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GOOD TIMES—Camarillo High’s boys’ swim team celebrates the program’sfirst league title. The Scorpions captured the Coastal Canyon League championship May 7 in Simi Valley. Photos courtesy of Micah Mello

Camarillo boys’ swim team snares Coastal Canyon League crown

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 …

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Anthony Baltazar, a senior at Rio Mesa High, won the Pacific View League tournament singles championship last week. Baltazar and the Spartans are in thick of the CIF-SS Division 3 playoffs. Photos by MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers

Spartans reign

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. …

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FLASH—Rio Mesa High junior Zaria Francis breaks a meet record in the girls’ 100-meter dash with a time of 11.41 seconds at the Ventura County Track and Field Championships on May 1 at Moorpark. Francis broke a record held by Olympic champion Marion Jones. Photos by MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers

Stars align, rise at meet

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 …

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