June 29, 2000 |
In a purely physical sense, Kathryn Nevard of Camarillo High is not an intimidating figure in the pitcher's circle. She's a wispy 5 feet 6 with an easy-going approach. She flashes as many toothy smiles during a game as she throws strikes. "I just have fun out there," said Nevard, a repeat selection as The Times' Ventura County pitcher of the year. Few pitchers shared the same joy this season as Nevard, a dominating right-hander with an arsenal of pitches she unleashes with pinpoint accuracy.
April 6, 1999
SCHOOL: Camarillo YEAR: Junior SPORT: Softball SEASON AT A GLANCE: The dominant right-hander has allowed seven hits in 52 innings, giving up only single unearned runs to Thousand Oaks and Fountain Valley. She has struck out 76 and walked eight. WEEK AT A GLANCE: Nevard (7-1), who threw three no-hitters in her first six starts, pitched a perfect game and struck out 16 against Oxnard in a Pacific View League game.
April 21, 2000 |
Having to face twin pitchers Kathryn and Meredith Nevard of Camarillo High in consecutive games on the same day is a daunting task for any high school softball team. If one doesn't beat you, don't blink because the other one probably will. That's what happened Thursday to Thousand Oaks in a nonleague doubleheader at Camarillo. The Lancers made the most of three hits off Kathryn Nevard to claim a 2-0 victory in the opener.
November 17, 1999 |
*Tailback Manuel White of Valencia, who became the third player in region history to rush for more than 6,000 yards in his varsity career, has committed to UCLA. The 6-foot-3, 218-pound senior called Gary Bernardi, UCLA assistant coach, on Monday night to tell the Bruins of his decision. He will cancel a recruiting visit to Arizona State. SOFTBALL Pitcher Kathryn Nevard of Camarillo signed at letter of intent with Illinois, which begins Division I play in 2001--her first season.
March 15, 2000 |
Camarillo (4-2) got off to a slow start in softball, having lost two of its first three games to Atascadero and Cabrillo in the Cabrillo tournament. But the same can't be said of ace Kathryn Nevard, who has 84 strikeouts in 45 innings. "She's not getting any [offensive] help," Coach Miki Mangan said. Or defensive help. Atascadero and Cabrillo each scored on errors for 1-0 victories. "But it won't happen again," Mangan cautioned.
April 5, 2000 |
With a big game against Division I power Foothill only five days away, Camarillo was going to spend practice Monday hitting live against its ace Kathryn Nevard, the finest pitcher Ventura County has to offer. But both catchers, including starter Nikki Sutton, who was on a recruiting trip to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, were absent. "So we went bowling," Coach Miki Mangan said.