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December 18, 1998 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, From Staff Reports
Eckhard Walter, a 6-foot-10 men's volleyball player from Germany, has met entrance requirements and will play for Cal State Northridge this season. Walter, 20, has played for the German junior national team and will be a freshman. "He's going to be good," Coach Jeff Campbell of Northridge said. Walter is expected to ease the loss of two-time All-American Chad Strickland to graduation. "He can step in right away and pick up that load," Campbell said. "He's that good of a player."
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December 18, 1998 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, From Staff Reports
Eckhard Walter, a 6-foot-10 men's volleyball player from Germany, has met entrance requirements and will play for Cal State Northridge this season. Walter, 20, has played for the German junior national team and will be a freshman. "He's going to be good," Coach Jeff Campbell of Northridge said. Walter is expected to ease the loss of two-time All-American Chad Strickland to graduation. "He can step in right away and pick up that load," Campbell said. "He's that good of a player."
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November 25, 1998 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It separated him from another way of life, the Wall did. It was vast, imposing and a little mysterious. Eckhard Walter knew nothing of what happened on the other side, the West side. As a youth, he was only familiar with life in East Berlin. "Our life was going to school, study and maybe get a job," said Walter, a 6-foot-10 volleyball player from Germany who will play for Cal State Northridge next season if he passes two classes. "There were not that many choices.
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November 25, 1998 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It separated him from another way of life, the Wall did. It was vast, imposing and a little mysterious. Eckhard Walter knew nothing of what happened on the other side, the West side. As a youth, he was only familiar with life in East Berlin. "Our life was going to school, study and maybe get a job," said Walter, a 6-foot-10 volleyball player from Germany who will play for Cal State Northridge next season if he passes two classes. "There were not that many choices.
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March 29, 2001 | VINCE KOWALICK
The Cal State Northridge men's volleyball team will try for its seventh consecutive victory Friday when the Matadors play host to UC San Diego in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match. Northridge (10-12, 2-10 in conference play) has won six in a row for the first time since an eight-game streak in 1995. Joe Nargi ranks seventh in kills in the MPSF, averaging 3.85. Eckhard Walter is 10th, averaging 3.6. Northridge set a school record with nine consecutive victories in 1979.
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January 8, 1999
Cal State Northridge 75, Portland State 65--Edniesha Curry scored 14 points and Neda Milic had 12 for the Matadors (8-5, 2-1) in a Big Sky Conference victory at Portland State. Antelope Valley 84, Citrus 66--Erica Yazzie hit six three-pointers, five in the second half, and Camina Stevenson sank four three-point shots, three in the second half, for the Marauders in a Foothill Conference victory at Citrus.
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March 4, 1999
Senior Mike Rupp had 36 kills and five aces to help UC Irvine defeat Cal State Northridge, 13-15, 15-13, 15-11, 5-15, 15-13, in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's volleyball match Wednesday night at Irvine. Eckhard Walter had 26 kills and Junior Mosones had 20 kills and nine digs for Northridge (2-10, 1-9 in MPSF play). John Baxter had 79 assists for the Matadors. Rupp closed out his second consecutive match with a service ace for Irvine (7-7, 5-6), which is ranked 15th in the nation.
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January 22, 1999
Running back DeAngelo Nedd of El Camino Real High has committed to San Diego State and his teammate, linebacker Blane Kezirian, will attend UCLA. BASKETBALL Teresa Palmisano, a Thousand Oaks resident who played at Buena High, has been selected for the women's all-star game Jan. 31 in Montreux, Switzerland. Palmisano, 29, who plays professionally for Troistorrents, Switzerland, attended California.
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April 2, 1999
Ruben Valenzuela hit for the cycle and had three runs batted in to help Oxnard College defeat Antelope Valley, 13-8, in a round-robin game of the Santa Barbara baseball tournament Thursday at Ventura College. Valenzuela, who finished with five hits, hit a two-run home run, a triple, two doubles and a run-scoring single. Ruben Delgado and Jarod Krehbiel each had three hits for Oxnard (12-12). Mario Castro (1-0) pitched five innings in his first start, striking out three.
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January 27, 2001 | STEVE GALLUZZO
Cal State Northridge learned Friday night why Curt Toppel was freshman player of the year in men's volleyball in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation last season. The 6-foot-8 outside hitter pounded 17 kills as fourth-ranked Stanford needed only an hour and a half to dispatch the Matadors, 30-12, 30-25, 30-28, at the Matadome. Toppel, from Loyola High, had four blocks and sophomore Billy Strickland, from Harvard-Westlake, added seven kills and three blocks.
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March 18, 1999
Kelly Bunker's sacrifice fly in the ninth inning Wednesday night gave San Diego State a 3-2 victory over Cal State Northridge in pool play of the Cal State Fullerton softball tournament. Kellie Nordhagen, from Hart High, scored the winning run. Sandra Durazo (7-6), from Kennedy High, scattered 11 hits for San Diego State (10-11). She struck out three and walked one. The Matadors (13-8) helped Durazo by stranding 10 runners.
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March 2, 2000
* Cal State Northridge's men's team is ranked No. 10 in the nation, its first time in the Top 10 since January 1997. The Matadors (5-6, 3-5 in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play) missed an upset in a five-game loss to No. 1-ranked Pepperdine last week. Two days later, Northridge defeated then-No. 10 Loyola Marymount in five games. "There's a level of expectation now," said Coach Jeff Campbell of Northridge. "It's a different type of pressure. But we're definitely happy about it."
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