Saturday, November 24, 2007

NHS To Host Semi Final Game

The Ojai Valley will play host to the CIF-SS Northwest Division semi-final game as Nordhoff faces off against St. Bernard of the Del Ray League next Saturday night. The winner of the NHS versus St. Bernard games will face the winner of the Oak Park versus Oaks Christian match up on Dec. 7. Get out and support the Rangers next weekend as they look to advance to the finals.

Nordhoff Advances Again After Another OT Battle

Damian Kaiser was once again the hero for the Rangers in tonight's 42-41 victory. The Rangers played the Centennial Apaches in what turned out to be an epic double overtime victory for NHS. After a back and forth regulation period, the two teams continued to battle in OT until Cliff Farrar and his crew decided to go for the win. With the Rangers' season in his hands, Kaiser took the ball from Garrett Graham as he attempted to score the winning two point conversion, but the Centennial defense stuffed him short of the goal line. See Wednesday's OVN to see the exciting details of what Kaiser did to win the game and extend the Rangers' season.

Early indications are that Morro Bay was defeated by St. Bernard which would mean that Nordhoff would host the semi-final game next Saturday. Final play-off match ups will be posted when they are final.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Rangers Win OT Thriller

The Nordhoff Rangers lived on the edge all night long, but lived to see another day as they beat the Nipomo Titans in a thrilling 23-20 play-off game. The Rangers were leading the game 20-13 until the Titans tied the score when they scored with only 27 seconds to play. David Brown kicked the game winning 37 yard field goal in overtime. See Wednesday's OVN for the full story and quotes from star running back/linebacker Damian Kaiser and head coach Cliff Farrar. Also see who NHS will play in next week's play-off match up.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Rangers Draw Nipomo In First Round

The Nordhoff Rangers (6-3-1, 4-1) are the top seed in the Tri-Valley League which means that they earned the right to play a number three seed in the first round of the CIF-SS play-offs. They will face the Nipomo Titons (5-5, 4-3) of the Los Padres League. The game will be held at Nordhoff on Friday night.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Thacher Loses Close Play-off Contest

The Thacher Toads traveled to Catalina Island to play Avalon in the first round of the CIF-SS play-offs this afternoon, but lost 38-36. Avalon outscored Thacher 21-16 in the second half which was the difference in the game. See Wednesday's OVN for more details and stats on this game.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Rangers Are Tri-Valley League Champions!

The Nordhoff Rangers beat Grace Brethren 31-6 on the road tonight to claim the top spot in the Tri-Valley League. Damian Kaiser led the way with two touchdowns and the defense played well, holding the Lancers to only one score on the night. This is the Rangers' first league title since the 2003 season. The Rangers will host a play-off game next week. Stay tuned to the OVN Sports Blog to see who the Rangers' first round opponent will be.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Thacher Wins, 'Nova Falls In Close Game

Saturday was a big day in the Ojai Valley for high school football fans and both Thacher and Villanova were in action at home. The Thacher Toads hosted the Dunn Earwigs and the home team strolled to an easy 75-46 win. The Toads were able to get some of their freshmen and reserves some well deserved playing time in their victory.

Villanova was also in action tonight as they hosted the Malibu Sharks. The Wildcats had a chance to win the game with less that 30 seconds to play, but the Sharks forced a turnover to preserve the victory. See Wednesday's OVN for more details on both games.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Nordhoff Hammered

The Oaks Christian Lions came to town tonight and ran all over the Rangers in a key Tri-Valley League match up, 42-6. Chris Potter scored four touchdowns and Malcolm Jones added two for Oaks Christian. The lone highlight for the Rangers was a four yard score by running back Damian Kaiser. The Rangers are now 3-1 in league play and must win next week at Grace Brethren if they want a share of the Tri-Valley League title. See Wednesday's OVN for more on tonight's game.