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Ventura County sends two women’s basketball teams to the state championship tournament

Ventura County sends two women’s basketball teams to the state championship tournament

By Robert Gonzales and Tessa Sever

March 15, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The last time Ventura County sent two women’s basketball programs to the state's elite eight championship tournament was 1997 when Ventura College won it all. Fast forward 22 years later, the county's basketball programs are thriving once again, with Moorpark looking to add their name to the li...

No. 1 Moorpark women’s basketball outlasts No. 9 Glendale, advancing to state finals for the first time in 22 years

No. 1 Moorpark women’s basketball outlasts No. 9 Glendale, advancing to state finals for the first time in 22 years

By Robert Gonzales

March 13, 2019


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Leading by 10 with four minutes left in the game, victory was far from guaranteed for the Moorpark College women’s basketball team.The No. 1 Moorpark Raiders (29-1) exchanged shots with the No. 9 Glendale Vaqueros (21-5) Saturday night, despite the home crowd roaring against the visitors in the echoing Raider P...

Raiders ‘back on track’ following heartbreaking loss with home sweep against Antelope Valley

Raiders ‘back on track’ following heartbreaking loss with home sweep against Antelope Valley

By Danny Stipanovich

March 11, 2019


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The Moorpark Raiders (6-2) swept the Antelope Valley Marauders (1-8) 25-19, 25-15, 25-18 Friday night, putting the Raiders at 6-2 overall, 2-1 in conference play. The Raiders remain 4-0 at home, with three of the four games being sweeps.Friday night’s sweep came just two nights after a heartbre...

Women’s basketball refuses to give into hunted mentality as they fight for their first playoff win in SoCal regionals

Women’s basketball refuses to give into hunted mentality as they fight for their first playoff win in SoCal regionals

By Robert Gonzales

March 8, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Questions surrounded sophomore center Barbara Rangel as she walked into Raider Pavilion playing with a knee brace for her first game of the 2019 regional playoffs. “I was practicing a little scared because I didn’t want to make it any worse,” Rangel said.The Cerritos Falcons may have ...

Steven Weese lifts No. 5 Raiders over Santa Barbara in overtime thriller

Steven Weese lifts No. 5 Raiders over Santa Barbara in overtime thriller

By Danny Stipanovich

March 3, 2019


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Confidence is soaring for the Moorpark Raiders after an overtime victory Wednesday night in their conference opener against the visiting Santa Barbara Vaqueros through five sets: 22-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-18, 18-16.Freshman setter Steven Weese pounded in the game-winning kill to lift the Raiders 18-16 in the fifth set. The bench cleared, ...

Raiders softball kicks off conference season in dominant fashion

Raiders softball kicks off conference season in dominant fashion

By Phoebe Jackels

February 27, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After starting the season 3-3, the Moorpark College softball team is heading into the conference schedule confident and strong.Conference play started this past Tuesday, Feb. 21 against LA Pierce at home. Scoring 10 runs in the first inning, eight runs in the second and three runs in the fourth, Moorpark ...

Moorpark College women’s basketball wins the Western State Conference North for the first time in 28 years

Moorpark College women’s basketball wins the Western State Conference North for the first time in 28 years

By Robert Gonzales

February 25, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Moorpark College women's basketball team has accomplished something that hasn't been achieved in almost three decades, becoming the Western State Conference North champions.Moorpark College defeated Ventura College 72-39 to win the conference championship outright. It was Ventura’s largest c...

Men’s basketball sophomore night ends with a victorious send-off for the graduating class

Men’s basketball sophomore night ends with a victorious send-off for the graduating class

By Robert Gonzales

February 22, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

A proper Raider send-off, the Moorpark College men’s basketball team gifted their locker-room leading sophomores a 24-point victory over Oxnard College for the last home game of the 2018-2019 season.Although it was an emotional goodbye for some, this night was a time to reflect on their memori...

Raiders baseball rebounds from early season struggles

Raiders baseball rebounds from early season struggles

By Brandon Zamora

February 21, 2019


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The Raiders baseball team is back on the track to success after a shaky start to the season.The team began the season with four consecutive losses. Then, the massive amount of rainfall messed with their schedule, causing games to be postponed or canceled.Now that the rainy season is passing, the Raider...

Raiders volleyball extend win streak with another home sweep

Raiders volleyball extend win streak with another home sweep

By Danny Stipanovich

February 18, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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...