December 19, 2013 |
At the age of 72, Bill Redell has decided to return as coach at Westlake Village Oaks Christian, where he started the football program in 2000 until stepping down after the 2011 season. Oaks Christian introduced him as its new coach on Thursday to parents and players. He replaces Jeff Woodruff, who took over for Redell for two seasons until his resignation earlier this week. Mark Bates will be the associate head coach. "We had the opportunity to bring him back, and he was delighted," Athletic Director Jan Hethcock said.
December 18, 2013 |
Can one player make a difference? The answer is a resounding yes at West Hills Chaminade, where the arrival of quarterback Brad Kaaya in January of 2012 helped elevate a football program to where it is today: playing for a Division II bowl championship on Saturday at StubHub Center in Carson. Kaaya went to Encino Crespi prepared to lead the Celts to prominence. Then Crespi took in a transfer quarterback from Oaks Christian, and Kaaya decided to look elsewhere after his sophomore season.
December 17, 2013 |
Oaks Christian announced Tuesday night that Jeff Woodruff has resigned as football coach to pursue college opportunities. Woodruff, a former college assistant, took over the program two years ago. There was reported disagreement within the program of late. Longtime offensive assistant Casey Clausen recently left to become coach at Calabasas. Former Coach Bill Redell could be returning as head coach, according to Oaks Christian supporters Redell has continued to work for the school and has said he was wrong to resign two years ago The school has scheduled a meeting with players and parents for Thursday.
December 15, 2013 |
Boys Basketball NONLEAGUE Acaciawood Academy 57, Lake Arrowhead Christian 35 Bishop Montgomery 104, North Las Vegas (Nev.) Legacy 36 Chaminade 52, Aurora (Colo.) Regis 51 Jurupa Valley 55, Academy for Academic Excellence 43 Mater Dei 100, Houston Yates 57 Millikan 82, Tesoro 55 Sage Hill 52, Estancia 39 Western 71, Hueneme 42 TOURNAMENTS ARTESIA Corona 69, Artesia 39 ARROYO GRANDE Thousand Oaks 74, Mission Prep 69 BEVERLY HILLS Loyola 63, Gardena Serra 33 Cantwell-Sacred Heart 67, Beverly Hills 55 Brentwood 53, Leuzinger 45 Taft 89, Venice 78 CALVARY BAPTIST Brethren Christian 67, Desert Chapel 56 CERRITOS VALLEY CHRISTIAN Whittier Christian 47, Santa Ana Calvary Chapel 37 St. Margaret's 53, Norwalk 37 CORONA DEL MAR Edison 82, Westminster 48 Irvine University 82, West Torrance 68 Tustin 54, Corona del Mar 43 EDMONTON (Alta.)
December 14, 2013 |
Junior guard Matt Hauser scored 41 points to help Thousand Oaks (8-1) win the Arroyo Grande tournament championship on Saturday night with a 74-69 win over Mission Prep. Loyola won the Beverly Hills tournament championship with a 63-33 win over Gardena Serra. Thomas Welsh was named tournament MVP after contributing 21 points and 12 rebounds. Tra Holder scored 25 points in Brentwood's 53-45 win over Leuzinger. Chris Sandifer scored 33 points and Damian Wilson 18 in Taft's 89-78 win over Venice.
December 12, 2013 |
At 33, former Alemany High and Tennessee quarterback Casey Clausen is about to become a head coach for the first time. He has has been chosen to take over the program at Calabasas High. The Coyotes were 0-10 last season. Clausen has been a key assistant for six years at Oaks Christian. He will bring along his brother, Rick, another former college quarterback who has been an assistant with the Lions. "I think it's a great opportunity," Clausen said. Former UCLA receiver Mike Sherrard is expected to take over as offensive coordinator at Oaks Christian.
December 11, 2013 |
The City Section began league play on Wednesday, and North Hollywood came away with a 58-52 win over Grant in the East Valley League. Sean Fernandez, the son of first-year Coach Jose Fernandez, scored 21 points for the Huskies. Poly (6-0) defeated Monroe, 87-62. In the Coliseum League, Crenshaw defeated Manual Arts, 78-58. View Park defeated West Adams, 82-36. Chance Comanche had 24 points. In the Ventura County Classic, Jamani Spencer scored 18 points in Sierra Canyon's 69-39 win over Royal.
December 6, 2013 |
Always count on the Marmonte Leauge coaches to have a lively, unpredictable all-league meeting. And 2013 was no different. Running back Sean Barr of Agoura was selected the league MVP. The back of the year was quarterback Sean Dawkins of Oaks Christian. The offensive lineman of the year was Nick Capella of St. Bonaventure. The receiver of the year was Chris Davis of Oaks Christian. the co-defensive linemen of the year were Tyrone Faanono of Oaks Christian and Tyler Puccio of Moorpark.
December 5, 2013 |
Junior forward Bennie Boatwright of Sun Valley Village Christian set a school record on Wednesday when he made eight three-pointers in the Crusaders' 91-34 win over Fulton College Prep. He finished with 30 points. Boatwright is at his third school in three years, having played at Alemany last season and Oaks Christian as a freshman. Village Chrisitan is 3-0 and plays in the championship game of the Burbank tournament. The Crusaders face Santa Ana Mater Dei on Jan. 31. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org