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oaks christian's kayvon thibodeaux is featured by vice sports


junior defensive end kayvon thibodeaux of oaks christian is featured by vice sports in a new video and editorial project focusing on 16 up-and-coming high school athletes who could become the stars of tomorrow.here's the link to the story on thibodeaux, who transferred from dorsey to oaks christian.the southern section could have some questions because vice sports says thibodeaux is on "full scholarship" at the private school and implied that football was the main reason.






oaks christian kayvon thibodeaux’s stock steadily shooting up – la times


kayvon thibodeaux, a 6-foot-5, 235-pound junior defensive end at westlake village oaks christian, had been considered one of the top players for his class before this season. as 2017 winds down, his reputation is growing.on friday night, he had four sacks, giving him 20 on the season, as oaks christian won the southern section division 2 championship, 20-19 over valencia.advertisement"oh my gosh, he's electric," coach jim benkert said.thibodeaux came to oaks christian this season from dorsey. he has a 3.8 grade-point average and seems to be flourishing."he's been great on the field," benkert said. "he's been great off the field. he's been a great teammate."a city section infusion has helped the lions. defensive coordinator seka edwards is a former west-chester head coach and defensive assi






the latest sports news from southern california's high school teams – los angele


unbeaten upland gets to go on the road to face oaks christian on friday night in a southern section division 2 semifinal, and the first goal for the highlanders should be dealing with defensive end kayvon thibodeaux.he comes in with 15 sacks. when he’s going nonstop at the quarterback, it’s quite a sight.“kayvon is everything we expected him to be,” coach jim benkert said of the junior who transferred from dorsey.






defensive end kayvon thibodeaux enrolls at oaks christian


may 5, 2017, 12:42 p.m. eric sondheimer has been covering high school sports for the los angeles times since 1997 and in southern california since 1976. get his latest from the field and follow all our prep sports coverage and analysis here.all updatesbaseballbasketballcolumnfootballsoftballtrackvideovolleyball






oaks christian has turned loose defensive end kayvon thibodeaux


nov. 21, 2017, 7:29 a.m. eric sondheimer has been covering high school sports for the los angeles times since 1997 and in southern california since 1976. get his latest from the field and follow all our prep sports coverage and analysis here.all updatesbaseballbasketballcolumnfootballsoftballtrackvideovolleyball






football: kayvon thibodeaux of dorsey receives stanford offer


sophomore defensive end kayvon thibodeaux of dorsey has received a scholarship offer from stanford, according to coach charles mincy.that is a first for a dorsey football program that has produced its share of college and nfl players."it's kind of the rare offer," mincy said. "it's the one everyone is looking for, because it means he's taking care of it in the classroom."thibodeaux is 6 feet 5, 235 pounds and has also played basketball and run track at dorsey. he also has offers from alabama, ucla and usc.for the latest on high school sports, follow @latsondheimer on twitter






bench-clearing brawl forces double forfeit for oaks christian and calabasas


a bench-clearing brawl in wednesday's marmonte league baseball game between calabasas and oaks christian has resulted in a double forfeit of the game, southern section spokesman thom simmons said.also calabasas and oaks christian will forfeit games on friday because of suspensions of players.calabasas was scheduled to play thousand oaks. oaks christian was scheduled to play newbury park.newbury park clinches the marmonte league championship.






oaks christian, santa margarita finish as top sports programs in southern sectio


oaks christian and santa margarita have won the southern section commissioner's cup given to the top boys' and girls' sports program for the 2016-17 school year.oaks christian won championships in golf, track and field and water polo.santa margarita won titles in swimming, track and field and volleyball.sierra canyon finished second in girls and loyola was second in boys.






jake miller of newbury park is marmonte league mvp; all-league team announced


junior jake miller of newbury park has been chosen as the marmonte league mvp in baseball.junior carson lambert of newbury park and senior blake campbell of thousand oaks were chosen as the co-pitchers of the year.the all-league first team includes:dexter wilkerson, agoura, sr. jonny deluca, agoura, sr. jake benun, agoura, sr. michael odman, calabasas, so. diego ramirez, calabasas, jr. leighton demello, newbury park, sr. shay whitcomb, newbury park, sr. tyler kennedy, newbury park, jr. dane morrow, oaks christian, sr. sean rice, oaks christian, sr. ben martz, thousand oaks, sr. christian walton, thousand oaks, sr. eddie kutt, westlake, sr. kevin gosland, westlake, sr.






