Raiders remain in PVL

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The Pacific View League (PVL), which houses most of the Oxnard Union High School District schools, has removed Hueneme High School while integrating Buena High and Ventura High.

A vote was taken by the northern schools of the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section to make a more competitive PVL.

Schools involved in the vote felt that by adding Buena and Ventura to the league, games and matches would be more competitive and interesting to watch.

“The weaker schools of the Southern Section complained that CI was too competitive in sports and that we’ve frequently made CIF playoffs,” Mr. Phyra Prum, the Channel Islands Athletic Director said. “We have a tough road ahead, but there are some sports that will be tough to compete against.”

Boys soccer, volleyball and tennis are among the teams to have recently made CIF playoffs.

Coach George Hinckley, PE teacher and coach for the boys and girls volleyball teams, expressed his indifference when asked about Ventura and Buena being added to PVL.

“A lot of people have problems with change, but we don’t,” Hinckley said. “The way we approach league teams won’t change. The good part is that both schools will make us play better.”

Hinckley thought that the only downside is that Raider athletes will not be able to play with many schools outside of the league.

“Our athletes really need to step it up,” said Hinckley. “Watch for Edgar Delgado, Patrick Manansala, Jim Carrasco, Shannon Luna, Talia Umu, and Dennise Dominguez.”

The vote was made to add Buena and Ventura for only a period of two years. After the two years, another vote will be held by the northern schools of the CIF southern section.

This change guarantees each school to have an in-league rival and schools will support their teams more than ever.

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