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Riordan Commitment Is Northridge Baseball's First for 2001

September 06, 2000

Luke Riordan, a senior outfielder from Westlake High, has become the first area baseball player to commit for 2001 to Cal State Northridge.

"He has all the talent in the world," said Coach Chuck Berrington of Westlake.

Riordan, who is 6-feet-2 and 195 pounds, is the brother of former Westlake standout Matt Riordan.

The Warriors could have four players sign with Division I schools. Pitcher Tyler Adamczyk is being recruited by Duke, Notre Dame and Tulane. Catcher Brandon Nickeas is being pursued by UCLA and Stanford. Infielder Ryan McCarthy has interest from UC Irvine.

CROSS-COUNTRY

* The Southern Section failed to reach a decision Tuesday concerning the athletic eligibility of senior Nick Zoetewey, who transferred from Saugus High to Canyon this summer.

Attorney Michael Bond is helping Zoetewey appeal a section ruling in July that deemed him ineligible to compete for Canyon at the varsity level this school year.

"We felt like we had a positive meeting, but they did not reach a final resolution," Bond said. "We could know more on Friday."

Zoetewey is the defending Foothill League cross-country champion and ran 4:20.90 in the 1,600 meters to place fifth in the Southern Section Division II championships in track.

BASKETBALL

* Jack Pollon, former boys' coach at Valley Torah, has been chosen girls' coach at AGBU in Canoga Park.

WATER POLO

* Dave Hershman has been selected boys' coach at Calabasas.

GOLF

* Former U.S. Women's Open champion Susie Maxwell Berning will help conduct clinics for women on Friday and Saturday at the Golden Tee Golf Center at Moorpark College.

There are a limited number of openings for the Friday clinic, which will be five hours and include lunch. Cost is $75.

On Saturday, there will be a morning clinic for women and a free clinic for children at 1 p.m. Cost for women is $30 in advance, $40 on Saturday. The Saturday clinics are in conjunction with the Golden Tee Golf Fair. The golf center includes grass and artificial turf driving areas, a bent-grass putting green, chipping greens with green-side bunkers and a 200-yard par-three hole for lessons. There will be eight contests for men, women and children in age divisions. Cost is $1 per event, with proceeds going to the ARTS Youth Ensemble of Simi Valley.

Information: (805) 577-9043 or (805) 378-1574.

SOFTBALL

* The Southern California Diamondbacks, an 18-and-under girls' team, will hold open tryouts at 10 a.m. Saturday at Adair Park in Oxnard.

Another tryout will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 23 at Adair Park. Contact: Matt Provencio at 805-985-1476 or Ruben Cruz at (805) 650-7560.

* The Southern California Rebs' 18-and-under team will hold tryouts for the winter travel season beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. Information: (818) 769-7770.

SWIMMING

* Registration for the Conejo Simi Aquatics is being taken from 5-7 p.m. today and Friday, and from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool in Simi Valley.

Information: John Durago (805) 494-6517.

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