Channel Islands ties Pacifica after honoring late coach

Jesus Cazares tries to get the ball.

OXNARD, Calif. – After an emotional ceremony honoring former coach Rogelio Juarez, who died last year after a battle with cancer, the Channel Islands High boys soccer team rallied for a hard-fought 1-1 tie against rival Pacifica in the Pacific View League opener for both teams Thursday night. Channel Islands (5-4-1, 0-0-1) scored the equalizer […]

Pacifica nets two wins to earn Buena tournament title

Players battle for control of the ball.

VENTURA, Calif. – The line of family and friends snapping team pictures at game’s end grew longer and longer, and the smiles worn by members of the Pacifica High boys soccer team grew brighter and brighter. And why not? Not every day can the Tritons savor a performance like this. A dramatic last-minute goal in […]

Pacifica Girls Soccer: CIF Finalists

Girls are posing for photo.The 2013/2014 Pacifica Girls soccer team was recognized at the Wednesday, March 26 Board Meeting for a great season which lead them to the CIF finals, a first for the school's program. The team also made history by being the first Pacific View League girl's soccer team to be invited to the State Tournament. Pacifica [...]

The Star’s Boys Soccer Player of the Year: Eddie Macarena

Boy is holding a ball.

Moving up the field from defender to forward also helped Eddie Macarena move up to become The Star’s Boys Soccer Player of the Year. The 5-foot-10, 160-pound Rio Mesa High senior led area players in scoring this season with 21 goals and also had five assists. Macarena racked up those statistics the first year he […]

Oxnard is runner-up in CIF-SS Div. 6 final

Runner-up board.

DOWNEY — The Oxnard High girls soccer team frequently equated its CIF-Southern Section playoff run to a dream. But that dream turned into a nightmare in the blink of an eye. Top-seeded El Rancho stunned third-seeded Oxnard with a goal in the final minute of regulation for a 1-0 victory over the Yellowjackets in the […]

Oxnard beats St. Bonaventure 4-0 to reach Division 6 championship game

Girl fell down at the game.

It was a surprise for either team to find itself in the CIF-Southern Section Division 6 semifinals. But when all was said and done, Oxnard High showed it definitely belonged in this weekend’s final. Sophomore Jannelle Garcia scored twice Tuesday night to lead Oxnard to a 4-0 victory over St. Bonaventure at Ventura College to […]

Channel Islands earns dramatic win to reach Division 3 quarterfinals

Goalkeeper is catching a ball.

Rogelio Solis couldn’t recall the last time he had turned a free kick into a goal. “It’s been a while,” Solis said. Salvador Perez couldn’t place his last penalty kick save. “It’s been a while,” Perez said. Chances are, it’ll be some time before either forgets this chilly, windy night, when the Channel Islands High […]

Pacifica edges Nordhoff 2-0 in Division 6 first-round game

Pacifica High School Logo.

The Pacifica High girls soccer team needed just 10 minutes to prove it had moved on from coming up just short in the Pacific View League race. Monica Quila and Kirsten Bergseth scored goals inside the opening 10 minutes as the Tritons topped visiting Nordhoff, 2-0, in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division […]