November 9, 2012 |
The Pac-5 Division football playoffs are about survival and finding a way to advance, and Sherman Oaks Notre Dame left no doubt about how fortunate it was on Friday night after pulling out a 28-27 first-round victory over Westlake Village Oaks Christian. "We're lucky and we'll take it," Notre Dame Coach Kevin Rooney said. The luck came into play after Oaks Christian converted a fourth-and-five situation with 1 minute 19 seconds left. Chris Davis caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from Brandon Dawkins.
March 14, 2012 |
Bill Redell, one of the most successful high school football coaches in Southern Section history, announced his retirement from coaching on Wednesday after 12 seasons at Westlake Village Oaks Christian and 24 overall. Redell, 70, started the Oaks Christian program from scratch, and in 12 years built it into a powerhouse, winning seven Southern Section titles. He also won a Division I championship when he coached at Encino Crespi in 1986 and also coached at St. Francis. His career record is 233-65-3.
December 28, 2012 |
Despite its youth, Corona Centennial High is proof that solid execution and hustle can trump experience. The Huskies have two sophomore starters and three more sophomores and a freshman as reserves, but they did not panic after falling behind by 10 points in the first three minutes Friday night in the semifinals of the Oaks Christian tournament. Senior guard Sam Finley scored 28 points, junior forward Deontae North had 15 and sophomore point guard Sedrick Barefield survived early foul trouble to score nine points as Centennial allowed only 24 points in the second half of a 69-63 victory over previously unbeaten Fresno Bullard.
March 27, 2001 |
Aaron Ware, the younger brother of UCLA-bound football standout Matt Ware of Loyola High, has decided to attend Oaks Christian High in Westlake Village. Ware, a 5-foot-10 eighth-grader, is a highly regarded running back and joins an Oaks Christian football program that will compete in its first varsity season this fall.
December 13, 2008 |
There was a traffic jam of epic proportions Friday night in Westlake Village, and it involved trying to walk around Oaks Christian's sideline, where everyone and his brother seemed to have a pass allowing them to be up close when history was made.
May 3, 2005 |
Peter Ackermann, coach at Westlake Village Oaks Christian, said that Saturday was among the greatest days in the program's history. Behind the play of senior Ashley Veilleux and sophomore Taylor Schlopy, the Lions beat two formidable opponents, Goleta Dos Pueblos, 7-1, and Santa Ana Mater Dei, 3-0, in the Thousand Oaks tournament to advance to the semifinals next Saturday.