Spartan heading to hall of fame

The man is smiling.

Keith McKnett, a veteran aquatics coach at Rio Mesa High, will be inducted into the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame. McKnett will be honored with fellow Hall of Fame newcomers Jessica Mendoza, Ruth Guthrie, Mari Holden and Fred Nagelschmidt during a banquet at the Ventura Beach Marriott Hotel on Sunday. “It’s humbling to be […]

Rio Mesa boys continue streak

Rio Mesa High School Logo.

The Rio Mesa High boys swimming team has a streak that just keeps going. The Spartans have won 80 consecutive Pacific View League dual meets, starting 11 years ago when coach Keith McKnett’s team started competing in the league. “This might be the best swim team I’ve ever had,” McKnett said of the current squad. […]

PVL Water Polo Player of the Year: Courtney Walters

Courtney Walters, headshot.

Courtney Walters of Rio Mesa is the Player of the Year, and Rio Mesa’s Keith McKnett and Oxnard’s Rick Garcia are the co-Coaches of the Year. The first team features Walters, Tori Carson, Abby McCardell and Madison Wolfe of Rio Mesa; Anyssa Leal of Hueneme; Alexis Edwards, Jerilyn Hollis and Audrey Neilan of Oxnard; and […]

Rio Mesa’s league dominance dates back to Clinton presidency

The Spartans have ruled the Pacific View League longer than the Roman Empire reign.All roads lead to Rome, but to rule the pool, one must go through Rio Mesa High boys’ swim team. Since the formation of the Pacific View, Rio Mesa has never lost a league meet. When the Spartans’ streak of 78 straight […]

Spartans still the class of PVL

Rio Mesa High School Logo.

Although the Pacific View League girls’ water polo season hasn’t yet reached its midway point, the Rio Mesa High Spartans have once again established themselves as championship frontrunners. The Spartans, who haven’t lost a league match since 2005 and have run off six consecutive PVL titles, blasted rival Camarillo 17-5 Tuesday afternoon at Ed Phillips […]