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York propels team to top position in Sundowners

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Troy York lines up for his drive on the first hole during a recent Sundowner Golf League event at Soule Park.

James Casey, Ojai Valley News contributor

Thanks to the play of Troy York, the Weapons of Grass Destruction rocketed to the top of the Sundowner Golf League leader board this week. York had two birdies and an eagle on his way to firing a gross round of 33. Additionally, he beat the lowest score

Robison tapped to take over Nordhoff boys’ soccer program

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Nordhoff High School recently announced Todd Robison will take over as head coach of the Nordhoff boys’ soccer program. Robison has been coaching local AYSO all-star teams.

Mike Miller, Ojai Valley New sports editor

Nordhoff High School athletic director Rene Nakao-Mauch recently announced the school has hired Todd Robison to take over the boys’ soccer program. Robison currently splits time as a teacher between Nordhoff and Matilija Junior High.

The head coach position became vacant when Peter Duggan moved out of the area noted Nakao-Mauch. “Todd has been working

Slice wins Team Tennis title

Rick Thompson, Ojai Valley News contributor

Slice dominated the Storm in the finals of the World Team Tennis, 34-10. The two division champions played for the second time this season, with Slice taking both matches.

Heather Miller and Leah Kapin won a key doubles match, 8-3, and Miller and Joseph Quackenbush followed with a pair

Local rowers honored with sportsmanship award

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The Casitas Rowing Junior Team was honored with the Outstanding Sportsmanship Award at the Youth Regional Championships earlier this month. USA Rowing presented the award during the regatta that saw 39 teams from six states and how much levitra wow look it featured more than 1,500 competitors. Casitas Rowing is currently registering athletes (grades six through 12) for summer classes. Visit www.casitasrowing.org for more information.

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Kunde wins CIF-SS, but likely won’t advance

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Senior Hudson Handel runs his leg of the Nordhoff High School 4-by-400-meter relay in the CIF-SS finals Saturday. The team earned a second-place finish.

Mike Miller, Ojai Valley New sports editor

Despite winning his second consecutive CIF Southern Section Division Championship in the 800-meter run, Nordhoff High School (NHS) senior Cameron Kunde’s run at a CIF State title appears to have come to an end.

Kunde won the D4 race in a time of 1:55.57, which was .32 of a second away from advancing to the CIF Masters meet

Ranger Gridiron fundraising event a hit

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Players and coaches from the Nordhoff High School football program were on hand to meet and greet golfers at the Ranger Gridiron golf tournament fundraiser Saturday.

Mike Miller, Ojai Valley New sports editor

Saturday, the Nordhoff High School (NHS) Ranger Gridiron Club held its annual golf fundraiser and according to new head coach Lance Wiggins, the event was a huge success. “We had an outstanding day and we were pretty much at capacity. We had 96 golfers and a bunch of volunteers there helping to make the event successful,” said Wiggins.

According to Wiggins, the tournament brought in $13,500 and after expenses, the program

Borland and Bennecke win Front Nine Member-Guest Tournament

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The Soule Park Ladies Front Nine Golf Club finished its 2016 spring session under gray skies last week. The final event was the club’s Member-Guest Tournament that was played using the Callaway scoring system. Carole Borland and her guest, Denise Bennecke, shot a net 32 to capture the tournament title. Second place went to Mitnee Duque and www.svm2.net Meredy Benson Rice with a net of 33.5 while Linda Conrad and Mary Dial netted 34 for third. The Conrad-Dial team also had fewest putts with 12. The club will have its free golf clinic, led by golf pro Tyson York, next Thursday with the awards dinner to be held June 2. The next Front Nine session will begin June 23 and will include eight weeks of mini-tournaments, a free golf clinic and an end-of-year dinner. This is the third of four annual sessions with each session costing $45. For more information, contact Duque at 272-8377 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Ojai Golf Classic will be moving to Soule Park

The 16th annual Ojai Golf Classic will be held June 4 at Soule Park Golf Course. After 15 years of hosting this charity event at the Ojai Valley Inn, both the Ojai Education Foundation and the Ojai Valley Youth Foundation (the benefiting nonprofit groups), decided it was time for a change.

The money raised at the tournament each year goes into programs that support the youth and schools in the Ojai Valley. It has been with the help of local supporters and businesses

Kunde looking for CIF gold

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Cameron Kunde competes in the CIF-SS prelims last week in the 800-meter run.

Mike Miller, Ojai Valley New sports editor

A handful of Nordhoff High School track-and-field athletes are heading to the CIF Southern Section Division Finals this weekend in Cerritos.

As expected, senior middle-distance runner Cameron Kunde is rounding into form and should challenge for a CIF State medal in the 800-meter run.

At last week’s CIF-SS prelims in Carpinteria, Kunde earned the No. 1 seed in D-4 after finishing


Snowbarger and Payne strike again at Soule Park tourney

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Scott Snowbarger (left) and Jason Payne won their third consecutive Soule Park Men’s Club Member-Guest Tournament last weekend.

Scott Snowbarger and Jason Payne recorded the first-ever three-peat at Soule Park Men’s Club Member-Guest Tournament last weekend.

Snowbarger, who is a Soule Park member, and Payne, a Ventura County native who now lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, posted the lowest rounds each day. They grabbed the early lead with their 69 in Saturday’s best-ball

Hawks soar to title in spring Junior Team Tennis league

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Claire Quackenbush, of the UFOs, hits a shot during the finals of Junior Team Tennis.

Rick Thompson, Ojai Valley News correspondent

The Hawks took down the previously unbeaten UFOs, 17-13, to become the champions of the spring 2016 Junior Team Tennis (JTT) season.

Danny Ortiz and Michaela Boydston led with a doubles win and Elias Simon followed that with a win in his singles match to give the Hawks an 11-6 lead. Shawn Rothermel and Xoxhil Zarate came back for the UFOs with singles wins

Scramblers still sitting on top

James Casey, Ojai Valley News correspondent

The Sundowners golf league reached the quarter mark of the season Tuesday and players seem to be rounding into form as the season progresses. Scores overall were much improved and some teams took advantage to make a jump in the standings.

The top spot overall is still held by the Scramblers. They have a one-point lead after managing

Closing ceremonies await Ojai Little Leaguers

With the Ojai Valley Little League season coming to an end, the league will host its eighth annual Home Run Derby Friday at 4 p.m.

T-ball players will kick the derby off before handing things over the Farm Leaguers at 5 p.m. Minor B events will begin at 5:30 p.m., Minor A starts at 6:15 p.m., Intermediate players will take over at 6:45 p.m. and then the Juniors will take center stage at 7:15 p.m.

The events will continue Saturday with the closing day carnival and the championship games. The carnival will begin 3 p.m. According to event organizers, players can enjoy bounce houses, a rock wall, food trucks, a dunk tank and more.

After the closing ceremonies, a showing of “Angels in the Outfield” begins at 8 p.m.

© Ojai Valley News, 2016


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