Channel Islands thrilled to be playing on

Mid-November typically serves up cold, blustery conditions on the Channel Islands High campus and, oh yes, the presence of the school’s renowned boys soccer team practicing on the stadium field shortly after the final bell.For now, the soccer program has to adjust its schedule. “I know they’re anxious to get on the field, but we […]

Junior TB sets example for Raiders

It took two results to swing its way Friday night, plus a flip of a coin, for the Channel Islands High football team to qualify for the postseason for the first time in seven years.Not that the Raiders needed another lesson on how every little thing matters on the football field. Every Friday night, tailback […]

Channel Islands dominates Hueneme

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Led by senior linebacker David Medina on defense and Richard Gray and Steven Gutierrez on offense, the Channel Islands High football team avenged last year’s overtime loss to Hueneme on Thursday, routing the host Vikings 44-0 in the last regular-season game for each team. About an hour after the game, Channel Islands (7-3, 3-2) won […]

CI earns first victory over Oxnard since 2004

The Channel Islands High football team beat Oxnard for the first time in six years with a 27-14 victory over the visiting Yellowjackets on Friday night.Channel Islands improves to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in the Pacific View League.Oxnard falls to 4-4 and 2-1. Channel Islands was in control from start to finish. Jeremiah Valaoga capped […]

Raiders change their old attitude

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When Gary Porter took over as Channel Islands High’s head football coach in 2009, he quickly realized he needed to revamp more than the playbook. “I pretty much identified the attitude and atmosphere that prevailed on campus,” he said. “It was a defeatist attitude. I knew that would have to change.” Three seasons later, the […]

Familiar play lifts CI past Pacifica

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Years ago when Gary Porter was on Donnie Rea’s staff at Channel Islands High, Rea had a wide receiver pass in the playbook that the Raiders used to pull out a win. On Friday night, Porter, now the head coach at Channel Islands, used that same play to help his team defeat Rea’s Pacifica High […]

Raiders continue strong start

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A key play on defense, a steady ground attack and a solid performance in the kicking game helped Channel Islands High close out its nonleague football schedule with an impressive 50-14 victory over visiting Santa Paula on Friday night. After the Raiders punted twice and threw an interception on their first three possessions, the possibility […]

Channel Islands improves to 2-0

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Channel Islands High shook off an opening-game scoring drive by host Oak Park and handed the outmanned Eagles their second consecutive loss, 23-7, on Friday night. The Raiders (2-0) rode running back Richard Gray all the way to their second win in as many weeks as the junior pounded out 233 yards on 23 carries, […]