Ventura County Wolfpack: first women’s tackle football in county

The Ventura County Wolfpack is vicious. Players run hard, hit harder and never call it quits. They leave practice with bruises and black eyes but come back the next day with the same enthusiasm they’ve had since joining the squad earlier this year. Continue reading Jonathan Andrade’s story here: The Wolfpack: ‘It’s not the lingerie league’ Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Kimberly Lawson, left, of Port Hueneme and Sonia Deputee of Camarillo practice wrapping up an opponent during the Wolfpack's practice at Rio Lindo Park in Oxnard on March 21.

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Kimberly Lawson, left, of Port Hueneme and Sonia Deputee of Camarillo practice wrapping up an opponent during the Wolfpack’s practice at Rio Lindo Park in Oxnard on March 21.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Moorpark residents Barbara Kraszewski, left, and Jennifer King receive help picking out a facemask from Assistant Coach Bryon Simpson during the Wolfpack's practice at Rio Lindo Park in Oxnard on March 21.

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Moorpark residents Barbara Kraszewski, left, and Jennifer King receive help picking out a facemask from Assistant Coach Bryon Simpson during the Wolfpack’s practice at Rio Lindo Park in Oxnard on March 21.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Victoria Ornsbey, left, helps fit shoulder pads on Megan Evans of Camarillo during the Wolfpack's practice at Rio Lindo Park in Oxnard on March 21.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Victoria Ornsbey, left, helps fit shoulder pads on Megan Evans of Camarillo during the Wolfpack’s practice at Rio Lindo Park in Oxnard on March 21.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Port Hueneme residents Maria Torres, top, ties back the hair on teammate Faye Langford during the Wolfpack's practice at Rio Lindo Park in Oxnard on March 21.

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Port Hueneme residents Maria Torres, top, ties back the hair on teammate Faye Langford during the Wolfpack’s practice at Rio Lindo Park in Oxnard on March 21.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Defensive Coordinator Kevin Taylor, left, works on defense during the Wolfpack's practice at Rio Lindo Park in Oxnard on March 21.

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Defensive Coordinator Kevin Taylor, left, works on defense during the Wolfpack’s practice at Rio Lindo Park in Oxnard on March 21.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Ventura County Wolfpack will be playing their first game of the season on April 11 in Arizona.

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The Ventura County Wolfpack will be playing their first game of the season on April 11 in Arizona.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Veronica Villalobos of Oxnard catches a pass during the Wolfpack's practice at Rio Lindo Park in Oxnard on March 21.

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Veronica Villalobos of Oxnard catches a pass during the Wolfpack’s practice at Rio Lindo Park in Oxnard on March 21.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Sonia Deputee of Camarillo catches a pass during the Wolfpack's practice at Rio Lindo Park in Oxnard on March 21.

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Sonia Deputee of Camarillo catches a pass during the Wolfpack’s practice at Rio Lindo Park in Oxnard on March 21.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Jennifer King of Moorpark catches a pass during the Wolfpack's practice at Rio Lindo Park in Oxnard on March 21.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Jennifer King of Moorpark catches a pass during the Wolfpack’s practice at Rio Lindo Park in Oxnard on March 21.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Misty of Thousand Oaks catches a pass during the Wolfpack's practice at Rio Lindo Park in Oxnard on March 21.

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Misty of Thousand Oaks catches a pass during the Wolfpack’s practice at Rio Lindo Park in Oxnard on March 21.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Members of the Ventura County Wolfpack gather following a drill during the Wolfpack's practice at Rio Lindo Park in Oxnard on March 21.

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Members of the Ventura County Wolfpack gather following a drill during the Wolfpack’s practice at Rio Lindo Park in Oxnard on March 21.

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