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The Raider football stadium remains empty on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 at Moorpark College. No sports competitions have been played at the stadium in over a year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Photo credit: Ryan Bough

Moorpark Athletics will return to competition in April for the first time in over a year

By Kennedy Collier March 5, 2021

The earth had almost made its way around the sun since the last time Moorpark College had any in-person activity on campus. COVID-19 has put a pause on almost everything, which included the summer and...

Photo courtesy of Adam Glanzman/MLB Photos

Old faces in new places: Baseball spring training opens amid pandemic with new protocols

By Mitchell Ross February 26, 2021

A slew of stars will be swinging in new cities come Opening Day Apr. 1, but baseball fans will not have to wait that long as spring camps opened for all 30 teams last week while Spring Training kicks off...

The Raider football stadium remains empty on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 at Moorpark College. No sports competitions have been played at the stadium in over a year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Photo credit: Ryan Bough

VCCCD to decide on Friday if Spring II sports will return to Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura colleges

By Max Clark February 25, 2021

The decision on whether Moorpark participates in Spring II sports will be released Friday, Feb. 26. If the Ventura County Community College District decides to opt-in, baseball, softball, men and women’s...

Moorpark College Athletic Director, Matt Crater, poses in the Raider gym at Moorpark College on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. Photo credit: Ryan Bough

New Athletic Director looks to build on Moorpark College’s success while taking on the challenges of COVID-19

By Kennedy Collier February 22, 2021

Starting a new job can bring its own set of challenges. A new building, a new culture, a new set of faces and names to learn -- a new vending machine that sometimes eats dollars and dispenses Fanta instead...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady celebrates after his team scored a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Tampa Bay defeats Kansas City in Super Bowl LV

By Brooklyn Stalo February 8, 2021

Super Bowl LV took place in Tampa Bay, Florida, at the Raymond James Stadium with two strong teams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers versus Kansas City Chiefs. Tom Brady, "The Goat" on the Buccaneers, and Patrick...

Vance Manakas, Moorpark College's Athletic Director, speaks to guests attending the grand reopening of Raider Pavilion at Moorpark College on Saturday, Jan. 25. Photo credit: Ryan Bough

Athletic Director Vance Manakas retires from Moorpark College after 39 years

By Max Clark February 5, 2021

Vance Manakas has retired after four years as the Athletic Director at Moorpark College. This is the first semester in 39 years that Manakas will not be apart of the MC staff. Manakas started working at...

Wide Receiver Dylaan Lee breaks through multiple tackles as he completes a 47 yard reception during the home game against Ventura College on Oct. 27. Photo credit: Ryan Bough

Moorpark College Athletics opts-out of delayed fall and winter competition amid COVID-19 concerns

By Danny Stipanovich December 17, 2020

The Ventura College Community College District announced Thursday morning that delayed fall and winter sports competition will not be conducted in early spring of 2021 at Moorpark, Ventura or Oxnard College. Moorpark...

After renovation, the gym now has updated offices, locker rooms and weight rooms. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

Moorpark Athletic Department working hard amid uncertainty of return

By Mitchell Ross November 24, 2020

Raider Pavilion felt eerily empty. The gray and white walls and floors with a striped Raider blue motif felt cold and barren, but in the equipment manager's office, one could see some life.Moorpark College...

Moorpark Wide Receiver Zach Jones is pushed out of bounds by Ventura Defensive Back Keeven Ross but brings the Raiders a first down during the 52nd annual Citrus cup against Ventura College on Oct. 27 at Moorpark College. Photo credit: Ryan Bough

CCCAA Board moving forward with contingency plan for the return of school athletics

By Mitchell Ross November 13, 2020

When the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) suspended school athletics in March, many wondered if they would ever return during this global COVID-19 pandemic.In July, the CCCAA drew...

Sophomore Bree Calhoun drives toward the hoop during the Raiders’s conference final against Ventura College on Saturday, Feb. 15. The home game ended with a Moorpark win, 69-54. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

Moorpark Women’s Basketball’s looks to last returning starter to lead incoming players

By Max Clark November 7, 2020

Like every year for collegiate sports, teams lose a good chunk of their team to transfers or graduating athletes. This past year, Moorpark lost five of their sophomores moving on to the next level with...

The Dodgers charge onto the field after winning the 2020 world series on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Dodgers twitter.

Los Angeles Dodgers win 2020 World Series against Tampa Bay Rays in game six

By Mitchell Ross October 27, 2020

The Los Angeles Dodgers have won the World Series 4-2 over the Tampa Bay Rays at the Major League Baseball bubble site at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on Tuesday night, Oct. 26. In July, the...

Moorpark track and field on Tuesday, March 23 at Moorpark College Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

Moorpark cross country makes offseason adjustments to prepare for the upcoming season

By Mitchell Ross October 14, 2020

Moorpark College fell victim to the COVID-19 pandemic in early March, with all school activities suspended until further notice. Over the summer, speculation on when fall sports would kick off swept through...

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