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December 05, 1996

New Wildcat: Liz Giltner of Chaminade High, the defending state champion in the high jump, has signed a letter of intent with the University of Arizona. "I had an opportunity to join one of the top high jump programs in the country," Giltner said. "And that was too good to pass up. . . . I also like the weather and the town size [of Tucson]."

Giltner cleared a personal best of 5 feet 10 inches to win the state title in June and is also one of the top high school heptathletes in the country with a top mark of 4,799 points.

Missing in action: Camarillo boys' basketball coach Mike Prewitt knew he would likely start the season without forward Joe Borchard, last year's top scorer. Borchard is playing quarterback for the Scorpions in the Southern Section Division III playoffs.

But Camarillo also began play in the Simi Valley tournament Tuesday without junior forward Mark Larson (back injury) and senior forward Derek McHaney (foot).

Getting his kicks: After completing 74% of his passes and leading the Nordhoff football team to a 7-0-1 record, quarterback Matt Cresto broke his collarbone against Calabasas and was feared out for the season.

But the Rangers (11-0-1) extended the season long enough for Cresto to make a limited return. The senior kicked a 21-yard field goal and three extra points in Nordhoff's 32-26, double-overtime victory over Brethren Christian on Friday in a Division X quarterfinal.

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