not all elite athletes are fleeing the city section; some are transferring in


students are fleeing high schools in the city section, supposedly for greener pastures.there’s an exodus underway at hawkins, where most of the school’s top football players have either left or will be leaving after the dismissal of their coaches in february. players have landed at long beach poly, l.a. cathedral and santa clarita golden valley, among others.at dorsey, kayvon thibodeaux, a sophomore defensive end rated among the best players in the nation for his age, participated in spring practice on a monday, then checked out of school on a wednesday. he’s now enrolled at westlake village oaks christian.antwan january, a 6-foot-9 center in basketball, has left woodland hills taft. brandon jordan, a standout sophomore running back at garfield, is now at cathedral.rather than dwell on tho






not all elite athletes are fleeing the city section; some are transferring in


students are fleeing high schools in the city section, supposedly for greener pastures.there’s an exodus underway at hawkins, where most of the school’s top football players have either left or will be leaving after the dismissal of their coaches in february. players have landed at long beach poly, l.a. cathedral and santa clarita golden valley, among others.at dorsey, kayvon thibodeaux, a sophomore defensive end rated among the best players in the nation for his age, participated in spring practice on a monday, then checked out of school on a wednesday. he’s now enrolled at westlake village oaks christian.antwan january, a 6-foot-9 center in basketball, has left woodland hills taft. brandon jordan, a standout sophomore running back at garfield, is now at cathedral.rather than dwell on tho






football: josh calvert is top candidate to become starting qb at oaks christian


junior-to-be josh calvert is the leading candidate to take over for matt corral as the starting quarterback at oaks christian.calvert, who's 6 feet 3 and was the defensive back of the year in the marmonte league last season, was the quarterback for a 10-0 freshman team two seasons ago. his brother, bo, is a usc-bound linebacker for the lions. he started one game last season as corral's backup and performed well against camarillo.he's expected to make his debut as the quarterback next weekend when a group of oaks christian players compete in a seven-on-seven tournament in las vegas. calvert also plays for the baseball team.also competing for the job is varsity backup trae johnson, whose father is the head coach at granada hills kennedy. jv qb cameron fouts and freshman qb patrick roberg als






michael westphal is new boys' basketball coach at village christian


village christian has hired michael westphal as its boys' basketball coach.westphal guided burbank providence to a 19-9 record and 10-0 league mark last season in his first year as coach. he also coached previously at moorpark. he is the son of former nba coach paul westphal.the hiring could launch a series of hirings at schools that have been interviewing many of the same candidates. sherman oaks notre dame, oaks christian, bell-jeff and now providence all have openings.






oaks christian rallies again to beat valencia in southern section division 2 tit


when coach jim benkert was lured to westlake village oaks christian four years ago his mission was clear: return the program to the dominance it had enjoyed a decade earlier, when it began a run that would see it win seven cif titles in eight years.consider that mission accomplished after benkert's lions beat valencia 20-19 in the southern section division 2 championship at valencia high.advertisementthe winning points came on a 26-yard ajay culhane field goal with 2:16 to play, culhane's second of the fourth quarter.but to be close enough to make those field goals count, oaks christian (12-2) had to tame a potent, no-huddle valencia offense that had run over opponents while running up more than a point a minute this season. and the lions did that, limiting the vikings to just 338 yards wh






listen: westlake vs. oaks christian


listen as westlake hosts oaks christian in a high school football matchup on friday, nov. 3. kickoff of the marmonte league championship is scheduled for 7 p.m.find and watch the best high school sports content live on the cube. follow your favorite schools in the area or around the country to get alerts anytime a sporting event is live as well as view any archived content from the past.






