Moorpark College Reporter

Moorpark Raiders baseball look to repeat as conference champions

James Terrazas, No. 3 infielder hits during their game against Pierce College. Photo from Apr. 26th, 2018 Photo credit: Darya Abbassi

By Brandon Zamora

January 29, 2019

The Moorpark Raiders baseball team is looking to defend their conference championship this season.“The goal is always to win the conference championship,” head coach, Mario Porto said. “Because winning it automatically puts you in the playoffs.”Porto is entering his 17th season ...

Moorpark Raiders kick off men’s volleyball season with an annual alumni game

The Moorpark College men's volleyball team celebrate as a unit during the annual alumni volleyball game. Photo credit: Danny Stipanovich

By Danny Stipanovich

January 20, 2019

“It’s good to see a lot of the old generations of Raiders and new generations of Raiders come together and have a good time playing the game we love,” Moorpark College head coach Aaron Hedland said. “I know the guys were looking at it as a real match and an opportunity to prove th...

Moorpark College volleyball brings back former players for their annual alumni game

Opposite Hitter Jay Ahir, left, attempts to tip the ball over fellow teammates Collin Weaver, middle, and Brandon Dela Fuente during practice in the Moorpark College gym. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By Mano Baghjajian

January 17, 2019

To mark the beginning of the men’s volleyball 2019 season, the Moorpark College volleyball program will hold their annual alumni game, where former players return to the court to play an exhibition game against the current roster. “[We have held the alumni game for] as long as I can rememb...

The not-so-secret recipe for Angel Perez’s success

Angel Perez playing in his favorite position as a central midfielder. Photo credit: Perez Family

By Luis Miron

December 14, 2018

Angel Perez, a 19-year-old Biology student and a two-time captain for the men’s soccer team at Moorpark College, is on his final stages before transferring to a four-year university and taking the next step of his school career. Perez's biggest struggle during his time at Moorpark College was balancing...

Xtreme Raider Challenge and Be The Match come together to provide hope for cancer patients waiting on a bone marrow transplant

Jeff Kreil, Kinesiology and Health Instructor, hosts Moorpark College's seventh annual Xtreme Raider Challenge. Xtreme Raider Challenge is an obstacle course race that's helped raise blood marrow donors since 2014. Photo credit: Shariliz Poveda

By Robert Gonzales

December 9, 2018

Mark Clark, the athletics groundskeeper for over 22 years, arrived at the Moorpark College football stadium full of emotions. He couldn’t believe he saw over 150 athletes participating in a benefit obstacle course geared toward saving his life. Clark was recently diagnosed with leukemia. The Fitness Learning Experience (FLEX) Club transformed its annual Xtreme R...

Moorpark College sends two wrestlers to the state championship after going to 2-3 during the regular season

Coach Lindley Kistler talking to the wrestlers before practice for the State Championships. Photo credit: Alex Behunin

By Alex Behunin

December 8, 2018

Despite having a losing season, Moorpark College has two wrestlers in the Junior College State Championship. “I’m not happy about our record this season, we could have been 4-1 easily,” said Lindley Kistler, head coach of the Moorpark College wrestling team. “Injuries really co...

How passion, perseverance and football led the Moorpark College Raiders’ head coach home

Taking a moment away from the weight room and removing his signature hat and sunglass combo, Stuart posed for his profile picture. Photo credit: Michelle De Leon

By Robert Gonzales

November 29, 2018

A few years removed from his play at Moorpark College, the All-American football star returned home to take on the task of coaching the youth in the community that raised him. Mike Stuart dreamed of performing under the big lights of the NFL coming out of high school. Highly recruited and hearing...

The Raiders lose to East Los Angeles in their last home dual

Moorpark College wrestling team getting ready for the dual Photo credit: Alex Behunin

By Alex Behunin

November 5, 2018

Moorpark College wrestled hard against East Los Angeles College Friday night but lost in the end 20-18.“We had a couple guys get caught tonight but, look, that’s what happens," said Lindley Kistler, head coach of Moorpark Wrestling. “The good news is everyone that lost did not do what...

Coach Kistler is bringing back Moorpark wrestling one step at a time

Coach Kistler during wrestling practice explaining to his students techniques for how to pin down their opponent. Photo credit: Kevin Sanders

By Alex Behunin

October 25, 2018

In less than two years Coach Lindley Kistler has managed to transform the Moorpark College wrestling program, but it’s been a work in progress. “As a coach, I must try my hardest because my staff and I only have two years with these kids to get them ready to be successful wrestlers,” said Kist...

Raiders unbeaten at home, an unbeaten start to the conference season

Freshman Forward Dylan Maio equalizes the game against Mission College. Photo credit: Conrad De Santiago

By Luis Miron

October 16, 2018

Raiders men's soccer team started the Western State Conference season on a good note by clinching four out of six possible points on their first two games at home. The Raiders kicked things off on Tuesday Oct. 9th against neighbors Oxnard College followed by LA Mission College on Friday Oct. 12th. ...

Raiders in a defensive battle limit No. 2-ranked College of the Canyons offense to only two touchdowns each half

Moorpark Raiders locked into a defensive battle the first half with the Canyons Cougars. Photo credit: Michelle De Leon

By Robert Gonzales

October 15, 2018

A score of 36-3 is misleading of the effort displayed by the Moorpark College Raiders defense this past Thursday. The first points on the board weren’t scored until the end of the first quarter, and even those came from a College of the Canyons defensive safety instead of their offensive attack.The Raiders a...

Women’s volleyball keeps it rolling with second conference win over Cuesta College

Rally! Kiahna Franco, defensive specialist, after a set. Photo credit: Alec Kamburov

By Robert Gonzales

October 10, 2018

Moorpark College took on Cuesta College last Friday at 4pm at the Moorpark College gymnasium. The Moorpark Raiders were in control throughout the match. They wasted no time beating the Cuesta Cougars three games to zero with a lead of at least seven points in all three games. The winning combination of versat...