Moorpark College Reporter

Moorpark softball continue their winning ways as conference play rolls on

Moorpark softball continue their winning ways as conference play rolls on

By Phoebe Jackels

March 19, 2019

The Moorpark College Raiders held an 11-8 overall record with a 2-2 conference record going into their game against Santa Barbara City College Vaqueros.The game had the potential to become a pitching duel. Kylee Beccari started the game a little shaky but with the support of her team they kept the Va...

Moorpark men’s volleyball fall to Long Beach City in home conference game

Moorpark men’s volleyball fall to Long Beach City in home conference game

By Danny Stipanovich

March 19, 2019

The Moorpark Raiders (6-4, 2-3 in WSC) men’s volleyball team suffered their third conference loss and first home loss against the Long Beach City Vikings (9-3, 4-1) on Friday night in four sets (25-23, 21-25, 21-25, 14-25). The Raiders now sit in fifth place in the Western State Conference.Sophomore and fresh...

Injuries derail Moorpark Raiders’ plans for a state championship

Injuries derail Moorpark Raiders’ plans for a state championship

By Robert Gonzales

March 18, 2019

After a fast start and early 26-10-point lead on Sunday night over Diablo Valley, the Moorpark College women’s basketball team seemed destined to be crowned state champions.By the third quarter, the team would lose one of their biggest contributors in sophomore center Barbara Rangel, when she fel...

Back and forth until the end, Moorpark prevails over Merced to get to their first-ever state final

Back and forth until the end, Moorpark prevails over Merced to get to their first-ever state final

By Robert Gonzales

March 17, 2019

Breanna Calhoun and teammates preached about it from the start of the season and Saturday night at the state semifinals the season-long dream came to fruition.With six lead changes in the fourth quarter, the game was coming to a dramatic conclusion. The score was tied at 68 points with 1:13 left and...

No. 1 Moorpark women’s basketball defeats No. 4 College of the Sequoias and advances to the state semifinals

No. 1 Moorpark women’s basketball defeats No. 4 College of the Sequoias and advances to the state semifinals

By Robert Gonzales

March 16, 2019

With 44 seconds left in the women's basketball quarterfinals Friday night, sophomore guard Emily Herring stepped up to the free-throw line with a chance to extend Moorpark’s lead to a two-possession game.All 500 people at the Ventura College Athletic Event Center stared, completely quiet, await...

Ventura County sends two women’s basketball teams to the state championship tournament

Ventura County sends two women’s basketball teams to the state championship tournament

By Robert Gonzales and Tessa Sever

March 15, 2019

The last time Ventura County sent two women’s basketball programs to the state's elite eight championship tournament was 1997 when Ventura College won it all. Fast forward 22 years later, the county's basketball programs are thriving once again, with Moorpark looking to add their name to the li...

No. 1 Moorpark women’s basketball outlasts No. 9 Glendale, advancing to state finals for the first time in 22 years

No. 1 Moorpark women’s basketball outlasts No. 9 Glendale, advancing to state finals for the first time in 22 years

By Robert Gonzales

March 13, 2019

Leading by 10 with four minutes left in the game, victory was far from guaranteed for the Moorpark College women’s basketball team.The No. 9-ranked Glendale Vaqueros (21-5) continued to challenge the No. 1-ranked Moorpark Raiders (29-1) Saturday night, despite the home crowd roaring in the ech...

Raiders ‘back on track’ following heartbreaking loss with home sweep against Antelope Valley

Raiders ‘back on track’ following heartbreaking loss with home sweep against Antelope Valley

By Danny Stipanovich

March 11, 2019

The Moorpark Raiders (6-2) swept the Antelope Valley Marauders (1-8) 25-19, 25-15, 25-18 Friday night, putting the Raiders at 6-2 overall, 2-1 in conference play. The Raiders remain 4-0 at home, with three of the four games being sweeps.Friday night’s sweep came just two nights after a heartbre...

Women’s basketball refuses to give into hunted mentality as they fight for their first playoff win in SoCal regionals

Women’s basketball refuses to give into hunted mentality as they fight for their first playoff win in SoCal regionals

By Robert Gonzales

March 8, 2019

Questions surrounded sophomore center Barbara Rangel as she walked into Raider Pavilion playing with a knee brace for her first game of the 2019 regional playoffs. “I was practicing a little scared because I didn’t want to make it any worse,” Rangel said.The Cerritos Falcons may have ...

Steven Weese lifts No. 5 Raiders over Santa Barbara in overtime thriller

Steven Weese lifts No. 5 Raiders over Santa Barbara in overtime thriller

By Danny Stipanovich

March 3, 2019

Confidence is soaring for the Moorpark Raiders after an overtime victory Wednesday night in their conference opener against the visiting Santa Barbara Vaqueros through five sets: 22-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-18, 18-16.Freshman setter Steven Weese pounded in the game-winning kill to lift the Raiders 18-16 in the fifth set. The bench cleared, ...

Raiders softball kicks off conference season in dominant fashion

Raiders softball kicks off conference season in dominant fashion

By Phoebe Jackels

February 27, 2019

After starting the season 3-3, the Moorpark College softball team is heading into the conference schedule confident and strong.Conference play started this past Tuesday, Feb. 21 against LA Pierce at home. Scoring 10 runs in the first inning, eight runs in the second and three runs in the fourth, Moorpark ...

Moorpark College women’s basketball wins the Western State Conference North for the first time in 28 years

Moorpark College women’s basketball wins the Western State Conference North for the first time in 28 years

By Robert Gonzales

February 25, 2019

The Moorpark College women's basketball team has accomplished something that hasn't been achieved in almost three decades, becoming the Western State Conference North champions.Moorpark College defeated Ventura College 72-39 to win the conference championship outright. It was Ventura’s largest c...