, announcing they had hired Jack Willard on Friday afternoon. Willard is a Camarillo High graduate and longtime teacher at the school. He spent last season as Camarillo’s defensive coordinator and is the school’s head varsity softball coach. […]

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

People are posing for photo.

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 […]