March 29, 1996 |
Chris Baker refuses to leave his jobs unfinished. Or poorly done. Baker completed his third consecutive start to lift College of the Canyons to a 5-4 victory over Cuesta in a Western State Conference interdivisional game Thursday at Canyons. The freshman right-hander from Hart High threw 130 pitches but survived a rough third inning and settled down to lead Canyons (14-11, 11-2 in conference play) to its eighth consecutive victory.
March 15, 1996 |
He's only a freshman but right-hander Josh Towers is quickly becoming the go-to guy for the Oxnard College baseball team. Towers, from Hueneme High, pitched the Condors to a 2-1 victory over visiting Cuesta in a Western State Conference North Division game Thursday that deadlocked both teams in first place. Oxnard (12-5, 5-1 in division play) pulled even with the Cougars (16-4, 5-1) as Towers mixed a solid fastball with a sharp-breaking curve, beating right-hander David Ginn.
February 24, 1996 |
LaMarr Thompson couldn't have picked a better time to make his first three-point basket of the season. Thompson connected from the left wing with 20 seconds to play to ice Valley College's 80-76 victory over Cuesta in a Southern California Regional first-round basketball game Friday night at Valley. The left-handed shot by the sophomore center from Sylmar High put Valley ahead, 78-74, and kept the Cougars from potentially tying the game with a three-pointer of their own.
May 9, 1995
The Cal State Northridge men's basketball team signed one recruit and lost another on Monday. Matt Andrews, a 6-foot-7, 240-pound power forward from Cuesta College, said he accepted a scholarship to play for the Matadors. Andrews averaged only six points and six rebounds last season, but was instrumental down the stretch as Cuesta won two playoff games by upset. "He probably averaged 12 points and 10 rebounds in our last 10, 12 games," Cuesta Coach Rusty Blair said.
March 19, 1995 |
According to preseason prognostications, Cuesta and Moorpark colleges should battle for the baseball title in the Western State Conference North Division. But when the teams met Saturday, Cuesta didn't put up much of a fight. Moorpark broke open a scoreless tie with eight runs in the fourth inning and coasted to a 15-3 victory to pull within one game of the defending-champion Cougars in the division race.
February 12, 1995
There were signs recently that the well-oiled Ventura College men's basketball machine was sputtering. It finally conked out Saturday night, when the Pirates had their season-long 29-game winning streak snapped by Cuesta, 89-81, in a Western State Conference North Division game. Ventura led, 41-40, at halftime, but the Pirates shot just 35% from the field in the second half, while Cuesta registered 51%. Gerald Zimmerman scored 17 points to lead the Pirates.
April 10, 1994 |
There's no place like home, or at least closer to it, for Bobby Sherwood. Sherwood, a former Burroughs High catcher now at Cuesta College, hit a two-run double with one out in the top of the ninth inning Saturday to give the Cougars the tying and go-ahead runs in a 10-8 victory over Pierce. Cuesta (24-11, 11-2 in conference play) entered the game with a four-game cushion over Moorpark in the Western State Conference's North Division.
March 25, 1994 |
On a day even Ernie Banks might have refused to play, the College of the Canyons and Cuesta baseball teams decided to give it a try. The game went long enough for Cuesta to come off the soggy Canyons field soaking wet but with a 6-2 Western State Conference inter-divisional victory Thursday. The game was stopped after five innings when the steady drizzle turned into a downpour.
February 19, 1994
For the second time this season, Moorpark College hit a three-point shot at the buzzer to defeat Cuesta in a Western State Conference basketball game. Sean Martin's desperation 35-footer as time expired lifted the Raiders to an 85-84 victory Friday night at Moorpark. Martin's game-winner came after a pass intended for Danny Alexander was deflected by Cuesta's Matt Andrews. Earlier this season, Alexander hit a three-pointer as time expired to give Moorpark a 93-92 victory at Cuesta.
February 11, 1994 |
The morning after is never easy for a coach whose team inexplicably drops a game it had no business losing, but Ventura College's Philip Mathews was surprisingly upbeat Thursday, only hours after his Pirates absorbed perhaps their most improbable defeat. Ventura, ranked No. 1 in the state, saw its school-record 29-game winning streak snapped, 72-71, by Cuesta in a Western State Conference North Division game Wednesday at Ventura. Mathews assumed a philosophical stance in the aftermath.