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Start of high school football season is just days away

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Ojai Valley News photo by Ken Brown
Nordhoff’s Eduardo Perez (right) zeros in on a Santa Paula High School player last season. Perez, who will be a junior this season, is one of many players the Rangers will be counting on this fall.
Mike Miller, Ojai Valley News sports editor
With the start of the 2017 football season just a few days away, the Nordhoff High School players and coaches are enjoying a week off before beginning their fall practice schedule July 31.
NHS players and coaches have been hard at work this summer with passing leagues and off-season workout regimens. According to head coach Lance
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Club competition should make area volleyball teams stronger

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Several 14U Ojai volleyball players participated in club volleyball this summer and will now transition into local high schools.
Things should be looking up for years to come for fans of Nordhoff High School (NHS) girls’ volleyball. As always, the fortunes of the team can swing on the graduation or arrival of one or two key talented players. This year something remarkable is coming into play, a battle-tested, pre-packaged
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Ojai hosts top tennis players

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Ojai Valley News photo by Holly Roberts
Scout Mathews, a standout at Ojai’s Weil Tennis Academy, hammers a serve at this week’s New Balance High School National Championship, in Ojai. The 15-year-old Mathews entered as the No. 3 seed in the Girls’ 18 singles, but was defeated in the quarterfinals by Madeline Almeida of El Dorado Hills, Calif. See next week’s Ojai Valley News for the final results of the national championship event. 

VPS football set for fall action

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Ojai Valley News photo by Ken Brown
Senior quarterback Raegan Mang (right) and the Villanova Wildcats football squad hope to make the playoffs again this year. This year’s schedule for the Wildcats will include Bright Star, Aug. 26 (home); Desert, Sept. 1 (away); Riverside Academy, Sept. 9 (home); Pinewood, Sept. 16 (home); Bloomington Christian, Sept. 22 (away); Price, Sept 29 (home); Cate, Oct. 14 (away); Thacher, Oct. 21 (away); and Orcutt Academy, Oct. 28 (home).

Soule Park has new caretaker for first time in 45 years

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Ojai Valley News photo by Ted Cotti
Soule Park’s Gary Skolnik takes in the beauty of the course on the first tee box. 
Ted Cotti, Ojai Valley News correspondent
Harry Truman, Gene Bartow, John Williams, Jay Leno, Thabo Mbeki, Paul Sunderland and, most recently, Joe Davis each had the unenviable position of replacing an “institution” — respectively: America’s only four-term president FDR, UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, Arthur Fiedler (who conducted the Boston Pops for five decades), Tonight Show host Johnny Carson, South African President Nelson Mandela, the Lakers’ Chick Hearn, and the Dodgers’ Vin Scully.
And while detractors can be found, each managed to succeed according to most. 
Gary Skolnik hopes to follow in their footsteps.
Skolnik moved from Brazil to Ojai July 17 to take over as superintendent
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Former rivals meet in summer league play

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Former Tri-Valley League baseball stars Luke Boyd (right), from Nordhoff High School, and Darius Vines, from St. Bonaventure High School, are still facing off on the diamond. Boyd, a returning sophomore at Baylor University and Vines, who will attend Yavapai Junior College in Arizona this fall, played in Victoria British Columbia earlier this month. Vines plays for the Walla Walla Sweets in Washington and Boyd for the Victoria Harbour Cats in Canada in the West Coast Baseball League for collegiate summer ball. Both players now specialize as pitchers only for their respective schools. Vines was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in this year’s Major League Baseball draft, but has yet to sign. Boyd will be competing for a starting role this fall for the Baylor Bears. 

National high school tennis championship field released

Tim Tuttle, Ojai Valley News correspondent
Scout Matthews, from Weil Tennis Academy, has been seeded third for the fourth annual New Balance High School Tennis Championship, scheduled to hold its debut tournament in Ojai from July 23 through July 27.
The tournament brings together a top field of boys and girls who played for their high school teams in the past year, competing for one singles title for each gender. It will be held
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New team sits on top of Sundowner golf league standings

The Sundowner golf league reached the season three-quarter mark July 18 at Soule Park Golf Course. The leading teams stumbled a bit and the rest of the field took advantage of the opportunity to gain some ground.
The team of Parker's Putters scored 61 points on the week to further solidify their status as the top-scoring team over the second half of the season. The Putters were led by
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Ojai boys’ basketball program showing signs of life

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Ojai Valley News photo by Ken Brown
Nordhoff High School’s Jake Williams (right) boxes out an opponent in a game last winter. Williams is one of the seniors working hard to resurrect the struggling basketball program this summer.
Mike Miller, Ojai Valley News sports editor
There has been a resurgence of boys’ basketball at Nordhoff High School (NHS) this summer.
According to NHS head coach Matt Murphy, he has seen an increase in players taking part in summer basketball activities.
“It has been going great. This summer we really pared down how much
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Sundowner golf league returns to action after holiday break

Jeff Sturdivan of the team Shut the Putt Up made Sundowner history July 11 at Soule Park Golf Course. Sturdivan broke a decades-old record for most points by a player during weekly play. 
The previous record of 27 points was held by a number of players, including Sean Strben and Josh Griep. Sturdivan shot a round that was 10 under his handicap to earn 28 points and place his name in the Sundowner record book. 
Sturdivan played last year to a 10 handicap but has seen his handicap balloon to a 13 this year as a result of a number of poor rounds. He finally put it all together and shot a gross 39 behind seven pars, one bogey and one double bogey. The gross 39 represented a 26-net and allowed him to stand
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Rice wins gold at Ojai Valley Inn

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Lois Rice recently defended her club championship against a solid field at the 2017 Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Ladies Club Championship tournament. Rice also topped all competitors last year.

12U all-stars make it to national championships

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The 12U Ojai Valley all-stars celebrate after finishing fifth place at the state tournament. By finishing in the top five, the local girls will advance to nationals in San Diego.
Mike Miller, Ojai Valley News sports editor
For the first time in recent memory, the Ojai Valley is sending a girls’ softball team to a national championship tournament. The U12 all-stars advanced to the district tournament after a solid regular season and did well enough there to qualify for the state tournament. 
At state, the Ojai all-stars traveled to Lancaster and braved heat that stayed well above 100 degrees much of the weekend. They still managed to place fifth,  earning them a berth in the nationals in San Diego July 13 through July 16. 
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Allen returns to LPGA

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Ojai native Beth Allen lines up a putt in a recent tournament. Allen is currently playing on the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour. 
Tim Tuttle, Ojai Valley News contributor
Beth Allen returned to the LPGA, the world’s top women’s golf tour, this season with far superior shot-making ability, a high degree of confidence, maturity and a greater sense of financial stability developed in eight seasons on the Ladies European Tour (L.E.T.). It’s going to take more than missing a few cuts to rattle her.
The 35-year-old Nordhoff graduate opened the season by finishing in a tie for seventh in the ISPS Handa Australian Open. She followed that with a tie for 31st at Phoenix and a tie for 49th at the Kia Classic in Carlsbad. Allen also played in one L.E.T. tournament, the Oates Victorian Open in Australia, and finished in a tie for 36th.
She was four-for-four in the cashing paychecks department.
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