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 […]

Camarillo’s Lucas makes contact at plate

Andrew Lucas with a bat.

Andrew Lucas is on his way to becoming the face of Camarillo High’s baseball program. The outfielder and pitcher spent last season impressing coaches as one of three freshmen on a junior varsity squad that had a 12-11-1 record. It’s only a matter of time until Lucas, who will be a sophomore this fall, roams […]

Camarillo boys’ swim team snares Coastal Canyon League crown

Students raise their hands in pool.

Championship banners hang from the rafters of Camarillo High’s gym. A plethora of league titles adorn the banners, which showcase each sports team’s accomplishments over the years. One flag, however, remained blank. “Coming in and not having a year on the banner kind of discouraged us,” said senior Tyler Nguyen, a 100-yard backstroke specialist on […]

Matt Whitney rules dancefloor, baseball diamond

Matt Whitney is catching the ball.

There’s no stopping Matt Whitney once he gets going. His Camarillo High baseball teammates say he hardly sits still. “He’s a dancer,” senior Ramon Gomez said of Whitney. A third-year varsity standout, Whitney has no shame busting a move. “I like to dance,” Whitney said. “I listen to everything from country music to classic rock […]

Spartans reign

Anthony Baltazar is ready to hit a ball.

There’s something special going on with the Rio Mesa High boys’ tennis team. The Spartans dominated foes, going 19-1 overall and 8-0 in the Pacific View League. They sent two singles players—senior Anthony Baltazar and sophomore Zack Derse—to the title match of the league championships. The team also occupied both spots in the doubles finals. […]

Stars align, rise at meet

Girls are racing.

Move over, Marion Jones. The track legend’s 100- and 200-meter Ventura County Track and Field Championship records came crashing down on May 1 at Moorpark High. Rio Mesa junior Zaria Francis won the 100 in a blistering 11.41 seconds. Oaks Christian sophomore Lauren Rain Williams surpassed the former Olympian’s time in the 200 in an […]

Rio Mesa boys’ swim team wins 100th straight league meet

Kade Waller swims the breaststroke.

The Spartans reign of the Pacific View League has continued for 16 years without as much as a blip, cough or harrumph. Most Roman emperors were never in power as long. Caligula, Claudius and Nero are mere amateurs. They all take a back seat to the Rio Mesa High boys’ swim team’s sovereignty. The Spartans […]