boys' basketball: robert icart is leaving as oaks christian coach


oaks christian and basketball coach robert icart "have decided to separate their employment relationship," according to a statement from chief operating officer mike parkinson.an advisory committee will be formed to help select a new coach.icart took over this season's coaching duties after being behind the scenes last season.for the latest on high school sports, follow @latsondheimer on twitter






let the fun begin _ it's time to form new leagues


there are few things more entertaining for sportswriters than the formation of new leagues every four years in the southern section.in particular, the northern area, made up mostly of ventura county schools, and the schools in the catholic athletic association, always seem to engage in activities that creates drama.it was four years ago that the northern area, fed up with oaks christian and st. bonaventure dominating in football, tried to boot out those schools and send them to the caa. everybody forgot that private schools know good lawyers. oaks christian and st. bonaventure went to court and won an arbritation decision.they stayed put.now on thursday, the northern area representatives will get together in oxnard and vote for the new alignment of leagues set to begin in 2018-19. incredib






dane morrow pitches, hits oaks christian past alemany 1-0


pepperdine-bound dane morrow threw seven shutout innings, then won the game in the eighth with an rbi single to lift oaks christian past alemany 1-0 in a southern section division 2 wild-card game on wednesday.morrow gave up four hits. alemany's daniel ritcheson matched him, throwing seven shutout innings while striking out nine and giving up three hits.oaks christian advances to play at moorpark on friday.in other wild-card games, king defeated murrieta valley 10-0. sante grossi and john bishop combined on the shutout. dylan orick and eddie rivero each had three hits and nate webb and gavin shiflett contributed three rbis apiece.beckman defeated yucaipa 3-1. matt mclain, austin schell and jake groves each had two hits.






listen: oaks christian vs. valencia in cif southern section d2 football champion


listen as oaks christian takes on valencia in the cif southern section d2 football championship on friday, dec. 1. kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m.find and watch the best high school sports content live on the cube. follow your favorite schools in the area or around the country to get alerts anytime a sporting event is live as well as view any archived content from the past.






oaks christian rallies again to beat valencia in southern section division 2 tit


when coach jim benkert was lured to westlake village oaks christian four years ago his mission was clear: return the program to the dominance it had enjoyed a decade earlier, when it began a run that would see it win seven southern section titles in eight years.consider that mission accomplished after benkert’s lions beat valencia 20-19 in the division 2 championship at valencia high.the winning points came on a 26-yard ajay culhane field goal with 2:16 to play, culhane’s second of the fourth quarter.but to be close enough to make those field goals count, oaks christian (12-2) had to tame a potent, no-huddle valencia offense that had run over opponents while running up more than a point a minute this season. and the lions did that, limiting the vikings to just 338 yards while tackling quar






sports academy is site for basketball tournament saturday and sunday


the sports academy in thousand oaks is partnering with alemany to host a super fall showcase on saturday and sunday.game times are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and will include a 60-team showcase of varsity, junior varsity and freshman teams.oak park, beverly hills, culver city, oaks christian, calabasas and maranatha are among the schools participating.






jordan wild is new basketball coach at oaks christian


oaks christian has hired jordan wild to be its basketball coach.the lions' coaching position has been a bit unstable, but the school hopes that wild, who coached and played in australia, can provide a fresh new enthusiasm.he's known for his skills development and played at fresno pacific university. he coached for three seasons in australia.he was working in santa barbara and has been involved in the sports ministry athletes in action. he's 6 feet 8, so you won't be able to miss him walking around campus.






football: qb matt corral leaves oaks christian


matt corral, a usc commit who has started for the last three seasons at oaks christian, is no longer enrolled at the school.corral, in a tweet on saturday night, confirmed that he would be going to another school.“i did not get expelled nor did i punch anyone,” he said. “i ran into problems at a school that is biased towards money.”corral’s departure is a severe blow to a football program that has relied on him for three seasons. the school has several promising young quarterbacks but none with corral’s experience or known success.coach jim benkert declined comment. corral will be a senior in the fall.






ncaa tournament live updates: keep track of all the results here


losing is never fun, especially in the ncaa tournament.and it's probably even worse when your own teammate attempts to strangle you during the game.that's what appeared to happen tuesday night during new orleans' 67-66 loss to mount st. mary's in the opening game of the first four.down by three well after the midway point in the second half, new orleans players travin thibodeaux and christavious gill got into a heated argument while heading back to the bench for a timeout.after getting shoved by gill, thibodeaux appeared to respond by wrapping his hands around his teammate's neck. the two players were quickly separated, and thibodeaux remained on the bench for the rest of the game.coach mark slessinger later downplayed the incident."well, we've got two extremely competitive guys there," sl






