Wrout, Armstrong will share room at Cornell

Tanner Wrout, headshot.

For Rio Mesa High senior Tanner Wrout, turning down an Ivy League education would be unequivocally “dumb.” “If you have a chance to get a high-quality education at a great school, it’s probably a dumb decision not to accept it,” he said. Wrout isn’t prone to dumb choices, as evidenced by his 4.12 grade point […]

Area football players make academic team

Oxnard Union High School District Logo.

Excellence on the field wasn’t the only success for a number of county high school football players last season. Many also excel in the classroom and are members of the All-County Academic Football Team. The team includes players with grade-point averages of 3.5 or greater. Topping the list this season is Westlake High offensive lineman […]

Rio Mesa’s Wrout headed to Cornell

Tanner Wrout, headshot.

Rio Mesa High’s Tanner Wrout has verbally committed to play football at Cornell University for the 2012 season. In two years of varsity action at running back and linebacker for the Spartans, Wrout had 22 touchdowns, 226 carries for 1,895 yards (eighth-best all-time Rio Mesa), 20 catches for 273 yards, 155 tackles and 11 sacks. […]

Star Athlete of the Week: Tanner Wrout

Tanner Wrout, headshot.

Made big plays on both sides of the ball to help spark Rio Mesa to a 51-42 victory over Pacifica in the Pacific View League opener Friday night. The 6-foot, 205-pound senior rushed for 124 yards and three touchdowns. He also stopped Pacifica’s try at a tying 2-point conversion late in the fourth quarter.

Tired Wrout happy Spartan

Tanner Wrout, headshot.

By game’s end Friday night, Tanner Wrout was running on fumes. Let’s just say he was happy that the contest between the Rio Mesa and Pacifica highs football teams didn’t head into overtime. “I’m pretty tired,” the Rio Mesa senior running back/linebacker said after the Spartans’ 51-42 victory in the Pacific View League opener. “But […]

Defensive play secures Spartans’ shootout win in PVL opener

Interception of a player.

Big plays and big performances by the offenses mostly dominated the Pacific View League opener between the Rio Mesa and Pacifica highs football teams Friday night. It took a big hit by a defender to decide the outcome. With Pacifica poised to tack on the tying 2-point conversion late in the fourth period, Rio Mesa’s […]

Final kick caps Rio Mesa comeback

Rio Mesa High School Logo.

Tanner Wrout stuck his arm out and knocked the defender to the turf. A second later, he did it again. Wrout provided the spark. Tim Dominguez gave Rio Mesa the finishing touch on a 17-14 come-from-behind win Friday night over visiting Dos Pueblos. Dominguez, a junior kicker, made a 26-yard field goal as time expired […]

Spartans hit the ground running

Boy is holding a ball.

Let the games begin. Rio Mesa High’s football team kicks off its season at 7 p.m. tonight against visiting San Marcos. The Spartans won their final four regular-season games last year to earn a share of the Pacific View League title. They’re hungry for an outright league crown in 2011. “We’re ready to go all […]

Rio Mesa playmaker eager to build off dazzling junior campaign

Boy is in a gym.

Tanner Wrout had a breakout season in 2010. He’s ready for an encore. The incoming senior fullback and middle linebacker for the Rio Mesa High football team is a force of nature on the gridiron. He can run over opponents with the might of Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis or breeze by foes with […]