Simi student athletes receive uniforms scholarship

It appears that student athletes at Simi Valley High School will have an opportunity to get a head start on the competition after receiving a $1,000 grant to supply helmets and uniforms for the football team.

The Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant from California Casualty awarded 79 schools across 33 states a total of $83,000, Simi Valley High being one of them, one of only nine in California. Since 2011, more than $580,000 has been awarded through the grant program.

Applications for the 2017/2018 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants are now being taken at

VC Fusion hosts San Francisco’s soccer team for season opener

VC Fusion, the county’s professional soccer team, will face San Francisco City Football Club for its season home opener on Saturday, May 6, at the Ventura College Sportsplex. Lucky fans in attendance will have the opportunity to snag a VC Fusion-endorsed water bottle.

Fusion is part of the Premiere Development League, which is part of the United Soccer League. The Fusion plays in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference. Nationally, the PDL has 68 different teams that play in four conferences, and each season is made up of 16 games against division rivals. If a team makes the playoffs, it moves into tournament play among other teams in the overall league for an eventual winner.

Players are primarily 18 to 23 years old and are often college players who are out of school for the summer and looking to remain active in the sport. Several former Fusion members have been drafted into the major leagues. In 2016, the team won seven games.

The game against San Francisco will take place on Saturday, May 6, at the Ventura College Sportsplex, 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura. For more information on the team, visit

Oxnard golfer sinks hole-in-one, wins car

Oxnard’s David Rose elated beyond his wildest belief after sinking a hole in one, winning car.

Oxnard golfer David Rose sank a hole-in-one on Saturday, April 1, at Solvang’s Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort golf course, winning a Rio Vista Chevrolet Camaro in the process.

The contest was held in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association California Central Chapter’s Third Annual A Swing to Remember Golf Tournament benefiting Alzheimer’s research. Rose hit the hole-in-one on the Ranch Course, the first player to do so in the tournament’s three-year history.

“The tournament has raised more than $125,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association’s care, support and research efforts,” said tournament founder Sue Watkins.

For more information on the association, call 892-4259 ext. 101.

Ventura High hosts athletic information night

If you are a high school-aged student and are interested in participating in the wide range of sports offered by Ventura High, then don’t miss out on this chance to meet the coaches and get information on VHS athletics. Families of new students to VHS are invited to the Ventura High School Bob Tuttle Gym, 2155 E. Main St., Ventura (gym located on Poli Street) on Tuesday, May 2. The general meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. followed by an opportunity to visit the different athletic programs offered at Ventura High. For more information, call 641-5116, ext. 2371.