dane morrow pitches, hits oaks christian past alemany 1-0


pepperdine-bound dane morrow threw seven shutout innings, then won the game in the eighth with an rbi single to lift oaks christian past alemany 1-0 in a southern section division 2 wild-card game on wednesday.morrow gave up four hits. alemany's daniel ritcheson matched him, throwing seven shutout innings while striking out nine and giving up three hits.oaks christian advances to play at moorpark on friday.in other wild-card games, king defeated murrieta valley 10-0. sante grossi and john bishop combined on the shutout. dylan orick and eddie rivero each had three hits and nate webb and gavin shiflett contributed three rbis apiece.beckman defeated yucaipa 3-1. matt mclain, austin schell and jake groves each had two hits.capistrano valley defeated tustin, 6-2. the cougars had 13 hits.joe nar






lauren rain williams of oaks christian won't compete at marmonte league finals


just as track and field enters its most important weeks of the season, the sport will be without one of its most visible standouts.lauren rain williams of oaks christian, one of the best female sprinters in the state, won't be competing in this week's marmonte league prelims and finals because of lingering concerns with a hamstring injury, coach wes smith said tuesday.that ends the prep career for williams, who won state titles in the 400 x 100 relay and 100."they didn't feel it was worth the risk," smith said of the family decision.williams is headed to usc.






harvard-westlake vs. oaks christian boys water polo semifinal – la times


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loyola wins commissioner's cup for boys


the southern section has corrected an error and determined that loyola, not oaks christian, won the boys' competition as the no. 1 sports school for the 2016-17 season and is the winner of the commissioner's cup.oaks christian was originally thought to have won with 15 points, but the southern section forgot to give loyola one point for a fourth-place finish in cross country. the cubs finished with 16 points.it's the ninth time the cubs have won the commissioner's cup. loyola won the golf title and was runner-up in swimming and volleyball and semifinalists in basketball and water polo.santa margarita won the girls' competition.






lauren rain williams of oaks christian won't compete at marmonte league finals


just as track and field enters its most important weeks of the season, the sport will be without one of its most visible standouts.lauren rain williams of oaks christian, one of the best female sprinters in the state, won't be competing in this week's marmonte league prelims and finals because of lingering concerns with a hamstring injury, coach wes smith said tuesday.that ends the prep career for williams, who won state titles in the 400 x 100 relay and 100."they didn't feel it was worth the risk," smith said of the family decision.williams is headed to oregon after earlier committing to usc.






new orleans player puts his hands around teammate's neck while arguing during lo


losing is never fun, especially in the ncaa tournament.and it's probably even worse when your own teammate attempts to strangle you during the game.that's what appeared to happen tuesday night during new orleans' 67-66 loss to mount st. mary's in the opening game of the first four.down by three well after the midway point in the second half, new orleans players travin thibodeaux and christavious gill got into a heated argument while heading back to the bench for a timeout.after getting shoved by gill, thibodeaux appeared to respond by wrapping his hands around his teammate's neck. the two players were quickly separated, and thibodeaux remained on the bench for the rest of the game.coach mark slessinger later downplayed the incident."well, we've got two extremely competitive guys there," sl






varsity times insider: the latest sports news from southern california's high sc


baseballsouthern sectiondivision 1first round, thursday, 3:15 p.m. unless noted•redondo at #1 huntington beach•servite at cypress•west ranch at el dorado•dana hills at harvard-westlake•hart at vista murrieta•orange lutheran at corona, 4 p.m.•mission viejo at riverside north•damien at #4 south hills•san clemente at #3 sherman oaks notre dame•redlands east valley at corona santiago•mater dei at millikan, 3 p.m.•dos pueblos at valencia•foothill at jserra•los alamitos at gahr•chaminade at bishop amat•tesoro at #2 el torodivision 2wild-card games, wednesday•king 10, murrieta valley 0•beckman 3, yucaipa 1•santa barbara 2, burbank burroughs 1•capistrano valley 6, tustin 2•ayala 1, villa park 0•oaks christian 1, alemany 0 (8)first round, friday, 3:15 p.m.•king at #1 st. john bosco•woodbridge at pa






