Moorpark College Reporter

Moorpark College Baseball prepares to make a strong comeback following season cut short due to COVID-19

Freshman Noah Balandran launches a pitch at the Bulldog batter during Moorpark's home game against Allan Hancock College on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By Leslie Mendez

May 13, 2020

On March 19, the California Community College Athletic Association announced that they would be canceling the rest of the 2020 spring sports season due to concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic. This hold on sports has affected many athletes and their eligibility to play. Unfortunately, like many other...

All bets are off for Moorpark College’s top sophomore distance runner as pandemic cuts season short

Image courtesy of Moorpark College XC & Track Instagram.

By Danny Stipanovich

April 20, 2020

Just one month ago, Robby Riggs, Moorpark's top long-distance sophomore runner, was on his way back home to Simi Valley from Turlock, CA. That was until the rest of Moorpark’s Track and Field season was postponed indefinitely and eventually canceled entirely due to concerns over COVID-19. The future wa...

Moorpark Women’s Basketball championship run cut short due to the Coronavirus

Moorpark Head Coach Kenny Plummer breaks the huddle at the start of the first playoff game against Riverside City College on Saturday, Feb. 29, at Moorpark College. Moorpark moves to round two of the playoffs after beating Riverside City 96-65. Photo credit: Ryan Bough

By Nick Sweis

March 22, 2020

The incredible season by the Moorpark Raiders (27-1, 8-0) and their 19 game win streak came to a devastating end last week as the 2020 CCCAA Women’s Basketball State Tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The Moorpark Raiders had just opened up the playoffs with two straight 31 poi...

Women’s Basketball returns to state tournament following a dominant win over Cypress Chargers

Caleigh McClenahan jumps up for a layup during Moorpark's home game against Cypress College on Saturday, March, 7. Photo credit: Bruce Arikawa

By Nick Sweis

March 11, 2020

The Moorpark Raiders (27-1, 8-0) took turns climbing the ladder up to the basketball net after a dominant victory over the Cypress Chargers (21-7, 9-3) 70-39 as the coaches and players each clipped off a piece of the net to celebrate Moorpark's return to the state tournament.The Raiders were led by the...

Raiders Softball starts off slow into the conference season

Pitcher Cassandra Akers winds up a pitch during the home game against Cuesta College on Thursday, Mar. 5. Akers pitched a 5.20 ERA. Photo credit: Ryan Bough

By Leslie Mendez

March 9, 2020

Moorpark Softball kicked off the conference schedule welcoming the Cuesta College Cougars on Thursday, March 5 at Moorpark College. The Raiders took a 3-1 loss, putting the team at a 0-1 standing to begin the conference season.Raiders Softball held a 7-8 overall record walking into their first conferenc...

El Camino extends Moorpark’s losing streak to four following a close game

Warriors' outside hitter swings past the Moorpark triple block during the Raiders' home game on Wednesday, March 4. Raiders fell to the Warriors in four sets. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By David Reyes

March 7, 2020

Wednesday night, the Moorpark College Raiders lost their fourth straight game of the season against the El Camino Warriors in four sets. The Raiders are now 6-4 overall and 1-3 in the Western State Conference, while the Warriors stand at 6-3 overall and 1-2 in WSC.The Raiders started off hot and won t...

Men’s Basketball season recap: Standout Raiders on the court

Sophomore guard Tim Andreolli takes it to the hoop during Moorpark's home game against Pierce College on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By Chad O'Connor

March 5, 2020

After the Moorpark Men’s Basketball team wrapped up their 2019-20 campaign with a win against Santa Barbara on Feb. 21, the time to reflect has come. The Raiders endured a long season filled with coaching changes, nail-biting losses and comeback victories with plenty to analyze. The season was encap...

Raiders render the Brahmas scoreless in a victory over LA Pierce

Sophomore Leighton DeMello makes contact with a pitch during the Raiders' home game against Pierce College on Saturday, Feb. 29. DeMello ended the game with one run from three at-bats. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By Josh Surmani

March 4, 2020

The Moorpark Raiders defeated the Pierce College Brahmas with a massive 5-0 win on Saturday. The victory was made possible by freshman Albert Prado, sophomore Patrick Valdez and freshman Daniel Jagard. The Raiders remained adamant about being involved in the game, on and off the field. After seven pitched i...

Moorpark Softball remains patient at the plate but struggles to keep Ohlone from the win

A Renegade base runner watches from third base next to Raider third baseman Alexis DeYoung after the Renegades brought home a batter during moorpark's home game on Saturday, Feb. 29. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By Leslie Mendez

March 3, 2020

With a 7-8 record, Moorpark continues to battle for wins prior to conference games. The Raiders took on the Ohlone Renegades at home but fell short in a 14-7 game on Saturday, Feb. 29. Head Coach Ginny Mitchell shared some insight about the team's ability to keep their heads held high in times of defeat...

Moorpark Raiders open up playoffs with a dominant victory over Riverside

Sophomore point guard Bree Calhoun matches up with Riverside sophomore Trinity Vasquez during Moorpark's home game on Saturday, Feb. 29. Photo credit: Ryan Bough

By Nick Sweis

March 3, 2020

The Moorpark Raiders (26-1, 8-0) opened up the playoffs with a statement win as the team handled Riverside (16-12, 7-5) 96-65 as guard Jazzy Carrasco reached 1000 career points with Moorpark.Carrasco reached an impressive accomplishment, but was more excited for victory to begin the playoffs.“Pl...

Santa Barbara hands Moorpark second straight loss in a sweep

Freshman Jake Cecena leaps up from the outside to meet a set from Lucas Ogg during Moorpark's home game against Santa Barbara City College on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Cecena finished with seven kills and three digs. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By David Reyes

March 1, 2020

The Moorpark College Raiders lost their second straight game on Wednesday night after being swept by the Santa Barbara City College Vaqueros 0-3. The Raiders are 6-2 overall and 1-1 in conference, while the Vaqueros now have a 4-2 overall record and won their first conference game.Moorpark's freshman ...

Women’s Basketball wraps up conference play undefeated with an offensive explosion on Sophomore Night

Friends and family of the Moorpark women's basketball team join the squad on the court for a photo before the team's game against Oxnard College on sophomore night, Friday, Feb. 21. Moorpark's sophomores include Bree Calhoun, Jazzy Carrasco, Isabel Ayala, Caleigh McClenahan and Britt Van Buren. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By Nick Sweis

February 24, 2020

The Moorpark Raiders (25-1, 8-0) have a championship on their minds as their offense looked unstoppable against the Oxnard Condors (7-14, 3-8) after picking up a 121-58 victory Friday night.It was more than just the last game of the regular season as it was Sophomore Night for Moorpark College. Each soph...