June 12, 1985 |
The pressure, Neils Ludlow said, was self-imposed. "Nobody said anything to me," he said. But even with the silence, Ludlow knew what it meant to take over as the softball coach at El Camino Real High. "Coming off two straight City championships," he said, "it was kind of expected of me to keep the tradition going." Tradition is one win away. South Gate Park is the site of today's City 4-A championship game, featuring top-seeded El Camino Real and second-seeded Banning.
June 23, 1994
Player of Year: Wolf Pitcher of Year: Parque Coach of Year: Mike Maio, ECR Pos Player School Yr C Jon Schaeffer Harv.-West. Sr. C Kevin Serr Kennedy Jr. IF Danny Cato Saugus Sr. IF Art Diaz Sylmar Sr. IF Bryan LaCour Chatsworth Sr. IF Carlos Nunez Reseda Sr. OF Justin Bunch Notre Dame Sr. OF Chris Tapia Antelope Valley Sr. P David Glick Palmdale Sr. P Rich Igou Notre Dame Sr. P Jim Parque Crescenta Valley Sr. P Carlos Velazco Sylmar Sr. P Randy Wolf El Camino Real Sr.
May 25, 1999 |
The championships. The streaks. The monotony. The pressure of being El Camino Real High. Year in and year out, no softball team in California has so thoroughly dominated its section. The top-seeded Conquistadores (23-3) will play for their 12th City Section title in 16 years when they face No. 2-seeded Carson (24-7) today at 4:30 p.m. at UCLA's Easton Stadium. And losing isn't an option. "Everybody expects us to win all the time," said Coach Neils Ludlow, who has a 287-52 record in 15 seasons.
June 23, 1994 |
If Neils Ludlow is withholding a secret to his unprecedented softball coaching success, don't expect to find a clue on his poker face. His El Camino Real High team (20-4) beat two-time defending champion San Pedro, 4-0, in the City Section 4-A championship game last month to win its seventh title under the tutelage of Ludlow, who took over the Conquistadore program in 1985. "They don't get any easier," said Ludlow, The Times' Valley coach of the year.
April 11, 2000 |
It wouldn't be fair to say that Westlake Coach Darwin Tolzin had a hand in Agoura's 1-0 upset over the Warriors in a Marmonte League game Thursday. But . . . Agoura freshman ace Lyndsay Tsumpes is one of Tolzin's pitching students. "She did a great job against us," Tolzin said. "She kept the ball down and we weren't patient." Tsumpes (3-2) allowed seven hits and struck out four.
April 3, 1996
Ramona Shelburne SCHOOL: El Camino Real SPORT: Softball YEAR: Junior SEASON AT A GLANCE: Shelburne, an All-City Section selection the past two seasons, has played shortstop, catcher and center field in the past two weeks for the Conquistadores. "She's the heart and soul of the team," Coach Neils Ludlow said. "She can play anywhere." Shelburne leads El Camino Real with a .432 batting average and 13 runs batted in.