varsity times insider: the latest sports news from southern california's high sc


baseballsouthern sectiondivision 1first round, thursday, 3:15 p.m. unless noted•redondo at #1 huntington beach•servite at cypress•west ranch at el dorado•dana hills at harvard-westlake•hart at vista murrieta•orange lutheran at corona, 4 p.m.•mission viejo at riverside north•damien at #4 south hills•san clemente at #3 sherman oaks notre dame•redlands east valley at corona santiago•mater dei at millikan, 3 p.m.•dos pueblos at valencia•foothill at jserra•los alamitos at gahr•chaminade at bishop amat•tesoro at #2 el torodivision 2wild-card games, wednesday•king 10, murrieta valley 0•beckman 3, yucaipa 1•santa barbara 2, burbank burroughs 1•capistrano valley 6, tustin 2•ayala 1, villa park 0•oaks christian 1, alemany 0 (8)first round, friday, 3:15 p.m.•king at #1 st. john bosco•woodbridge at pa






2 dead, 3 injured in northern california shootings


clearlake oaks, calif. (ap) — the latest on a shooting in lake county, california (all times local):6 p.m.investigators believe a gunman arrested for a series of northern california shootings that killed two people started a fire as he tried to flee.sixty-one-year-old alan ashmore of clearlake oaks was arrested about 30 minutes after the first shooting was reported monday.lake county sheriff brian martin says he’s suspected of setting a fire in a remote area as he ran from law enforcement. the blaze was small and did no damage.ashmore is suspected of shooting at several homes in his hometown, killing two men and wounding a third. he also allegedly fired at a gas station and shot a california highway patrol officer, whose body armor protected him from serious injury.there’s still no word on






varsity times insider: the latest sports news from southern california's high sc


the "never give up" award for this month belongs to the agoura chargers baseball team. on friday, down by six runs in the bottom of the seventh, agoura scored seven times to defeat oaks christian, 7-6.the winning run came home on a throw that got by the first baseman while oaks christian was trying to complete a double play to end the inning."it was awesome," outfielder jonny deluca said. "our team just came together. one of the things we've been working on was staying consistent, staying up, encouraging each other."we actually brought up games we had in the fall where we were against a really good team and scored eight runs. we said, 'why can't we do it again?' our dugout was great. our chemistry was great."nick seyler had a key two-run single in the seventh. agoura is 4-8 in the marmonte






matty ottino walk-off home run gives thousand oaks win over newbury park


newbury park has already won the marmonte league baseball title, but that didn't prevent second-place thousand oaks from celebrating on wednesday in a regular-season finale against the panthers.that's because matty ottino hit a walk-off home run to give thousand oaks a 3-2 victory over the panthers.agoura came away with a 4-1 win over calabasas. dexter wilkerson struck out eight and threw a complete game. carson rudd threw the shutout in oaks christian's 1-0 win over westlake. oaks christian clinched a playoff berth.in the del rey league, bishop amat defeated gardena serra, 1-0, in 13 innings. isaac esqueda struck out six in four innings for bishop amat. kelvin bender threw eight shutout innings for serra. jose roman had the game-winning rbi double.la salle defeated cathedral, 1-0. zane li






down 6-0, agoura rallies in the bottom of the seventh to win 7-6


the "never give up" award for this month belongs to the agoura chargers baseball team. on friday, down by six runs in the bottom of the seventh, agoura scored seven times to defeat oaks christian, 7-6.the winning run came home on a throw that got by the first baseman while oaks christian was trying to complete a double play to end the inning."it was awesome," outfielder jonny deluca said. "our team just came together. one of the things we've been working on was staying consistent, staying up, encouraging each other."we actually brought up games we had in the fall where we were against a really good team and scored eight runs. we said, 'why can't we do it again?' our dugout was great. our chemistry was great."nick seyler had a key two-run single in the seventh. agoura is 4-8 in the marmonte






protesters plan march to pressure president trump on tax day


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the only other time the law allowing chairmen of congressional tax committees to see confidential tax information was used was in 1974, when congress reviewed president richard nixon's returns. usa todayseattle city councilwoman and socialist activist kshama sawant raises a fist over the crowd, as more than 1,000 people gather at seattle-tacoma international airport, to protest president donald trump's order that restricts immigration to the u.s., saturday, jan. 28, 2017, in seattle. president trump signed an executive order friday that bans legal u.s. residents and visa-holders from seven muslim-majority nations from entering the u.s. for 90 days and puts an indefinite hold on a program resettling syrian refugees.(photo: genna martin, seattlepi via ap) 15788