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Buena ends losing streak to rival Ventura, clinches league title with final drive

At long last, the Buena High football team can forget about The Streak. Now the Bulldogs will forever have The Drive as part of the program's lore. → Read More

Newbury Park girls volleyball team beats Buena to earn first playoff win since 2004

The Newbury Park girls volleyball team defeated visiting Buena in a Division 4 first-round match Thursday for the program's first playoff win since 2004. → Read More

Ventura vs. Buena rivalry football game has high stakes for both teams

Led by Jake Murphy, Buena hopes to end its losing streak to Ventura — which is led by talented receiver Tyler Woodworth — and clinch a league title. → Read More

Oaks Christian defense comes up big in win over Westlake in Marmonte League opener

Joseph Marsh's interception return for a touchdown helped Oaks Christian open Marmonte League play with a victory over host Westlake on Friday night. → Read More

Oxnard, Oaks Christian earn No. 4 seeds for CIF-SS girls volleyball playoffs

In all, 18 area girls volleyball teams earned postseason spots in the brackets released by the CIF-Southern Section on Saturday. → Read More

Anika Huelskamp has provided a killer instinct for Oxnard girls volleyball team

Anika Huelskamp is a principle reason why the Oxnard High girls volleyball team looms as an impending impact player in the CIF-SS Division 5 playoffs. → Read More

After rough start, Oaks Christian has come together in time for Marmonte League opener

During a difficult start to the season, a players-only meeting helped Oaks Christian regain its belief as a team, and now the Lions are ready for Marmonte League play. → Read More

Meehan helps lead Agoura to win over rival Oak Park in Kanan Bowl

Jackson Meehan scored two touchdowns as Agoura held off a tough Oak Park team in the rivals' Kanan Bowl on Saturday night. → Read More

Wallace's big night receiving leads Simi Valley to big victory over rival Royal

Football isn't really this simple. Cooper Wallace just made it look that way Friday night. → Read More

'We're there for him because he's been there for us': Hueneme rallying around Coach Mack

With head coach Jon Mack taking a reduced role in order to spend time caring for his 96-year-old mother, a family-first emphasis has become a defining mantra for Hueneme. → Read More

Freshman QB, Alvary lead unbeaten Simi Valley over Oak Park in Canyon League opener

Freshman quarterback Steele Pizzella and running back Caleb Alvary help unbeaten Simi Valley (7-0) defeat Oak Park in a Canyon League opener Friday night. → Read More

Oaks Christian defeats host Camarillo for second consecutive victory

It is one thing to come back from adversity. It's quite another to rally from an 0-5 start with the intention of battling for a league championship. → Read More

Big comeback lifts Agoura to win at Newbury Park in nonleague game Thursday night

Down and out? There's no such reality for the Agoura High football team. → Read More

Start of league competition raises the stakes for high school football teams

League competition begins for four of Ventura County's football leagues in Week 6, with the Canyon, Pacific View, Channel and Citrus Coast all launching play Friday night. → Read More

Simi Valley High hires boys basketball head coach

Alex Kamberian, an assistant the past nine years at St. Francis, El Camino Real and Chaminade highs, has been named the new boys basketball coach at Simi Valley. → Read More

Spencer leads Thousand Oaks to comeback victory over rival Newbury Park

Charlie Spencer threw three second-half touchdowns as Thousand Oaks rallied to beat Newbury Park in a dramatic game between the Conejo Valley rivals. → Read More

Westlake High football program undergoing a revival this fall

Guy Bellingrath and Sean Na'a both agree. The roughest day for Westlake High's storied football program may have occurred on April 3, 2020. → Read More

The Lock's picks for the Week 5 high school football winners include rivalry showdowns

The Lock loves rivalry games, and none may be bigger than the Thousand Oaks-Newbury Park faceoff that will present its 53rd edition Friday night. → Read More

High school football notebook: Grace Brethren enjoying return to its roots

The county's most dominant high school football program for the past half decade is on reboot. It doesn't mean the enthusiasm has diminished. → Read More

Girls volleyball overview: Newbury Park emerges as a contender

Newbury Park's emergence is one of the key storylines in a girls volleyball season where the first prime achievement is merely playing. → Read More