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NHS gridders showing steady improvement as season nears

08222014 KB NHS Blue Gold 2014The Ranger Gridiron Club will also be hosting their annual Casino Night Saturday. The event will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Banquet Room at Soule Park Golf Course. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now for $45 each or two for $80, tickets will also be sold at the door for $50. Dinner and $500 worth of “Casino Cash” are included in the cost of the ticket purchase. All proceeds go to the Ranger football program. (Ojai Valley News photo by Ken Brown)
Mike Miller, Ojai Valley New sports editor
With the start of the football season just one week away, the Nordhoff Rangers are fine-tuning their team and looking ahead to their Aug. 29 game against the Channel Islands Raiders. Last week, the Rangers hosted their annual Blue and Gold game and first-year head coach Erik Monson liked what he saw from his team.

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Familiar faces make up Ranger football coaching staff

Mike Miller, Ojai Valley New sports editor
When Erik Monson took over the Nordhoff Ranger football program, one of his first tasks was to build a coaching staff. Monson’s staff consists of several familiar faces.

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October Classic set for Oct. 4 at Nordhoff

08222014 fauvre heart soleDr. Fred Fauvre (right) will once again be competing in the October Classic. Fauvre is the event chairman and a supporter of physical fitness. (Photo by Leslie Vallee-Miller)
Ted Cotti, Ojai Valley News correspondent
The October Classic Walk, Wheel or Run For Your Life 5K and 10K will return to the Ojai Valley  Oct. 4.
That leaves would-be walkers and runners six weeks to tuneup for the event.

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Casitas rowers offering free junior session Aug. 30

08222014 casitas rowersThe Lake Casitas Rowing Association is offering a free junior "Learn to Row” session Aug. 30. Kids in sixth through 12th grades from Ventura, Ojai and surrounding cities are welcome to come and get into a boat to try out the sport of rowing.

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Saturday at Soule: Gridiron Club to host Casino Night

08192014 KB NHS-fb Blue Gold 2014The Nordhoff Rangers recently held their annual Blue and Gold scrimmage as they ramp up their preparation for the 2014 season. The Ranger Gridiron Club will be hosting its annual Casino Night this Saturday. The event will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. in the Banquet Room at Soule Park Golf Course.

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Local swimmer claims five golds at World Masters Championship

08192014 wenke seiderOjai’s Wenke Seider displays the five gold medals she won recently. (photo submitted)
More than 6,000 swimmers competed in the seven-day FINA World Masters Championships held earlier this month. On the first day of competition, local swimmer Wenke Seider swam to a first place finish in the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:15.95. On the second day of the meet, Seider swam to a first place win and a new United States Masters Swimming (USMS) record in the 50-meter butterfly, posting a time of 29.04.

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Chiefs claim Callender Cup

08192014 chiefs sundownersChiefs Bruce Leichtfuss (from left), Kenny Wiksell, R.J. Cutting, James Casey, and Troy Erickson claimed the 2014 Callender Cup in this summer’s Sundowner Golf League. (photo by Ted Cotti)
Ted Cotti, Ojai Valley News correspondent
And then there was one.
After 16 weeks of nine-hole competition followed by an 18-hole playoff last Saturday, the Sundowners Golf League finally crowned its 2014 champion.

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Beckett sinks win in Soule Seniors golf league

Last Monday, the Soule Park Senior Men’s Golf Club held an individual net Nassau at Soule Park Golf Course.
When all of the scorecards were tallied, flight one was paced by Chris Beckett, who was the front nine winner with 29. Greg Stafford took the back nine with 33. The total score victory went to Barry Long with 65.

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Ojai Eagles hosting family barbecue

08142014 KB eagles fb 33The Ojai Eagles Youth Football League will be hosting its annual family barbecue Aug. 23 from noon to 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children. The Eagles are also offering a family four-pack, which will serve two adults and two children, for $30.

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Nakao-Mauch to lead NHS athletic department

Ted Cotti, Ojai Valley News correspondent
When Tony Henney resigned to take a position at Trabuco Hills High School last spring, Nordhoff High School had to not only find a new head football coach but also a new athletic director.

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Callender Cup up for grabs in Sundowner Golf League

James Casey, Ojai Valley News contributor
The regular season of the Sundowners Golf League came to a close on Tuesday as teams made a last-ditch effort to vault themselves into the postseason.

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1984 Olympic medalist returns to Lake Casitas for one more row

08122014 casitas rowersOlympic bronze medalist Lars Nielson, of Denmark, rowed at Lake Casitas during the Summer Olympic Games in 1984.

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Ranger gridders face difficult non-league schedule in 2014

Mike Miller, Ojai Valley New sports editor
Former Nordhoff head coach Tony Henney used to schedule top level non-league teams to prepare the Rangers for Tri-Valley League action. Henney is now coaching at Trabuco Hills, but he leaves behind yet another challenging non-league schedule for the Rangers.

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Men's club shambles

08122014 andrew bon puttAndrew Bonsignori looks to sink a putt in a Soule Park Men’s Club event last Saturday. Bonsignori helped his team to a second-place finish. (photo by Ted Cotti)
Ted Cotti, Ojai Valley News correspondent
The Soule Park Men’s Club played a four-man, two-best ball shamble Saturday at Soule Park.

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Duffers continue summer tourneys

The Double Duffers monthly golf tournament was held Aug. 7 at Soule Park Golf Course with the Duffers teeing off at 8 a.m. The tournament was followed by lunch in the clubhouse restaurant.

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