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Ziggy, the 7-year-old poodle, is one smart pooch. He knows where to find the best news, sports and more. Ziggy might even go to www.ojaivalleynews.com Friday night after the game to find out if Nordhoff's football squad beat Bishop Diego. (photo submitted)
Junior defensive back Baylee Rogers (above photo) may have saved Nordhoff’s season with this tackle of B.J. Murillo in Friday night’s semifinal showdown. Rogers not only kept Murillo from scoring a touchdown — he also forced a fumble that was recovered by the Rangers. Nordhoff senior Austin Wolcott (below photo) goes for the strip against Bishop Diego’s Anthony Carter Friday night.(photos by Ken Brown)
When the Nordhoff Rangers and Bishop Diego Cardinals took the field Friday night in the CIF-SS Northwest Division semifinals, you could cut the tension with a knife and it was obvious the game was going to an entertaining one. The two rivals did not disappoint and they went back-and-forth before NHS won 24-21 in a heart-stopping affair.Register to Read More
Tonight the Nordhoff Rangers and Bishop Diego Cardinals will go to battle, with the winner earning a spot in the CIF-SS Northwest Division finals. A Nordhoff defender pressures Bishop Diego quarterback Anthony Carter when the two teams met in Ojai in November. (photo by Tim Dewar)
Sun Tzu, philosopher and military general, once said, “Most battles are won before they are ever fought.” As the Nordhoff Rangers prepare to take on the Bishop Diego Cardinals in tonight’s CIF-SS Northwest Division semifinal showdown, their mind-set is that they are the better team and this is their game for the taking.Register to Read More
The Thacher boys’ cross-country team will compete in the state finals tomorrow in Fresno. Representing the Toads will be (left to right) Jack Richardson, Jack Pierrepont, Spencer McCune, Ryan Jackson, coach Fred Coleman, Simon Novich, Kevin Griffee, and Peter Callan.
The Thacher School’s cross-country teams exceeded expectations Saturday at the CIF Southern Section Division 5 finals at Mount San Antonio College. The boys’ team came in second to a strong Flintridge Prep team, while the girls’ team came in fourth. Both teams advanced to the state finals in Fresno.Register to Read More
The Matilija Junior High girls’ volleyball team recently finished its season with a 9-1 record. Pictured above are coach Magda Perkins (back row from left), Grace Bergman, Abigail Bossart, Brenna Norris, Taylor Johnson, Sydney York, Meagan Kaser and principal Bill Rosen; Salma Hernandez (middle row from left) Annie Hyndman and Roni Kern; and Sadie Broida (front row, left) and Maddy Bailey. Not pictured are players Susanna Sinclair and Alexa Hall.
The Hitsman family, Cyndi, Noah and Ethan (front), show off their hardware after a recent tournament along with Senior Master Dan Cerminaro (right) from Ojai Valley Taekwondo Academy.
Cyndi Hitsman and her two sons, Noah, 14, and Ethan, 8, of the Ojai Valley Taekwondo Academy, recently took part in the Tiger Rock Fall 2013 National Championships in Menifee, Calif.Register to Read More
Last season the Villanova Preparatory School boys’ basketball team enjoyed its best season since 2006. The Wildcats finished with a 16-10 record overall and they were 6-4 against Frontier League competition. Despite losing a couple of key contributors from last year’s team, head coach Jon Wyers and company are expecting another successful season this year.Register to Read More
Eagles running back Richard Arrellanes uses a stiff-arm to blow by a Santa Barbara defender in Ojai’s 20-16 Super Bowl victory last Saturday. Arrellanes was one of the reasons the Eagles were able to finish 11-1 and claim the youth football title. (photo by Ken Brown)
The Ojai Eagles’ Division 3 team defeated the Santa Barbara Saints, 20-16, to claim the 2013 Super Bowl title in thrilling fashion. Santa Barbara came to Ojai as the league’s only undefeated team, but the hometown boys protected their home turf and won on a last-second touchdown by Brayden Rogers.Register to Read More
Nordhoff’s powerful fullback Daniel Cornejo followed his offensive line into the end zone against Torrance on Friday night in the Rangers’ second-round playoff game. With the help of Cornejo’s touchdown, the Rangers won 38-20 and advanced to the semifinals. (photo by Ken Brown)
With a commanding 38-20 road victory over the Torrance Tartars Friday night, the Nordhoff Rangers find themselves in the CIF-SS Northwest Division semifinals and will face Bishop Diego this Friday night.
Torrance got on the scoreboard first after a big 40-yard run by senior David Aros and then running back Bobby Wilson cashed in on the opportunity as the Tartars went 60 yards in just four plays.
After falling behind early, the Nordhoff Rangers exploded for 38 unanswered points to defeat the Torrance Tartars 38-20 in Friday night's second round playoff game.Register to Read More
As expected, both Thacher cross-country teams advanced to the CIF-SS finals after performing well at preliminaries Saturday morning. The boys' squad won their heat and had the fastest time of the day in Division 5.Register to Read More