PVL Soccer Offensive Player of the Year: Ricard Blancas

Channel Islands High School Logo.

Ricardo Blancas of Channel Islands is the Offensive Player of the Year and Jesse Gallardo of Oxnard is the Defensive Player of the Year. Channel Islands’ Rogelio Juarez is the Coach of the Year. The first team includes Diego Ortega and Matthew Lariviere of Cmarillo; Blancas, Abdel Compean, Everardo Fernandez and Fernando Hernandez of Channel […]

PVL Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Matt Ramon

Matt Ramon, headshot.

Matt Ramon, who became Oxnard High’s all-time leading scorer, has been honored as the Player of the Year for boys basketball by the Pacific View League. Onxard’s Jeff Staniland was chosen as the Coach of the Year. Joining Ramon as first-team selections are Jake Maulhardt and Jeremy Sanders of Camarillo; Daniel Crocker and Dan Wade […]

Camarillo’s Johnny Ruiz is the Star’s boys golfer of the year

Johnny Ruiz is playing golf.

Throughout most of his life, Johnny Ruiz was a baseball player, one who had little interest in taking up the game of golf. But just before eighth grade, his paternal grandfather, Richard Ruiz Sr., bought him a set of golf clubs. Wanting to spend time with his grandfather and his father, Richard Ruiz Jr., Ruiz […]

Camarillo’s Matt Hickman is the Star’s Wrestler of the Year

Matt Hickman is exercising.

Statistics can be twisted to support practically any argument, but in the case of Matt Hickman the only thing the stats support is that fact that the Camarillo High senior had the most impressive career of any wrestler in the history of the county. Hickman’s career mark was 184-29, including 110 pins, He is a […]

Soto sees more in life than hoops

Joseph Soto is posing for photo.

Somewhere along the line, Joseph Soto got it. He realized high school wasn’t just about basketball. Grades were important too, along with attitude and maturity. It was then that Soto became the total package. Cleaning up his act off the court enhanced what he was doing on the court and his performance for Rio Mesa […]