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Raiders volleyball extend win streak with another home sweep

Raiders volleyball extend win streak with another home sweep

By Danny Stipanovich

February 18, 2019


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The Moorpark Raiders (4-1) swept the Santiago Canyon Hawks (2-2) Wednesday afternoon in three sets: 25-18, 25-22, 25-16. The win put the Raiders 2-0 at home, both of them being sweeps."We definitely have the team to beat, we just gotta put everything together," assistant coach Eric Valdivia said. "[I...

Moorpark College beach volleyball prepare for season amidst heavy rainfall

Moorpark College beach volleyball prepare for season amidst heavy rainfall

By Tessa Sever

February 14, 2019


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Still new to Moorpark College’s athletics department, the beach volleyball team is back for their second season. Accepted as both an NCAA Division I and II sport as of Aug. 2011, athletic departments were all simply waiting for the trickle-down effect to finally reach their schools.For Moorpark College...

Moorpark Raiders seize heavy-hearted victory over cross-county rival Ventura College

Moorpark Raiders seize heavy-hearted victory over cross-county rival Ventura College

By Robert Gonzales

February 11, 2019


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The Moorpark College women’s basketball team endured an emotional game on Wednesday but came out victorious despite the whirlwind of grief that struck the team a few days before.The rivalry game against Ventura College was originally scheduled for Feb. 2 but was postponed after freshman forward K...

Moorpark Raiders women’s basketball dominates the competition with their eyes on the state championship

Moorpark Raiders women’s basketball dominates the competition with their eyes on the state championship

By Robert Gonzales

February 6, 2019


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The Raiders have cruised by the opposition this season, only losing one game on their way to a number one ranking in the California Community College Athletic Association. The players shared an unparalleled chemistry out of the gate, winning 22 out of their first 23 games. However, they haven’t ...

Raiders sweep San Diego Mesa in men’s volleyball home opener

Raiders sweep San Diego Mesa in men’s volleyball home opener

By Danny Stipanovich

February 5, 2019


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After facing off in a preseason tournament last month, the Moorpark Raiders met the San Diego Mesa Olympians on Feb. 1 for their regular season opener.Freshman and sophomore outside hitters Ryan Horan and Brent Rasmussen led the Raiders with six kills each as they swept the Olympians: 25-15, 25-7, 25-16.When ...

Moorpark Raiders struggle out of the gate with a 0-3 record

Moorpark Raiders struggle out of the gate with a 0-3 record

By Brandon Zamora

January 30, 2019


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The 2019 season hasn’t began as the Moorpark Raiders envisioned it after a 0-3 start.Sophomore starting pitcher Cameron Weitz believes the team will correct their mistakes and get back to winning soon.“We just gotta keep working hard,” Weitz said. “We all have the talent and ca...

Moorpark Raiders baseball look to repeat as conference champions

Moorpark Raiders baseball look to repeat as conference champions

By Brandon Zamora

January 29, 2019


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The Moorpark Raiders baseball team is looking to defend their conference championship this season.“The goal is always to win the conference championship,” head coach, Mario Porto said. “Because winning it automatically puts you in the playoffs.”Porto is entering his 17th season ...

Moorpark Raiders kick off men’s volleyball season with an annual alumni game

Moorpark Raiders kick off men’s volleyball season with an annual alumni game

By Danny Stipanovich

January 20, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

“It’s good to see a lot of the old generations of Raiders and new generations of Raiders come together and have a good time playing the game we love,” Moorpark College head coach Aaron Hedland said. “I know the guys were looking at it as a real match and an opportunity to prove th...

Moorpark College volleyball brings back former players for their annual alumni game

Moorpark College volleyball brings back former players for their annual alumni game

By Mano Baghjajian

January 17, 2019


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To mark the beginning of the men’s volleyball 2019 season, the Moorpark College volleyball program will hold their annual alumni game, where former players return to the court to play an exhibition game against the current roster. “[We have held the alumni game for] as long as I can rememb...

The not-so-secret recipe for Angel Perez’s success

The not-so-secret recipe for Angel Perez’s success

By Luis Miron

December 14, 2018


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Angel Perez, a 19-year-old Biology student and a two-time captain for the men’s soccer team at Moorpark College, is on his final stages before transferring to a four-year university and taking the next step of his school career. Perez's biggest struggle during his time at Moorpark College was ba...

Xtreme Raider Challenge and Be The Match come together to provide hope for cancer patients waiting on a bone marrow transplant

Xtreme Raider Challenge and Be The Match come together to provide hope for cancer patients waiting on a bone marrow transplant

By Robert Gonzales

December 9, 2018


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Mark Clark, the athletics groundskeeper for over 22 years, arrived at the Moorpark College football stadium full of emotions. He couldn’t believe he saw over 150 athletes participating in a benefit obstacle course geared toward saving his life. Clark was recently diagnosed with leukemia. The Fitness Le...

Moorpark College sends two wrestlers to the state championship after going to 2-3 during the regular season

Moorpark College sends two wrestlers to the state championship after going to 2-3 during the regular season

By Alex Behunin

December 8, 2018


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Despite having a losing season, Moorpark College has two wrestlers in the Junior College State Championship. “I’m not happy about our record this season, we could have been 4-1 easily,” said Lindley Kistler, head coach of the Moorpark College wrestling team. “Injuries really co...