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 Our Ojai cam is the latest victim in the wake of the July 2014 water main break that flooded the Ojai Playhouse and Jester. The building's owner, who has donated the spot for the camera and its related equipment for many years, shut off the utilities needed to operate the camera pending a resolution of his effort to get Golden State Water Company to pay for the needed repairs. We appreciate your patience as we look for a suitable temporary location.

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Home sweet home game

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Ojai Valley News photo by Holly Roberts
The Villanova Prep football team celebrates after winning its homecoming game Sept. 23 against New Designs University Park. The Wildcats are 4-0 on the year. 
Wendy Thurston , Ojai Valley News contributor 
After a three-game win streak on the road, the Villanova Preparatory School (VPS) Wildcat football team played at home in front of a homecoming crowd Sept. 23.
VPS delivered on that opportunity with a 64-20 victory over New Designs
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Team tennis action heats up

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Photo by Kirby Russell
Robert Russell zeros in on the ball in Team Tennis action.
Rick Thompson, Ojai Valley News contributor
Fabio Lauretta, in his final season of Junior Team Tennis (JTT), won both his matches Sept. 23 to help his team dropped team Vanish, 19-7. Lauretta, playing in his 13th season, is the junior team captain for
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Nordhoff sweeps Nova in volleyball action

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Nordhoff's Elizabeth Clawson (No. 17) powers a shot through the block attempt of Villanova Maddy Bailey (left). 
Ted Cotti, Ojai Valley News correspondent
Villanova Preparatory Schoo, (VPS) junior hitter Maddy Bailey tallied a trio of match-highs with 14 kills, seven blocks and seven aces to go along with her five digs. It wasn’t enough, however, and the Wildcats fell to host Nordhoff High
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Nordhoff travels to take on San Marcos

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Ojai Valley News photo by Ken Brown
Brendon Looker (right) has shown big play ability this season and Nordhoff will look to get the football in his hands when they take on the San Marcos Royals in Santa Barbara Sept. 30.
Mike Miller, Ojai Valley News sports editor
The 1-3 Nordhoff High School (NHS) Rangers will travel to Santa Barbara Sept. 30 to take on the San Marcos Royals in a non-league match-up. With some difficult opponents lined up over the next several weeks, the Rangers are hoping
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Lady Rangers score two wins in TVL action

After the first round of play in the Tri-Valley League, the Nordhoff High School (NHS) girls’ golf team is 2-4. The Lady Rangers’ two victories came against St. Bonaventure (265 to 315) and Santa Paula (270 to 292).
In the win over St. Bonaventure, NHS was led by Stella Delgado and Melissa Avila who both
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Fall session underway for Front Nine Ladies

Greg Edge, Ojai Valley News contributor 
The Soule Park Ladies Front Nine kicked off the pre-holiday session with a fewest-putts tournament Sept. 15. 
There was a three-way tie for first place with Carole Borland, Susan Edge and Margy Prentice each needing just 16 putts.
Edge and Judy Armstrong had the longest drives of the
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Nordhoff's hopes for a win dashed in a flash

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Ojai Valley News photo by Ken Brown
Two Nordhoff defenders combine to bring down a Fillmore ball carrier.
Mike Miller, Ojai Valley News sports editor
For the second consecutive week, the Nordhoff High School football program saw a victory slip through its fingers due to turnovers, mental mistakes and penalties. To add insult to injury, the 20-7 loss, to the Fillmore Flashes, occurred on Nordhoff’s Homecoming night.
 “I thought we matched up well with them and I thought we were the better team,” said head coach Lance Wiggins after the game, “we just shot ourselves in the foot
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Kicker Cooper Garcia gets a leg up on his college competition

Tim Tuttle, Ojai Valley News correspondent
Former Nordhoff High School football star Cooper Garcia has made a successful transition to the next level, earning the point-after, field goal and punting jobs at Ventura Community College (VCC).
Garcia, an All-CIF Northwest Division first-team selection in 2014, attended classes and practiced with the team last season at Ventura,
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Show me the ‘Money’

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Photo by Peter Day
Ojai’s Cash “Money” Kenton recently earned a big win at the 18th annual Tim Brauch Foundation Skateboard Benefit in San Jose. Kenton, shown here doing a trick called the “Saran-Wrap” is now ranked No. 3 in the world in his age group. Next up for the Ojai star will be the Vans Pool Party competition in Orange County, that will be held Oct. 14. 

Rangers face Fillmore Friday

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Ojai Valley News photo by Ken Brown 
The Nordhoff Rangers carry the American flag onto the field against Carpinteria Sept. 16. The Rangers will host Fillmore Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.  
Mike Miller, Ojai Valley News sports editor
The Nordhoff High School (NHS) football program will host the Fillmore Flashes in a non-league game that will serve as Nordhoff’s homecoming game Sept. 23. Kickoff is
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Night football, new track for VPS

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Ojai Valley News Photo by Holly Roberts
Villanova Preparatory School will host the Cardinals from New Designs Charter School for the second night game in the school’s history — also the school's homecoming celebration. The game is set for Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. Before kickoff, the school will unveil its new, all-weather track. Local sports fans are invited to come cheer on the Wildcats and watch as Villanova’s homecoming court is crowned during halftime. Admission is free and tailgating will get under way at 5 p.m.

900 runners take on Lake Casitas course

Ted Cotti, Ojai Valley News correspondent 
Nearly 900 students from 24 high schools descended on the Lake Casitas Recreation Area Sept. 17 to compete in the annual Ojai Cross Country Invitational.
The largest race of the day saw 326 boys from 22 teams take on the challenging 3-mile Bill Wadlington Memorial course.
Callum Bolger, of San Luis Obispo, blitzed the field, winning by
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Fall Team Tennis action is under way

Rick Thompson, Ojai Valley News contributor
Junior Team Tennis (JTT) and World Team Tennis (WTT) got under way last Friday with the final three matches of the day coming down to a single game.
The final JTT match between Power and Cap'n was tied at 11 games going into the final doubles. Fabio Lauretta and Chris Boydston, of Cap'n, prevailed, 6-5, with
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