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New MegaMind TV and Movie Sequel Release
New MegaMind TV and Movie Sequel Release
Joseph Goodnight, Opinion Editor • February 20, 2024

In March of this year, Dreamworks is set to release a Peacock exclusive TV show and movie sequel to the beloved 2010 MegaMind movie. The trailer...

In Fastbreak Fashion
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor • February 14, 2024

Lancers lead the way in the second half. The Great Oak Wolfpack came into Thousand Oaks Tuesday night for the CIF quarterfinals and with them...

Perserving in Penalty’s
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor • February 14, 2024

The Lady Lancers traveled to a neutral site in Anaheim to take on the Katella Knights in the second round of the CIF-SS girls soccer playoffs....

Kanye - He's Back at it...or Maybe Not?
Elijah Brown, The Lancer Staff • February 14, 2024

Kanye West's new album “Vultures 1”, many nationwide were skeptical at first about Kanye's new album considering the controversies he has...

It’s Valentine’s, Baby
It’s Valentine’s, Baby
Momo Sonoda, Editor-In-Chief • February 14, 2024

St. Valentine’s Day commemorates the death of St. Valentine, but for others, the holiday marks a day of birth. Junior Chokee Weezer was born...

Health Science Majors Program hosts their senior showcase
Momo Sonoda, Editor-In-Chief • February 12, 2024

Last week, the seniors in Health Science Majors hosted a showcase, featuring various professions that they hope to pursue in the future. At the...

Advancing Again
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor • February 12, 2024

The Lancers left campus during lunch to travel to Temecula for their round two playoff game, and the ride wasn’t enough to stop the Lancers....

Double-Double Galore
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor • February 12, 2024

The Lancers once again came out of a playoff game as a victor, behind a powerful Trent Maclean performance nonetheless. Maclean powered his way...

Avid Attack
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor • February 9, 2024

A massive performance from standout freshman led the way for the Lancers at Ventura College, freshman Maddie Linville started the game off strong...

Advancing at last!
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor • February 8, 2024

Fast start, with no slowing down, your Lancers took down the Chaffey Tigers 3-1. A very early goal from junior attacker Gabriel Torreblanca gave...

Elias Chin ready to take a shot
Onto the Next
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor • February 8, 2024

Advancing at last!  Despite a close score after each of the first two quarters, stars Elias Chin and Trent Maclean were able to help the Lancers...

Valentines Day grams for your special someone -- or not
Valentine's Day grams for your special someone -- or not
Gabriella Muller, The Lancer Staff • February 8, 2024

With Valentine's day approaching quickly, the student store is crowded with students buying Valentine's Grams for people they know -- and those...

Sephora Takeover
Sephora Takeover
Gabriella Muller, The Lancer Staff • February 8, 2024

With the rise of popular skincare brands coming from Tiktok, Sephora is seeing a rise in sales but a massive drop in age. “10-13 year old kids...

Point Counterpoint: The Super Debate
Point Counterpoint: The Super Debate
Kevin Starr and Christian-Isaiah Aguilar February 8, 2024

Two The Lancer columnists -- Kevin Starr and Christian-Isaiah Aguilar -- have strong opinions about the upcoming Super Bowl. Here, they square...

on the bottom is real animal based leather, while on the top is “vegan” leather, or “pleather”
Vegan Leather is Worse for the Environment than Real Leather
Joseph Goodnight, Opinion Editor • February 8, 2024

Throughout the the past 20 years the interest in sustainability and ethicality has risen immensely, especially in regards to fashion, as the...

Rebounds and Redemption


Coming off an 0-10 league season the previous year, the Lancers have reclaimed one of the top spots with a 5-3 finish in a competitive Marmonte season.

This season’s team carries a lot of familiar faces, retaining 10 of the 12 players on the team from last year and 9 seniors taking up the majority of the experienced roster.

“Last year we hardly had a handful of seniors,” said coach Richard Endres. “But this year we’ve got a lot of senior leadership, as well as some younger players contributing.”

With the record of the varsity team taking a hit over the last few years, the senior leaders looked to restore the success lacking from the previous season.

“The boys tried to block out the disruptions off-court that are distracting,” Endres said. “I think they stayed focused, and they had a common goal.”

Being successful in an ultra-competitive league such as Marmonte is a large task, with powerhouse teams such as Oaks Christian and Calabasas showing strong performances this season. The Lancers managed to knock a game off each of them, slotting themselves between the Marmonte champions Coyotes and 3rd place finishing Lions.

The Lancers were able to show many strengths this season, from impressive outside shooting to senior Kyle Ludlow’s dominant rebounding. But one intangible strength seemed to stand out among the numbers.

“Our main strength was that we are all really close friends and we love to play together,” junior forward Justin Stanziano said. “Just having that close relationship with all your teammates makes the game so much easier.

The season was without its hiccups though, such as athletic junior guard Cole Whitman being sidelined for his varsity debut season with an ACL tear.

Injuries did not stop the Lancers from being successful throughout the season though, as the team finished with an 18-10 overall record.

The Lancer’s playoff hopes were dashed with a 1 point overtime loss to Schurr, but the success of the program as a whole leaves the varsity team in a good position for the future.

9 seniors played their final game of high school basketball in that Friday night loss. But their contributions, whether shown on the scoreboard or not, will be remembered with one of the most dramatic turnarounds for a program in Marmonte history.

Seniors guard Hunter Thorne will move on to playing college basketball at Whitworth University next winter. He led the Lancers this season in points per game and finished with 76 made three-pointers.

Lancers boys basketball went from the bottom of Marmonte League standings to one of the teams to beat in just one year. Although a first round playoff exit ended their season earlier than they would have liked, their effect on the future of basketball for Thousand Oaks will not be forgotten.

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