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The brotherhood of sport, on and off the court

The brotherhood of sport, on and off the court

By Danny Stipanovich

May 22, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As freshman setter Steven Weese kicks his foot back to reach his Adidas Harden Vol. 2 basketball shoes, he gives them one last wipe before he throws up the ball to serve and kick off the third set of a home matchup against the Long Beach City College Vikings.While he may wear Harden’s shoes an...

Perseverance and Motivation: Why nothing can keep Calhoun off the court

Perseverance and Motivation: Why nothing can keep Calhoun off the court

By Robert Gonzales

May 13, 2019


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When Breanna Calhoun tore her anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee, she thought she would never be able to play basketball again.“I was just crying [and] crying, it was just so emotional,” Calhoun said.Playing professional basketball seemed impossible now. A dream she had been chasing her whole life...

Raiders baseball look ahead after disappointing 2019 season

Raiders baseball look ahead after disappointing 2019 season

By Brandon Zamora

May 3, 2019


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Moorpark Raiders' baseball season for 2019 began with hopes of becoming conference champions once again. However, even after the Raiders' attempts to be the best, they did not finish as expected, finishing fifth place in the Western State North Conference. It’s been over a week since the curtain fell for t...

Sophomores reflect on season after playing in their final game as Raiders

Sophomores reflect on season after playing in their final game as Raiders

By Brandon Zamora

April 29, 2019


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The sophomore’s farewell game didn’t go as planned for the Raiders as they fell to the Santa Barbara Vaqueros 9-4.Both teams were tied 2-2 after three innings of play. A game that looked to be close took a detour for the Raiders as the final six innings didn’t go in their favor.The...

Moorpark College men’s volleyball to face Irvine Valley in first round playoff match-up

Moorpark College men’s volleyball to face Irvine Valley in first round playoff match-up

By Danny Stipanovich

April 19, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The No. 5 Moorpark Raiders will go up against the No. 4 Irvine Valley Lasers on Friday at 6 p.m. in the first round of CCCAA playoffs.Three months ago, the Moorpark Raiders men’s volleyball team set their goals straight.“We expect to at least make a run in the playoffs, if not go to state,...

The Moorpark Raiders look to finish the season strong as they defeat the Fullerton Hornets

The Moorpark Raiders look to finish the season strong as they defeat the Fullerton Hornets

By Brandon Zamora

April 18, 2019


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The Raiders had the cure to a sting as the Fullerton Hornets weren’t able to have their way against their opponents. The Raiders had a break from conference play as the Hornets traveled northwest to Moorpark College. The Moorpark Raiders defeated the Fullerton Hornets 13-1 behind a nice outing f...

Struggles continue for Moorpark baseball as the Raiders are unable to handle Oxnard’s big bats at home

Struggles continue for Moorpark baseball as the Raiders are unable to handle Oxnard’s big bats at home

By Ryan Ketcham

April 1, 2019


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Despite a terrific performance by sophomore pitcher Jordan Berg in the final four innings of regulation, the Moorpark Raiders were unable to secure the victory in extra innings against Oxnard College. Five straight scoreless innings, only consisting of four hits combined, led these Western State Conferen...

Moorpark baseball’s explosive offense leads to victory over rival Ventura

Moorpark baseball’s explosive offense leads to victory over rival Ventura

By Brandon Zamora

March 21, 2019


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The Moorpark Raiders defeated the Ventura Pirates 7-3 behind an explosive offense that was motivated coming off a loss in their prior matchup.The game began perfectly for the Raiders. After keeping the Pirates scoreless in the first half of the inning, the Raiders piled up five runs in the bottom ha...

Moorpark softball continue their winning ways as conference play rolls on

Moorpark softball continue their winning ways as conference play rolls on

By Phoebe Jackels

March 19, 2019


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The Moorpark College Raiders held an 11-8 overall record with a 2-2 conference record going into their game against Santa Barbara City College Vaqueros.The game had the potential to become a pitching duel. Kylee Beccari started the game a little shaky but with the support of her team they kept the Va...

Moorpark men’s volleyball fall to Long Beach City in home conference game

Moorpark men’s volleyball fall to Long Beach City in home conference game

By Danny Stipanovich

March 19, 2019


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The Moorpark Raiders (6-4, 2-3 in WSC) men’s volleyball team suffered their third conference loss and first home loss against the Long Beach City Vikings (9-3, 4-1) on Friday night in four sets (25-23, 21-25, 21-25, 14-25). The Raiders now sit in fifth place in the Western State Conference.Sophomore and fresh...

Injuries derail Moorpark Raiders’ plans for a state championship

Injuries derail Moorpark Raiders’ plans for a state championship

By Robert Gonzales

March 18, 2019


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After a fast start and early 26-10-point lead on Sunday night over Diablo Valley, the Moorpark College women’s basketball team seemed destined to be crowned state champions.By the third quarter, the team would lose one of their biggest contributors in sophomore center Barbara Rangel, when she fel...

Back and forth until the end, Moorpark prevails over Merced to get to their first-ever state final

Back and forth until the end, Moorpark prevails over Merced to get to their first-ever state final

By Robert Gonzales

March 17, 2019


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Breanna Calhoun and teammates preached about it from the start of the season and Saturday night at the state semifinals the season-long dream came to fruition.With six lead changes in the fourth quarter, the game was coming to a dramatic conclusion. The score was tied at 68 points with 1:13 left and...