* Keith Smith, former Newbury Park High and Arizona quarterback, lost a legal battle that would have cleared the way for him to play for the Los Angeles Xtreme of the XFL.
Smith was drafted by the Xtreme in the 25th round with the 193rd overall selection. He passed for 5,972 yards at Arizona, third-highest in school history, and signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League last summer. Smith retired from the CFL before the season.
A U.S. district court in Phoenix ruled Friday that Smith was under contract to the Roughriders through 2003 and that the Xtreme did not have the rights to negotiate a contract with him. The CFL said the decision was crucial to keeping its players from jumping to the XFL, which said before its draft that it would honor CFL contracts.
* Lake Casitas will be stocked with 2,000 pounds of rainbow trout on Tuesday.
Lake Casitas Recreation Area accepts camping reservations up to 180 days in advance, and reservations are being accepted for holiday weekends through Memorial Day. Reservations can be made 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Information: reservations (805) 649-1122; marina (805) 649-2043; general (805) 649-2233.