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January 22, 1998

Following Fenwick: Linebacker Jeff Macrea of Valley College has committed to New Mexico, where former Northridge coach Jim Fenwick was recently named the offensive coordinator. Macrea was a standout at El Camino Real High.

Volunteering: Moorpark College linebacker Judd Granzow has committed to Tennessee.

Granzow, 6-4 and 240 pounds, played one season for the Raiders after spending a year in the Dodgers' organization. Granzow played both sports at Faith Baptist High, graduating in 1995.


Changing of guard: Nathan Gilmore was fired last week as the boys' basketball coach at Lancaster High and replaced by Dan Michael, according to Reid Wagner, the school's athletic director.

"I'm not at liberty to discuss the situation," Wagner said. "That's a personnel issue."

Gilmore, who is a teacher at the school, was fired Jan. 14, one day after the Eagles lost to Highland, 80-75. He said school officials told him not to comment.

"All I can say officially is that I was relieved of my duties and it was not my choice," he said. "I'm disappointed and surprised and I'm not finished yet."

Gilmore, who started the boys' basketball program when the school opened in 1995, said he will challenge the firing.

Michael, moved up from the junior varsity, guided Lancaster to its first Golden League victory, 81-62 over Littlerock, in his varsity debut Friday.

Lancaster, in its first season of varsity competition, is 5-13, 1-3 in league play.

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