December 22, 2000 |
Enrique Hernandez and two of his brothers are on the hunt, armed with 8-inch tweezers and a plastic jar. They poke boldly through the rubble in an empty lot behind their house and soon snatch the day's first trophy: a writhing, 2-inch-long scorpion. Within half an hour, they've trapped 30 of the golden arachnids, whose slender pincers belie the ferocity of their sting. This species, Centruroides suffusus, can kill a child and inflict vicious pain on adults.
May 8, 2012 |
Hunter Virant, Camarillo High's standout left-handed pitcher, decided he needed to be a little emotional Tuesday against Oxnard in a game for first place in the Pacific View League. "I've never really gotten pumped up like that," he said. "I was yelling and trying to get everybody fired up. " A nine-inning game that featured a pitcher's duel between Virant and Oxnard's Oscar Sandoval provided plenty of tension and excitement. In the end, a bases-loaded walk in the top of the ninth gave Camarillo a 3-2 victory and a one-game lead with one to play.
December 7, 1986
Bravo Tom Werman! Critics have been ignoring heavy metal since its conception. So what if groups like Twisted Sister, Judas Priest, Motley Crue, AC/DC, Scorpions and others have each sold over a million LPs? The critics don't like them, so they must not be worth listening to. ROY SCHAIRER Camp Pendleton
November 9, 1991 |
Desert 18, Paraclete 10--Fullback Mike Williams rushed for 236 yards in 22 carries, caught two passes for 68 yards and scored all three Desert touchdowns as the Scorpions (3-6, 2-2) handed the Spirits (2-7, 0-4) their 20th consecutive league loss. With Paraclete leading, 7-0, on a 10-yard pass from Larry King to Christian Anderson, Williams jump-started the Desert offense with an 81-yard run on the Scorpions' first offensive play.
September 12, 1987 |
The plan seemed foolproof. In fact, fourth-down plays for Camarillo High worked every other time the Scorpions had run them against Oxnard on Friday night. So, when Camarillo was faced with a fourth-and-four situation on Oxnard's 47-yard line late in the fourth quarter, it seemed natural that the Scorpions would gain the yards needed. But on the final fourth-down effort, with 2:30 remaining, Camarillo wide receiver Chad Roberts was stopped two yards short on an inside reverse.
October 2, 1987 |
Abe Valdez led undefeated Camarillo (6-0, 4-0) to impressive victories over Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley in a Marmonte League double-dual cross-country meet Thursday at Cal Lutheran. Valdez, a sophomore transfer from Rio Mesa, ran the three-mile course in 15 minutes, 59 seconds, nine seconds ahead of Tom Bibbs of Simi Valley. Although two of Camarillo's top runners missed the team bus, the Scorpions easily defeated Thousand Oaks, 26-32, and Simi Valley, 19-44.