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Ventura's Ebell Commits to UCLA

October 31, 2000

Ventura High running back Tyler Ebell has committed to UCLA.

The 5-foot-10, 185-pound senior is on pace to break the state single-season rushing record. In eight games, Ebell has rushed for 2,737 yards and 39 touchdowns.

Ebell chose UCLA over Washington, Arizona, Oregon State and Brigham Young, among others.

"They recruited me pretty aggressively and they have one of the top recruiting classes in the nation," Ebell said of the Bruins. "I've always kind of liked them and their program."

Ebell, who is averaging more than 350 yards rushing per game, needs 850 yards to eclipse the state record set last season by former Kilpatrick running back Jermaine Marshall.

CROSS-COUNTRY

* The Ventura County cross-country championships at Lake Casitas were canceled Monday after being

postponed twice because of rain.

It is the first time since the meet began in 1976 that the championships have been canceled.

SOFTBALL

* Terry French has been hired as walk-on coach at Canyon High.

French has coached club teams for several years, including a national age-group championship squad.

He replaces Krista Humphreys, who coached the Cowboys for two years. She resigned after her husband, Dave, left Canyon to become a basketball assistant at Cal State Bakersfield.

GIRLS' TENNIS

* Katie Callaghan of St. Bonaventure defeated teammate Alyssa Halcombe, 6-3, 6-3, in the final of the Tri-Valley League singles championships at Oak Park High. Both players advance to the Southern Section championships on Nov. 18.

GIRLS' GOLF

* Medalist Ina Kim shot par 74 and Emma Stachowicz shot 75 to help Harvard-Westlake total 245 and defeat Notre Dame by six strokes en route to winning its third consecutive Mission League girls' title at Knollwood Golf Course.

Nikki Imaromna shot a 79 for Notre Dame.

VOLLEYBALL

* Jamie Vine, a 6-1 middle blocker at Buena High, committed to St. Peter's College in Jersey City, N.J.

WOMEN'S GOLF

* Susan Latch shot a two-day total of 161 and College of the Canyons finished with 671 to win the championship of the inaugural Western State Conference tournament.

Medalist Sandy Jocoy totaled 156 for second-place Moorpark.

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