Chasing the Dream of College Sports

Steven Shin

By Steven Shin, Northwestern Oklahoma State University football player Many high school athletes dream of competing at the college level, but for some this will always remain a dream. My name is Steven Shin. I want to share how I earned an athletic scholarship to play college football. As a kid, I loved playing football with my father. Weekends of watching football along with playing little league football inspired me to play at the next level. I woke up every weekend at around 7 AM to practice with my dad.…

Ventura County Relaxes Some COVID-19 Lockdown Rules

Golfer with Mask

Places of Worship Still Prohibited But Golf Courses May Now Reopen On Saturday, April 18, 2020, the Ventura County Health Department issued an update to their Stay-Well-At-Home order that relaxes some of the lockdown rules. The number of people allowed to staff online religious streaming services was updated from 7 to 10 people. Groups of less than 6 people are now allowed to meet. “It’s understandable that our community members want to get back to work and return to normal life as quickly as possible,” said Doctor Robert Levin. “The…

The Tragic Loss of a Legend, Kobe Bryant

By Janet Stephenson It was a sad day for Conejo Valley and sports fans all over the world when news broke that basketball legend, Kobe Bryant, died in a tragic helicopter crash on the morning of January 26, 2020 in Calabasas, California. The accident also took the life of his thirteen year old daughter, Gianna, and seven others as they flew to Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks, California. Kobe Bryant played for the Los Angeles Lakers as a shooting guard for twenty years until his retirement four years ago. At…

More College Offers for Westlake Defensive Tackle Victory Vaka

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA – Westlake High School junior defensive tackle Victory Vaka continues to add to his collection of college football offers. At 6’3″ and over 300 lbs, Victory is currently ranked 14th best defensive tackle nationally in the class of 2021. With arguably the best name ever for a football player, Victory Vaka has more than 40 tackles in each of his three high school seasons so far. He is reported to have had at least 13 offers to play college ball, including Tennessee, LSU, Michigan, Arizona, Arizona State,…